In Memory of Lottie
1963 ~ October 10, 2010

 

281 Tributes to Lottie

February 2, 2014
Dear Lottie,
It was Minnie's anniversary 2 days ago. It's good to know you spent time with her and protected her for 8 years. I'm glad you got hold trunks with her, and so much more. Please watch over her and the rest of the Divas.

You continue to be loved, missed, and remembered by Minnie and lot's of others.

Rest in peace,
Sree Namboothiri, Lexington,KY
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January 4, 2014
Dear sweet Lottie,
You are greatly missed by Minne. Please watch over her and the rest of the Divas, will you?

You were such an intelligent one, like all elephants.

You will be remembered and loved by many.

Sree Namboothiri, Lexington, KY
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May 7, 2012
Sadly, in my youth, I worked for Circus Vargas (for 2 seasons '82 - '83). I was barred from working directly with the Elephants even tho' I was hired into the animal dept., but because I 'refused' to use the bullhooks, I was not allowed to work with them. I have since discovered a place where 2 of the Elephants that I was associated with have been sent to live out there remaining years free, and safe from harm. It does my heart good to see them foraging through the woods on their many webcams (the 'Elecam'). The 2 elephants that I knew personally were "Lottie and Minnie", Lottie died on October 10, 2010. Lottie and Minnie both were the elephants that they used for Elephant rides. It helps my heart to know that Lottie died peacefully enjoying a well deserved freedom, free of pain, free of traveling in the cramped trucks, free of chains, and that you spent your last days with Minnie running free.
Joe Soto, Gary, IN
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February 4, 2012
Dear Lottie,
My name is Lottie too! I'm sure you were an awesome elephant. Rest in peace.
Lottie, Crawley
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January 15, 2012
My sis and i love elephants i cant believe ur gone Lottie
Gracie Vanover, Georgetown,IN
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October 19, 2011
dear sweet Lottie there is so little comfort for me in your passing..the only comfort is that you died free and not chained to anything. you died in a place that you had come to love and from all accounts that was evident on that beautiful face of yours. forever may you rest in peace sweet girl.
alice girard, usa
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October 18, 2011
RIP Dear Lottie.
Catherine, Charlotte, NC
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October 13, 2011
Dear Lottie, It's hard to believe it has been a year since you have left us for an even better world. God Bless you sweet girl.
Michelle, Colorado Springs, CO
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October 12, 2011
It's been a year now, sweet Lottie since you left this world for the next. You are still very much missed.

The love you gave and received, will be with you dear girl forever, as you graze and rest in perfect peace at the Rainbow Bridge, waiting patiently for the day your dear friend Minnie is able to join you.


Mary Anderson, New Zealand
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September 27, 2011
Lottie.

I never knew you, but my heart aches at the news of your passing. I hope to someday visit the sanctuary and meet your fellow elephants. Rest peacefully in ele-heaven, Lottie.

<3
Sara, MN
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November 22, 2010
Lottie
Sorry you are gone and we will miss you. I like you forever.
Preston Staley, Cleveland, Ohio
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November 21, 2010
OH DEAREST...SWEET..ONE, When I saw the one name "Lottie" appear in my email,I didn't read it right away..for FEAR that it meant just what it did mean...that YOU are gone. It just shocked me into the realization that at any one moment any of the DEAR ONES can no longer be with us here on this earth.I see so many tributes saying their goodbyes and that you are "at peace"..but for me it seems to only hurt right now. A pain of the heart & of the soul. I know that sounds selfish, perhaps, but for me it only hurts right now. To know that you no longer can enjoy food, freedom,& the sweet company of your sisters & caregivers alike. I want you to still be here, enjoying ALL of those things! Still, I know that it must have been your time to leave us. Your Minnie seems to know that, as she seems to be coping your loss. But for us humans we may never know the mystics of the elephant heart & soul. A beauty unlike anything else on earth...TEARS perhaps as our own, we can not know who weeps now at your passing & sweet loss. LOVE YOU SO.
Alex Racey, Keyser,WV,USA
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November 21, 2010
Bless you, sweet Lottie.

Barbara, Virginia
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November 20, 2010
Rest in peace with Queenie
Loretta Reilly, Phila, PA
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November 15, 2010
Am so sad to hear you are gone, but so happy you are at peace. You brought me many smiles, and I thank you for that. With Love.
Lee Ann, Florida keys
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November 10, 2010
Dear sweet baby Girl, Lottie

God has taken you into his arms, Rest now sweet Heart and know that you will always be remembered.
Nancy Natoli, Pompano Beach Florida
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November 8, 2010
My dear sweet Lottie, "He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels" -Longfellow. You, my sweet girl, are my 'Sacred Elephant Spirit'! I will always love you.
Lisa Taylor, Portland, Oregon
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November 4, 2010
Sorry to hear of your passing Lottie! Rest in peace!
Sarah, Burlington, MA
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November 3, 2010
Sweet, strong and gentle soul. Lottie, I am so happy that you lived a beautiful life at the Sanctuary in your later years. You are beautiful and in my heart forever. You will never be forgotten.
Denise, California
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November 2, 2010
The sanctuary has done such a beautiful job in memorializing you. The heartbreak they felt is shared by all animal lovers. We are all equal.....not one of us above the other. Sweet dreams, magnificent soul!!
Sandy, Oregon, Wi
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November 2, 2010
Another terrible shock in store when I logged onto elephants.com and read of your passing, just as it was with Ned, Queenie, Zula and the others. However, I am comforted to know that you had nearly 5 years of peace with your sisters in sanctuary. May God look after you in your after life.
Lots of love to you, Lottie!
Audrey, Ireland
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November 2, 2010
Beautiful Lottie, I feel you now are at peace. You picked your time and place to pass on. You gently drifted into the next world; the world we know as heaven. You are lucky to have had the Elephant Sanctuary as your final home. You were treated with so much love and respect. We will always love you Lottie!
Dru Carolyn Swanson, Chico, CA
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November 1, 2010
Lottie,
I didn't know you, but every animal (especially elephants) are special and sweet. The way you died sounds peaceful, that you just went to sleep. You were free and you had great friends at the sanctuary! You were rescued by the help of caring people!

