Tributes to Jenny


I do it for the joy it brings,
'Cause I'm a joyful girl.
'Cause the world owes us nothing,
We owe each other the world.

Ani DiFranco


224 Tributes to Jenny

February 1, 2014
Dear Jenny,

You don't know me, but we both share Sumatran-blood. However, I come from the human species who had had caused you pain and suffering, you come from the animal species who should've had received better protection from us.
I'm glad you had the chance to spend several years with your adoptive mother Shirley, who also shared our Sumatran background. I don't know if it really meant anything to you the same way I felt it could've, but regardless, I was happy to read about your special bond with Shirley.

Jenny, things haven't been better in your native land Sumatra. Everyday we must read news about more land clearings to make ways of commercial plantations, quickly reducing areas where animals can roam around freely. Sometimes villagers are upset about elephants ruining their crops, and forced those elephants to be relocated elsewhere. But never we asked the elephants why they were upset in the first place.

Jenny, I'm embarrassed to say that I can't promise much to help protect these forests, including Sumatran forests, so that elephants, Orang Utans, and other animals, may live peacefully in its native habitats. There are so much forces, so much human greed, that is greater than an individual like me can do. But what I will promise you, I will at least try. I will try, and harder, to see how I can make a difference in how human beings can better respect animals and its environments...maybe I still have time before it's really too late.
Maureen, Indonesia
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January 12, 2014
Dear Jenny,

Your story and warmth touched my heart. I wish I could have gotten to know such a sweet girl like yourself. Your beautiful friend Shirley and you are a blessing to this world. Rest in Peace. <3
Julia Muller, Weston, CT
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January 11, 2014
RIP Jenny! So glad you spent you last days with your friend Shirley. God Bless you Shirley as you continue on without your friend, but you will make new ones.
Amen.
Sabra Pasky, Sheffield, PA
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January 3, 2014
Dear sweet Jenny,
Such an amazing story to see The Urban Elephant: Shirley's Story. The most touching part was when you an Shirley were trumpeting really loud because you hadn't seen each other in over 20 years! I am so happy that you got to spend time with Shirley, swim in the pond with her, and touch each other. You and Shirley are one of my very favorite elephants at the sanctuary! Both of you are so sweet!

Rest in peace, sweet Jellybean
Sree Namboothiri, Lexington, KY
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December 14, 2013
Wow what a great story to see "reunion with jenny & shirley" ive never have cried so much elephants have always been my favorite with there memorey and love. i am so sad to here u passed jenny u touched so many. rip jenny i will never fotget u or shirley...
jenny b, jackson michigan
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October 27, 2013
Hi sweet Jelly Bean

You are never far from my thoughts and always in my heart. Shirley keeps on trucking through the woods of Tennessee despite all of the change and turmoil there. At least I hope she is well. Would love to be there for your next reunion with her. It will be a galactic event!!!
Caite York, Milton Freewater, OR
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July 28, 2013
What a great story this beautiful elephant had. I just see the video of the reunion of Jenny and Shirley it was a post on facebook such a touching moment. I had to repost and share with everyone. Had to read more about her. So sad that she had passed away. Now Jenny can watch over all her family. A big thanks to all those who help all these elephants to have a better life to live and die with dignity and grace in peace.
Dixie Campbell, Gilbert, Arizona
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April 12, 2013
Hi Jenny

I haven't forgotten you my sweet Jellybean. You touched my heart and changed my life. Shirley still thrives in her home despite all of the changes. I so miss Carol and Scott. Even though change is inevitable, how do you exclude the founders of a sanctuary? Please continue to bless this place with your wisdom and kindness and love.

Say 'hi' to Bunny and Lottie and Ned and the rest... love you sweet girl..
Caite York, Milton Freewater, OR
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December 14, 2012
Jenny, You have touched my heart deeper than you will ever know. Your story has changed my life. Such a beautiful lady who left us too soon. I wish I could have healed your wounds put there from unkind humans. I don't know why they want to hurt the animals. It's so unfair and I wish they would all go away. You deserved so much more. So happy your remaining years were happy with your mom Shirley. She loved you dearly and it showed. You will remain in my heart and soul for eternity. I hope some day I will get to meet you and put my arms around your trunk and tell you how much I love you too. I know you are in a better place now and your wounds are healed as is your heart. Stay well my friend. I will do what I can to support the sanctuary while I reside on this earth so others can be rescued from harm. I send you many blessings to you. xo
Elizabeth Palumbo, East Providence, RI
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June 2, 2012
As I write through tears, I'm not sure if I am crying more tears of joy or tears of sorrow. Tears of pure joy witnessing the depth of emotions between Jenny and her surrogate "momma", Shirley at their reunion after so many years apart. It is something that I will never forget. Their behaviour was certainly no surprise to me as I know with all of my heart that ALL of God's creatures have feelings just the same as we do. Especially elephants. I am grateful to Carol and Scott and any others involved for the kind, merciful, loving, sweet, gentle way they were with Jenny to the end - such a peaceful passing...letting her go on her own terms yet staying with her to the end...as I would have done too. Thanks to TES for their love and dedication to all the helpless elephants that they so lovingly rescue. Jenny had the best life imaginable from the day she stepped foot at the sanctuary. Oh, how she must have LOVED every minute of every day! Laying in the grass on a cool evening or splashing in the pond on a hot sunny day - all with her beloved "momma" Shirley by her side...knowing she was loved beyond measure, not only by Shirley and the other elephants, but by her caretakers as well. I hope she was so happy that all memories of her pain filled horrible life were long forgotten. Jenny will never be forgotten though. I am truly sad sweet little Jenny Jelly Bean had to leave so soon and I'm sure that Shirley must miss her deeply. The heartache of her passing and their separation (though that is only temporary) is eased by remembering how wonderful and happy their short time together was here on earth. My anguish, my heartache, the tears of sorrow however, are for all of the precious elephants that are still suffering in cruel, horrific, and inhumane conditions at circuses. My prayer is that someday we will live in a world where the circus with all of it's atrocities to animals are a thing of the past.

UNSEEN THEY SUFFER
UNHEARD THEY CRY,
IN AGONY THEY LINGER
IN LONLINESS THEY DIE.

Thank you, Jenny for the blessing you brought to my heart today and the joy you brought to this world. Because of you and in your honor, may we all work harder for love, understanding and compassion for all God's creatures.
I love you, Jenny and 'til we meet in Heaven...PEACE TO ALL BEINGS. >^..^<
Penny Kruszeski, Orange City, FL
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March 30, 2012
we miss you
terez, tx
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January 22, 2012
Today I was blessed to come across a link for Jenny and Shirley's wonderful reunion through the God Vine link on my face book page. I was touched by that video and followed links here to this site where I learned more about both their lives.Sadly, I also learned that little Jenny (little to Shirley anyway)has passed on but not without having a chance to celebrate a life of joy and freedom with a dear friend long ago separated but obviously not forgotten.I shed tears of both joy for their reunion story and sorrow for their separation story. The details alone of Jenny's passing are very touching, it would seem as if she prepared her loved ones for her passing and was able to give them a since of peace before she took her last breath. This is truly a beautiful story and one I am blessed to have shared.
A. Moore, California
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January 22, 2012
I love Jenny and hope that she is living a peaceful life in Heaven.
JADE, IL
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January 17, 2012
I only just heard of Jenny and Shirley today, then followed their reunion video to this website. I then saw that Jenny passed away and I've cried for Jenny today, even though she's been gone for years. I especially feel for Shirley and hope and pray she's been okay these past years without her dear Jenny. What an amazing thing you are doing at TES, and God Bless all of you for caring so much and bringing joy and hope to these beautiful creatures.
Jeanette, Chickasha, Oklahoma
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January 4, 2012
Jenny, I just learned about you today. What sacrifice you gave.... your freedom! It makes my heart ache and tears fall down my face of what your life was like for much too long. I am SO GRATEFUL of the TES in Tennessee! My gratitude goes to each of those who made it possible for this beautiful girl to enjoy the days she had left with the grass under her feet , sunshine on her back and the ponds to play in.

I hope that many people learn from Jenny. What a magnificent animal.

Dana, Texas
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December 28, 2011
With tear in my eyes I read the story of Jenny and Shirley. Thanks to all the caring people and the Sanctuary for giving Jenny and Shirley freedom, good homes and so much Love. Good Karma, much Love and Happy New Year to all. 12.28.11
Ambriel, New Jersey
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December 8, 2011
Dear Jenny

Merry Christmas special girl - we all think of you often and miss you a lot. If we all possessed a spirit like yours, this would be a happy world. Shirley is still wandering the Tennessee hills thanks to her forever home - TES. I know she misses you too, but I know her memories of you are rich and filled with love. Rest well sweet lady.
lyn hall, Sacramento, CA
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October 20, 2011
dear jenny,I read your story in 3 grade and it was so sad and i wish your life was great in the place you were a great elephant and did not deserve to be hit and beaten you were like my closest friend sincecrly,joel
joel tariq hill, minnapoles mn
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October 18, 2011
RIP Jenny. We'll always remember you.
Catherine, Charlotte, NC
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September 5, 2011
dear Jenny,
my beautiful, nice, sweet, kind, adorable, unique, cute, lovable,amazing, wonderful jenny! I am going to the sanctuary in a month! i was looking forward to seeing you there! My name is Allison.R.Cyr. I'm 10 years old and i love elephants! I pray to you and love you! it would have been an honor to meet you! when i found out you passed away I cried for 1 month and i am still filled with the unhappy feeling inside me! I have over 100 different elephant things at home and that is not an exaderation! I counted for 2 days! i pray you go to heaven and i pray to see you in person one day because i love you and honor you! everytime it rains here in Illinois i check every elephant sanctuary and an elephant is passed away. i have been trying to save the elephants for years and i'm still at it. suprisingly i ham a very young zoologist! i could have saved you i am sorry!! i will always honor you and remember you forever! love, Allison.
Allison, ILLINOIS 60169
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September 5, 2011
Dear jenny

From the photo it's self I was able to identify that you are a cute looking elephant. Remember Jenny that one of the noble thing in your life time was to be an elephant. As an elephant lover I must say that it doesn't matter any way elephant create respect. Tharindu Muthukumarana, Sri Lanka.

