Last week I came back to work aglow with the experience of something new. The lovely Caty Hirst and I were invited by the Circus to come meet their elephants. We watched as they bathed them, telling them to lift their foot or turn their head. When they lifted their feet for cleaning, it was as if each one was being lifted daintily for a manicure. I felt completely enamored with these great animals. As I took photos they kept reaching out to say hello and see what was up with this human clicking away at their feet.

They seemed as naturally curious as we were.

I couldn’t help but be thrilled with my day as we returned, slightly smelling of friendly elephant, to have met two such amazing creatures and been able to interact with them.