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