The monkey came back to the western cafe after being gone for three days. It had been raining and we weren’t sure if that was what was keeping him away. When he arrived, he was greeted with a new name, Jerry! Satvamrita felt that his old name of “Monkey,” might have been getting on his nerves. It seems Jerry was not too impressed with the new name either. Was he only interested in the eggs? Didn’t he care about the joy we had felt in his presence?
More from the caverns:
The cafe staff found a new visitor on the roof of their building.
Vedavati had to go back to the United States to get a new visa.
How would you explain the monkey’s behavior in this video? Does he not like the name he was given? Is he bored? Write your guess in the comment section below.
The monkey has not been seen for days. But he reappeared today, in a tree, eating eggs
There have been no monkey sightings in the last two days. We think he might be gone. Satvamrita said that the monkey may have felt trapped when it came into the café through the window and got stuck with my son between him and the door.
I hope he comes back sometime in the future. He has certainly given joy to me, my son and daughter, to other Amritapuri residents, and to those who read my blog.
In fact this experience has made it easier for me to not be in Amritapuri this year Getting the photos and posting about it has made me feel like I am there and a part of the process.
This afternoon, while Satvamrita sat at a table in the kitchen, he looked up to find the monkey perched on a ledge close to the ceiling. I have taken my son’s photo and enlarged and cropped it to create the second photo for this post.
When I found out the monkey had gotten in through an open window in the next room, I asked if he was going to have the cafe windows screened. He replied, “Nah, we’ll just shut the windows.”
We are still wondering how long the monkey will stay! My daughter took a video and photo of it on Monday.
Probably not. Their nature seems to be to roam. Hang out for a bit, and then move on. But it’s been nice for the cafe staff to have him around.
Even when he’s trying to show his mean face.
He’s even taken to posing for the camera.
Or trying to act uninterested in your presence.
But it seems there’s always a hidden agenda. Food.