|Peelawat and the Monkeys of Kumphawapi|
Twice the clinics have not had the vaccines so he did not get his shots. Both times we took advantage of the time as well as location to visit the local wild monkeys. Peelawat enjoys monkeys perhaps as much as I do. Whereas he will run from chickens and cats that approach him, he stands his ground and often closes ground with the wild monkeys.
|A Typical Private Medical Clinic in Isaan|
|Freshly Powdered Peelawat Checks Himself Out at a Clinic|
|Peelawat Weighs Himself and Contemplates the Growth Chart|
|Peelawat Checks Up On Another Patient At the Clinic|
In addition to clinic visits, we also visit the monkeys on our trips to the Amphor visits and market forays in Kumphawapi. Peelawat always enjoys watching the monkeys. You can always count on the monkeys to put on a show for your amusement and entertainment. This expression "More fun than a barrel full of monkeys" is a realistic observation. Monkeys, especially the young ones, tease and play with each other while hanging from trees. Monkeys are also very curious and clamber all over parked cars, under trucks, and on motorbikes to look for food or to just check things out. Peelawat has now become a very accomplished monkey spotter. He will constantly point them out to me and say "Ling, Ling ..." (Monkey, Monkey)
|Happiness Is Being Amongst Friends|
Besides getting excited when he sees monkeys, Peelawat will also breakout into a dance. I am not sure if it is an expression of joy or is meant to entertain the monkeys. Whatever his motivation, I find it amusing.
|Peelawat Busts A Move for the Monkeys|
|Another "Monkey Greeting Dance" Move|
|Four Monkeys In the Park|
|Yai (Grandmother) Duang to the Rescue|