While Mara and Rana have been busy having an amazing time, Lady has been spending a lot of time by the Pond in Yard 4. We still haven’t seen her swimming yet, but we are seeing her go into the pond and having fun. She splashes around with her feet and trunk. As you can see in the video, she occasionally uses her feet to scrape up mud on the edges so she can throw it on herself. This digging behavior helps improve her feet. Judging from her face, it’s good for her soul as well.
She has been generally soft, light, and sometimes spunky out in 4. She still looks like she is moving better after her first round of footwork. She looks tired some mornings, but that is the norm around here (humans too 😉 ) And after watching this video, her sleepiness in the morning should be no surprise to anyone.
Lady also recently crossed the creek in Yard 4 for the first time. She spent about two days out there, and then headed back to the pond and has been near the pond in Yard 4 since.
For those who are new to our Sanctuary family, you can learn more about Lady on her page here. She is very lovable but has issues with her feet, which are in poor condition from her decades in captivity. After months of hard work on the part of her caregiving team, she is finally allowing us to begin doing in-depth footwork on her feet.
May 18, 2020