Tharindu Muthukumarana,
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September 2, 2011
Dear Jenny, I don't think words are necessary. My heart goes out to all the elephants at the sanctuary, but yours and Shirley's story touched me to the core, as did Ned's. Just wanted to let you know I still think about you. You will never be forgotten.
Britt, Antwerp, Belgium
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July 9, 2011
Jenny, I saw the program when you went to the elephant sanctuary when you first went there. I just saw a program yesterday about on of your sisters and her dog friend, Bella. I remember I cried when you and Shirley found each other again. And now I cry at finding out that you have passed away. Although it has been some time for you, it is new to me. I hope you are happy Jenny. I hope you have peace and forgiveness for those who mistreated you. God bless you and your Shirley. I'm sure she thinks of you daily. God bless the sanctuary and all those who allow you and all you family to be free elephants...once again.
Leslie Fellows, Louisville, KY
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July 5, 2011
Thinking of you today, missing you, it still hurts so much!!!
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May 12, 2011
Dear Jenny
Every once in a while I need to get my "Shirley and Jenny" fix by watching you reunite with mama Shirley at TES. I was feeling a little low knowing you are no longer roaming the hills at TES, but spiritually you are everywhere. As I write this I am feeling better in attempting to pay tribute to a lovely girl who graced us all. For a little girl who was abandoned at a roadside garbage heap, your Memorial Fund just about says it all - except to keep giving for all your sisters and brothers everywhere.
lyn hall, Sacramento, CA
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April 25, 2011
Five years since your farewell, I only met you a few hours ago. You touched me from all these years past. I am forever honoured and humbled to have been given the gift of your memory. In peace, joy and beauty my friend.
Ekrem, Australia
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February 17, 2011
Jenny learned about you in school did more resarch on a good way to help but I found you are past but I still know that everyone loves you and that I'm going to help your frinds because your story is to sad and you are dearly mested we all love you Haley.
Haley, texas 77379.
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October 27, 2010
Miss Jenny ~
Your endearment will follow in our hearts, always. We know your spirit is near; you will be one of the spiritual leaders for the continued growth of your beloved Elephant Sanctuary.
love you, elaine.
elaine louise, bexley, ohio
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October 19, 2010
Hi Dearest Jelly Bean-

As usual I'm late in remembering a date and I'm really sorry that I missed 9/11; too much going on right now. Maybe next year I'll remember...9/11/11.

Please welcome Lottie as you do all the rest. Shirley mama continues to thrive in her relative freedom despite losing dear Bun-bun and all of the other changes at TES. I hope that everyone continues to grow and thrive there as you did.

Love and miss you, joyful girl!
Caite York, Milton-Freewater, OR
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October 19, 2010
RIP Jenny. Two days ago was the 4th anniversary of your passing. Lottie is with you now.
Catherine, Charlotte, NC
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October 17, 2010
For Jenny from Shirley

in beauty you passed
my darling Jenny,
the loss was too much to bear.
you sang to the heavenly keeper
of all elephant souls, preparing
your homeward journey there


in joy you lived
my darling one,
embracing us each so lovingly.
i close my eyes, feel you near
waiting for the day, we are
together my baby girl and me.


i live on
my darling one,
with our little family i remain.
my heart swells knowing you
are with the ones that went on,
surrounded by love til we meet again.

Oct 17/07
Laura, Vancouver B.C
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September 16, 2010
Jenny,

It's like going down a familiar path...first visiting Ned's tribute page and now yours dear Jenny. Your reunion with Shirley was a forever moment for me and will always serve to inspire me with insight and respect for all creatures, especially elephants. I wish I had personally known you, but you will always be present in my thoughts. Thank you Miss Jenny.


lhall, Sacramento, CA
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September 16, 2010
Hey Jellybean-

I still feel such a twinge of sorrow and of joy every time I think about you. The grace you give to me and so many others is truly amazing! Fly with the angel, dearest ones. Mama Shirley will be there soon.
Caite York, Milton-Freewater, OR
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September 12, 2010
Dear Sweet Angel,

I forgot your sanctuary anniversary yesterday but am so happy to be reminded of the joyous 9/11 of 1996 and not the ones of 1973 and 2001. You and Shirley changed my life in profound ways and I am forever in your debt for helping me perceive the world in a different light. Thanks to you both, I am now a raw foods vegan and am enjoying incredible health benefits such as more energy, a clearer mind, as well as a softer heart and more open soul. Please continue to be my guide, Jelly Bean, as you also guide your sisters and everyone else at TES.

I miss you and love you, Jenny.

namaste, peace, shanti, om
Caite York, Gainesville, FL
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August 26, 2009
Dear Jenny
You were such a sweet girl, Shirley misses you terribly. She is o.k. though
karen, mn
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July 27, 2009
Did not know you Jenny, saw you on a PBS show last week, and followed up to see how you were doing. And I cried at your passing. It just affirms my conviction that elephants and any animals should not be used in circuses.
Long live the elephants, here in sanctuaries, circuses and those trying to survive the horrors in Africa and wherever else they may be, surviving our abuse and killings.
Love the animals, protect the animals.
Ella Seneres, Ben lomond ca
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July 12, 2009
Dear Jenny,

You are a very sweet little girl. You are a very very cute elephant! I hope you enjoyed your time at this sanctuary! You were loved and cared for! I love you so much and I miss you so much, My dear elephant! I love you and you will always be in my heart. You get to be in heaven with all the other elephants in the world, like elephants from this sanctuary and your family and your friends! I hope you are having a good day today and are happy! You deserve it!

Take Care!

xoxoxo
Hailey, Ottawa, ON
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April 22, 2009
Missing you, Joyful Girl. I just lost my little Chilly, who, despite all of her physical problems, loved life and all of her family and friends as you did. Please welcome my kitty over the rainbow bridge with the other girls and show her the ever growing beauty you've discovered there.

I am so grateful to you and her and all of the others from TES who have taught me so many things over the past 18 months. I am now volunteering at a local primate sanctuary whose philosophy is very similar to the one shared by everyone at TES. I am growing in awareness and abounding in grace daily. A special thanks to you and Shirley for your many gifts.

Namaste Dear One
Caite York, Gainesville, FL
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April 17, 2009
my name is james cash and i am 4 - i love elephants and jenny was beautiful. i wish i could have met her and could have pet her.
JAMES CASH HOUSE, SIMI VALLEY CALIFORNIA
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March 1, 2009
Jenny
you brought much joy into my heart when I needed it the most you'll for ever live in my heart, I hope people come to see your kind is most important to this world rest in peace my dearest friend
Diana , Pennsboro, WV
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February 26, 2009
I think you are the butifulest elephant in the world.
Blake Paprocki, Clarkson,Nebraska
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February 20, 2009
Jenniy - It's been over two years since you passed and I only discovered your story. What a complete treasure you were!!!! In your memory, I have contributed to moma Shirley and the other girls who loved your joy and happiness with life!!You will always live in my memory.....
lyn hall , Sacramento, CA
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January 26, 2009
Dearest Jenny, sweetheart and cutie pie. What a feeling it must be to know how much your are thought of and loved every day, by friends, family and caretakers alike. How wonderful that you were able to be reunited with a long-lost friend, how it made your world that much happier. To realize that you were left to fend for yourself just outside of the city that I now call home -- you came a long way, baby.

Rest in peace, You will always be thoughtfully remembered.
Jennifer Mueller, Las Vegas, NV
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January 11, 2009
In one of the stars, I shall be laughing
In one of them, I shall be living,
And so it will be
As if all the stars are laughing,
When you look at the sky at night.
(From 'The Little Prince')

Jenny, girl. You were the first to draw me to TES, you and Shirl. I soon will be a proper 'Friend' and continue to honor your huge heart as you continue to grace all in spirit.
Auntie Deb, Sacto, CA
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December 29, 2008
Dearest Jenny,
Although I never had the privilege of meeting you, you touched my heart.
One day, you and Shirley will be together again, but until then, keep watching over her and the other elephants.
I love you sweetheart.
Britt, Belgium, Europe
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December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas, Jenny. I miss you joyful girl... Even though I didn't meet you until after you had left this plane, I feel that I know you because of the Nature special about you and Shirley. I was sad that I didn't meet you sooner but feel privileged to know you at all.

Please give Barbara, Tina, Lota, Delhi, and Queenie hugs and kisses for me. Trumpet to great spirit of the universe that we who still reside on this beautiful emerald and sapphire globe may be guided to the ways of peace which you and your sisters so graciously modeled for us during and after your internment.

