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Is Koko ready to blog?

Koko likes to do a little sketching, write a few words, fill up the page with doodles and designs, but she"s not nearly as expressive in writing as she is in sign language or art. Do you think Koko would enjoy typing or stylusing on a computer rather than writing in a notebook? And should she have her own personal Read more

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Koko"s baby (?)

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Koko enjoys the nice weather

It"s nice when Spring comes to Northern California as it means that Koko (and Ndume) can spend more time outside again. Being outside in the sun improves everyone"s mood, don"t you Read more

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