Rest In Peace Lottie! And I hope your friend Minnie isn't to Sad:(
Hailey B.-T., Ottawa, Ontario CA
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October 27, 2010
Sweet, gentle Lottie - your beautiful face and spirit will never be forgotten! Rest in peace, sweet girl. We all hope to join you in heaven.
Gail Fuller, Knoxville, TN
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October 27, 2010
Such a sweet gentle creature who had her last years spent in paradise - sweet dreams Lottie xx
Tania, London
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October 26, 2010
My heart always stops when I receive an email telling of the passing of another elephant at the Sanctuary. It is always painful to realize that in order for them to arrive at the Sanctuary, they must have spent years of their lives in less than desirable conditions. If only that wasn't the case. Lottie you were a beautiful girl and you will be missed. May the next part of your journey, be as fulfilling as the years you spent at the Sanctuary.

P Schultze, West Chester, PA
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October 25, 2010
dear sweet Lottie, you will be missed. Rest peacefully beautiful girl.
pam, piedmont, okla.
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October 24, 2010
10-10-10.
Thank you lottie.
You were a gift.
laura griffith, frederick, maryland
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October 23, 2010
Dear Lottie:
May you now sleep with the other Angels in heaven...I heard about you in the past and the good life you have lived for 46-47 years...I am glad you never suffered...I posted you in Facebook and may the world know that the beautiful people who took care of you will be known to all...Thank you ALL for the love you showed Lottie and for the love you you give daily to the elephant sanctuary...
Lone Rasmussen-Fullwood, Quartz Hill, Califfornia
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October 23, 2010
So many tributes to this wonderful, warm and steady friend of Minnie. Lottie obviously adored Minnie, allowing her to bask in the all the glory and attention. That's what made Lottie so special, her loyalty and patience. I learn so much about how to behave from these girls. They are so sensitive, gracious and accepting. I worry about Minnie, but elephants are forgiving and it'll only be a matter of time before Debbie and Ronnie allow Minnie into their little circle. It's interesting how Lottie left us on 10-10-10 so it'll be easy to remember her - she was a perfect 10! I was in San Diego last week and I visited Tina and Jewel (of course). They seemed to be in a trance that day, and drew me in as if we were all on another plane of consciousness and communicating quietly. I know it sounds funny, but it's true that there's something special about elephants.
marie, north carolina
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October 23, 2010
Lottie was one of the first elephants I ever saw as a child. She and Queenie were on exhibit at Benson's Animal Farm in New Hampshire. I remember as a very young person, about 9 years old, that as I watched her swaying back and forth on the concrete, on a short chain, with her trainer and his hook preventing her vain attempts to reach the bucket of cold water on this hot day, how miserable she was in her confinement. Seriously, I was a child and I knew this poor animal was being mistreated. When I chanced upon this website several years ago, I couldn't have been more overjoyed to realize that these were the same two unfortunate elephants who were now living in sanctuary! Please continue your efforts to bring more elephants to sanctuary and bring them relief. Continue your efforts to educate the public and officials. Preserve the democratic process to speak out about abuse and exploitation of these beautiful animals.
Dawn , New Hampshire
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October 22, 2010
Lottie,
what a beautiful creature you are --- and you are forever in our hearts.
love you, miss lottie
elaine louise, bexley, ohio
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October 20, 2010
Dear Lottie,
I never had a chance to meet you but I know you were very special and very beautiful. You will be missed greatly and always remembered by all.

Love,
Seiko
Seiko, Chula Vista, CA
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October 20, 2010
May your journey be full of love peace and happiness, your work is over now, I hope you are now in the world that this one should be.
Sweet girl..
Sarah, England
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October 20, 2010
Beautiful Lottie, you are so loved and missed.
Rest in peace sweet angel.
Melissa R., Tucson, AZ
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October 19, 2010
Rest In Peace sweet Lottie, we will always remember you

Elizabeth, Evansville, Indiana
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October 19, 2010
Lottie is in a beautiful place in spirit world, healthy and young and happy. I am so thankful she was able to end her days on earth being taken care of by your wonderful sanctuary. What angels you are.
Sarah Lyons, Spring Brook, WI
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October 19, 2010
You gave nothing but "Lottie Love" to all who were blessed to be in your presence. Elephant and human alike. Walk free in elephant heaven and know that the ones we love and care







for will be together again soon.BIG HUGS to Lottie and all the beautiful animals at the sanctuary.









