Happy Friend’s Day!

Rana and Mara

Today is a special day in Argentina – Día del Amigo! That translates to Friend’s Day, and it’s a popular holiday. It’s somewhat like Valentine’s Day in the US, except it’s your friends that you take out for drinks, dinner, and sometimes gifts. It’s also a day for people to reach out to friends they have lost touch with – everyone calls, emails, or sends messages to friends they miss and don’t talk to as much as they wish.

It’s a lovely holiday, and, while Mara no longer lives in Argentina, we wanted her to still celebrate with her best friend. Mara and Rana both received an extra treat with their breakfast this morning – a delicious, juicy watermelon for each of them. They looked very pleased!

We couldn’t possibly be happier that Mara finally has a friend to celebrate with today! Happy Friend’s Day to Mara and all of our Argentine followers! ❤️

(Photo: Rana on the left; Mara on the right)

July 20, 2020


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    Bridget Long says

    What a beautiful holiday to celebrate! I think I’ll start celebrating this in the U.S. Although I don’t think anything beats elephant besties who get to celebrate with watermelons. 🙂

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      Lolita says

      Hello Beautiful Girls, Happy Friend’s Day! And May I Kindly And Humbly, Always Be Your Friend! Love Passion And Compassion Always!

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    Tammy says

    ???Happy Friends Day Argentina???

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    Sherry says


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    Nishant Bhajaria says

    Somewhere, in heaven, Ramba is smiling 🙂

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      Wim says

      That’s a beautiful thought. ?

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      EleComposer says


      • Helen Daly says

        Oh look at the joy thats evident on the girls faces…they are such great amigas..they really love each other ❤?❤

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    Sergio says

    Feliz Día del Amigo!!!! Saludos desde Argentina a todos en el Santuario!!!

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    Wim says

    Felicidades to all four. And hopefully freedom for many more.
    Can your hear so many Elephants knocking at your door. ??????

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    Paula says

    Muchas gracias por celebrar este día con nosotros, quiero aprovechar la ocasión para saludar a todos mis compañeros de blog, a Kat & Scott, el staff y a las hermosas damas, Maia, Lady, Rana y Mara.
    Gracias por ser tan maravillosas personas ?
    Estoy muy agradecida por haberlos conocido a todos y compartir algo tan bello que nos une a la distancia y desde el corazón.
    ¡Los quiero mucho!❤

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    Alana says

    What a great holiday! Happy Friends day to all my long distant friends, 2 legged & 4 legged at GSB

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    Susan says

    Love it!! Happy Friends Day to all my fellow Sanctuary supporters out there and to all at Sanctuary! ❤️?❤️?❤️

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    Lori Hoover says

    What a terrific idea. I love the description of the holiday, and it does seem tailor made for our bestest of friends, Mara and Rana.

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    Rosie P says

    Happy Friends’ Day dear Mara! You have so many human friends now as well as your beloved Rana. Ramba and Guida will be around in spirit to say hello to their special friends Rana and Maia.
    Happy Friends Day everyone!

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