Monday, April 18, 2011

Anne The Elephant

Anne The Elephant, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Scraplift of Caterpillar Cupcake by scrapastrophe -
Credits: Elephantly Inspired by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company) and Scallop Templates by Hummie. Font is Lithos Pro.
Photos from online articles by The Guardian and The Daily Mail.
Journalling reads: When Lukas was younger, we took him to see Bobby Roberts Super Circus. We had never been to a circus before and we were excited at least until they said no photographs were allowed. It’s kind of dificult to capture the memory of a first trip to the circus, without photographs. During the intermission they offered the chance to ride the ponies or have a photograph taken with their elephant, Anne. We let Lukas pick which he wanted to do and he chose the ponies, but for days afterwards we all remarked about how very sad she had looked. She has been a part of the circus since she was a baby. Since then a lot of things have changed, a tabloid newspaper filmed her groom, “battering, kicking and stabbing her with a pitchfork. The RSPCA stepped in and she has now been rehomed to Longleat Safari Park. She is receiving all the care and attention that she requires for her severe arthritis and dry skin. It makes me happy to know that at 57 years old, she is now finally allowed to relax and just live out her life in peace. April 2011.

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