Most days after treatment, the team offers Lady water from the hose before she begins exploring. One recent morning, Lady took water from the hose but didn’t drink it. She filled up her trunk and then let it drip out. She was making a sweet face and had her ears out, compounding the cute factor. She didn’t seem to be thirsty, even when she squirted the water in her mouth, most of it dripped back out.
It felt like, even though she didn’t want water, she wanted to engage with her humans for a few more minutes. Just in case we needed a reminder of how charming she is. ?
It’s a tiny thing, and a short story, but it reminds us how much she has changed. We know that her feet cause her some discomfort, so when we see her doing seemingly intentionally cute things, it makes us happy for her. It reminds us that emotionally, she is continually getting to a better place.