After our last report of a shift in energy among Bambi, Mara, and Rana, things seem back to normal, for the most part. Bambi decided to take some time to herself, and it appeared as though Mara eventually began trying to encourage Bambi to join her and Rana again. It’s impossible to know, but that may mean that Mara instigated the slight rift between the two of them. At any rate, things seem much lighter and softer with the group of three.
Observing Bambi, she seems to remain slightly watchful of Mara. Mara’s mood can be impacted by others trying to share her food, and it’s always a possibility that Bambi got a little too close at mealtime. There’s really no way to be sure. Rana continues to be a constant source of steadying energy, which is calming the waters.
This change in dynamics is representative of how the healing process is not linear; an individual may become well practiced in dealing with certain emotions, but that doesn’t mean that things are forever “fixed.” Bambi may always be learning and adapting her behaviors to what is appropriate in particular situations, which themselves have their ups and downs. Mara is still on a journey of understanding that her friends have needs and wants of their own. Learning to be a cohesive and social group is a constant process.
Photo of Mara, Rana, and Bambi
Barb saysJanuary 24, 2022 at 2:38 pm
Thank goodness for stabilizing Rana :o)
Wim saysJanuary 24, 2022 at 5:03 pm
The game of socializing is never to be underestimated.
Carey saysJanuary 24, 2022 at 5:11 pm
It’s great to see the learning process. when they have not had the guidance that they were entitled to have had they been allowed to stay with their family group, and the years of loneliness that followed. I think their story is and continues to be amazing. They are so lucky, at last.
John saysJanuary 25, 2022 at 8:45 am
It’s been fascinating to watch the development and changes in Bambi from the zoo too now. Thank you for all the information you provide.
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