Namaste, sweet girl. Shirley is doing as well as can be expected without you as are we all.
Caite York, Gainesville, FL
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December 11, 2008
i am so sorry.r.i.p;
kaycey, 9323 callingwood roed
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October 28, 2008
An elephant never forgets the love that it has. Jenny, we will always love you.
stewart, england
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October 21, 2008
Sweet Jenny,
Sorry I missed a tribute to you on the 17th, the day you physically left us. I still think of you with joy because of the joy you gave to others. Bless you sweet beauty.
Maureen, Pineville NC
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October 19, 2008
Always remembered-Always loved.
Miss you.
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October 17, 2008
Jenny . . . it has been two years since you left us for the next world . . . many fond memories keep you alive in our hearts and minds.
Michael, New Jersey
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October 9, 2008
It is hard to believe that you've been gone almost two years, dear Jenny. It just seems like yesterday....you are always in our hearts dear girl, and always will be
Susan, British Columbia
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September 10, 2008
i did not know you but i know a lot about you that makes me feel like i known you forever. I know you wer amazing and you are in a better place. LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
Caitey smith, us
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August 30, 2008
Jenny, I know you are in a place where you can feel each and every heart that goes out to you and mine is one of them. I felt goose-bumps when I read about your reunion with Shirley and I shed great tears as I read about your death, though I was full of joy for you at the same time. The tears were really for those of us who are left here without you. My donation this month will be in your name.
Sybil Johnson, Chicago, Illinois
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August 21, 2008
Today my heart is broken as I have learned of your passing. You don't know it but you brought me together with the love of my life. It was through your journey to Tennessee and your story where we began a wonderful journey of our own. We tell your story often and have made a point of picking up a symbolic "Jenny" with every trip we make. I'm sorry I didn't know of your passing until today, but I am moved by the story of your joy to the end. That joy is what remains.

Thanks for giving us a wonderful start to our incredible journey. You were the catalyst to it all and I think of you often as I look at our large collection of "Jennys." I will keep telling your story and hope to continue feeling the joy that you so memorably thrived on.


Kim Rich, Charleston, SC
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April 17, 2008
Dear Jenny, I'll miss you. You were a great friend. And you had great memories with your friends. I'll tryto save your friends by donating money to the elephants. EMILY TO JENNY
EMILY RUBIO, CARPENTERS VILLE IL
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April 15, 2008
Dear Jenny,

We will remember you as a very special elephant. We read about you and Shirley in the book Just for Elephants. We most remember when you and Shirley met again at the Sanctuary. You looked like you had a big smile on your face and also had great big elephant tears of joy! We're happy that your were reunited with your best friend Shirley. We're proud that you were able to spend your last years with Shirley at such a great place! We will miss you a lot.
Ms Campos' 3rd Graders, Melissa, Sergio, Trinidad, Emily, Alejandro, Alondra, Lizeth, Isabel, Stephanie, Bryan, Parkview Elementary, Carpentersville, IL
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April 15, 2008
JENNY WHEN I READ "JUST FOR ELEPHANTS" AND I HEARD THAT YOU PASSED AWAY I GOT TOUCHED DEEPLY.
I WANTED TO CRY.
NOEL, IL.CARPETERSVILLE
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April 10, 2008
Dear Jenny and Shirley-

What beautiful joyous girls you are and will always be. Such a short and horrific life you had Jenny a.k.a. "jellybean" but you smiled and found joy in every moment. I love the part of your video of you peaking out from under the tree with your big tusky smile and your trunk hugging the tree's trunk. You little tree-hugger you!

I know that both of you girls walk with each other and Tara, Bunny and the rest daily. Hugs and kisses to Delhi and Queenie, Barbara, Lota and Tina. I look forward to the day when we will all be reunited and all these tears of missing you all will be wiped away.

om, shanti, shanti, om precious girls
until then....
Caite York, Gainesville, Fl
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March 20, 2008
Jenny - Your friend Delhi has been reunited with you once again -- this time it is forever.
Michael, New Jersey
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March 12, 2008
I will never forget the night I watched your story on animal planet. It moved me to tears, but warmed my heart. You and all of the other elephants are one of God's greatest creation. I keep you all in my prayers and hope that one day you will be safe from danger. I am so glad you made your way to your wonderful sanctuary where you found your long lost friend.
shara faircloth, martinsburg, wv
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February 15, 2008
Still missing you . . .
Michael, New Jersey
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January 11, 2008
I saw a story a few years ago that touched me so deeply, and it was about Jenny and Shirley and the elephants at Carol & friends' amazing sanctuary. I was telling my (newlywed)husband all about them and went to take a look to see how they were doing today. Well I'm still in tears. What sad news this is. But what a great girl she was. A lady like Jenny won't ever be forgotten. She and her buddies made a big difference in my life. Her memory will live on . What a beautiful girl who went through so much. Love to you Jenny and to Shirley & the others too !
Nicole, Sydney, Australia
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January 4, 2008
Jenny-
Run free in a world without chains,
Live free in a place without pain,
Love free in that wide open space,
Laugh free in that endless embrace.

Thank you for reawakening me to pure beauty.
I saw pure beauty first in elephants as they were the subject of my first works of art at age 4. After watching you with Shirley on the Nature program last night, I was touched with joy deep in my soul. Learning today that you have left this dimension fills me with a deep sense of loss not just for myself but for all of us who go day in and day out without seeing this beautiful world along side our guardian angel companions.

We could learn so much about love and laughter and relationships from our animal friends and yet we continue to exploit and destroy them. What will we do without them Jenny? What will we do without you?
Caite York, Gainesville, FL
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November 26, 2007
I'll never forget watching Shirley and Jenny meet after all those yrs. I cryed then and I cry now. but she is never forgotten. Rest in peace "Jenny"
Linda Burr, Ruston, La.
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November 23, 2007
Dearest Departed Jenny,

Thank you for helping me to remember the beauty of life and spirit that I so, often take for granted.

Your friendship, warmth, love and unique expression of genuine warmth, dedication and empathy with Shirley have brought tears to my eyes many times.

My heart is quenched with sheer admiration for the endearing qualities you, Shirley and so many others have shown.

It makes me think of the simplicity of life. The importance of an everyday smile that makes the day truly worth living for.

How I hate to think of your leaving, but I accept that you've moved onto a much better place. I think of how you, Shirley and many other Elephants have worked and labored, so hard in a world and environment not of your making, and how this Sanctuary has made all the difference!

I will purchase the photo of you and Shirley and always treasure it very closely in my heart!

Thanks for Being A Good & Well Respected Teacher!!!


Lolita Oliver, Montgomery Village, MD
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November 17, 2007
Being an elephant collector I have never been so proud of the State of Tennessee. It has the kindest heart of all the States. Jenny, you are beautiful.
Aileen Alred, Cookeville, Tennessee
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November 4, 2007
Dear Jenny,
I watched your video.It was great!
Were you in the circus?I love elephants.
I even looked at your photo album.It was
also great,too.
your friend,
Sophie.
Sophie, I am 7, Shrewsbury MA
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October 24, 2007
I was never fortunate enough to have met Jenny, but I feel her loss like she was a
personal friend. May her sisters at the sanctuary feel blessed that they had this
wonderful companion with them.
Bruce Johnson, Massachusetts
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October 17, 2007
Missing our Jellybean today and everyday.

It was a blessing to have watched you over the years, enjoying sanctuary...
Donna, Maryland
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October 17, 2007
Jenny - today we celebrate your life and all the joy you brought into the lives of others, including your loving caregivers and staff at the Sanctuary, the Sanctuary supporters and your wonderful elephant family, especially your loving and devoted mother, Shirley.
Michael, New Jersey
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October 17, 2007
October 17,2007.....One year later. I just watched the tribute to Jenny and I was moved to tears. What a dear, sweet girl! She is so missed. The song for her was very touching and haunting as well. I am glad to see the other girls adjusting so well. We miss you dear Jenny!
Sally Brown, Chardon, Ohio
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October 17, 2007
To our sweetest Jenny.....you are always in my heart. We miss your playful spirit and the way you embraced life with such joy and abandon, but know that you are still watching over your sisters and your dear Shirley.

Susan, Port Coquitlam, B. C.
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October 17, 2007
Will be thinking of you tomorrow knowing that you are watching over your family in Tennessee!
Kim, California
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October 16, 2007
Dear, sweet, Jenny

It's hard to imagine that a year has already elapsed since you left the physical sanctuary of TES. Your spirit surely must still be traversing the hills and exploring the ponds and keeping a close and comforting eye on all your sisters.

I kiss your sweet face. RIP, sweet, beautiful girl.
Janet, Cambridge MA
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October 4, 2007
It has been almost a year, a day I know all of us ele lovers will never forget. I know all of our hearts break for the loss of Jenny, and for Shirley. So this month, let's celebrate her life, the life of all of the lucky girls at the Sanctuary and how they are loved by all of us. Hugs, kisses and trunk touches to all of them.
Jocelyn Phillips, Ohio
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October 3, 2007
still think about you everyday,sweet girl.Shirley is doing good.
ann, atlanta
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September 28, 2007
jenny I luv your picture sooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!
jazmyn, sep, 28 2007
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September 19, 2007
Jenny, sweet girl,

The pictures are so quiet without you, but your spirit is everywhere. Shirley is doing so well; she has your loving sisters to keep her company. I miss you, Jelly Bean.
Janet, Cambridge MA
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September 11, 2007
Hi Jellybean, today is your anniversary, and we still miss you so deeply.


Donna, Maryland
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September 5, 2007
Jenny I love you who you are.
alex, llburn georgia
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August 30, 2007
I was touched by the Jenny & Shirley story on PBS almost a year ago. I went straight to the TES website and read everything. I was amazed what was going on at TES and wondered why I hadn't know about it long ago. I was saddened to learn that dear Jenny had passed away. Poor Shirley and all of the girls and TES surely do miss you. I am so glad that TES was able to give you a wonderful 10 years and then to have Shirley join you. Jenny, I will sing for you!
Juanita, Livonia, MI
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August 27, 2007
Jenny, you are missed-can't wait to see you in Heaven
J. Mobbs, Tyler, Texas
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August 12, 2007
Oh Jenny.. you sweet angel! We share the same name you know? If you were still alive I would have felt a great bond with you... there's something in a name!
Rest in peace sweet Jenny.. Shirley sure does miss you but I KNOW you will greet her at Rainbow Bridge when it's her time!
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August 10, 2007
My beautiful and courageous little soul. Sometimes when life seems difficult I think of how difficult it once was for you and how wonderful your last 10 yrs. were. You are such an inspiration to me. Love also to Shirley. What a gift you could be together.
peggy reed, houston tx.
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August 7, 2007
Oh Jenny,dear great gentle creature! I share your name...I am honored!! Bless your sweet heart!
Jenny Peter, Keswick,Ontario,canada
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July 20, 2007
Still thinking of you sweet Jenny.
Michael, New Jersey
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July 11, 2007
I'm sitting here in Holland (Netherlands) crying my heart out for this wonderful and loveble girl Jenny.
My heart goes even more out to Shirly who will miss Jenny the most.
Jenny have had a wonderful life in Hohenwald and just changed one paradise for an other paradise.
Elke de Vries, Netherlands
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July 8, 2007
Jenny,

Your Shirley has been at TES for eight years now! And Solomon James, her faithful keeper, is retiring.

