March 12th couldn't have been a better day (okay, it could have if I'd gotten a job and had family to watch Blake while I worked!) because not only did we find out Tiki is in team training but it was also released that the Wildlife Safari got a new elephant!!! They've been working on getting a new cow to be with Alice and George since Tiki (the elephant) died in October, 2010. To read that not only did they find the perfect girl but she was donated absolutely brought me to tears. I remember 7 years ago the fundraising and stress and heartache that went into trying to purchase a new elephant for the park and to know that the elephant barn's fundraising efforts now get to go towards a new habitat for the elephants instead of buying a new one, wow.
Tava sounds like a perfect match and I hope to meet her this week. I may get a special meeting with her because I have a working interview at the Safari on Saturday!! It's not with the elephants but it is working with animals and children! If I get the job I'd be working with the education department helping run day camps and overnight camps this summer as well as school tours and taking care of animals and arts and crafts. I hope it works out. It is a bit of a double-edged sword, though. I don't want to leave Blake but I know the easiest way for me to do so is to be somewhere I love and the park is "home". I hope it works out and I hope we find the perfect sitter for Blake.
Okay, really, I promise Blake's 1 year post is coming but right now I need to contact some sitters! :-D