In the animal kingdom, friendships can arise from any species and don’t differentiate sizes or colors. Although there are species that due to the order of the food chain do not get along. The rest have no reason not to relate, especially if they come from difficult situations. They seem to realize that they have suffered in some way and quickly create connections.
Pancake is a very loving dog. He was rescued from the streets three years ago and taken to an elephant sanctuary.
When Katherine Connor, founder, and CEO of BLES found out about Pancake, she adopted her and took her to the shelter. Where she has adapted very well, despite not being even remotely elephant-like, and of course she is aware of everything.
In fact, it is not uncommon for other BLES animals to get involved in the important things that happen or are about to happen.
Five years ago, she was rescued from a camp where she was forced to carry tourists on her back. And because of this her spine suffered a lot of damage and was about to break. Fortunately, he came to BLES at the age of 60. Where he was able to lead a life of peace and learn to know the things he liked.
When she arrived she was completely exhausted, but the environment made her get to know and have a new life.
Boon Thong, upon her arrival, made a connection with another elderly elephant named Sao Noi, who died two years ago. When Sao Noi was about to die, Boon Thong accompanied her, standing next to her and stroking her with his trunk to let her know she was accompanied.
This time it was Boon Thong’s turn to say goodbye to the underworld, but she was not alone either.
Pancake sensed that something was up, and when she saw that Boon Thong was feeling ill, she stayed by his side. She simply kept her company, but there was nothing to make her leave her alone, Katherine and Pancake finally gave themselves the task of accompanying her in her last days.
A highly exciting task, but one that certainly made Boon Thong feel honored.
On Boon Thong’s last day, Pancake and Katherine stayed by his side for nine hours.
“Pancake, with that beautiful heart, did not leave Katherine or Boon Thong alone once. She knew it was necessary, to offer support. And she stayed silent with the elephant, until sunset, until the last encouragement”.
These were the words that BLES officials wrote on their social networks.
As a tribute, her grave was filled with fruits and flowers. In addition, her body will rest next to the body of her good friend Saint Noi, and in the place where she can finally be happy and lead a full life.