Well just one week ago I agree with our manperson that Baboon HQ was full-up. Apart from rehoming nearly 70 baboons, we have managed to acquire a community of 16 baboons who are permanent residents at HQ. Well that was last week.
From 2003 to 2010 I was the only baboon here. Yaya joined me in 2010 and it was just us two for over a year. Last Christmas we were six baboons here, well during this year Baboon HQ has unintentionally grown out of all proportion. So you can see why the manperson was discussing the situation with me.
Well forget that because this morning there was a ring on the doorbell. Yaya opened the door and found a baboon outside. One look at this baboon showed that he was rather depressed. He looked unhappy and was stooping, not like the rest of us. We invited him in and he told us that he had been sent to live with us at Baboon HQ. Well my first thought was 'what will the manperson say now'? My second thought was this baboon needs us. Baboons like me and Edward were only made for a short time so he must be as old as me, but his fur was pristine, no cuddles and his face was still dark, no sunlight. No wonder he was depressed he has had no love. He told me he had been kept in a cupboard since 2003. Well of course he is moving in with us, as yes he is a large baboon like me and Edward.
So yes, there is a new baboon at HQ. Usually it takes me quite a long time to find a name for a new baboon, but this one was obvious. He had had no love and care, so I decided straight away that he should be named after a special friend who was well loved by everyone, no only does that honour our friend, but it should change this baboon's luck and start his new life of love and support at Baboon HQ.
So we hope Typist won't mind if we call him Marley Baboon.