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Lady Plays in Her Tub

As we mentioned in a previous post, our staff was working on a new foot soak tub for Lady, so she can receive treatments while out in the habitat. It is now completed and has been placed in an area she frequents, but it can be moved if need be. 

Once it was settled in the ground, Lady walked over to it and stood in front of it. Scott was encouraging her to put her feet in, but instead she played with it and put lots of mud inside. Lady stepped one foot over the tub and then the other, so she was standing over it rather than in it. 

Eventually, she put one of her feet in and left the other out. For her first introduction to the new tub, we count that as a win. She seemed to be purposefully being cheeky with her caregivers. We appreciate those moments because we know there are many others when she doesn’t feel like being silly. The fact that Lady is being a little bit sassy is welcome these days. We’ll continue to try and get her to put both feet in the tub instead of making a mini-mud wallow out of it.

Photo of Lady and her footbath

Comments(13)

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    Carol says

    I keep praying for Lady’s feet healing. Perhaps this tub will expedite this moracle! Wouldn’t that be lovely for her? Keep soaking, our Lovely Lady.
    We all love you!

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    Melinda says

    She’s so adorable, and ladylike, lol!

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    Pamela Hall says

    I love you, sweet Lady. Keep up with regular Pedis.

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Love this cheeky girl so much. I’m happy she has good days and can feel light and happy. Thank you for all you do for all our girls. ❤️🐘🐘

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    Terry says

    You guys are brilliant! Is this warm water with any medicinals added?

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      Sara says

      Yes! We did use medicinals in the water.

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    Terry says

    I just took a moment to comment and ask a question. Now, both my comment and question are gone. I don’t understand.

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      Sara says

      We have to manually approve all comments to prevent spam. That may be why you didn’t see your question right away.

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    Johnny says

    Put your right foot in, take your right foot out. Put your right foot in and you shake it all about.

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Wow! GSB is the very best place on earth for an elephant to be. (except wild in Africa or Asia) Who else makes foot soaking tubs for their. Nobody!!

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    Carey says

    She took to it right away – all be it playfully – great. So it doesn’t matter that it’s got mud in it? It still does the job?

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      Sara says

      It’s better for the water to be clean, especially since we put medicinals in it. But we won’t begrudge her a little fun.

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    Sheila says

    SO SWEET. LIL LADY. SHE WILL CATCH ON IM SURE. RIGHT NOW ITS A NEW. ITEM OF PLAY FOR HER. I PRAY SHE WILL IMPROVE HER FOOT PAIN . A WATERMELLON PER DAY IS THE TREAT SHE WILL LOVE ENOUGH TO PUT HER FEET IN HER FOOT SOAK😍

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