She must miss you terribly, but Tarra and Bunny are taking good care of her. I miss you, too.
Janet, Cambridge Massachusetts
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July 6, 2007
I didn't know you but I am forever touched and blessed to hear of your never-changing spirit. I will remember you in my thoughts, always.
Corey, Overland Park, Kansas
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May 30, 2007
Dear, beautiful Jenny. Dulary is home at the Sanctuary and doing so well. You are missed so much...I hope you are happy and enjoying life on the other side.

Thinking of you sweet Jenny
Jean, Gabriola
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May 30, 2007
Thinking of you, courageous spirited soul.
Lesley, Vancouver
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May 28, 2007
dear jenny,
i thought you would like to know that dulary arrived at the sanctuary and has made friends with shirley your dear mother, bunny, tara, sissy,winkie, delhi, and misty who you never met. i wish you were there to share that special moment.
lily paterson, annapolis, maryland
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May 28, 2007
Jennygirl, thinking about you and missing you today!!
, Maryland
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May 16, 2007
Dear Jenny,
You were a wonderful elephant. Today my teacher was talking about you. She loves animals a lot. When she started talking about elephants and then she started talking about you. After she researched and she found out you had passed away. I was really sorry about what happened to you.
Hardevsangha, abbotsford
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April 28, 2007
Jenny,

Dulary is getting ready to arrive at TES to meet your sisters. Oh, how I wish you could be there. You had such a big heart, but so do all your sisters. I kiss your sweet face.

I thought you'd like to know that Bunny is taking good care of Shirley.
Janet, Cambridge MA
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April 20, 2007
Sweet Jenny,

Your TES family misses you so much. You were an amazing creature with a huge heart and the willingness to share everything you had with them.

I think about you often and still can't believe you're really gone. I miss you, too, Jenny.
Janet, Cambridge MA
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April 18, 2007
Jenny, the Elephant Sanctuary will never be the same without you. You are greatly missed and loved! Your relationship with Shirley was heart warming, unique, and sincere. I still find it hard to comprehend that you are not there anymore. Logging in to the Elecam is just not the same without you! I miss you so much Jenny girl!
L P, Vancouver, Canada
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April 17, 2007
OH ... has it already been six months? Dear, Jenny you are missed by all of us every day.

Love you
Angie, California
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April 13, 2007
Hey Jenny,

I miss you so much. You and Shirley were so close that I was worried about what would happen if Shirley left you. As it turned out, you were the first to go. Shirley seems to be O.K. and I want to thank you for making the last few years for her so fulfilling and wonderful. I'm sure that she loved being your 'mother' figure. And Im also sure you are looking after her now. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to all of your roomies at the Elephant Sanctuary. Next to Tina (after all shes from my home-town area) you and Shirley were closest to my heart. I hope you have found the peace and comfort you need. Thank you ever-so-much Jenny!!!
LP, Surrey, B.C. Canada
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April 10, 2007
While I read Jenny's bio and reviewed the lovely photos, I cried. My heart and soul hurt for all God's creatures that endure such hardships from mankind. God bless each individual that has shown compassion and kindness to any creature.

My biggest wish is that an animal organization would introduce federal legislation that would prohibit wild animals from being imported for commercial profit. For those animals being held in this environment, animal activist should boycott and march against this treatment. Legislation should make it a criminal act to discard an animal as though it was a disposable commodity. Create sanctuaries for all "research" animals.

Thank you and your staff of volunteers for bringing kindess and love to these lovely animals.


Becky Lloyd, Aylett, Virginia
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March 27, 2007
Jenny, you were a non-stop-loving girl. You will always be remembered.
Britt,
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March 23, 2007
When I saw Jenny and Shirley's reunion on PBS a few years ago, I was extremely moved by the depth of their bonds and the joy they obviously felt at being reunited. I have since been a devoted 'elefan' and have enjoyed visiting your website frequently. Last year, my grade 4 students and I raised money for your Feed an Elephant program. Currently, my grade 4 class is organzing an "Elefan" Day at our school, during which we will raise money to donate to your sanctaury in honour of Dulary's arrival. The kids are so excited! Jenny and Shirley's story has truly touched the hearts and opened our eyes to the plight of these magnificent creatures! Please continue your oustanding work with these gentle giants.
Peggy Gyra, Ontario, Canada
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March 7, 2007
The Elephant Sanctuary has just recently been brought to my attention. Needless to say I have been completely overwhelmed. Being able to see and hear these magnificent animals communicate is so special. It is truly remarkable that Jenny was able to be in this bit of paradise with Shirley, and that those who loved her so, were with her when she crossed over. I am affected deeply as I view this incredible website. It is fabulous to have it as my home page and to wake in the morning and wonder which girls I may be able to see. My heart weeps and is joyous knowing that some of these incredible animals are finding sanctuary late in their lives. It is truly remarkable that we are able to view this matriarchal community without endangering their well being. Thank you to the founders who had such incredible vision and to all who are supporting this vision.
Mickey, Victoria, B.C.
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March 6, 2007
I was moved to tears as I watched the reunion of Jenny and Shirley on PBS. I eagerly searched for this web site to find out more about the Elephant Sanctuary. I was deeply saddened to read that Jenny had died, and was overcome with emotion as I read about her last days. For some reason that I do not know, this story has touched me like nothing I have ever experienced before. I feel great sadness, but also great joy in knowing that these elephants have such a wonderful place to live their lives.
Ron Walter, Peoria IL
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February 20, 2007
I liked elephants since I was little! From seeing jenny's picture she looked like a very pretty and loving elephant!!!!!
Jennifer Young, Bucyrus, ohio
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February 17, 2007
The cruelty that mankind has put these beautiful creatures through is heartbreaking. When I saw the documentary on Jenny and Shirley, it gave me such a profound respect and love for elephants...I'm crying right now...I've watched the tribute to Jenny a hundred times on youtube...I wish I could apologize to each one of them for what has been done to them...a million thanks to the sanctuary...and Jenny, you are "rooted in my soul."
Laura, Canada
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February 11, 2007
Hi Jenny. I am sorry about your death. I love you.
Alex, lilburn georgia
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February 6, 2007
Thinking about our baby girl, remembering the days of seeing you napping in the sunshine, and it warms my heart.

Such a special special baby girl!
Anonymous,
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January 25, 2007
Just as you loved the water, It flows so freely with every thought of you. Like a river from my heart to an outpouring for you and all you had to endure.
Still flowing though I know you received the waters of healing in your last years. You were so Beautiful! And I am so sorry!

Someday I hope to give back. To repay in love.
Paula M. Armato, San Rafael, Calif. (Lonely without you)
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January 15, 2007
Dear Jenny, I just watched the Urban Elephant on PBS and saw once again the reuniting of you and Shirley. I cried both with joy, because of you and Shirley finding each other and your time together at the sanctuary,and sorrow because you have left us.

You and Shirley are still my special girls and miss you dearly. Always in my heart dear smiling Jenny with the twinkle in your eye.
Anonymous, Salt Lake City
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January 7, 2007
I sponsored Jenny for only 2 and a half months and I would of liked to go see her but before I could she passed away. From what I read she seemed like the best elephant ever. I will miss her. But now she is watching over me!
Jennifer Toth, Akron OH
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January 1, 2007
Happy New Year, Jenny. We all miss your smiling face.
A friend,
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December 28, 2006
Jenny I will miss you.. As I turn on my computer I will see this beautiful Elephant and know your are watching.. I will miss you with all my heart.. I love you Jenny Every Oct 17th I will think of you and think what a happy Elephant you were You will never be forgotten
Jen Ram, Ontario Canada
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December 22, 2006
May you find peace with your other fellow mates, freedom you had and will always have. Be free Jenny
Audrey D., Arkansas
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December 22, 2006
What a beautiful girl you were, are, and always will be, Jenny, both inside and out. I may not be one of your earliest fans, but it's never too late to become your friend, is it, Jenny?

You were born the year I finished high school. You were taken captive the year I was set free from college. You passed away on my birthday.

But beyond those superficial connections I have with you is a far deeper one -- at the heart and soul level. One shared by all those who love you, as all these simple yet elegant, eloquent tributes to you make clear. I join them in thanking you for bringing joy to Shirley, Tarra, Bunny and the rest of your four-legged and two-legged friends. For showing us all how to endure sad, painful,lonely years and still be filled with grace, goodness, innocence, sweetness, and zest for life. For proving that there is nothing in this world greater than love. Your love reflects our creator's irrepressible joy in His/Her creation. It trunk-touches everyone. It trumpets loudly. It encircles the universe.

Your love never died. You never died. You simply moved to a new address. I smile thinking about how you are regaling all the zoo and circus elephants with stories of fun times you had at the sanctuary with your sisters and caretakers. Your new friends may not have all made it to Carol-and-Scott's elephant heaven on earth, but they are surely experiencing the same peace and joy in heaven, courtesy of God's newest ele-angel, Jenny.
Olivia, Houston
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December 21, 2006
Beautiful Jenny
I still find it hard to believe you are not here with Shirley and the other girls.

