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Valentina and Volare the Vietnamese Elephants

"Oh, my," said Valentina the Vietnamese Elephant, touching her trunk to her heart. Tears of joy nearly blinded her vision. She smiled at her newly adopted son. "You are in for a surprise, my little Volare."

"What did you see out there, Momma?" the little boy asked, stepping towards the opening among the trees. "Whoaaaa! Who are those animals coming down the hill?"

"They are all your new family, Sweetheart. They've come to welcome you home."

Volare jumped up and down. He ran to his new momma and melted into her body. He loved her the moment he saw her just a few hours ago. Mmmmm.

Valentina scooped up her new son and carried him into the open field to meet her friends, the ABC Creatures, led by the soon-to-be-married couple Thomas and Winnie.

"Momma,  Momma," said Volare. "They're singing my name!"


V is the theme for this week of ABC Wednesday. Check out the meme here and the list of this week's participants here. Thank you much, ABCW team!


  1. Never thought of drawing or do some type of art for ABC...If you have time stop in for a cup coffee

    1. Thanks for the visit, Dora. I'll drop by. :-)

  2. How sweet. What a lovely welcome.

  3. ahhh lovely…. happy elephants, a feast for the eyes

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  4. The perfect name for a perfect baby. :)

  5. There's something about a band from France known for singing in Spanish performing a classic Italian song that makes me smile. Very sweet tale (tail), I love the baby elephant hair on Volare. That song is very big in our family.

    1. Until yesterday, I've only heard Dean Martin's version. Listening to these guy's version brings out the sun. Just gotta dance when I hear it. :-)

  6. I love the Gipsy Kings. They do a great version of the Eagles' Hotel California.

  7. How cute Mama Elephant and baby !

  8. Oh I love, love the Elephants ~ Mama and baby ~ sweet!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor

  9. Can't believe it took me this long to get to read this story, but I am glad I saved for today. So sweet! I love your illustration, so beautiful :)



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