Category Archives: Sign Language

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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Attending an Advanced Chimposium – NYC to Ellensburg

Written by: Sandra Casti This past October, I flew across the country on a mission to confirm my decision to apply for Central Washington University’s M.S. program in Primate Behavior. My dad and I planned a trip out west for … Continue reading

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From Lizz Stewart

Written by: Lizz Stewart I was thirteen the first time I went to a chimposium at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute with my eighth grade class. My science teacher had been talking up the Chimposium trip for the better … Continue reading

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