There's a guy who calls himself Tim 'Wild Thang' Lepard, and he manages a team of dog-riding monkeys. Yep. And last year, he gave a motivational speech at a minor league baseball game in Peoria, Illinois.
And the best line is when he says, quote, "In 1962, a little boy was born. And his dream and his goal was to own a monkey."
(--The speech starts at :46, but don't miss :24 when one of his dogs goes to the bathroom on the field, with a monkey on its back.)