The Art of Plopping a Too Heavy Trunk ?



Morning treatment time with Rana and Maia frequently finds them sleepy. They usually eat breakfast right before treatment, so treatment occurs in the brief food coma window.

On their sleepiest (or silliest) mornings, they will act like their trunks are too big and heavy to hold up. They will plop their trunk on the middle bar, somewhat dramatically, for a few moments (or minutes) before getting in the final position for treatment. We mention this in posts sometimes, usually about Maia, but sometimes Rana does it as well. We don’t think we’ve ever posted a picture of what they look like when they look as if their trunks are too heavy to hold up, so we snapped this one the other day.

Photo of Rana B, not looking super sleepy, but still resting her trunk on the fence for a moment.

May 4, 2020


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    Barb says

    What a riot (in a good sense)! Adorable pic of Rana and her oh too heavy trunk!

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Hahahahah ! I just had a visual of these sleepy, half eyes closed clowns resting their trunks on the posts.!!

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Rana looks so defenceless with her too heavy trunk!

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    Wanda V Trotta says


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    Shirley Taylor says

    Love how every day I get to see what the girls get upto. Love this pic of those gorgeous eyes full of mischief. Xxxx

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    CyrAnn says

    Love this!!!!!!!
    Brought a big smile, which I needed today.
    Thanks as always for sharing these ladies daily adventures!!!!!!!

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    Sherry says

    I know exactly how this feels!!!??❤️

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    Heidi says

    They have such a sense of humor! Darling picture.

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    Dianna says

    Oh the personalities of these ladies is just priceless

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    Julie says

    This is a t-shirt waiting to happen! This pic of Rana (or a stylized version) with the caption “The Art of Plopping.” I would buy it for sure! I think we elephant people are all relaxers (ploppers)!

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Rana is definitely a Poser Queen! A Plopper Pin-up girl of Mega Quality! What a poster this would make! Love you, Rana!

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    Rosie P says

    Adorable. The bar is just the right height to support a heavy trunk so may as well make use of the facilities! LOL!

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      carey says


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    Carey says

    Thinking about tomorrow ‘s fundraiser for Lay’s feet (May 6 Big Payback) is this the correct link we should use? ? Thanks lots!

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      EleComposer says

      Hi Carey – thanks so much for remembering our big event for Lady starting tomorrow. The link to donate is:

      We will be posting tomorrow (and Thu) with the link also. Thanks! ❤️

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    Carey says

    Great thanks for the the Link Elecomposer, will do it today as its the 6th in London.

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      EleComposer says

      The window to help for prizes is 7pm Eastern New York time – which is 12am your time in London (May 7). So for London it’s from midnight to midnight. Thanks, Carey!!

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