Author Archives: Rozsika Steele

FRIEND

Anna is an old friend of Tatu and Loulis’s. After she graduated from CWU she interned at the Portland Zoo and now is working at a beautiful chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada called the Fauna Foundation. Whenever she visits Ellensburg she … Continue reading

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Stay Inside the Lines

Tatu and I were drawing. I had a piece of pink construction paper that I drew several shapes on with different color crayons. I passed the paper to Tatu and signed YOU DRAW. Tatu took her crayon and quickly filled … Continue reading

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Asher meets Tatu and Loulis

Asher was only two weeks old when he was first introduced to Tatu and Loulis. Asher and I visit Tatu and Loulis a couple of times a week. The last time I brought Asher in for a visit Tatu looked … Continue reading

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FRUIT

Tatu was in an artist mood last month. She titled this piece FRUIT. To support the care of Tatu and Loulis you can purchase an art print at: http://www.friendsofwashoe.org/shop/art_prints.html

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WHO IN THERE?

Shortly after Dar passed away I shared this conversation we had about my pregnancy in a post titled Solace. “Two weeks ago when I was interacting with Dar I signed WHAT THAT? pointing to my belly that is just starting … Continue reading

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Old Friends

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Pregnant and barefoot at a chimpanzee sanctuary.

The fast-paced CHASE marathons I love to play with Loulis are becoming shorter as my pregnancy progresses. Loulis has been so patient, waiting for me to figure out how to get up off of the floor before he takes off … Continue reading

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