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Things to note when writing my obituary

28 Dec

I read an article in the Chicago Sun-Times today about Cheetah the chimpanzee, who was featured in the 1930s Tarzan films, and died this week at age 80.

As much as I hate the exploitation of animals, I was inclined to read the entire article, which detailed the chimp’s life in a way very similar to a human life – Cheetah was an actor who loved finger painting and watching people laugh. Of particular interest to me was the last sentence of the article:

“Cobb says Cheetah wasn’t a troublemaker. Still, sanctuary volunteer Ron Priest says that when the chimp didn’t like what was going on, he would throw feces.”

Well that’s something you don’t read in an obit everyday.

So, here’s a note to my friends and loved ones: When writing my obituary, if you could please refrain from using the word “feces” it would be much appreciated.