The Dark Side of the Monkey Business

Empty nesters looking to relive all the fun of raising children without reliving the turbulent teens are adopting some of our closest relatives: monkeys. Families are dressing up capuchins, feeding them at the family dinner table and treating them like any other member of the family. They're called monkids. Lori Johnson adopted her monkid, Jessy, when Jessy was 7 weeks old. Lori's children had all moved out and, struggling with an empty house, Lori fell into a deep depression. "I thought...Full Story
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