New Mask

October means Halloween and new masks for Tatu. She is particularly fond of translucent masks with make-up. I was very excited to find one of these masks at a local grocery store wearing Tatu’s favorite shade of lipstick, black. When I first showed Tatu the mask she signed BLACK LIPSTICK and puckered her lips to give the mask a kiss. I held the mask up to the caging and she immediately began trying to lick the lipstick off of the mask.

dscf5529.jpg Tatu again signed BLACK LIPSTICK.

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dscf5531.jpgTrying to take pictures of the chimpanzees can be tricky. The caging often gets in the way and the pictures turn out blurry. I wanted to be sure I snapped a good picture of Tatu signing LIPSTICK so I asked her WHAT YOU WANT? Tatu started signing LIPSTICK again but then, recognizing this as an opportunity, quickly changed her answer.

dscf5532.jpgTatu signed ICE CREAM? I shook my head no and signed SORRY.

dscf5534.jpgTatu signed COFFEE? Again, I shook my head no and signed SORRY.

dscf5533.jpgTatu signed NUT? My reply was the same.

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I offered to apply some black lipstick for her. Tatu accepted this consolation.

dscf5537.jpgI applied the black lipstick and she quickly licked it off of her lips. She signed THAT MASK. I passed her new mask to her through the caging. She put the mask on and carried it with her for the rest of the day.

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If you find any interesting masks you think Tatu will enjoy please send them to us! You can find some on our Amazon wish list here: CHCI Wishlist on Amazon or send us some you find around town!
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