Kim Anastasi, Raleigh,NC
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October 19, 2010
God speed sweet Lottie. I'm so happy your final years were spent in a place so wonderful and caring. It is what you should of always had...it's what every elephant deserves. Continue to run free.
Brenda, Canterbury, Conn
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October 19, 2010
Rest in peace, sweet Lottie. I am so grateful you were able to spend the last 4 years of your life in freedom, feeling the grass beneath your feet, the rain tickling on your back, enjoying the company of your friends,... After all you endured, I'm so thankful you were able to experience that life on earth can be plentiful in love, beauty, and peace. I'm sure you and Minnie exchanged good-byes before you laid your beautiful head to rest for the last time. I know you assured her you would be fine, that she would carry on in her name, and that you will all meet again one day. Travel well, brave and wise friend.
Monique, Madison, AL
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October 19, 2010
Dearest Lottie: May you forever walk through the meadows and grasslands with Queenie, enjoying your play...you have made a huge impression on us viewers, and we thank you for it. May your troubles be over now...rest in peace my dear friend.
Cindy Haskell, Rochester, MA
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October 19, 2010
My Grandmother's name was Lottie, her and my Grandfather's anniversary was on October 10th, they were married 47 years the same age as you Lottie. May you rest in peace as they are.
Starla Laurenzi, West Memphis, AR
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October 19, 2010
Though I am a newcomer to The Elephant Sanctuary, it hasn't taken long to develop a bond with these majestic creatures. I have been reading the messages sent in memory of Lottie, what a wonderful tribute to this precious girl. She has touched many and will remain in many hearts. Thank you all for what you do to assure these beautiful animals have a comfortable, safe,place.
Linda, Weston, MA.
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October 19, 2010
Lottie and her friends are far too good for this human-centric world, as are all the other animals. Rest in peace, dear one.

Eileen, Portland, Oregon
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October 19, 2010
My heart broke when I saw the news of precious Lottie! I am so thankful she did have some freedom to roam that beautiful sanctuary with the other girls. It's tragic Circuses still exist in this day and age. But there is hope knowing y'all are there and try to rescue these amazing and beautiful angels from that horrid existence. Thank god for the elephant sanctuary and giving these babies life for awhile that God intended them to have.
Ellen guy Sloan, Shreveport, Louisiana
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October 18, 2010
This is devastating news. Lottie and all of the other elephants who have left the sanctuary are watching over their friends below.
Linda, Toronto, Canada
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October 18, 2010
Thank you Sanctuary for rescuing Lottie and her family. You made sure she was happy and loved and that we all knew about her wonderful personality. She will always be adored by those of us who came to know her through her new family. Thank you.
Michele, Portland, OR
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October 18, 2010
I am so touched by today's Elenotes and the sentiments expressed under the picture of Lottie-I don't know who wrote those words, but they are wonderful. I, too, am mourning the premature loss of Lottie from her heaven on earth (the ES).

Love and thanks to everyone at the ES for all you do.

Rest in peace, Lottie

Kat, Thomasville, NC
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October 18, 2010
I didn't know Lottie, but that doesn't matter. I'm glad Lottie had a taste of freedom and good times with her friends before she passed. Thanks to everyone for this sanctuary for these gentle, beautiful animals in need of rescue.

faith*hope*love

Lisa Merrill, Panama City Beach, FL
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October 18, 2010
May God's Gentle Breezes continue to fill the elephant plantation. Lottie is resting and at peace. May the others mourn at the right time and always remember their friend. (although I know they never forget anyway) Love you all for the care and love to the ELEPHANTS my KINGS of the Jungle.
Nicole Merrill, Eufaula, Al
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October 18, 2010
Lottie,

I am grateful you had a few years of serenity at the sanctuary; walking in the sunshine and "swimming" in the ponds with your sisters.
Now you are with your greater herd of sisters and family members. It must have been a joyful time when you arrived, trumpeting and chirping.
Thanks to all the caregivers at the sanctuary. You are truly special.
Maureen Christian, Pineville NC
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October 18, 2010
Dearest Lottie:

Much love <3 We were born the same year.

My deepest wish for all of our precious gentle giants is freedom from chains and freedom from "human" cruelty.

Rest in peace sweet girl ~xoxo~
Lisa Koehl, Brooklyn, CT
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October 18, 2010
God Bless you sweet Angel
deborah lore, missouri
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October 18, 2010
I am always sad when I receive emails about the passing of one of the sweet elephants at the sanctuary. I'm happy Lottie was able to have a few years of peace, love and friendship. This cruel world takes their livinghood away when they are babies and they have no ability to leave without the help of great people to rescue them like at the Elephant Sanctuary. Lottie was a wonderful and sweet girl. I'm sorry she passed alone...I just hope she didn't feel alone. I was glad to read that her facial expression was peaceful, then we can only hope she felt no pain. Love to Lottie!
Sherry, PA
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October 18, 2010
Blessings, Lottie, and to all at the Sanctuary.
Tyler, W Jefferson, NC
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October 18, 2010
Blessed Be Dear Lottie. One in a million that little girl. She will be missed. So many tears for this sweet baby. May she rest in peace. I do worry about Minnie though.
Sherry, Williamsburg, VA
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October 18, 2010
Namaste indeed. Always in our thoughts and hearts, dear Lottie.
Deb Hoyt, Atlanta, GA
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October 18, 2010
Dear Sweet Lottie: Goddess speed your transition, angels accompany thee. You were here for too short a time, and leave your imprint on all you knew you. Your spirit shall be honored and remembered with honor. Namaste. Merry meet, merry part, merry meet again. With much love and hope for future meetings...Morgana.
Morgana, NYS
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October 18, 2010
Our acquaintance with Lottie was short-lived but we were very attached to her everyday comings and goings. Her graciousness will be missed and left this world among those who loved her dearly!
Carole King, Montgomery, AL
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October 18, 2010
Rest well - Sweet Lottie! Thank you God that Lottie knew a few years of heaven on earth. Lottie you are cherished and will not be forgotten.
Fay, Macon Georgia
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October 18, 2010
We were very sorry to hear of Lottie's passing. She will be missed.
Elisheva, South Windsor, CT
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October 18, 2010
Rest in peace, sweet girl. You will be missed.
Michele Boyle, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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October 18, 2010
LOTTIE I SO WISH YOU HAD MORE TIME TO ROAM FREE AND LOVED AND HAPPY............. that was my wish for you....... but perhaps wherever you are now you are finally getting all the happiness and freedom you richly deserve, you precious girl........... rest in peace and i will pray for all your humans who loved you so much, i hope you have met up with all the others who you dearly loved............
barb, ohio
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October 18, 2010
I just looked at my TES calendar and guess who is this month's ele?! It's dear Lottie. So sad to hear the news that she has passed over. I have tears in my eyes. Stay strong caretakers. You are truly making these sweeties lives rewarding. God's Blessing to all.
Diane Sterling, Space Coast in Florida
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October 17, 2010
So sad to learn about the death of another gentle giant elephant, Lottie. (I am now on compassionate vacation in Australia). She is lucky to be saved by THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY Management and given loving care from the staffs and care givers as well. All of you have done your part in giving Lottie her freedom to enjoy her life here at the Sanctuary among her own kinds and open air space to roam at will and shelter, too.
May you rest in Peace, dear Lottie who have provided us from afar about your life, and videos, too.
Hope Minnie will do fine without her best friend, Lottie now It is true indeed, she needs close watch as well.

