Iowa Falls, IA: MONKEY BUSINESS


MONKEY BUSINESS going on !!
Remember the days of little kids being very high-strung, full of energy, curious, thirsty & hungry, and so cute you can’t help but smile and laugh? Residents & staff were entertained by such “kids”….meet TUCKER & OLLIE, capuchin monkeys. The proud owner is Trish Backer, with assistance from her brother Tony.

During their visit, we witnessed a little pick-pocketing (looking for keys or cell phone), having an afternoon snack of apple slices and puffy popcorn and drink of water, attempts of writing a letter, tearing up paper, climbing, playing with toys, taking out hair clips and messing up hair, removing a hat, and simply going from here to there (very quickly) !

Everyone was in awe of these little sweethearts and very entertained. Many had never been this close to a monkey before, so it truly was a wonderful visit. The smiles and laughter from staff and residents made for a wonderful afternoon and will be remembered for a long time.

Thank you Trish & Tony for traveling to Iowa Falls for us to meet your “kids”. We loved your visit and look forward to seeing you again.

Integrity: Our relationships, services and decisions will speak for our desire to always act with honesty, fairness, and compassion. People learn from interacting with us that they can trust us to be who we say we are and do what we say we’ll do. We strive to act in a way that will make God smile at our efforts.

Submitted By:
Carol Lambert, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls IA