This is baby monkey. A smaller version of A.'s favourite toy, Big Monkey. He's currently staying over at Auntie J's house. Auntie J had an operation a couple of weeks back and we went to visit her. We brought her soup and she fed us cookies. It was a good trade.
When it was time to leave A. insisted on leaving Baby Monkey there. We couldn't figure out why. We explained it would be a long time before she saw him again, and Auntie J. even tried to sneak the monkey in my pocket when we thought A. wasn't looking. It didn't work; Monkey was staying put.
Finally, in the car, she told me what was going on. "If I didn't leave Baby Monkey, auntie would be sad.". Baby Monkey was left to cheer up poor, sick auntie! Awwww....... I think it worked.