Miss you, love you.
Jean, Gabriola Island, BC
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December 19, 2006
I can't belive the Jelly Bean is gone it was a life she aced
With her death i feel so sorry
On my wall of Asian Elephants i don't know where she will be placed
Even though i loved her in the Jelly Bean's death i do not worry

For Jenny My ambition is to become a Zoologist and Protect Asian Elephants and also for Tina, Babara and Lota.

Jonathan Law,
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December 14, 2006
Thinking of our baby girl and missing you
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December 12, 2006
Jenny,
It's still so hard to imagine that you're really gone. I can still feel you walking through the woods.
Janet, Cambridge MA
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December 7, 2006
Hello again beautiful Jenny
You were such a shining example of how to live a life...even in the face of such difficulty. and an example of how to leave this place for a better one.

It doesn't seem possible that you are really gone.

Miss you and all of your friends there with you...Barbara, Lota, Tina and Joanna.


Jean, Gabriola Island, BC
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December 5, 2006
Jenny, sweet Jenny, I'm glad your mom, Shirley, is surrounded by loving sisters, including sweet Bunny, who is by her side, just as you were. Misty would make anyone smile and I think that will help. Rest in peace, beautiful girl.
Janet, Cambridge MA
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November 28, 2006
Whispers in the Wind

Tired bodies , empty shells,
these behind we leave .
In sacred space, hallowed ground
a place for loved ones to grieve .

Every tear an honour song
for our lives on Mother earth.
Don't mourn our passing, try to see
the joy in this, our rebirth .

For now we dance in moonbeams
frolic and play amidst the trees .
Our songs whispered in the wind
forever alive in loving memories !

In memory of Jenny , Joanna, Lota, Tina and Barbara
laura linklater, vancouver
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November 18, 2006
It has been a whole month since you moved on to Heaven, Baby Girl.
It's still hard to believe that you are gone.
We had no idea your migration would be virtually the last we would see of you.
We hold your image in our hearts and know that the real you will never die.
Sweetness, light, innocence, playfulness, and joy of living. That is you, Baby Girl. Forever in spirit.........
Nancy F, Washington
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November 17, 2006
Stoic,graceful,loving Jenny..you brought so much to the sanctuary the short time you were there. The pain of losing you is hard, but to know that you are runnig freely in the pastures of the skies with Tina and the rest of your sisters is comforting. To all the staff..you are angels,my heart goes out to all of you. May God bless you and continue to work your miracles with these loving animals.
Dave Ashcroft, Abbotsford,BC
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November 16, 2006
I am so sorry for your loss. I loved this elephant. I did not know her but I read so much about her. My name is jenny too. I give donations to the sanctuary and I fed Jenny two times. It is so sad .
Jenny Edmonds, fl
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November 15, 2006
Jenny, ten years ago my heart broke the day I found you in that dog shelter, your tipped over water pale, your chained leg, your look into my eyes. After your rescue, you often made my heart joyful as I could sit in my Las Vegas office and watch you on live video enjoying life again with your sister and friends. Jenny, you gave so much joy and asked for so little, I wish I would have found you sooner. Rest in peace Jenny.
Ronald McCaughan, Henderson, NV
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November 14, 2006
I was very sad to hear that Jenny passed away. She was an inspiring figure to all. Her legacy will forever live on. Jenny, rest in peace.
Stephanie H., Ohio
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November 12, 2006
I only discovered this site yesterday. I have spent most of my time surfing the site since then, to come to this ending.
To the founding members of the Sanctuary, my most sincere condolances, to the caregivers, the benefactors and to the "sisters".
Thank you for caring for the elephants, for providing shelter, and freedom to those that never had time previous to their coming, to smell the flowers.
Aurevoir Jenny! RIP
Aline, Quebec City, Canada
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November 10, 2006
Dearest Jenny,

All you needed to do was be your beautiful, cheery self to teach us the true meaning of survival. Thank you and keep having a great time. I love you.
Evelyne, Vancouver, Canada
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November 10, 2006
Jenny, you taught me so much about living in the moment. When hardships come my way I remember you and all that you had to endure before you came to The Sanctuary and my problems shrink.You were always such a joy to watch on the elecam and will be sorely missed here on earth, but I'm sure there was a wonderful reunion in heaven with old friends when you arrived. Farewell sweet little Jenny Jelly Bean, I will carry your memory in my heart forever.
MJ Cameron, B.C. Canada
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November 9, 2006
They say a elephant never forgets. My heart filled with joy as you and Shirley were reunited. You two protected one another alomst like mom and daughter. I am sorry you had to perform and endure abuse frm the hands of man. I hope you and your sisters are happy in heaven and I hope you eat all the potatoes you can find. I know they are your favorite. It is now you get to meet a very special girl, LOTA. You will like her. She opened the gates to freedom and you paved the roads yet to be walked down. Shirley loves you and I am sure she thinks of you often. You have to be patient. You two will be together someday but you are with Lota, Tina and Barbara and all others up there. I am thankful to the sanctuary staff for providing you and others the freedom you deserve. I will never forget you, you will always be in my heart. I love you. Shirley will be fine. I will watch over her. I promise. Please take good care of Joanna as she took care of you.
I will think of you, always !!!
Rhonda Woods, Tomah, wisconsin
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November 9, 2006
Jenny, my eyes filled with tears as you and Shirley were reunited. A elephant never forgets. You left us too soon but now have a chance to meet Lota and be with your sisters in the heavens above. My heart went out to Shirley but God made her strong, for she lost a best friend, almost like a daughter. You will be greatly missed but I am thankful for the sanctuary staff and their tiredless efforts to bring you and your family freedom. I am sorry you were forced to perform and be abused by the hands of man. You were a beautiful lady, inside and out. I will think of you often and pray for all others awaiting freedom at the sanctuary. You paved a path for all of us yet to be taken. Be brave, someday your Shirley wil be with you. I know she thinks of you everyday, she protected you. I hope you get lots of potatoes to eat. I just know they are your favorite treat. I love you. Forever in my heart.
Rhonda Woods, Tomah, wisconsin
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November 9, 2006
Having just gotten out of the hospital, I didn't know about Jenny's passing until today. My heart is broken and the tears won't stop flowing. I am so sorry for all the pain and heartache that you had to endure at the hands of my fellow human beings. Thank you Carol & Steve and the rest of the keepers for having given you at least 10 years to live your life as an elephant should. Dear, dear Jenny, I love you and will be looking for you in Heaven.

Roxann Caracristi, Janesville, WI
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November 8, 2006
My Jenny

You came back to me
My precious baby.
My Joy was so Profound!
We shared our grief and sadness;
Then we put our sorrow down.
You were my daughter,
My sister, and my friend.....

For some time now I did know,
That I would have to see you go.
Daughter, Sister, Friend.

And you Embraced Your Leaving
Thus you eased our grieving....
Daughter, Sister, Friend.

Fellow Sisters helped sing your spirit to There.
Loving persons helped sing your spirit to There.
Celebration filled the air!
Daughter, Sister, Friend

There was so much Special about you.
Life will go on without you....
But my heart still Fills with pain!
Daughter, Sister, Friend.

I will dream of Moments Shared.
Humblest Heartfelt Prayers....

To My Daughter, My Sister, My Friend

Shirley
Carole Moffett, Porterville, California
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November 6, 2006
When will humans appreciate the beauty of an animal for the way God intended? Not for our entertainment but for our education in humanity. We have so much to learn as a species. I am saddened as I watch man mistreat and abuse. I am so uplifted when I watch man love and care. Jenny, you were sent to teach us and you have impacted so many lives. I hope to hear you trumpet when I make that final journey. Bless you.
D Fenton, Rochester, NY
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November 6, 2006
Dear Jenny,
You taught me again how love and forgiveness are the most important lessons we learn in life. Thank you.
Anne Schwartz, Park Ridge, IL
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November 5, 2006
Excerpt from a song my son made up many years ago about Jenny and Shirley:

I'm Jenny, I'm Shirley
Together we like loving, loving
Jenny and Shirley
Together we like loving, loving
So ring those bells, bells
Oh ring, oh ring those bells
We're Jenny and Shirley Galore

True love never dies - Jenny and Shirley together forever.

Missing you sweet Jenny

Danielle, Vancouver
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November 5, 2006
If I should ever leave you, whom I love, to go along the Silent Way,
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.
(I'd come-I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me be sad...
For I am loving you just as I always have...
You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still to do-
So many things to say to you...
Remember that I did not fear...
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face...
We cannot see Beyond...
But this I know:
I loved you so- 'twas heaven here with you.

Isla Paschal Richardson
A Friend, Cambridge Massachusetts
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November 5, 2006
I have missed you so much since you were moved where I couldn't see you. I too am a wounded soul. Your courage has meant a lot to me. I will see you in heaven. All my love.
Vicki Haun, Seymour, TN.
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November 2, 2006
Dear Jenny, you are a special girl and we will miss you. May eternity for you include warm naps on soft sanctuary grass, the one closest to your heart always there protecting you, freedom from all pain, and freedom to always be who you are. And may eternity for me include meeting you someday.
Melinda, MD
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November 2, 2006
PBS introduced me to Shirley and Jenny. It taught me so much about elephant society. About the deep family ties. I can't believe that dear, sweet Jenny is now gone. I know her family at the sanctuary misses her terribly.
The depth of man's inhumanity horrifies me, and I pray that you have been able to forgive us Jenny. I know your last years we so happy for you, and for that I am grateful. We will all meet again someday.
God Bless everyone at the Sanctuary
Linda, Minnesota USA
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November 2, 2006
Dear Carol, Scott, and all of the critters who share the sanctuary with you,

Thank you. I cannot say thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of the santuary in so many ways. Because of you we are able be a part of, and experience the spirit and love of not only a beautiful soul like Jenny's, but the wonderful hearts who have given so much of themselves so that another may find freedom, sanctuary, and healing.