Teresa, Balwyn, Melbourne,
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October 17, 2010
So very sorry to hear of Lottie's passing. Rest in peace precious Lottie. You will be forever in the hearts of all the lives you touched.
Lisa, San Antonio, TX
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October 17, 2010
We are made poorer with the loss of any elephant, especially those who have found the Sanctuary as this is their heaven on earth after the horrors man has wrought upon them.

We can mourn them and hope that their later days are able to make up for the bad days that came before.

We need to hope that more find their way to the sanctuary to be allowed to spend their later days in more freedom than they can remember from before.

Lottie and all the others we have lost will be missed but will always be loved.
Sheila, Massachusetts
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October 17, 2010
Dearest Lottie,

Precious Ned was on my mind this morning so it is with great sadness that I found out today that you are gone. This brings tears to my eyes. I am so sorry that a beautiful creature like you had to endure circus life. You were not born to live a life of captivity. This breaks my heart. You left too soon. Rest in peace now sweet Lottie.
Ushma, Ontario, Canada
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October 17, 2010
Lottie, such a sweet girl, You will be missed by us and your caregivers. Thank you to everyone for the love and care you give to these sweet girls. Will keep you in our prayers.
Christine , Newport News, VA
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October 17, 2010
It's so sad when the eles only get a short time to enjoy TES paradise. you want them to have years of happiness and love after the terrible things they've endured at the hands of greedy, uncaring people who only see one thing, dollar signs. I know Lottie enjoyed every minute and thank you for showering her with your love and kindness. She was truly loved by you all and I know she knew it!
Rose, Philadelphia PA.
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October 17, 2010
I just heard the terrible news about Lottie's passing. She will be missed by all. Rest in peace little girl. Your now free.
Rebecca McCoy, Fort Worth Texas
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October 17, 2010
Every time I hear of a death at the sanctuary my eyes well up with tears because these elephants are such wonderful and loving beings. I am again emotional over the loss of Lottie, such a sweet soul. I love and appreciate the tribute film so I can see how she was at the sanctuary in the final years of her retirement from captivity. What teachers these elephants are for all of us animal lovers. To see the transformation that they experience when they are with their own tribe of girls and to be allowed to run wild and free makes every tear one of joy and gratitude for this place of sanctuary for elephants.
Rest in divine peace Lottie as you join your other sisters that have gone before you. I hope elephant heaven is as great as the sanctuary was for all of you.
Karen Cappa, Rohnert Park, California
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October 17, 2010
The spirit of cedar is considered very ancient and wise by Pacific Northwest Indians... and medicine bundles along with sage to purify and protect sacred objects.... as is You Lottie..You're beautiful... Namaste

Alison Lewey, Georgia
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October 17, 2010
Blessed be the memory of Lottie, gentle elephant, wise soul. May the people who cared for you so beautifully find comfort in the memory of the good life they gave you at the Elephant Sanctuary.

Claudia Finseth, Tacoma, Washington
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October 17, 2010
The Elephant Sanctuary always brings a smile to my face and my heart, because I know these beautiful animals have found peace and love as they live out their lives in such a wonderful place. I thank God that the Sanctuary found Lottie and gave her 4 1/2 years of that peace and love and I know that whoever comes to the Sanctuary next will have that joyous harmony to live out their days. Thank you Elephant Sanctuary.
Donna Kohlhafer, Severn, Maryland
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October 17, 2010
I will miss you sweet, sweet girl. You have touched my heart and will always bring a smile to me when I remember you. Go well dear Lottie.
Brenda Lee, Atlanta, GA
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October 17, 2010
Lottie,
I'm so saddened to hear of your passing. But I know you were taken care of with such love and compassion and I know that is what you'll have in heaven too. Lottie, you and all the elephants at the sanctuary have given us a great lesson.....to treat all living creatures with kindness, respect...and love. We love and miss you Lottie. May the message of love and compassion for animals continue to grow through the work of the sanctuary that you so loved.
C. Westfall, Lascassas, TN
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October 17, 2010
Lottie:

You will be missed by all, and greeted by the friends that are waiting for you. The Elephants have true friends in Tennessee. Rest easy sweet girl!

Carolyn, Evansville In
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October 16, 2010
Thank you, Lottie, for the grace you taught us. I'm sorry for your suffering early in your life but grateful to The Elephant Sanctuary for their kindness toward you. My prayers are with Minnie and the Sanctuary staff.
Mary Helen, Dickinson, Texas
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October 16, 2010
Peaceful passing, joyous return of your loving spirit to bless other beings.
annie, Big Sur, CA
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October 16, 2010
Lottie, my heart is heavy to learn of your passing. Please forgive us all the human injustice you endured in your earlier years. I am thankful you were finally given time to enjoy life at the Sanctuary before your final departure.
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October 16, 2010
Eternal peace sweet girl.

