Cheeta the Chimp — on the Walk of Fame

Ah, the sweet innocence of siman-blogging (a recurring feature of   This from Yahoo News:
Ape applicant vies for star on Walk of Fame[*1]

The petition notes that Cheeta’s canine colleagues Lassie, and 1920s stars Rin Tin Tin and Strongheart are immortalized on the boulevard, along with fictional animals Kermit the Frog, Godzilla and Donald Duck.

“He’s up against really big celebrities,” Ana Martinez-Holler, a spokeswoman for the Chamber of Commerce said.

But, at least Cheeta would be able to put an honest-to-goodness handprint on the walk.  No paws here.