Monday, August 25, 2008

A Repeat


This drawing was done a long time ago and it has been posted before. Perhaps twice. But I wanted to put something up and I got nothink! Nothing but repeats.

The baby elephant has finally been "reunited" with his mom, Rose-Tu, and its looking good. I mentioned below that the newborn had to be removed from 'mom' and the other elephants because 'mom' was getting too violent and there was a great concern that the calf had been seriously injuried internally. But all is well.

Rose-Tu has never even seen a birth, let alone experienced one. I can only imagine what might have been going through her mind when she finally delivered her own baby.

"WTF? What the hell did I just poop outta me?!"

And you all know what you do when you see something you don't recognize... you nudge it with your foot to see if it moves. Rose nudged it then began to stomp at it. That's when they rushed in and removed the calf. But as of this morning, baby and mom are together, baby is nursing, and mom guides the baby to stay under her belly for safe keeping. Whew! (The zoo keepers and vets were very worried at first. There were tears being fought back during the first announcement explaining what was going on with the baby. This was before they knew whether or not the baby was okay internally.) Awe.......

We are having cool, rainy weather. Its marvelous!!

Hope ya'll had a good weekend.


cat's momma said...

I really like that drawing, and I don't tire of seeing it. It's done so well!

I'm glad the baby is back with the mother and the mother is protecting her now. So sweet.

Sandy said...

Like L said, I like the drawing too, so post it every six months or so!

Interesting to read the update about the baby. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Lordy, lordy, lordy, what a fascinating story. I am so happy the baby and mom are doing OK now and are at the beginning of a long lifetime.

You tell a compelling tale.

Brenda said...

Well, I haven't seen the drawing before and really loved it. You draw really well. I have heard Portland Oregon is a beautiful place. Glad the baby elephant is doing well.

Wanda said...

Oh my what a great way you tell the story. I was hanging on every word.

So glad mother and baby are OK>

Rosy said...

That is a very nice drawing, and I think this is the first time that I had seen it myself, not sure though, I see so many art pictures of others that I tend to loose track who owns what. ha ha.

Glad to hear that the baby elephant is back with momma and that she excepted it back.

The Crusty Crone said...

Thanks for your comments and I promise that I won't go on and on about the baby elephant. Well, unless its a slow news day or something.