You have even provided us with a place on your website to share our hearts; helping us to heal. To love is to know that one day you will bare a great pain in your heart. To love another with your whole heart is to truly experience heaven on earth. Thank you for letting us into the hearts of the girls, and allowing us to know Jenny, all of the others, and you.

Jennifer, Wilmington, DE
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November 2, 2006
Jenny, you were a beautiful girl. I am so happy that your final days were spent free, and that you were surrounded by loved ones. I was on a tour of my town when I heard of your story with Shirley because the circus ship she was on was here. I have had a soft spot for both of you ever since. RIP jelly bean.
Dawn, Yarmouth, ns, Canada
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November 1, 2006
Hey Jenny-girl,
We will miss you Jenny. I am so happy that you had ten years at TES. I have a picture on my desk that has you with your sisters Shirley, Winkie and Sissy. Every day I get to look at your cute self. Your reunion with Shirls is one of the moments on life in which we are exposed to the magical wonders of life. If we can SEE, FEEL and HEAR then we are blessed. I am so happy that you were able to choose your place of passing... deep in the hills of Tennessee with your sisters and human friends with you. I know you will be an angel leading Dulary and more sisters to their freedom and their new sisters.

Sarah, Washington DC
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October 31, 2006
It had been a few weeks since I visited the website, and was so saddened today to read about Jenny's passing. But, I was also so happy that she had her last year's with her friends, both elephants and good humans. My first knowledge of Jenny and Shirley was when they were reunited upon Shirley's arrival at the Sanctuary. I knew even more then how special these wonderful animals are. Jenny - may you be at peace knowing how much you are loved. You have graced us all.
Diane, New Mexico
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October 31, 2006
My wife Diane introduces me to the santuary some years ago. Over long distance we have shared with joy the community and relationships of the elephants.

I called my wife earlier today. She seemed upset. I asked her why. She said that Jenny had died. We both cried.
John Somatican, Santa Fe, NM
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October 30, 2006
Goodbye Jenny. I will miss that comical grin you so often displayed. I'm sorry for what the human race did to you.
Thank you Ms.Carol and Scott for making the best of her remaining time.
gregory caulkins, brentwood tn
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October 30, 2006
Dear Jenny,
may you rest in peace in the beautiful Jungle in the sky.

Michelle, South Australia
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October 30, 2006
missing you
Donna,
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October 29, 2006
Jenny

God bless you on your journey to paradise with Joanna and Barbara. And my heartfelt condolences to Carol and Scott and all the Sanctuary staff for the loss of such a wonderful friend and family member. Jenny certainly gave me much joy to watch roaming free. Just remember you all made that possible.

Good-bye Jenny. Hope to see you someday.

Debi Volk, Versailles, Illlinois
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October 29, 2006
Jenny and Shirley have changed my life. When I first discovered the Sanctuary, one of the first things I did was listen to the sounds of Jenny and Shirly being reunited. I was so touched by that, that I later tried to explain how joyful and happy their reunion was to my family. Now, when there is a happy gathering, some of my family call it a Jenny and Shirly reunion. I always tried to watch for Jenny and Shirly on the Elecam as their devotion and companionship was so uplifting. I used to watch them during my lunch-break and it was just like therapy -- it helped me make it through the rest of the day. So, dear Jenny, thank you for all the help! Thank you for being you. I shall miss you dearly, as I am sure your elephant friends and caregivers are missing you, too. Thank you everyone at the Sanctuary for giving Jenny and Shirley their time together.
Nancy L., Ontario, Canada
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October 28, 2006
Angel came down from heaven yesterday
She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me
And she told me a story yesterday,
about the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea
And then she spread her wings high over me
She said she's gonna come back tomorrow

And I said "fly on my sweet angel,
fly on through the sky,
fly on my sweet angel,
tomorrow I'm gonna be by your side"
~Jimi Hendrix

Goodbye Sweet Jenny.
Rachel, Connecticut
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October 27, 2006
Dear Jenny,
Go peacefully into the next life and thank you for the joy you have given us all. I know that Shirley will miss you. Wait for her,and us, on the other side. PEACE@LAST Jenny
Ann Smith, Arcadia,La
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October 27, 2006
Dear Jenny,

I am sorry to see you go but I am so happy that you were able to become part of such a wonderful family. May you spirit roam free with the rest of those who departed but remain in our memories forever.
Gina, Ambler, PA United states
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October 27, 2006
What a beautiful girl, what a beautiful face...I close my eyes and can still see you, I'll carry your image in my heart forever.
Thank you for gracing all of our lives!
EMTLily, Bumpass, VA
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October 27, 2006
Jenny, TES's video tribute to you is beautiful beyond words. You are so loved. I have too many monents when I can't believe it's really true you're gone. But your happiness is enough for me.
Janet, Massachusetts
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October 27, 2006
Dear Jenny, sweet and beautiful Jenny... your time with us was all too brief. My heart aches with sadness for your life before you found sanctuary in Tennessee; my heart rejoices with happiness that your last ten years were relaxed and joyful, filled with family, friends and love. My soul shares your parting song. Keep playing, love, keep playing...
Delphia, Arizona
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October 27, 2006
For all the abused animals and people in this world, thank god there are those that care. Jenny was so lucky to have been found and then loved... and loved... and loved. And maybe more importantly, respected as a living being that deserves a chance to live her natural life free as possible from human interference and indignity. Every being should be so lucky.


Shiloh Durkee, Surrey, BC, Canada
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October 27, 2006
Frail Jelly Bean

Farewell, our frail little Jelly Bean
Delicate Indonesian flower
Sweetness and innocence personified
Shirley's daughter, Sanctuary baby.

No more pain, no more blindness
No more fatigue, no more struggles

You transitioned beautifully, gracefully
Wafting from the Forest floor and into the Mist
Beckoned on by Joanna, Lota, Tina and Barbara
Into the Eternal Mist

Farewell, frail little Jelly Bean
But not forever
Only until we follow after you
Into the Eternal Mist together.......
Nancy Farnam, Edmonds, WA
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October 27, 2006
For a beautiful girl who was fortunate to find heaven on earth. I pray that one day the human race will see these precious lives as more than just money & entertainment. God bless and keep you all close to his heart. You will be missed sweet Jenny. Love & peace
Glenda, Oklahoma
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October 27, 2006
Over the past few years, I've fallen in love with all of the girls. They are all beautiful. Jenny will be missed, but, she'll always be near to our hearts. Bless all who take care of these wonderful, deserving spirits.
Noelle, NH
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October 27, 2006
Jenny, what can we say but wow! How much you gave to all and asked for very little in return. The story of your passing gave me goose bumps. I am honored to have met you. Rest easy big girl and please say hello to everyone for us. Peace.
Matt, kansas city
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October 27, 2006
I'm so sorry, and i Can't stop crying for the loss of Jenny. My heart and prayers go to Shirley, Carol, Scott, all "the girls", and all those who have known or cared for her. Jenny, the ultimate example of survival and forgiveness under the most extreme circumstances.... Jenny, whose sacrifices and story will lead to the erradication of the practices which led to the need for The Elephant Sanctuary in the first place....
Jenny, i appoligize for our actions against you - I thank you for your love, your compassion, and your forgiveness for our humanity. You are free from physical restrictions now, from your poor, beautiful broken body which held your spirit back....
Be free, as you were intended, you are in pain no more. Stay close to those who loved you with such a passion - they need you now, desperately. You leave an elephant sized hole in all our hearts.

Candice Miller, Delta, BC
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October 26, 2006
Dear Jenny, I hope you are finding great joy in reuniting with your dear friends, Tina, Tess, Lota and Sue. All you friends here will miss you terribly, but I am so glad you were able to enjoy your true earthly home at the Sanctuary the last ten years of your life. Be happy Jenny and rest in peace dear girl.
Donna Powell, Tustin, CA
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October 26, 2006
Sweetie pie with a twinkle in your eye. I have read all the tributes to you so far my dear, and my heart is broken in two. You taught us all so much in your life's journey. The most amazing things happen at The Elephant Sanctuary and I am blessed to have found all of you. Dear, sweet, amazing Jenny Jelly Bean you are so completely missed. We were so happy to have had you in our lives. I am sure one day soon Mama Shirley is going to hear a little noise and turn around only to find nothing there, but keep it up my dear, and soon she will know it is you, in your teasing little way, letting her know you are still around. God Bless you Jenny and
everyone who loves you so.
Sally, N.E. Ohio
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October 26, 2006
Dear sweet Jelly Bean
I am so glad you had such joy in your last years and such a good friend in Shirley.

Anyone who had any doubt of the depth of feeling of one elephant for another only has to read the story of your meeting with Shirley at the sanctuary to be convinced. You have taught us so much and we will miss you, dear girl.
Anne L., Surrey, BC
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October 26, 2006
Dear Jenny,
I am so sorry we humans were so mean to you for most of your life. I hope you can forgive us. Rest in peace.
Natalie, NYC
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October 26, 2006
It was the story of Jenny and Shirley on PBS that brought me to tears and led me to The Elephant Sanctuary. Their story was one that needed to be told.

