Day 4: Lady Choosing the Hard Path

We’re sharing this particular video because it shows how tough Lady is. She can walk around the other way and not have to go up a hill, but she chooses to go that way. She’s a little like Guida- choosing the harder path. Hopefully this toughness will serve her well during her journey.

Lady’s rescue team is in bed, getting some sleep before their early morning start. Updates get harder from tomorrow on until she arrives at sanctuary. And as many of you already know, updates from sanctuary can be difficult as well with losing power and internet. The caravan will drive through many areas with no cell reception. Part of the route is the same that Rana took and there is almost an entire day they are out of reach. So don’t worry if you don’t hear anything, it’s unfortunately somewhat normal and impossible to work around.

Also, tomorrow we will have someone new joining the GSE team, but it’s someone some of you already know. For those that were with us when we were caring for Pelusa, you know Suz. She is our dear friend who we hired to take care of Pelusa while she waiting for her permits to come to sanctuary. Pelusa did not live to see sanctuary, but Suz brought a bit of sanctuary to her.

Because of Lady’s in-depth medical and care needs, I (Kat) will be spending much more time at the barn, which means less time at the computer. Our supporters are incredibly important to us, and we feel you couldn’t be in better hands. Suz is not only a lovely soul, but she truly knows elephants. She dedicated years to taking care of them and now she will be supporting them in another way. This doesn’t mean we won’t be around, but just in case you notice a new tone, it’s Suz. We love her, we trust her more than 99.9% of the people on this planet, and we hope you enjoy her.

Until tomorrow. Positive thoughts, love, energy, prayers and anything else you wish to send Lady’s way during her journey. ❤️

November 24, 2019


Additional Video from Today:

Day 4 Goodbyes

A little end of the day wrap up, a side conversation with someone who loves the sanctuary and all of our girls, and a little crying. Because what is an elephant rescue without some tears?

Lady Coming Down the Hill

Scott started a live video quickly since it was the first time he was able to show our supporters much more than her cute bum sticking out of the back of the crate. Then he realized he needed to go and close her in again for a bit, and left. The first 2.5 minutes are good, the rest is Scott trying to figure out how to continue to share. 


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    Carol Durham says

    How wonderful to have Suz on board!! Hello friend!! Wonderful Memories from TN days with the eles.

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    Kelejan says

    Lady is going to do very well when she arrives at sanctuary. Thank you all for everything you do and giving us updates every day possible. It has been fascinating and I am sure many of us enjoy learning things about elephants that we never knew before and have a better understanding of their needs.

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    Carey says

    You are ALL wonderful. I didn’t understand all the conversation with the lady there, but so glad that you have supporters in Brazil like her who understand the issues. Thank you Kat for all you work behind the computer, its so appreciated. Are there also posts written in Portuguese as the lady said that she was following the sanctuary? Who does those? Scott’s Portuguese is really coming on – great!

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      EleComposer says

      Elephant Sanctuary Brazil has a Facebook page and the ESB team is doing posts, photos and videos (in native Portuguese).

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    Maggie says

    Thank you for all these updates. You are all ???’s to our precious ele’ surrounding Little Lady with green light for her journey home.

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