Despite being the wet season in Brazil, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a good rain. Thankfully, the uncharacteristic dry spell broke yesterday when we had not one, but two glorious rainstorms. Followers frequently worry about what the elephants “do” when it rains if they’re away from the barn – but the truth is that they love rainstorms.
After it rains, everyone always seems light and happy (even the humans). Yesterday was no different. When Scott went out to feed dinner last night, everyone was in a happy place and seemed super relaxed– especially Rana.
Rana was super cute last night, with a big smile, and her ears were flapping away in happiness. She was so energetic – the most we’ve seen her in a while, speed walking after Scott to get her dinner. Rana seemed so bright and full of joy – she’s been bright and smiley some lately, but last night it had that spark, that exuberance that we haven’t seen much of in her lately. She was by herself, so Scott sat with her while she ate. The morning found her in the field where Ramba is buried, calmly grazing and seeming like her usual self.
January 17, 2020
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Sallie Robbins-Druian saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm
❤️??? I am so relieved to hear this great news about Beautiful, Sweet Miss Rana. Bless her little pea pick in’ heart! Such a great attitude! I am personally in awe of her mind! ????
Barb Wilson saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm
And Lady didn’t have to rely on a water hose for her fun playing with water. I am glad Rana seemed in her happy place. Love news from ESB! Did the rain slow down fence building for Kenya?
EleComposer saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 7:24 pm
No, because they are cutting the poles and rain doesn’t interfere with that. Rain can interfere with post hole digging and concrete pouring, but not with pole cutting.
Sherry saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 4:47 pm
Yes, we have really good days and it makes us happy! I love knowing what is going on in your world. I love the emails.
Thank you very much.
Eve Brattland saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm
Love to see Rana’s happy ears. Were there some squeeks as well??
EleComposer saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm
No, no squeaks. But she squeaked a lot yesterday. 🙂
Sheila saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 5:58 pm
OH WONDERFUL TO HEAR U GOT ?RAINS AND THE LADIES??? ALL GOT A WASH FROM GOD!! PLUS THE TREES? GOT A BATH. RANA SMILING ?AND DASHING ALONG APPEARING HAPPY IS WONDERFUL. PERHAPS. RANA IS HAPPIER BECAUSE MAIA AND HER ARE BETTER SISTER FRIENDS! AND MOST OF ALL THE RAIN IS REFRESHING TO HER? NICE SCOTT VISITED WITH HER DURING HER DINNER
Kelejan saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 6:08 pm
We all love the emails and when the elephants are happy, we are happy for them
alana saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 6:25 pm
Next time you have a chat with her, tell her I think of her every day, & would Love to hear a squeak back.
Muriel Servaege saysJanuary 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Nice to see Rana’s happy ears!
Rosie P saysJanuary 18, 2020 at 4:18 pm
This makes my heart sing. Rana returns to Ramba’s grave but finds moments to be her happy self. The rain brings new life and seems to have brought Rana great joy, too. Truly wonderful news! x
JoAnn Merriman Eaton saysJanuary 18, 2020 at 6:41 pm
Always such a day brightener to read that all of the girls are having a good day, but especially right now with Rana. I hope that more and more of Rana’s days find her in her happy place.
Carey saysJanuary 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm
glorious rains. thank goodness and hope there are more v soon
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