To encourage Lady to explore during the evening hours, we leave small piles of food for her in her yards. Lady is decent at finding her hidden treasures, but she doesn’t follow her nose quite as well as the other girls and often misses a couple.
Maia (who does not get piles of food at night) recently discovered this. Lady was in Yard 2, and Rana was dozing under a tree in Yard 1. Maia came by after a swim and went on a mission in Yard 1. She was using her dedication to and adoration of food to scope around and find every morsel Lady had missed the night before. Maia found a small, untouched pile of hay that had a big chunk of watermelon on it, much to her delight.
Meanwhile, Lady was standing on a high point of Yard 2 – at the end of a four-wheeler path that goes from 1 to 2. It provided a small overlook where she could see everything happening in Yard 1 – which was Maia on a food mission and Rana snoozing. Lady seemed to enjoy her morning elephant entertainment. Thankfully, she didn’t seem to piece together that Maia’s big juicy watermelon chunk was initially left for her.
Photo of Maia – Food Sleuth Extraordinaire
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Barb saysApril 6, 2020 at 4:11 pm
Oh Lady you missed out! We love all the girls!
Heidi saysApril 6, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Maia, you clever girl!
JoAnn Merriman Eaton saysApril 6, 2020 at 5:59 pm
Maia – you are a crafty girl. Wonder what is going to happen when Lady figures out that the morsels you have been crunching on really had her name on them!!! Loving these updates. Thank you GSE.
carey saysApril 6, 2020 at 7:55 pm
So like Maia, she is such fun , she swims and then she eats, how civilised!
Sallie Robbins-Druian saysApril 6, 2020 at 11:32 pm
You rock, lady bird! It will come to you . . . What is, is! Winner winner, watermelon dinner! Your patience will reward you!
Rosie P saysApril 7, 2020 at 2:05 am
I love hearing about what they get up to. Such characters. Maia’s mission proved fruitful (pun intended) on this occasion. LOL!
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