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Monkey for a Pet

Monkey for a Pet

Date: Jul 22 2003


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Hi Friends!
In the U.S., many people have pets. The most popular pets are cats and dogs, but some people keep other animals such as birds, rodents, fish and reptiles in their houses. Beth recently had an interesting experience with a person who had a monkey for a pet. Listen in to her conversation with Anna to hear all about it.


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Beth:  Anna, the craziest thing happened the other day. I went to see a movie and I walked out of the movie and there was this woman carrying a monkey – a live animal! And she came out of the theater and was standing out in the middle of the movie theater with a monkey.

Anna:  What size was the monkey?

Beth:  It was small. It was like the size of a baby, and she had it in one of those baby carriers. It was… It blew my mind!

Anna:  Was it wearing clothes?

Beth:  No. It was just a monkey, kinda, moving around, and… Have you ever seen anything like that?

Anna:  Well, I hate to actually admit this, but we used to have a pet monkey.

Beth:  You did? No way.

Anna:  We had a South American Spider Monkey and my mom would take him on errands. I totally believe it. It’s very weird. I’ll have to bring in a picture someday and show you.

Beth:  Oh wow. So you grew up with a monkey in your house.

Anna:  We had a monkey for two years.

Beth:  Crazy. But, did you ever bring yours to the movies?

Anna:  Never to the movies.

Beth:  Alright.

Anna:  Never to the movies.



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Monkeys are definitely not common pets in the U.S. I’ve never seen one anywhere other than at the zoo. I’d never even heard of a person who had a monkey for a pet until Beth mentioned it. It sounds like fun though. Monkeys have a lot of personality.
What’s it like in your country? Do people commonly have pets other than cats and dogs?
Have a great week!



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i love monkeys…

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