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Her name is ‘Boone’…

… and she lives in Thailand, somewhere around Chiang Mai… I had gone for the typical elephant ‘encounter’. You know; the typical touristy thing. A little elephant watching, a little elephant feeding, a little elephant riding… But Boone, being the largest animal present, as well as the momma of the smallest animal, was only going to have it so far, and no further. The handlers wanted us ‘saddle tramps’ to get a feel for the fine art of elephant riding, and as I was by far the largest of the gringoes, they decided I should ride Boone. Which I was fine with. And Boone was fine with… Until we crossed that invisible line, that Boone considered the limits of how far she was willing to wander away from her baby… a baby that was tied up and unable to follow mom, as was it’s want… Once that line was crossed, all bets were off. Rather than stay on the trail through the jungle, Boone decided off-road was the track she now wanted to try… in …