I hope you have all had a joyous holiday season and a bright beginning to 2011. Some of you have noticed that I’ve been on something of a break – well it turned out not to be a break at all, but a tear. In a tendon. From a sprain. I’m sorry to say I did NOT get video of the incident, but I understand it was a spectacular fall.
It’s been a long 6 weeks, but happy to say I’m up and about again, finally walking without a limp and managing physical therapy with minimal swearing. Never fool yourself into thinking that orthopedic surgery is going to be as much of a “snap” as the injury that leads to it – pun intended.
In between taking tumbles down stairs, hobbling around in splints and cast boots, and forgetting which antibiotics and painkillers I’m allergic to (fun times!), I have changed careers and am now a full-time animal advocate with the international non-profit group, Friends of Animals. As I told everyone when I left the Standard, there are very few jobs I would have taken to leave… “billionaire rock star” comes to mind – but life seldom presents us with the opportunity to follow our hearts in the work we do. I’m thrilled to be with FoA, and proud to be a part of the amazing work they do for animals.
So just a quick update for now – you may remember me writing about the Primate Sanctuary I visited last May, and later about the long-tail macaque rescue dubbed “Operation Monkey Trek.” Here is a video of these gorgeous monkeys settling in to their new home at Primarily Primates. Enjoy!