I just got back. I was a little bit worried about going alone, so I invited my friend’s daughter, Dakota. She loved it as much as I did. She is 10.
We both rode an elephant but at different times. She took a picture of me on my camera phone for me. I took so many pictures of the two elephants that my phone ran out of memory. I was trying to delete the pictures I had of other things that I could sacrifice for the ones of the elephants.
It was a little bit scary getting on it since he was so big and slightly moving as I was getting on. It was really awesome! I was in the back so I could touch the elephant’s skin, which was really dry, wrinkly and hairy!
Both elephants were awesome, but they looked really old and a bit rough, as if they had been through a lot. I am sure they had.
I got really close to one and he or she (I couldn’t tell) looked me in the eye, with these wonderful bright brown eyes. It was so great. I watched it scratch it’s foot with its trunk.
Both of the elephants were Asia elephants. I love African elephants more because of the big ears, but I loved these elephants just as much. I was just so honored to have been able to ride such a gentle, giant beast. I just wish they were not in the circus. I enjoyed the preformance but yet it broke my heart to see they herded around doing tricks as well.
Poor elephants. No matter how much I really wanted to see them, because I love elephants so much, I realized that seeing them in such a state breaks my heart. I almost didn’t want to be there so see them paraded around as in a circus…which is where I was at.
I never realized now, how much a circus would be cruel as well as a source of intertainment for others. I guess my love for the elephants, as well as all of the other animals there made me realize that such entertainment costs a price . . and it usually is the animala that pay.
It was a lovely goal, but now it just breaks my heart to have to leave such two lovely elephants to the back breaking work of the life in a circus. .
Now there is little joy is completing this goal.All I can think about is those two poor elephants.