During night feed recently, Kat checked on Lady, who was doing everything she could to make herself seen. Lady was standing parallel to the fence with her trunk over the top and her mouth open to show that she was awake and definitely wanted snacks. Kat generally doesn’t get too close to Lady’s area in the evenings since, if she’s sleeping, the last thing Kat wants to do is wake her and cause her to stand up; her feet benefit from any time she is lying down and her weight is off of them. But, after seeing that Lady was very much awake, Kat got some hay and produce for a nighttime treat.
After giving Lady some food, Kat took some time to say hello and spend a few minutes with her. Depending on the elephant and the situation, your interaction may change or the length of time you spend with them may differ; if elephants are off doing their own thing, you certainly aren’t going to stop them for a personal interaction. But in situations like this, where the elephant is clearly open to one-on-one time, it’s appropriate to offer some affection – even if that just means saying hello and staying for a minute or two.
Lady gave Kat her trunk and Kat was petting her trunk and talking to her. Lady put her foot up on the fence as though she was expecting some foot treatments. Kat had to laugh, since it was 11pm and that wasn’t on her list of things to do. Lady happily rumbled and put her foot down. After a moment, Lady put her foot up again, causing Kat to laugh again. Lady rumbled in response and put her foot down once again. Kat promised Lady that she’d return the next day to look at her feet, just in case Lady wasn’t just being her charming self and really wanted them checked out – which Kat did. It’s just another example of how Lady isn’t necessarily subtle when it comes to wanting attention – and food.
Photo of Lady grazing near the barn
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Cintia Abney saysAugust 22, 2022 at 2:09 pm
And hopefully she was just being charming, not in oain ❤️
Sara saysAugust 22, 2022 at 2:34 pm
She was likely just being silly with Kat in hopes of more treats.
Tracy H saysAugust 22, 2022 at 2:33 pm
😂😂😂 all the girls and their funny personalities just make my day. Love reading updates about ladybug. She is just so darn cute🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘
Julie saysAugust 22, 2022 at 2:35 pm
What a beautiful, precious, funny little encounter. God is in the connection of these two!
Nancy saysAugust 22, 2022 at 3:28 pm
This was delightful!!
Pam saysAugust 22, 2022 at 3:56 pm
What a great story! Reveals a lot about Lady’s characteristics, which are charming and just a bit impish … Assuming that her feet weren’t truly bothering her too much, and she was just being silly? How often does she usually get foot treatments, or does it vary a lot?
Sara saysAugust 22, 2022 at 4:06 pm
She gets foot treatments almost daily, whenever she is near the barn or she will come to the training wall in Yard 5 to get them.
Charlotte Hansen saysAugust 22, 2022 at 4:09 pm
I so love our Lady! Was she making sort of a little joke with Kat?
Sara saysAugust 22, 2022 at 4:36 pm
We think so. Her feet were no different than usual the next morning.
Patricia saysAugust 22, 2022 at 4:16 pm
Always happy to get news of Lady! 💗💗💗
Barb saysAugust 22, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Oh goodness! Bless her ele heart! Maybe Lady just needed a little extra attention from you, Kat. Precious story
Wim saysAugust 22, 2022 at 4:47 pm
Wonderful story what a lovely encounter with Lady. She really is one of a kind.
Terry saysAugust 22, 2022 at 10:52 pm
I know Kate has a soft heart for all the girls. It gets mostly super squishy with Lady no doubt!!!
Debbie Sides saysAugust 23, 2022 at 3:31 am
Lady is just the cutest little girl!🥰💚
Carey saysAugust 23, 2022 at 5:21 am
I love the bit about Kat laughing and Lady rumbling! love also that Lady was feeling light and caring and up for playing with Kat, and Kat up for playing with her! Good vibes!
John saysAugust 23, 2022 at 7:43 am
You really make the girls’ personalities come alive with the recounting of different moments. Trying to imagine Lady kind of “messing” with Kat is wonderfully funny. I think humans are arrogant if we think we alone possess these different aspects of our personality. Thank you!
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