Friday, February 20, 2009

I Shared Everything With Jealous Chimpanzee

Travis the chimpanzee's relationship with his owner was closer than those of some married couples.
Sandra Herold of Stamford, Connecticut gave him the finest food, and wine in long-stemmed glasses. They took baths together and cuddled in the bed they shared. Travis brushed the lonely widow's hair each night and pined for her when she was away.
If I left the house alone, Travis would give me a kiss.
"If I left with someone Travis would get upset,"
Herold said Wednesday.
Experts say the unusually human relationship would have been confusing for any animal. It may have also played a role in Travis' savage attack Monday on Herold's friend, 55-year-old Charla Nash of Stamford.
Caitlyn said...
Great- so all single girls should get chimpanzees instead of boyfriends?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always wondered what happened to Ed Asner after the Mary Tyler Moore Show !