MARY STARON, TROY, MICHIGAN
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October 16, 2010
Dear Lottie, may your beautiful, sweet soul rest in peace. You will be missed, particularly by Minnie.






Mary Anderson, New Zealand
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October 16, 2010
Lottie, You will be missed and thank you for the joy you brought to everyone, your sister elephants, your caregivers and to all of us that are so thankful for the TES.
Diane, Evansville, Indiana
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October 16, 2010
So beautiful and so special. It's my belief that you are safe and happy and I'm pleased the last years of your life were spent in such an incredible sanctuary of love and beauty. Thank you for gracing us with your dynamic presence.
Tana Sackett, Scottsdale, AZ
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October 16, 2010
Dear sweet girl, I will miss your calm presence and wish you God speed in your journey to join your other sisters. Namaste dear girl
W.Jones, Elgin,Il
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October 16, 2010
R.I.P. Lottie.
Rachael DeLeon Martinez, Oakland, CA
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October 16, 2010
Dear Lottie,
You were such a beautiful friend to the other elephants and to the staff of the sanctuary. I hope you haven't suffered and I hope Minnie and the others will not be sad for a long time but will keep you in their memory as a precious friend.

My condolences to all!
Thanks staff for taking care of Lottie and her friends so well!
Roos Bernsen, Netherlands
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October 16, 2010
So sorry to hear of Lottie's passing. Glad she was able to enjoy life at the Sanctuary for a few years.
Marilyn, Monroe, LA
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October 16, 2010
With tears I bless Lottie on her journey on the Rainbow Bridge to that peaceful place to join others passed before her. Much condolences to all the staff and ele-family left behind. she left on her own terms for which I am grateful. She was blessed to have experienced freedom in her final years of life.God Bless the Sanctuary for giving these creatures peace and quality of life. You will be missed Lottie, now rest in peace my sweet girl. You are loved.

Judy sato, Richmond, BC Canada
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October 16, 2010
Dear Lottie,
I wish more of your life had been spent living like an elephant enjoying the companionship of your own kind.I hope the happy moments you had these last few years will travel with you on your journey. Though I never met you this life,I know that I love you and wish you a bright and peace filled here after.I pray that Minnie and the others will continue to feel your love as they grow and live their life here on Earth and that the bond that you have with your sisters will continue to nourish each of your souls. Many blessings to you my dear elephant friend. And I am truly sorry for the ignorance of some of my kind.

Kisses and hugs
Wendy, Florida
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October 16, 2010
To Lottie, and all her friends, family and care-takers (human & elephant);
Death is always a tragedy for those who are left behind. Whether it's sudden or anticipated we mourn the loss of our loved ones'. I know Lottie's leaving is especially sad because it came so unexpectedly. I too am very sad and mourn her loss as well as the others' who have gone before her. I wish you all comfort and peace as you cope with her passing, and as you look to comfort Minnie and all her other family members' and friends. I'm very privileged and proud to be a member of this wonderful Elephant Sanctuary family. Rest in peace, Lottie in your new Home. xoxoxo
Anni S, Long Island, NY
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October 16, 2010
Lottie will be missed but her spirit will last forever among all that is beautiful in this world.
C. Hayes, Red Bank, NJ
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October 16, 2010
Tears in my eyes and sadness in my heart for the loss.

M. B., Wyandotte, MI
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October 16, 2010
My condolences to Minnie & all the other friends of Lottie & her caregivers!! I thank God everyday that there is a place called Elephant Sanctuary, where these elephants can live the last years of there lives free & at peace! Maybe someday ALL elephants can remain free!
Patricia Galambos, Bristol, IL.
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October 16, 2010
Dear Sweet Wondrous Lottie! What you must have seen and lived through in your life, especially the circus and Hawthorn years. Thank Heaven you had these last few years to enjoy the beauty, peace, happiness and incredible care at the Sanctuary with Minnie and your other sisters/friends. We will miss you and think of you often.
Judith and Janet, Wynnewood, PA
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October 16, 2010
How incredibly sad it is to hear that Lottie has died. The places where she slept, she ate, she played, she loved can never be filled; we are left with an incredible emptiness and grief. May her life be a living testimony to the continuing effort of totally eliminating the capture of wild elephants in order to satisfy man's insatiable taste for entertainment.
Beverly, South Carolina
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October 16, 2010
You shall be sadly missed, Lottie. You beautiful girl. Now you have eternal peace,love and joy with Queenie and all the other elephants in heaven.May you girls all trumpet to your hearts content. Love and peace to you..Lottie.

Rita Stevenson, Toronto,Canada
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October 16, 2010
I am always saddened to hear one of our elephants has died. Brings a tear to my eye. Rest in peace Lottie. Say hello to Tina for me.

Michelle Toone, Adelaide, Australia
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October 16, 2010
It's always sad to hear of the passing of one of the Sanctuary's residents, but the sadness is tempered by the knowledge that their last years are lived in carefree joy.

My love to all the elephants and their devoted caregivers.

Tim Troendle, Newport, KY
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October 16, 2010
So sad to hear of Lottie's passing....Im grateful she was in the care of you who love her...majestic beings and so intelligent are these wonderful Elephants....enjoy your eternal peace......

Sylvia Edwards, Franklin, NC
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October 16, 2010
As a proud member of TES, I thank those dedicated caregivers who care for these beloved beings. Lottie was indeed a gracious Diva. It may be questionable if humans have souls (based on what they do to the planet and animals), but there is no doubt in my mind that animals have souls, that there is a place of refuge for them when they pass. Lottie was blessed that she was safe and happy with you. May she now wander freely, wild forever.

