Makes Us Happy for Lady


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.

August 20, 2020


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    Alejandra(Sandy)Enquin says

    Que ganas de abrazarla y darle muchos besos en la trompa.LADY SOS UNA DULCE DE LECHE??‼️????

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    Dee says

    So happy for her

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    Carolyn Phillips says

    Our Ladybug is getting sweeter all the time. I found a picture of her the other day of when she first got to Global Brazil. At the water hose of course. The difference of how she looked then and now is amazing! Eyes are brighter, skin looks much better, her weight is better. Thank you for taking such good care of her.

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    Sallie says

    What a great attitude Miss Lady possesses! Along with her Adorable sense of humor, she rises above discomfort and pain, because she has such great affection and trust for her team, that enjoying her day is always always forefront in goals. Thank you all for loving her so much!

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    Jillyp says

    Bless Lady, what an absolutely beautiful soul she is. Perhaps she just wanted to spend a bit of time with the people she loves and is so thankful to, for giving her such a lovely life with chance to heal and feel loved. Love Lady ❤️???

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    Debbie Sides says

    She’s as cute as can be! Love her squishy faced smile!

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    Wim says

    Well done Lady. Live now leave your past behind. A star is born may you keep smiling and have many sweet moments on and on.
    Everybody loves LADY. ???

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    que lindos textos

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    Lila says

    Lady, you are more lovely every day 🙂 I am so glad to know that every day you heal just a little bit more in every way.

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    Paula says

    Hermosa historia!❤
    Yo pienso que Lady es tan agradecida que hace cosas, como lo que dices aquí, para complacer a sus cuidadores!
    Puro amor de elefante ???

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    Leslie Sodaro says

    how it must lift the hearts of all of you who serve these wonderful beings, to see how they are responding to their new world.

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    I agree with a previous comment . The comparison of pictures months ago and now is so significant. Maybe the combination of developing trust for her new family, and maybe since her feet have improved, she is happier.

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    Rosie P says

    I know that everyone of your supporters will have joy in their hearts reading that post. We all want so much for Lady and even the little things that shows she’s OK brings me peace. Her first step onto sanctuary soil was the beginning of a brave new world for Lady. She took those steps , she has been brave, she is learning to trust…she is finding the real Lady. And she has captured the hearts of so many of us who hold her dear. She is so loved.

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    Irene says

    Such a darling! So amazed on how she has built up her confidence and how happy she is! She’s living a wonderful life thanks to her awesome caretakers! Hats off to a fantastic team!??

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    Carey says

    Me too. How are her feet now?

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      Kat Blais says

      They go back and forth. The pads are much better on the front and back feet. Back feet are in pretty good condition. But those two nails (one on her left and one on her right) that were a significant issue when she arrived are still an issue. The pockets and layers of necrotic tissue and infection are a result of years of not being treated, and unfortunately, they have to be managed slowly as to not compromise the integrity of the foot. The bones of their toes end directly behind their nail, so it is incredibly likely that there is bone degradation and osteomyelitis. So while her feet are substantially better, and we joke that they actually look like feet and toes now, she has a long way to go and will unfortunately never have fully healthy feet.

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    BerticavaldesSuarez says

    All the work that you do on her feet to make them improve so much that “they look like feet.” Yaaay, the progress!!

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