Lady and the Maintenance Crew

There’s always work to be done at the sanctuary and, at the moment, some of our staff have been working on cleaning and repainting the bars in the female Asian barn, which can be rather noisy at times. Lady has been keeping closer to the barn lately and she seemed remarkably comfortable with our maintenance crew being around – which is interesting because she’s always been more sensitive to males and male voices than to females, especially those she doesn’t recognize. 

Even though there were some unfamiliar faces and sounds around, Lady still readily came into the barn for her foot treatments. Scott, taking into account that she might not want to walk in due to the new voices, was originally going to work on her feet outside; however, Lady walked right into the first chute on her own. The workers were a couple of stalls away from her and using loud machinery, but Lady seemed unfazed. She would occasionally stop and look at them for a second, but never showed any signs of stress or gave an indication that she wanted to leave. While we don’t know how Lady would respond to other men, this was a positive development over how she’s reacted to strangers in the past.

Photo of Lady


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    Julie says

    From years of patient and loving care comes trust and confidence. Those things are so important to her serenity, and I’m just thrilled at this report. Thank you for sharing!

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    John says

    Yes, agree with what Julie posted. Amazing transformations take place here. Thank you for the descriptive anecdotes.

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    Melinda says

    Our Ladybug is such a brave girl! She’s also completely adorable!

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    Barb says

    Oh, she is such a brave girl! That was a big step for her in a positive way. Bravo, Lady!

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    Zoi says

    So happy to read about Lady and her amazing transformation as earlier this morning I was remembering that beautiful video about Lady and her mama. I have to see it again, later on.

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    Lynne Russert says

    What a big brave girl!!🥰

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    Carey says

    Such a change, so glad she is losing her fear at last, and feels safe in her sanctuary, you have all clearly been doing the right thing.

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    Terry says

    Such a brave and bold young Lady!!!!

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    Maureen says

    Lady Bug knows she is safe!!! So happy for our little Lady. She knows she can venture forth and try new things. She has always been brave, now she has confidence!

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      Kat Blais says

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    Sheila says

    Oh sweet lil Lady, u r a Nosey. Sweetheart. Just wanted to see who was making all the Noise and u knew ur Fav man SCOTT was with u so he’d keep u safe. 🤩 very brave Mz Lady!! That’s awesome. U paid the noise makers a barn visit💗🐘

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    Eileen says

    That’s my girl! Go, Lady!! ♥

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