My heart aches right now, as does yours.

With Fondest Thoughts,
Rosemary Lowe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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October 16, 2010
I am extending my sympathy and gratitude....She found peace and love in her final years thanks to all the wonderful people at the Elephant Sanctuary....Rest in peace you beautiful creature...you are now with the family you lost.

Maureen, Connecticut
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October 16, 2010
I offer my deepest sympathies to all at TES. Lottie will wait for you at The Rainbow Bridge. God's promise of everlasting life assures us all of that. I hope you find strength in His grace and comfort from His embrace.
Gretchen Mitchell, Richmond, VA
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October 16, 2010
I am very saddened to hear about Lottie's passing, she was a beautiful elephant. I'm glad her last years were spent happy and peaceful. My condolences to the caregivers and all of Lottie's friends.I'm sure Minnie will be fine with all the love that surrounds her at the Sanctuary. Rest in peace beautiful Lottie. xxxooo forever and ever.
Chris Cudmore, Eldersburg, Maryland
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October 16, 2010
May the WISDOM of Elephants rule the world.Those majestic brave animals are a gift of L O V E from the gods, that's what we should never forget, and if that is the message that Lottie left...its a great gift.

, Netherlands
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October 16, 2010
Sweet Lottie, you are with your friends and not alone. Bless you.
Jane, Richmond, VA
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October 16, 2010
Such a sweet being was needed in the place of Eternal Rest and she was called away. Peace makers are missed here on earth and I am sure her girls will miss her greatly. Peace to those she leaves behind and trunks up in memory of loving Lottie. Rest in peace sweet lady.
John A Easterhouse, Warren, MI
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October 16, 2010
Can't wait to see you in Heaven,Lottie! Until then...have a blast:)
susan, columbia city,IN
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October 16, 2010
Und wieder ist der Himmel um einen wunderbaren Elefantenengel reicher geworden. machs gut Lottie...

Namaste

Andrea und Walter , Switzerland
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October 16, 2010
Lottie; The world has lost a beautiful creature and the hereafter has gained one. At least you had almost 5 years to understand that all people aren't bad. And.....almost 5 years of freedom. Peace sweet girl, Peace.

Melanie, Kittery, ME
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October 16, 2010
Sweet Lottie, may you have eternal peace and rejoice in reuniting with your family and Sanctuary family in Heaven!
Juanita & Ani, Ottawa Ks
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October 16, 2010
Rest in peace, dear Lottie. Your time in the sanctuary was much too short but you did have time to see that not all humans are selfish and evil. You have touched many lives, human and animal, and you will not be forgotten.

Wanda Perkins, Morehead, KY
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October 16, 2010
Good Bye Sweet Lovely Lottie. You are loved and missed by everybody. My healing thoughts will be sent out to all your elephant pals and the wonderful caregivers. So shocked and saddened. May you run free w/ the angels as your spirit lives on. Blessings...
Patty Rowe, Tucson, AZ
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October 16, 2010
I am so very sad to hear of Lottie's passing. As sad as losing her may be, she at the very least, had the last years of her life in the best place possible. Thank you so very much to all those who cared for Lottie and loved her. Without you all, these wonderful creatures would have no chance at peace in their lifetimes. Bless you all for all you have done!

Rest in peace, sweet lady.
Pam Lyons, Worcester, MA
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October 16, 2010
Words can not express the sadness of your loss. You sacrificed so much at the pleasure of us humans and I was glad to be a part of some freedom during the remainder of your time here with us. Now you are free to roam the heavens with your long lost buddies and may you forever rest in peace!!
m.woods, Cape Cod, MA
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October 16, 2010
My hearts drops every time I hear of one of the girls passing and Lottie is no exception. I am so glad she had a few years of peace and good treatment, rest in peace our dear friend.
Deborah C., Gallatin, Tennessee
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October 16, 2010
I was sad to hear of Lottie's passing. I know she will be missed by her friends and caregivers. May you rest in peace dear Lottie.
Janet Snook, Lewistown, PA
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October 16, 2010
I send you up with blessings, Lottie, and I send blessings again to all the rescued and now passed residents of the Elephant Sanctuary. I also send much gratitude again for all the hard work and dedication of the founders and current stewards of the Sanctuary. The elephants and their caregivers are all very, very special, and their life's pain, struggles, and sacrifices are much appreciated.
Namaste
Lise Sayer, Plainfield, NJ
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October 16, 2010
Rest in peace Lottie x

Louise Foxe, Dublin, Ireland
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October 16, 2010
Dearest Lottie,
I am crying as I write this. Your spirit lives on, forever.

jm, Virginia
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October 16, 2010
How very sad. I never had the chance to meet you, Lottie, but I am sure you were absolutely beautiful.
Sweet dreams -- I am sure you will be keeping an eye on all your friends at The Elephant Sanctuary.
Robert John Jones, Netherlands
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October 16, 2010
So very sorry for the loss of Lottie.

Donna J., eagle river, alaska
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October 15, 2010
So sorry to hear about Lottie. It is beautiful how much care and dignity you give to your animals.

