Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monkey Business




Do I look a little scared here? These pictures were taken our second week here in China. We had just gone out to eat at a Thai restaurant with some people from our Branch and we were walking home for the night after a delicious cup of Cold Stone ice cream when we passed this guy and his monkey. There are a lot of people here that beg, and this guy had a bowl out by him and a rope around his monkey. I was so shocked that I was staring at a live monkey, so I went to get my picture taken with him and it was crazy! Thank goodness I had a hoodie on because the monkey kept biting my arm, and would look at me and cock his head back and open his mouth like he was going to attack my face! It was quite the experience....and I came home and washed every article of clothing I had on. I only wish I had taken a picture of the guy with his monkey because I think you could have seen it better. Maybe we will run into these two again, and I will take more pictures. I want a pet monkey!

8 comments:

The LeRoy's said...

All I can think of is turk. I know he wasn;t a monkey, but I remember how obsessed with him you were. i love the picture LOL . I would love to pet one.

Kika & Trevor Windhorst said...

He looks kinda scary! But you are brave for holding him, I bet his owner was loco for you to offer to buy the psycho monkey from him :)

hey I think I am going to try that dance class at the 8th north golds, I just wish I could dance as well as you, I am sure I am going to embarrass myself today...

and did you get my email about Robb's resume?

te amo Annie Bananie!
Kika* :)

6 P's in a Pod said...

No gracious! I'll stick with Coda!

6 P's in a Pod said...

Oh, I spelled "gracias" wrong. Sorry.

Haws Family said...

Hi Annie. I was blog hopping and found yours! I hope you're having fun in china. let's keep in touch.

Kass Martin said...

that would have scared me to death. You are so brave. It looks like you guys are having such a great time there and even though you are missing your pup you make up for it by holding wild animals in the street :) Fun posts!

Kat Clark said...

Annie! Monkeys? Rabies! Anyway, great to hear from you! So how exciting that you are in China but why? Just for fun or for work or what? I am so excited to re-connect with so many old friends.

Zach & Jenn said...

Annie, was that for me- monkey girl! I wish I was there with you. Did he leave any bite marks because that would be way cool to say that a monkey in China gave you a scar? I didn't get your b-day email for some reason, but going to lunch before you left was the best. I had a gteat time. When you get back we'll do lunch, your choice. Tell Robb (Bear Grills) hi for us!