I'm certain that Jenny thanks Carol, Scott and staff for the wonderful ten years that she had in such a fabulous place. We will mourn her loss and keep hoping that Shirley will be able to withstand the sorrow. Thank you for all that you do for elephants.
Linda Francis, Olympia, WA
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October 26, 2006
It was the story of Shirley and Jenny coming together at the Sanctuary, remembering each other, souls reconnecting, that first brought me to your Sanctuary and it was in honor of Jenny that I named a wee stuffed elephant I have after her and another I named after Shirley. It was their love that kept me coming back to your site, reading about all the girls and all your efforts, left me with beautiful imagined moments of what life must be like to finally have a "sanctuary" to be all they were to each other and themselves. I am so deeply saddened by Jenny's passing and now I imagine she is free and flying and her spirit soars and swirels around her beloved "mother" and sisters - always connected, always loving, always loved. Blessed be sweet Jenny girl who first stole my heart and called me home to the Ellie Girls. May you keep Shirley free from sadness and loneliness and fill her living soul with your presence.
Jenn Forgie, Vancouver, BC
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October 26, 2006
Wow - 10 years. TEN years of total freedom and bliss to be an elephant. But for Carol and Scott and all the terrific caregivers at TES Jenny wouldn't have had that. No doubt she passed as a completely free soul. Thank You everyone at the sanctuary for giving her that. Again, it proves that your methods of taking care of the girls really does work. She'll be missed, but she's in a better place for her now. All of us have her memories to remind us of just how special she was.
Maggie - Elepainter, Puyallup, Wa
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October 26, 2006
Although this poem was written hundreds of years ago in China, it seems most fitting of Shirley and Jenny's deep love and devotion to one another:

The memories of long love
Gather like drifting snow,
Poignant as the mandarin ducks,
Who float side by side in sleep.
Lisa Kane, Madison, WI
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October 26, 2006
I was very sorry when I heard about Jenny the elephant. I would like to thank Carol and Scott for providing a peaceful place for these wonderful elephants.
Annette Coderre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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October 26, 2006
Dearest Jenny,

You were an inspiration to all with your grace and determination. I am so happy you got to spend at least your last 10 years in relative freedom with a family that loved and cared for one another. All your aches and pains are gone now but you will be watching down on all your sisters with the ones who passed before you. I know your earthbound sisters can feel your presence and love from heaven. Rest peacefully dear Jenny. You so deserve it.
Lynne Russert, Jacksonville, FL
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October 25, 2006
My Dearest Jenny Jelly Bean,

You ARE a joyful girl! You've brought so much joy to so many during your short life. You are my shining star, an example of dignity and strength through pain and heartache... and then there's that little twinkle in your eye. Let's go on an adventure, lets explore and revel in life and living. Your joy eminates from you, it is everywhere at the sanctuary, on every blade of grass, every bush, every tree, every drop of water and everyone of your sisters and caretakers. You envelope Shirley with your love and devotion in a way that always warms my heart. I love watching the two of you together. You know it was you and Shirley being reunited that brought me to TES and I am so grateful, you have been my special girls ever since.

The world won't be quite the same without you in it dear Jenny but no goodbyes, just see you later smiling Jenny with the twinkle in your eye.
Anonymous, Salt Lake City
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October 25, 2006
My Sweet Jenny, I am also still crying - it hurts so much to lose you. But I too am grateful you had your last 7 years with Momma Shirley in elephant heaven at TES.
Jan Kruse, Weatherford, Texas
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October 25, 2006
Oh Jenny, your amazing reunion with Mama Shirley touched my very soul. It was because of you that I felt the need to find you and Shirley at your forever, true home. It was because of you and your capacity and ability to love so deeply that I had to go back again and again to the website in hopes of seeing your uplifting life with Mama Shirley. That ultimately allowed me to "meet" your sisters and learn all about the most amazing animals on earth. You opened my eyes Jenny.

And all because of you Jenny that I find my heart breaking for Shirley, for Bunny, for Tarra, for me.

I miss you sweet Jenny, but I know that you are where you belong, with Joanna, watching over your Mama Shirley and your forever home. You won't be forgotten.
Nancy Kleinrok, Studio City, CA
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October 25, 2006
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path that was laid for me.
I took my leave when I heard the call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things, I, too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
I'm at peace now; I've been set free.

A Friend, Massachusetts
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October 25, 2006
Our precious Jenny! My heart is saddened at your passing. You were a truly beautiful girl and will be missed dearly.
Susan Dunn, Nashville Tennessee
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October 25, 2006
Jenny, You gorgeous creature, with your little tushes and your blind eye and your sprung back (I could always pick you out of the crowd that way!) and your amazing ability to balance on both right legs! You and your Shirley and your Bunny. You had ten most wonderful years and I'm so sorry that you're gone. But whenever it makes me sad, I think about how wonderful you had it with sisterhood and love and companionship and how much you enjoyed life and I laugh and cry at the same time. It will take a long time to fill the great, big hole you have left, but your spirit will never leave. Your mark is everywhere. Throw some dirt over your back for all your sisters. RIP, Jenny Jellybean.
Janet Crystal, Cambridge MA
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October 25, 2006
To Jenny Jelly Bean,
What a pretty girl you are, I will miss you. I am so sorry your life was short, at least you spent your last years with family and Shirley.
Thank you Carol, Scott and Staff.
"You Can Judge A Man's Heart By His Treatment of Animals"
Lisa, Indiana
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October 25, 2006
Jenny

You lived every american elephants dream for the last few years of a life condemmed with hardship, and with that you gave us, warmth and love, your heart and your soul. Goodbye, and be at rest, sweet old girl.
Elliot Carr, Bathurst Australia
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October 25, 2006
Jenny Jellybean.....it never occured to you that you were puny,crippled, and half blind. I hope when my time comes, I will have no regrets about having lived life to it's fullest, as you did with utter gusto. I will forever remember you as being the first to throw the snowball, mudball, or the four-wheeler.....Oh, how I will miss you. Love
Cindy Pierson, Louisville, KY
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October 25, 2006
Dear Jenny

You will never be forgotten by those who loved you. Hopefully where you are now is not much different than Carol and Scott's Sanctuary.
Maggie, BC
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October 25, 2006
What a sad year it has been. And joyful. The relationship between Jenny and Shirley made me smile every time I saw them together - Mother and Daughter, so relaxed, so relaxed, so comforted by their proximity to each other.

I know Jenny's last days were filled with love and support - as they always were at The Sanctuary, but I can't help but feel sad for our loss, but especially for Shirley's loss.

Now you can see brightley, and walk spritely. Peace to you Jenny. You are remembered.
Claire, Snohomish, Washington
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October 24, 2006
Dearest Jenny, you are so very loved, and there is no one whose eyes can sparkle with as much joy as yours.

Colleen Perrin, Toronto, Ontario
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October 24, 2006
dear jenjen, thank you for the miraculous gift of your being; the message of your life will ever serve to enlighten. so deserving you were and so happy you became and thus we share your joy with love and gratitude.
ad,
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October 24, 2006
Jenny,

From the moment you arrived you inspired all by living your life to its fullest, despite the physical handicaps you suffered.

Right now I'm so deeply saddened by your passing from this Earth. I watch the beautiful video tribute to your life, and cannot stop crying. It's hard to accept that you're really gone.

Before you moved to the new barn, I spent many hours watching you and Shirley together on the Elecam as you moved about the Sanctuary. You were always together, and I will miss that.
CM, Portland, OR
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October 24, 2006
I wish I had a poem or something profound to say....The sadness I feel and the tears that fell can only be a tribute to how wonderful TES truely is for such wonderful creatures. Jenny will be missed
JL,
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October 24, 2006
Jenny is the very meaning of The Elephant Sanctuary, the way she lived, the way she crossed over. I'm going to miss seeing those long legs. Bye, sweet girl.
Lynn,
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October 24, 2006
I was saddend to hear of Jenny's death, I hope her story will bring hope to captive elephants nationwide. I hope the other elephants are not sad.
sv, houston
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October 24, 2006

Ele-Goodbye Jenny

Goodbye Jenny

Brian Narelle,
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October 24, 2006
Dear Carol, Scott, and TES,
A bright spot on earth has stopped shining. To express sorrow and despair would dishonor our Jenny. In these difficult times, comfort will come by celebrating Jenny's memory as she celebrated life.
In deepest sympathy,
Barbara

Jenny
In Memoriam

A drifting snowflake
A gentle whisper
A distant echo
A tickling feather
A flittering butterfly
A floating leaf
A double rainbow
A beacon of sunshine
A sea's spray
A rippling pond
A smiling moon
A gentle zephyr
A babbling brook
A child's laughter
A wispy cloud
A budding flower
A bird's warble
A guiding light
I'm all these,
and much, much, more.
Remember me with a smile,
a good deed,
a nice thought.
Celebrate my life
seeking Sanctuary for all.

Barbara,
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October 24, 2006
Until The Day
A tribute to Jenny and the Elephant Sanctuary

Until the day.....
Each gentle giant can walk the earth,
Unhindered by man, free at the moment of birth.
We will be here....

Until the day....
No shackles bind and make them bleed,
No hooks to hurt, no man to lead-
We will be here....

We will bind the wounds, heal the hearts,
Our spirit to theirs we will impart-
Trust and unconditional love.
We will not sway-
Until the day...
And we pray for that day...

Sarah Diederich,
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October 24, 2006
What a charmer you were and always will be. Thank god and the heavens that the sanctuary found you and gave you heaven on earth with your loving Shirley.. May you watch over all the ladies and know that you will be loved forever.

Tuula Stovin, Regina, Saskatchewan
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October 24, 2006
I can't take credit for this beautiful poem, but it's an appropriate tribute to Jenny.