May her memory be a blessing.
Susan Fuchs, Bayonne NJ
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October 15, 2010
Dear Lottie, Summerland welcomes you and I'll bet Dehli is so happy to see you again. Give her our best and someday we join you at the end of this journey. We won't forget your quiet grace and you will stay in our memories always.
Alyssa, Waukesha
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October 15, 2010
Peace be with you dear Lottie. Know you have been loved, cared for and a treasure among us. We will all miss you. I will carry you in my heart always.
Barbara Burtchett, Mandeville, La.
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October 15, 2010
She was so beautiful. Although I never met her, I feel as though I have known her from the ES newsletters. It seems as though she passed very peacefully. I hope so. Rest in peace, Lottie.
Frank Wiener, Princeton NJ
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October 15, 2010
Es ist gut zu wissen dass es einen Ort gibt an dem diese großartigen Tiere in Würde ihren Lebensabend verbringen können! Lottie durfte nun draussen in der Natur in den Elefantenhimmel umziehen - unter freiem Himmel.

Leb wohl Lottie!
Heiko Krueger, Rinteln/ Germany
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October 15, 2010
Dear Lottie, You will always be Loved and missed by all who knew you. May Lord Ganesha protect and comfort you through Eternity. Our deep Sympathy to your devoted Care givers.

Namaste
Barbara & Tony Marcello, Camden, NC
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October 15, 2010
Rest in peace Lottie. You truly were one of gods beautiful & kind creations.
Debra, Morganville, New Jersey
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October 15, 2010
Dearest Lottie,

I know you are in a good place at home.Just know our love goes out to you as you blessed us with your wonderful presence with the time you were here on Earth. I Know you will be missed by your friends at the Elephant Sanctuary as well as those who cared for you.
Catherine , Waverly, Tn
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October 15, 2010
When we hear news of the passing of beautiful creatures like you Lottie, we must take comfort in knowing that you spent your last years in great happiness at The Elephant Sanctuary. Thank God for that gift. Rest in Peace you lovely soul.
Cynthia, Sharpsburg GA
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October 15, 2010
Dear Beautiful Lottie,
A most humble thank you for all you have given the earth, the elephants, the people and all nature with your healing presence and powerful force. It is your right to be free and happy, so I sadly bless your journey forward! In Light and Love to you.

Kim Higgins, Happy Valley, OR
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October 15, 2010
You're a beautiful girl, Lottie, glad you got to be in the heavenly elephant sanctuary before your time on earth ended, to know that there are good people who love you, sweet elephant.
VF, Whites Creek, TN
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October 15, 2010
Rest in Peace dear Lottie!
D L Davis, Chincoteague, VA
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October 15, 2010
I hated to open this e-mail, fearing what it would say but I am very happy that sweet, beautiful Lottie's last home was there at your Elephant Sanctuary. Each of these ladies are so beautiful and she will be missed but her memory will not die. Must take care of my tears now. Love you Lottie and all at the Sanctuary.
Carol Bauchop, Lucerne Valley, CA
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October 15, 2010
I'm sitting here looking at Lottie's photo on the October page of the Elephants Calendar and feeling the hurt and pain of losing a loved one. My condolences to those who looked after Lottie. Know that she appreciated and loved those who looked after her and loved her, and that she is truly in a better place now, having fond memories of her last years at peace and with friends.
Linda Shade, Philadelphia, PA
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October 15, 2010
Together again with your friends wild and free. We will miss you and your gentle spirit is now free. RIP our LOTTIE
Gloria, texas
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October 15, 2010
Lotte just went to sleep.
Dear animal, very proud animal. She just left, who will ever know, just so: quietly.
Her friends miss her a lot.
I miss her also, I love elephants, I even went to Tanzania to see them near and far; few and many.
I felt so very happy to see them, free, with a smile on them.
My dear friend elephant is Maggie. I always specially think of her.
With respect and kind thought for you all,
Nadia von Ballmoos Borioli
Nadia von Ballmoos Borioli, Ilion, NY
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October 15, 2010
I am heartbroken to hear Lottie has passed away. What a sweet and gentle sole she was. It is unimaginable to think about the life she had endured, being taken away from her mom, her home her freedom to be sent overseas to be chained and forced to perform unnatural acts just to entertain fools and to make a buck for the circus owners for over 40 years. The unimaginable horror she went through all those years. She finally gets her peace and freedom and happiness for such a short time. The only thing i can say is at least she was free and with her family and friends who loved her and took care of her in her last 4 years. May Lottie rest in peace.
Denise Biegeman, San Diego
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October 15, 2010
Lottie you passed away in a lovely field under a cedar bush. You weren't in a concrete cage. The past four years must have been a marvel for you; wandering in contentment where ever you wanted, best friends for company and with human beings who wanted nothing from you except for you to enjoy your freedom. It must have been unbelievable.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible for Lottie.
Judy Taylor-Atkinson, Port Moody, BC, Canada
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October 15, 2010
Lottie, forever in our hearts!
Cindy M, Oswego,Illinois
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October 15, 2010
I can't stop crying..why? She was so young. I will miss you.
Maki, NJ
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October 15, 2010
So sad to hear the news of Lottie's passing. She was a beautiful and gentle soul. Glad you got the chance to enjoy the rescue and all the love that went with it. May you be at peace, free, and reunited with your family and friends. My heart goes out to Lottie's caregivers and all her friends who she leaves behind.
Jane Dickie, Ontario, Canada
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October 15, 2010
RIP sweet girl. Now you are truly free.
, Albuquerque, NM
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October 15, 2010
Dear, beautiful Lottie. You have been loved and cherished by so many of us here. We will miss you so very much. Rest in peace sweet precious lady.

May Lord Ganesha's blessings and protection be with you in elephant heaven.

Love you, love you.

