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.