Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Real-Life Horton Sighting
When we arrived home from school yesterday, I couldn't find Sojo and Momo, so I decided to head to the corner store right outside our gate to buy juice. When I got to the gate, what did I see on the other side but a crowd of kids around an elephant--with Sojo front and center feeding her sugar cane like this happens every day of her life. This practice of random elephants and their owners roaming neighborhoods is a bit controversial in Thailand, but it's hard to refuse feeding a very pregnant elephant, and no way could we refuse a kid who loves elephants like Sojo does.Sojo was in elephant heaven, and it makes for a great first day of preschool story for years to come. We will always remember the 'tail' light as she walked away.