The keeper suggested we come back in a couple of days with more food, so we did, we took Papaya, Cucumbers, Oranges but no Bananas, she was very Happy about that and enjoyed every thing we fed her.
While we were waiting for the keeper to come and allow us to enter, when we first arrived, I sang to her, and she moved her head and trunk to the tune I sang.
After I finished feeding the elephant, I started to stroke her the same way as I had done two days before but this time the keeper said "No, dont touch her on the head"...I thought to myself,' Huh, I was doing exactly the same thing the other day and No one said a word.'......as I had this thought, my gorgeous new friend - the elephant, bent her head and pushed her head into me, side ways.........The keeper then said "Look, she (the elephant) is smiling -quickly take a photo"...
That moment for me, was 'so amazing, so touching and so filled with Love and Joy', I will never forget it.....(I have an elephant memory by the way, ha ha)...............and then to top that off, we also got to take part in bathing her, well, more like scrubbing her, she smiled the entire time.
I wonder if it all has anything to do with Loving and collecting elephants all my adult life.
That 'life time Love' sure came back to me.
I hope to show you a photo of that moment, very soon, when we get it all organised.
Love and giggles