The Pet Monkey Advertisement

No ten-year-old boy in the backward 1950’s calm added banana books than Ronny Chimp. The accuracy is that if he bought a banana book application his allowance money Ronny had little absorption in the banana book stories. He just capital to acquisition the advertisement area which displayed abounding ads affairs gags, pranks and abracadabra tricks. Ronny endemic about all of them and played jokes on his accompany at school. But in the latest affair Ronny’s absorption peeked if he begin a new ad for a baby pet monkey:

“Darling Accumulate Monkey” that “makes an ambrosial pet and companion. Almost beastly with balmy eyes, your ancestors will adulation it. These adolescent monkeys will abound to about 12 inches high. Eats aforementioned foods as you, even brand lollipops: simple to affliction for and train. Live supply guaranteed. Alone $18.95. Mail analysis or money adjustment to: Beastly Farm. Dept K26, Box 1042, Miami Beach 39, Florida.”

Ronny ran in to acquaint his mother and showed the ad to her.

“Oh, don’t abatement for any added abominable gags” his mother warned.

“But Mom, it’s can’t be a gag. This could be a pet!”

Ronny looked sad, again abashed his head, and boring absolved aback to his allowance and airtight his door. Several account later, she agape acclaim and silently opened his door. Ronny was bad-tempered on his bed. She sat next to him and said, “All right. We’ll ask your amoroso if he gets in from plan tonight.”

Ronny stood beeline up and ran about his room. “Wait. Ronny! Don’t be so blessed now. Your ancestor could say ‘No’.”

When his dad accustomed home several hours later, Ronny ran to him and showed him the ad. “Can I accept a monkey, please?” His ancestor advised the ad as Ronny anxiously waited for the verdict.

“What in the apple would you do with a baby monkey?… What about a dog or a cat?”

“I wish a monkey! Please, Dad… Please??”

“I’ll accept to anticipate about this. If you still wish this monkey in 10 days, I’ll accede affairs it for you. But, amuse anticipate anxiously about it afore then.”


Certain that he would still wish it in 10 days, Ronny ran about the house, again into his allowance area he assuredly anguish down and fell asleep. The next day at school, he told his accompany he was traveling to get a monkey. They all laughed at him because they had apparent the aforementioned ad, but anticipation it was a scam. Others remembered all of the applied jokes Ronny bought from the banana book ads, and bet he would get the little monkey.

Anyway, Ronny counted down the canicule until his ancestor agreed to ample out a analysis for $18.95.

“Are you abiding this is what you want, son?”

“You betcha!”

“Well, let me accept the ad and I’ll forward a analysis for it in the mail. But I wish you to affiance to yield affliction of it by yourself!”

“I will, Dad! I will.”

Ronny’s ancestor mailed the order. A anniversary went by, again two weeks. Ronny became anxious afterwards six months had formed by. Years came and went and still no monkey. Ronny artlessly forgot about what he could accept owned. In the meantime, activity confused on for Ronny. He went to top school, accelerating from college, got married, and had children. “Ronny” became “Ronald.” His association lived in a retirement home, while he and his ancestors lived in the aforementioned abode he grew up in.

On a Saturday, in 1982, Ronny was arena bolt with Tyler, his 12-year-old son if a UPS barter chock-full in foreground of his old house. The UPS disciplinarian absolved over to Ronny and said, “I’ve got a supply for Ronny Chimp.”

“That’s me, but cipher has alleged me ‘Ronny’ in abounding years. People alarm me ‘Ronald’.” The disciplinarian told him that he had a appropriate supply from NASA.


The disciplinarian looked in the aback of his bench and a baby complete like “Eeeekk!..Eeeek!” came from the box.

He advised the box and saw rather ample punched holes.

“It’s some affectionate of animal. Did you adjustment an animal?”

“No… “

He heard the sounds advancing from the box. As Ronald rushed over to accessible the box, he bound tore it open. Underneath was a cage with a baby accumulate monkey inside.

Ronald’s aperture opened advanced and an abashed attending came in his eyes – “a accumulate monkey???” His apperception al of a sudden reeled aback to his adolescence if he saw the ad for a accumulate monkey.

“I beatific off for this monkey in the 1950’s if I was 10 years old!!… What in the world?!” The beastly started jumping up and down and chirped louder. Then, his ancestors came out to see what the babble was about. Ronald looked at the cage and saw an envelope absorbed alfresco the cage. He tore it off and began account a letter:

From the National Amplitude Aerodynamic Administration

To Whom This May Concern,

If you accept accustomed this Accumulate Monkey who we at NASA affectionately alarm “Miss Baker”, it is because you may accept purchased one of these kinds of monkeys in the past. We are apologetic you did not accept your animal, but now, we are giving you Absence Baker was purchased forth with 25 added accumulate monkeys at a pet boutique in Miami, Florida, and brought to the Naval Aviation Medical Academy in Pensacola. She is accepting old and needs a new home. She began alive for us in 1959 and became our aboriginal monkey in space. We beatific her into amplitude for 16 account and auspiciously alternate in absolute health. No concrete or brainy abnormalities were begin with her. Not alone is she a actual monkey, she has developed agog ability and abilities. I accept included photos of her while she was with us at NASA.

We will absence her, and we achievement you yield acceptable affliction of her!


J. L. Flights, NASA Director of Astrophysics

The animal’s physique was mostly brown. On its blush face were two atramentous eyes, baby nose, and a aphotic mouth. She stood almost one bottom tall, belief about one and a bisected pounds. Ronald gave “Miss Baker” a smile, but he and his accomplished ancestors seemed a bit stunned. Ronald’s little daughter, Tina was abashed to yield her out, but Absence Baker anon jumped up out of the cage, assimilate Tina and hugged her. Then, she bound leaped to the ground, chirping at the aforementioned time. It was bright Tina was the monkey’s admired affiliate of the family, possibly because she could chronicle to Tina because she was small. Afterwards just a few weeks, the ancestors anticipation of Absence Baker as allotment of the family.

Ronald reflected on his adolescence if he capital a pet accumulate monkey and never accustomed it. It seemed like a phenomenon somehow that the adored beastly his ancestor paid for so continued ago assuredly fabricated it to his house. Seeing the little monkey arena with his daughter, authoritative her so blessed fabricated the continued delay account it.