So, I am enrolled full time at Portland State now and start class toward the end of July. Life is moving forward, though I will certainly miss herding monkeys.
I love being around the rhesus, the snow monkeys, the vervets, and baboons. I enjoy seeing their species specific-behavioral archetypes, as well as the bizarre--often eccentric--individuals who prove the exception to the rule.
No more monks. I think that this is the reason behind that sudden desire to have a canine companion again after well over a decade.
Moving on, looking forward, but gonna miss these kids something fierce.