This week, Lady and Rana had a little sleepover in the male Asian yard. Though this is the first time they’ve shared this particular space in the evening, the two of them have stayed overnight in other yards together (as has Lady with Rana and Mara). Rana had spent the day there and, when evening was getting near, we checked on them to see if Rana wanted to leave and go meet time with the other Powerpuff Girls. But she was all the way at the back of the yard and nowhere near the gate where she’d go if she wanted to leave.
The other girls did start to trumpet later in the evening, so we went to see if their calls had caused Rana to move near the exit gate, indicating that she wanted out. But both she and Lady were still in the back of the yard, about 20 meters from each other; both were very relaxed and mellow, so we left them where they were. We didn’t hear anything from either of them throughout the night. The next morning, both seemed in a really good place and were still relaxed. No one seemed overtired, which was our main concern for Lady. It’s important that she feels comfortable enough to lie down at night so she can take pressure off her feet.
Both Lady and Rana ended up spending a second evening together in the male yard the following night. Rana didn’t seem to want to leave and, since it’s important to give everyone the choice to make decisions, we weren’t going to force anything – as long as Lady seemed okay, which she did. The next morning both girls seemed a little tired, but still content. Rana, by then, had come back near the gate by the corridor out of the yard, her way of letting us know she was ready to rejoin her friends, which she did in good time.
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Suzanne Eaton saysApril 20, 2023 at 3:22 pm
Lady looks so beautiful and content. I love it that she and Rana spent time in the same yard and fairly close. ❤️🐘🐘
Susan Flewelling saysApril 20, 2023 at 3:48 pm
Always heartening to hear that Lady’s been socializing with the other girls in so.e way. A precious soul.
Tammy saysApril 20, 2023 at 4:05 pm
Such a pretty pretty girl! 😘
Johnny saysApril 20, 2023 at 4:22 pm
This made me smile a big smile about as big as is humanly possible!
Charlotte Hansen saysApril 20, 2023 at 5:39 pm
How lovely for them both! This makes me so happy!!
Melinda saysApril 20, 2023 at 5:39 pm
So happy Lady is interacting with her friends!
Rachel saysApril 20, 2023 at 5:52 pm
Fabulous news!! 🎉🥰
Maureen saysApril 20, 2023 at 9:41 pm
That really is very nice to hear. I am glad that Lady was comfortable enough with Rana to spend two nights, that is a very big deal, and 20 meters is pretty darn close for her to be around someone else. Very proud of Lady for pushing her boundaries and very proud of Rana for being there for Lady and understanding Lady’s needs, but that is definitely one of Rana’s strengths!!!
Terry saysApril 20, 2023 at 10:30 pm
So nice to know Lady feels comfort with Rana’s presence. Nice!
Gayle Janzen saysApril 21, 2023 at 12:59 am
Aw, so happy to hear that Lady is being a little more sociable! Even us loaners like to have a good friend to socialize with once in a while. We love you Lady! ❤️
Barb saysApril 21, 2023 at 9:56 am
This is indeed a milestone moment! I am so happy for Lady and what better friendship . . Rana!
Debbie Sides saysApril 21, 2023 at 6:55 pm
Oh so happy they had a “sleepover” and nice to know Lady spends time with them. Such a cutie!
Patricia saysApril 23, 2023 at 8:52 pm
They are adorable as always. Glad they get to explore, but it begs the question: are any males coming to ESB?
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