I had to wait for breakfast too because Mama Monkey had to trim her fuzz also. I wondered aloud why she didn’t do it earlier and she told me it was because she didn’t want to give me any warning. I told her that was a dirty trick and she laughed. I took my time eating breakfast because I didn’t want to go outside and face my friends right away. I am very glad that Little Ape is visiting his grandma right now—at least I am spared his teasing.
After breakfast, I snuck out of the house quietly because I didn’t want to be seen by my friends. I quickly climbed into my tree house. It wasn’t much later when I heard Coco Monkey calling me. I didn’t go out, but instead peeked out of the tree house window. I was surprised to see Coco’s fuzz was short too! I called to Coco to come up to the tree house. She was relieved that she wasn’t the only one with trimmed fuzz.
We decided to go down to the river and go swimming. While we were splashing around, Cappy Monkey and Squirrelly Monkey came by. I laughed when I saw them and swallowed a lot of river water in the process. Cappy and Squirrelly had much shorter fuzz than we did; it reminded me of when Uncle Titian had to shave the burrs out of my fuzz last summer.
When it was getting dark and time to go home, we all rolled around in the mud. I like to pretend I am brown again every now and then. I figure that I can stay brown for a few days and Mama will have to catch me before I wash out the mud.
***Turtle Monkey has refused to sit for a picture as she is still sensitive about her trim.