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Lady Is Very Confident in Her Decisions

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We try to share Lady’s brave moments when we witness them, like when she stands close to another elephant or not walking away when others approach. Like with any progress, sometimes it’s one step forward and two steps back. Sometimes, it may not even be about progress; it may just be about her mood or someone else’s mood.

The other morning, Lady was near the barn while Mara was in a neighboring yard, also near the barn. Mid-morning, she headed to the barn with intention – she may have been looking for a quick foot treatment (and the treats that come with it).

She came over the hill, saw Mara near the adjoining fence, and, without slowing down, she turned around, went back up the hill, and went on her way.

It made us smile to see her decisively turn and march off. Apparently, it wasn’t a social kind of morning. While many of you may prefer if she made different choices, after a year here, Lady is very confident in her decisions, even as they change each day based on her mood.

Photo of Lady, confident in her bushes.

December 3, 2020

Comments(15)

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    Nancy Shaw says

    : )

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    Debbie Sides says

    She’ll become part of the herd when she’s ready. It’s good that she has choice to do what is comfortable for her.

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    Julie says

    That’s actually good to hear. From my experience with dogs, confidence is one of the cornerstones to growth, to anything good, really. And it comes from the feeling of security sanctuary is giving her. I’m happy to hear about where Lady is at in her progress from the experts!

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    Carol says

    Lady the Loner. Listen, whatever makes her happy and content! She’s her own “person”!😄💗

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    Rachel says

    Good for her! There are times I want to turn around like that too so she’s braver than I am ;-). Love her! ❤️

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    Barb says

    Sweet and brave Lady in “her bushes” (safe place)

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    Tammy says

    The most wonderful thing of all is Lady is allowed to make up her own mind and for that we are so very thankful, much love from Minnesota 💕🐘😊

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    Irene Olson says

    I love the fact that she makes her own decisions, she has the confidence to do what works for her at the time! Lvlvlv!♥️

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    Sunny says

    She is so Lady!

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Bless her! She now knows it is HER choice to walk away, or be socially present with another elephant. BIG progress for LadyBug. I have not seen the progress on her feet that was in such bad shape. Maybe I missed that post. Once again, thank you GSE for such tremendous care, knowledge and patience you give these deserving girls.

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    Carmen Dalziel says

    To be or not to be! lol Who cares at this point! Lady is doing great! As a categorized ‘Senior’ gal myself, I will decide if I want to be part of the “circle” in my complex. I much like Lady’s independence. Sorry if that thought is out of the box lmao! As a 55 year old women, I am set in my ways and “been there, done that”! and I do NOT want someone hanging around in my place everyday. IMO Lay is a mature, independent gal!

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    SHEILA says

    WELL SWEET LIL 🐘LADY,,, MARA NEAR A THE BARN TURNED U RIGHT AROUND! I GUESS YOU DIDNT WANT ANY OTHER GAL AROUND DURING WHAT U THOUGHT SHOULD BE UR TIME! INDEED ITS HARD TO KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE SPIN AROUND AND JUST LEAVE ! MAYBE LADY THOUGHT “OH MARA GOT ALL THE TREATS🥒🍎🍍 SO THATS THAT FOR TODAY😃 IM TOO LATE❗️. WELL ONE OF THESE DAYS LADY WILL BE EXPANDING HER COURAGE AND BRAVERY🙏 WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT 👍

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    Sallie says

    Lady has a mind of her own. Period!. Ya gotta win her over or ya see her backside . . . Being a Senior myself (much older than Carmen), I get her attitude! Brava! It IS your world, so work it!

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    bo says

    “able to choose, make my own decisions… (and my own rules) this sanctuary rocks!”

    It is what I try to believe what Lady thinks 🙂
    She is at the best sanctuary for elephants, and all the other animals staying there, no doubt!

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    John says

    Lady marches to the beat of her own drummer.

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