Friday, August 26, 2005

Cold Turkey... Umm... Cold Monkey...?

Sometimes, you just have to read it for yourself in order to believe it.

[[ The handlers of a smoking chimpanzee in a zoo in northwest China are trying to get her to kick the habit.

The 26-year-old female chimpanzee has been smoking for 15 years. Her mate died recently, which caused her to smoke even more.

Now, the chimp's keepers are worried about her health as a result of her intense smoking. So, they're trying to give her milk instead of cigarettes.

She started smoking years ago by picking up butts from tourists.
]] (LINK to smoking monkey)

Having been through this myself, I can tell you that the monkey is in for a rough go of it... but it definitely can be done and is worth it.

"The Smoking Monkey" ... hmmm... that will be a good title for my next novel. It sells!



Blogger husker_met said...

"The Smoking Monkey" ... hmmm... that will be a good title for my next novel.

That is either a hard boiled detective novel, a tavern, or something from the Kama Sutra.

26/8/05 09:21  
Blogger kmg said...

Who says it can't be all three??

26/8/05 09:54  
Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

So, what this ariticle is saying is that the monkey has a monkey on his back...?

I guess it's a good thing no one ever dropped a roach...

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

26/8/05 12:59  
Blogger saj said...


I gotta tell you, you have the BEST sense of humor!!!! I always look forward to reading your comments. Please keep them coming.

26/8/05 13:23  
Blogger husker_met said...

Yeah tsar...

Then the monkey would be a junkie.

Or possibly a war protestor.

26/8/05 13:48  
Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

The Junkie Monkey! LOL

I wonder if the Chinese are going to give the monkey health care benefits for anti-addiction treatment. In this country, of course, PETA would insist on it.

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

26/8/05 15:32  
Blogger kmg said...

Look out, IMAO- here comes the newest comedy site on the web!

Geez... you guys are a riot!

26/8/05 15:57  

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