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ELEPHANTASTIC

My Date with an Elephant in Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Someone, who shall NOT remain nameless - The Michael David - said I need less writing and more pictures in order for him to read my Blog.
So here you go TMD! The photos say more than I could anyway.

THE DAY I MET RANI

Meeting Rani for first time

Meeting Rani for first time

We had a thing!

We had a thing!

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DAY 2 - I was so enamored I returned. Couldn't bear the thought of riding her. Seems inhumane to be a Westerner parading around on an elephant that may or may not have been a part of an illegal elephant trafficking scheme (as many of them are). So instead I requested to just hang out with her and her keeper, wash her, drink Chai, low key chill.

Day 2 - Rani and I get intimate

Day 2 - Rani and I get intimate

Bath Time

Bath Time

Hard Work

Hard Work

She really liked this part

She really liked this part

Then they said I could paint her!!! Unfortunately, my artistic juices were running dry that morning. All I could come up with were these wack ballons!
Sorry Rani. Not my best work.

Makeup Artist to the Elephants

Makeup Artist to the Elephants

RANI

RANI

RANI

RANI

These 3 were icing on the cake!!!!! They were children of the families who take care of the elephants. We played. They asked me constantly for candy and chocolate! I refused them of course. The dental situation in India is problematic. Couldn't be a part of that for these beautiful girls.

Not having it

Not having it

Ok, maybe...

Ok, maybe...

The smoky eye was everything!!

The smoky eye was everything!!

Sisters from Another Mister

Sisters from Another Mister

Posted by Ivoriejenkins 00:46 Archived in India

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Thank you for sharing your elephant adventure. The picture with you and the girls is very sweet.

by Miss Florence

beautiful story, Ivory
I admire your free spirit-it's a rare quality nowadays

by vera

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