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Quiet Treatments While Lady is Near

Because of Lady’s ongoing foot and leg troubles, she’s been staying closer to the barn for treatments. So, in the morning, she got her foot and leg work done in Yard 3. Bambi and Guillermina were across the other side of the fence in Yard 4, fairly close to where Lady was standing. Her not feeling a hundred percent has made Lady more sensitive to what is going on around her, so the caregivers knew they’d need for Bambi’s treatments to be more low key than normal. 

Bambi and Guille had been in a silly mood earlier in the day. Guillermina was making her little cute noises and Bambi was pulling on Guille’s trunk. The caregivers tried to encourage the two to keep their energy more on the lower side, so they gave both girls a little attention to keep them focused. 

Both Guille and Bambi seemed to take the hint and they were very relaxed. But that doesn’t mean that they weren’t also a little silly – just in a quieter way. Bambi was being checked for ticks, so her left leg was up on the fence. Guille started imitating her; though she was facing the other direction, she put her own foot up on the bars of the fence, right next to Bambi’s. They were standing back-to-back, so they were like mirror images of each other. Of course, this was classic Guillermina behavior, as she tried to get a little bit of extra attention and some extra treats. The elephants were calm during the entire encounter and their presence was easy going enough that Lady wasn’t bothered.

Photo of Bambi’s foot on the fence (left) with Guillermina’s foot resting right beside it (right)

Comments(17)

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    Tammy says

    Sisterhood at its finest 💞🐘🦋

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    Barb says

    A tale of two tails and two feet 🥰

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    Patricia says

    Gotta admit I love elephant feet!

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    Alejandra Enquin says

    Que pies amorososde Bambi& Guille🥰🥰que divertidas son cuando se ponen tontas!! Pero que pena que Lady se sienta dolorida,le mandamos la mejor onda a Ladyluv y a las nenas locas😝🙏❤️❤️❤️

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    What a great tale of two of our sweet girls and keeping Miss Lady Bug content. ❤️🐘🐘🐘

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    Alana says

    How cute!

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    Terry says

    What a fantastic, photographic moment!!!

    I’d be curious to see Lady’s foot in comparison to these two footsies.😄

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      Sara says

      We tend not to show photos of Lady’s feet, simply because they are managed differently from the others. We keep some nails longer to take pressure off of other parts of her foot sometimes – and use other techniques to make her comfortable. They aren’t pretty in the way the other elephants’ are and it’s not something that all people would understand.

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    Robin Vitulle says

    What a GREAT shot of Bambi & Guille’s feet! This is just so dang cute!! Hope Lady will be okay. 🙏🏼

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    Julie says

    Hah! At first glance the pic looks like one elephant in a position I’ve never seen. Lol. I’m happy the blog told the real story.

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    Bonnie says

    What big feet they have but cute

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    Nancy Crider says

    Love elephant feet! They are so beautiful, and perfectly designed for the large bodies they support. This pic of Guille’s and Bambi’s feet is simply wonderful!

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    Gayle Janzen says

    Such silly girls! What an adorable photo of their amazing footsies.

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    Vicki V Bowen says

    I loved this photo! But I pray for Lady’s feet to improve. She must be so tired of the Pain 💔

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    Lynne Russert says

    Silly Guille!!😆

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    Johnny says

    Pictures/videos of their feet never fail to amaze me. Thanks!

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    Diane Kastel says

    Great, up close picture of their feet! Much appreciated!

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