Maia Has a Very Special Presence About Her


We don’t post many photos of a dry Maia, or a clean Maia, or a Maia standing up, or of Maia not in the pond. It’s not a decision that we make; it’s just because she is usually covered in mud or lying down in the pond. We love all those things about her, and we hope you do too.

But look! It’s a photo of Maia, standing up and pretty clean. She doesn’t even have (visible) food in her mouth.

Maia has a presence about her that arrives before her body does at times. We just talked today about how she often feels the most ‘elephant’ out of the girls. Like all of them, there is something very special about her.

June 15, 2020


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    Susan says

    Absolutely! Adore Miss Maya so much. ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️????????

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    Elaine K Decker says

    A child of Mother Earth made with an extra special soul.

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      Nishant Bhajaria says

      What a beautiful comment – and worthy of Maia 🙂

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    Dorcey Berndt says

    I love, love hearing about Maye. There is something very, very special about her. All your girls are wonderful, But I am instantly happy and filled with laughter when I see a picture of Maya. She has a glint in her eye that is very mischievous!

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    Paula says

    Esta es Maia!? 4 x 4
    Fuerte, vigorosa, poderosa, casi rústica… Disfrutando de la naturaleza salvaje en su esplendor!
    Es adorable verla asi!?
    Amo el vello sobre su cabeza, es muy encantador?

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    Victoria Jones says

    She’s beautiful & very Special ♥️♥️♥️

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    Bertica says

    Like so many of us who comment, the happiest part of my day is seeing I have an email from GSE, and then I cry a little bit when I see the picture or the video attached. Everytime I say, “This is my favorite pic yet.” And then the next picture or video becomes my most favorite right away too. Here, Maia’s face seems to be saying, “I know what I’m doing, and I’m doing it right.”

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    Patricia says

    And like all of them, I wish I could kiss her silly. I love her. I am grateful for the individual sequences of DNA that gave us beautiful unique elephant person who is Miss Maia.

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      Julie says

      I love that, Patricia. So beautiful, and true!

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    Sherry says

    Look at her she is adorable. Love her!

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    Alana says

    She seems to be a free spirit, marching to her own drum & happy to be doing it.

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    Rosie P says

    Beautiful Maia, you are so loved by so many…….even without food in your mouth and muddy covering!
    This is a gorgeous photo, she really is a super stunner!

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    C says

    with her long and awful history, and her loss, isn’t she still amazing

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Just an amazing old soul. I echo the other wonderful comments about Maia. Such a beautiful girl.

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    Wim Diepeveen says

    YES. She’s totally enchanting and adorable. Makes your heart melt completely. ?❤️

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