My kindest regards to you all at the Elephant Sanctuary

FOR JENNY
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Linda Hall, Redwood City, CA
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October 24, 2006
What a beautiful girl
Surrounded by beautiful girls
Thank you for all of the memories
Bless you Jenny and to the family you left behind, I hope there hearts are not to heavy. Always in my heart and prayers.
Trunk touches.
JP, Ohio
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October 24, 2006
Jenny -- You left us much too soon, but you will be in our hearts forever. When Shirley arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary in July 1999, she was given a new lease on life -- and when you came back to the barn that evening to meet the new arrival it became evident that Shirley would not be starting her new life alone -- she was reunited with you, her long-lost daughter which was the beginning of a wonderful life for the two of you. Bless you both for being there for each other for the last 7+ years.
Lyla, NY
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October 24, 2006
All of us who cared for Jenny (and all the other elephants) have the clear knowledge that Jenny's last years were ones of complete freedom and happiness - no chains, no bullhooks, no cruelty. Just being surrounded by her "fellow" elephants" - being a family again and of course - her devoted and caring human compatriates. She knew she was loved.
Tracye Jorgensen, Calgary, AB Canada
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October 23, 2006
for Jenny

in beauty my new life began
heaven on earth , in Tennessee.
you eased my pain , let me play
each precious day just being me.

from the first footsteps til my last breath
all the wonders that freedom could bring.
to choose the time and a beautiful spot
and have my loving family hear me sing

in beauty i left my pain filled body
surrounded by those that held me so lovingly.
joyfully i join the ones that went before me
to walk in paradise until eternity.

remember ....

i am in the light at daybreak
that special star shining above,
i am the blessed baby girl
Momma showered with her pure love

in beauty it is finished.
in beauty it is finished,
your love sang me home.

oct22/06


Laura Linklater,
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October 23, 2006
Darling Jenny
You will be so missed.
I hope you are whole and happy and watching over your beloved Shirley and all of your sisters and caregivers at the Sanctuary.
What a gift those years you had in Sanctuary were.

Jean, Gabriola BC
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October 23, 2006
Sleep in peace, Jenny the hero.

Tomorrow I will laugh and sing when I think of you. Tomorrow I will try not to focus on sorrow. Tomorrow I will be brave like you always were.

But today I am crying. Today my heart hurts.

Goodbye dear friend.
Carol, Chicago, Illinois
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October 23, 2006
Sweet memories of Jenny drift across the tranquility of the Sanctuary.
Her face forever etched in the minds of all who knew her.
Her love embedded in their hearts.
Her soul like tenuous arms encircling their bodies.
Sweet Jenny, thank you for being a part of our lives.
We will miss you and never forget you.

Pam Clifford, B.C. Canada
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October 23, 2006
Dear "little" Jenny,

Whenever I saw you on elecam my heart would melt. You were always so tender and gentle, a little girl with such a big heart.
I love you Jenny, thank-you for the beautiful gifts you brought to my life.
My little Tinkerbelle, you always reminded me of a little fairy.
Forever you will be in my heart.
Sylvia, Toronto
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October 23, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of her demise, I enjoyed her so much, she was a wonderful person. Love,
Shirley Rank, Minneapolis MN
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October 23, 2006
Jenny, you taught us how to live with trouble in our lives. It would seem now that you have also taught us how to die. Your joy will go on forever. Rest peacefully.
Gale, Columbus, Ohio
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October 23, 2006
I have loved Jenny since the moment I saw her story and reunion with Shirley. I have had their story up on our website (www.MyIDA.org) ever since. I wanted everyone to know about her life and what The Elephant Sanctuary has done for her.

I have always wanted to work with Elephants, but I became disabled at the age of 27. My house is full of elephant decor. I envy those of you who are able to work at the sanctuary and dream of vising one day.

I just found out she passed away. I am devastated and grieving her loss. She lived a very difficult, horrible life until the sanctuary took her in. Thank you! I cannot express my gratitude for the joyous gift she was given her last years!
Sherri Connell, Parker, Colorado
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October 23, 2006
Thank you, to all of Jenny's caregivers and the Sanctuary for what you did for Jenny in her retirement years. It appears she had a truly unhappy life until she moved to TN. Jenny and Shirley are my favorite elephants as it seems they may have endured some of the most horrific treatment of any of the girls in their past. I am so happy that both these girls found Heaven on Earth before leaving this world...so they could spend time together, sleeping in the sun...


Jackie Hale, White Bluff TN
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October 23, 2006
Fall Season 2003

Moments in time, time to be measured
Dear Jenny in each, will forever be treasured
She ventured the forest and hill so steep
Shirley waited at the bottom, her vigil to keep
Down came Jenny, after too long a time
She was slow, she was spent, so exhausting the climb
From nowhere came Tarra, her sister to help
She braced all Jen's weight as she slept in comfort she felt
For twenty three minutes, the sisters stood so
Jenny woke, straightened up
She was ready to go
The rest of this story must wait for a while
Thoughts of Jenny are meant to make you all smile
A vignette in rhyme
A treasured moment in time
Fay Morris, Victoria, B.C.
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October 23, 2006
Ah, dear Jenny. It was you who brought me here with that touching reunion with your sister, Shirley. I cherished the moments I caught a glimpse of you and dear Shirley on the ele cam and have missed seeing you both for these past few months but comforted in knowing you were in an expanded space with so much to discover along with your sisters. Give our love to Joanna and your sisters who were waiting for you to join them. In my heart forever Dear Dear Jenny.
Angie, Los Angeles, California
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October 23, 2006
My dear Jenny, I am most grateful to Carol and Scott for bringing you home. And you were the very best medicine for Shirley as she made her transition into the herd. You have been such a joy to all who knew you. I, too, will miss you.
Rest in Peace,

Sandy, Cincinnati, OH
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October 23, 2006
Dear, sweet Jenny Jelly Bean, you brought such joy to my life. You and Shirley - never far apart - love remembered through decades of loneliness. You always exploring the highest hills despite that bad knee. I'll miss you precious girl.
Jane Hardin, McKenzie, TN
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October 23, 2006
Jenny, I am so happy that you found a decade of love, happiness and unconditional acceptance at the Sanctuary. I am also thrilled that you found your "mama" Shirley and that the two of you shared years of devotion. As the matriarch, Shirley will somehow find the strength to go on and find solace with the rest of the girls. And when Shirley's time eventually comes (hopefully in many years), you will be reunited with the only mother you ever knew.

Blessings to you, dear Jenny. You are now with Joanna, Barb, Tina and all others who were your friends.
Candace, Lakr Arrowhead, California
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October 23, 2006
You were a sweet beautiful girl and we will always love and remember you.
Irishlass,
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October 23, 2006
Babygirl Jenny, aka Jellybean. Our hearts are breaking, we miss you so much.
Now you are pain free, and you are with the other ele angels.

We will never forget your Jenny smile. I am sorry for what man did to you, but you had 10 years of good human love and kindness, and of course your time with Shirley.
Rest in peace, dear Jenny! To a special babygirl.
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October 23, 2006
For Jenny, who delivered goodwill and affection like it was going out of style.

It wasn't your injured leg or blind eye that would make me tear up, as I watched you cavort about the Sanctuary, but your never ending grin and unstoppable joy.

For the last hour I've tried to find the words. Giving up on my measly efforts, I searched the works of the mystical poets and came up largely empty handed, except for this:

"I asked for a kiss. You gave me six. Whose pupil were you to become such a master? Full of kindness, generosity... You are not of this world." Rumi

And so, to my great chagrin, you are not. I hope with all my heart, Jenny Jellybean, to see you again one day in the great and illustrious world of the elephants. A place of green pathways and endless bounty where all who cavort are healthy of limb and heart. A world all humans must work very hard to become worthy of. Like your Sanctuary.

Lesley, Vancouver, BC
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October 22, 2006
Good Bye Jelly Bean..I'm happy you had 10 years with your sisters. You will be missed by so many. Don't worry about Shirley she will be taken good care. What a special girl you were...
Thomas Clyde, Chicago,IL
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October 22, 2006
Jenny

Trying to envision TES without you
And I just can't
A wonderful persona of a lady, girl, child,
Friend, sister and an elephant.

Another one that left so quietly
With such grace and dignity
Departing this life on earth,
Hush...
Namaste.

Join the others that passed before you
Although you left - it seems too early
But, your spirit is angelic now, please,
Watch and comfort dear Shirley.

And all that loved you-
Lori Van Essen, Green Bay, WI
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October 22, 2006
Bye for now sweet little Jenny. My heart is broken the tears still flow.I love you.
Dolores & Blu'AbbeyCat, Pittsburgh, Pa
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October 22, 2006
My heart breaks for you, Jenny, and your momma, Shirley. I know how much love you had for each other. I watched the video of your reunion again last night and the sight and sound of that reunion moved me to tears. The love you had for each other filled the barn. You never let your blind eye or crippled leg slow you down. You left us too soon, Jenny Jelly Bean. I see you now with your eye and leg healed having a nap in Heaven while Barbara and Tina and Lota surround you. Rest in Peace.
Lisa, Alabama
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October 22, 2006
Thank goodness you were finally rescued from the horrific circus industry. Your time of freedom at the sanctuary was not long enough. May you rest in peace and hopefully many more people now are educated about the horrific abuse to elephants at circuses.
ann bano, maine
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October 22, 2006
You know what's in my heart, dear Jenny. Thank you.
Jac,
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October 22, 2006
I will miss your spirit, Jenny....that little sparkle that was always in your eye...your sense of adventure...your loving ways...that mischievous grin.... I take comfort in knowing that you are with your sisters Barbara,Tina, Lota, and of course, your dear Joanna. Rest in peace little one, you will be missed.
Susan, British Columbia
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October 22, 2006
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Another angel to protect the Sanctuary.

Dearest Momma

It is my turn now
To pay my due
I am now strong and whole
I will watch over you

Do not cry too long
You have much to do
A new girl comes
And needs you too

You have been my Momma
And my dearest friend
Your heart is large
You have a herd to tend

Do not cry too long
I am still here
In a different form
But still quite near

Hugs and kisses
Tender trunk touches too
It is my turn now
I will watch over you

Jenny

Merilee Newman, Tollhouse, California
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Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes your joy is the source
of your smile, but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

 

 

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