Today is Maizie's 12th birthday! I have been busy with the annual baking and party preparations.
Even though I didn't get to ride yesterday, I do have some exciting riding news. On Thursday, Maizie and I rode an ELEPHANT!!!! Can you believe it? Maizie had a school field trip to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and I was a chaperone. I heard someone talking about the elephant rides and I couldn't believe it. We found the elephant, Lady Wrinkles, and got in line. I am not able to attend circuses or zoos because I am not much for caged/performing animals. I learned while sizing up the whole situation, that Lady Wrinkles lives at a nearby farm in the afternoons and evenings and she has many dog friends. The area where we rode her had good footing and many trees. She looked very well cared for and her trainer seemed concerned about her and kind, so I decided that I should take the opportunity. After all, Brian spent 7 months in Africa and he never rode an elephant -(Lady Wrinkles was obviously an Asian elephant). I adore elephants almost as much as horses. We sat on a thick, soft blanket that was right on her back. Her trainer cautioned us to not touch her, which was impossible. Her sweet, giant ear draped over our legs and I just had to touch it! He frowned and Maizie apologized for me, saying that I just couldn't help it! Who could? What a view from up there. Pie is tall, but this was something else again. Her eyes were soft and sweet peeking out from very long eyelashes.
Happy birthday Maizie! Sounds like a fun elephant ride - it's nice to see one that's well-treated.ReplyDelete
My Dad had one of those apple pickers :)ReplyDelete
Great pictures. Happy birthday to Maizie! The elephant ride sounds wonderful.
Lucky apple-loving horses! Wishing Maize a wonderful birthday. Glad you had a good elephant riding experience. They can be unpredictable, but that applies to most any animal. Love the name, Lady Wrinkles - she sounds sweet!ReplyDelete
Oh how excellent...Maisie, HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS to you!!ReplyDelete
Cool, cool, cool...an elephant. Wow.
You amaze me!
Happy Birthday to Maizie! And what fun for the two of you on your elephant ride. "Lady Wrinkles"! What a great name for an elephant. I wonder why you aren't supposed to touch her. I'd wanna touch her too.ReplyDelete
LADY WRINKLES!!!!!!!!! Oh that is simply too good to be true! I have always wanted to ride an elephant and I would surely be swooning if a big ole elephant ear touched my leg!!! How could you resist! Plus, an elephant that likes DOGS!! It gets betterr by the sentence. Can you imagine having an elephant as a pet? I would really like it. You are so lucky. One time I was dating a guy who had spent a year in Burma where he'd see elephants all the time. WHAAT? All the time? Wonderful.ReplyDelete
I cannot believe Maizie is 12! Kestrel will be 12 in Feb. I bet they'd really like each other.
Oh, what fun! HAPPY Bday Maizie :) 12 is such a fun age!ReplyDelete
Elephants has very coarse hairs..I rode one as a child at a small circus (eek) and it poked thru my jeans. I just remember thinking, WOW, I'm on a giant creature!!! :)
Juliette, Oh what a great story - riding an elephant! How exciting! I love her name also, Miss Wrinkles! And Happy Birthday to Maizie also!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Maize! Wonderful apple picker...I stand under the trees and shake them with a rake and cover my head. lol I remember riding an elephant at zoos. Nice that this one has considerate care. Happy 12 years, again.ReplyDelete
You should see Lady W try to sit in his lap. It's hysterical!ReplyDelete