Maia recently came in the medical chute for some footwork on her front feet. Her need for foot trimming is minimal at this point, but we still do maintenance on her pads and nails to keep them healthy. A couple of weeks ago we did her back feet; this week we moved on to the fronts. After the trimming and filing, we let her into a stall while we put out a few piles of snacks in the yard she would be entering, and opened gates for her to go into Yard 1 with access to 5.
Typical to Maia and her tendency to equate a full belly with a nap, she fell asleep standing up within a few moments of waiting in the barn.
Scott took a couple of quick photos of her because she looked so sweet, standing there napping. Every time he took a picture, she would open one eye wide and look at him, and then immediately return to napping. She is so charming that way.
For those wondering, her trunk is a good giveaway that she is napping. If you notice, it is curled and lying on the ground, which is a behavior you typically only see in elephants when they are asleep.
Photo of Maia, mostly asleep