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Monkeys Riding Dogs

Have you ever woken up and immediately thought to yourself, "I have a wonderful life, but it really won't be complete until I own a monkey." Me either, but that's essentially what happened to Tim Lepard, and that desire is what led him to his new career: trainer of dog-riding monkeys. Lepard brings his dog and pony… check that. Lepard brings his dog and monkey show to minor league ballparks across the country. It delights adults and children alike, and why shouldn't it? It's monkeys riding dogs.

But this show is about more than just entertainment. It's about one man's childhood dream. And it's about one man's desire to use that dream to do some good in the world. But you know what? There's nothing I'm saying that Tim Lepard can't say for himself. So here he is. Give this video a watch, and prepare for the inspiration to take over your mind.

I don't know what's more amazing – the monkeys on sheepdogs or this man's eloquence.

I do have one question, though. How long are the breaks in between innings at Peoria Chiefs games? Great speech, but he rambled on a bit there. That game must have taken a while to complete. But you know what? The people in attendance were better for going.

They got to see magic happen.

Have you ever woken up and immediately thought to yourself, "I have a wonderful life, but it really won't be complete until I own a monkey." Me either, but that's essentially what happened to Tim Lepard, and that desire is what led him to his new career: trainer of dog-riding monkeys. Lepard brings his dog and pony… check that. Lepard brings his dog and monkey show to minor league ballparks across the country. It delights adults and children alike, and why shouldn't it? It's monkeys riding dogs.

But this show is about more than just entertainment. It's about one man's childhood dream. And it's about one man's desire to use that dream to do some good in the world. But you know what? There's nothing I'm saying that Tim Lepard can't say for himself. So here he is. Give this video a watch, and prepare for the inspiration to take over your mind.

I don't know what's more amazing – the monkeys on sheepdogs or this man's eloquence.

I do have one question, though. How long are the breaks in between innings at Peoria Chiefs games? Great speech, but he rambled on a bit there. That game must have taken a while to complete. But you know what? The people in attendance were better for going.

They got to see magic happen.