Last night, I posted a photo of a monkey dressed in cowboy clothes, riding a dog. This morning, Jason Wishnow told me that the monkey is known as "Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey" and he has a web site with his touring schedule. Sadly, he won't be performing in California this year, so I won't be able watch him perform.
Whiplash the Cowboy monkey is truly a fan favorite, he is an international star and a true cowboy. He is an 18 yr old Capuchin Monkey and he is one of the biggest little monkeys in the world. Whiplash has been riding since he was two yrs old and has been a part of our family since he was born. Whiplash travels the country herding up wild Barbados sheep at rodeos and special events. His riding ability is unmatched and his herding skills unchallenged but Whiplash never misses a chance to show his monkey heritage as he rides the dog he will pull the saddle from side to side and even hang off to one side mimicking an Indian hideaway.
Whiplash's owner looks very kind.
Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey appears in commercials for the Taco John's
restaurant chain. Here is one on YouTube.