It was only December when Darwin, a shearling-clad monkey, wandered into an Ikea -- and the hearts of every man, woman and child the world over. But his freewheeling days of hanging out among EXPEDIT shelving units may be behind him.
Today, a Canadian court ruled that Darwin will stay at a Sunderland animal sanctuary until a full court hearing determines if he will remain in the custody of his owner, the also shearling-clad Yasmin Nakhuda.
Perhaps speaking for all of us about the emotional toll of the upcoming hearing, Nakhuda said, “We’ve gone through a lot and I guess we’re going to go through a lot more.”
Ain't that the truth.
Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.