Shobha Raman, Auburn, WA
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October 15, 2010
I am very, very sad to hear of Lottie's passing, yet happy that her last four years were filled with such joy and love. My deepest condolences to all who loved and cared for her.
Sheila Hughes, Tucson, AZ
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October 15, 2010
So very sad. When I saw the title of the E mail I said "oh no". It is painful to see them go. Her last years were happy years. Good friends,wonderful surroundings. She was happy.
Barbara, Providence, RI
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October 15, 2010
I never met you Lottie, but I feel your warmth and love through the stories and videos. I cherish the memories of you and know that you are in a peaceful, happy, free land with the other Divas who passed on before you. No goodbyes Lottie, only the strength and warmth of unending love.
Kristen, Toronto, Canada
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October 15, 2010
Dearest Love, Lottie. Your time with us here on earth was too short, but you made your mark of love on everyone,and everything elephant. You were a great, great elephant, of great and abiding heart. I know you are resting in the peace that only Heaven's arms can bring. We will miss you. You had a great place with us, and we were very blessed in your time with us, and your dear great elephant family. Love never dies; you will live in our good human and elephant hearts forever. Bless you and your spirit always.
Sky Ann , Redwood City, CA
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October 15, 2010
You passed in a wonderful place. I looked after you when I was in my late teens in the late 70's, you and Minnie who I help support. We were all with the circus back then. I cared for 'Old Minnie'. After she passed I always knew she watched over you and 'Young Minnie' and now it is your turn to join the ancient herd and look after the rest who still walk the earth. May all your bamboo be sweet, old friend!
Mark Fletcher, Yukon Territory
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October 15, 2010
Lottie I will never forget you. Take care in elephant heaven along with all your friends and family. I love you Lottie.
Kim Carrillo, Aston, Pennsylvania
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October 15, 2010
I was saddened to hear of Lottie's passing; and my sadness is big, probably because Lottie was big. Glad she had a happy life at the Sanctuary. May Animal Heaven welcome her with open arms.
Margaret Bordihn, Dalton, WI
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October 15, 2010
Dear Lottie,

You enhanced the world with your kindness and love. You will be missed by everyone.
Angela Black, Long Beach, CA
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October 15, 2010
Peaceful, lovely days to our dear Lottie. And to her caregivers and friends--wishing you wonderful memories.
Karen Willis, Las Cruces, NM
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October 15, 2010
Peace to you sweet Lottie
Tracy Bygate, Plymouth MA
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October 15, 2010
Sweet Lottie, you left us way too soon. You will be missed!! It sounds as if your death was peaceful and I take solace in that. I understand that when you called your sisters, they came running. I hope you can pull some strings up there in your new heavenly sanctuary and call out to some earthbound elephants in need and escort them to the Sanctuary you just left.
Gayle, Seattle
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October 15, 2010
May God bless your innocent soul, Lottie. And may you spend eternity in the arms of the angels.
the Johnsons, Greenville, SC
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October 15, 2010
Gentle Lottie - Your spirit will forever live; an eternal part of our world. Watch over all those you have left behind. They will know your presence in the whisper of the wind, the sparkle of the sun, and the twinkle of the stars. Be at peace.
Angela M., Philadelphia, PA
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October 15, 2010
I have grown to know all of my elephant friends through the Sanctuary's emails and I love you all. I am so grateful Lottie had time to enjoy the marvelous haven you have supplied for her. Of course she passed with a peaceful look because she was at peace and she knew she would always be a part of this Heaven on Earth in a spiritual way. God Bless you Lottie for all the joy you have given me and so many others. Rest now forevermore.
Cathy R. Smith, Barberton, OH
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October 15, 2010
soar sweet Lottie, dear girl, waste no time, find the fields you have dreamed of - all your friends are waiting there
lisa johnson, beavercreek ohio
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October 15, 2010
May you have such a great time being reunited with your Mom and Dad,brother and sisters and all of your great friends you have made ,who passed before you. I hope you remember all the goodness and love you recieved on Earth. Every one will miss you sweet girl. Namaste XXXOOO
Liz , Wisconsin
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October 15, 2010
Heavenly mother, teacher, guider, graceful and beauty incarnate...you continue with your grace that remains in our hearts to show us how to rise from pain and suffering and go on towards grace, beauty, giving and peace...thank you for sharing your sweetness with all who watch and care, and bless all those who remain that share their own beauty that combines and joins with yours. thanks for the smiles and lessons of love. thanks and peace to all caregivers, rest your hearts as well in knowing your love goes on. i start my day with this site and it gives me courage and happiness to face my day...you all are so special to me.
Denise Ann Merrell-Khattak. R.N., Ohio
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October 15, 2010
Lottie your passing has brought tears to my eyes as you will be so very much missed. Your wonderful caregivers can take solace in knowing you had the last 4-1/2 years of your life on earth in a heavenly place before making your journey to the final heaven.

Missing you
Judy Merrick, Lisle, IL
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October 15, 2010
dear staff and friends, my heart is heavy for your loss. I can only say that God needed an angel ele so badly he took lottie. knowing she did not suffer brings comfort. maybe ned needed her more than we all did peace and love lottie...
annie neumann, wakefield ri
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October 15, 2010
Sweet Lottie,

I am so sad to think you are gone from our world. We have been graced by your presence.

Thank you for your life,
Libby
Libby Appel, Ashland, OR
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October 15, 2010
May you lie in warm sunny pastures and be happy for eternity. You were and always will be a beautiful creature.
Chad, Orlando, FL
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October 15, 2010
Dearest Lottie, you will be missed by all of us who loved you and love your sisters. I'm sure you will continue to watch over your family of humans and elephant sisters. We are blessed to have known you.
Tibby Steedly, Brevard, NC
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October 15, 2010
to all the caregivers my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of one of your special girls-- and she was special as each of you are. Rest in Peace sweet, beautiful Lottie.
Elaine, Everett MA
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October 15, 2010
Thank you Elephant Sanctuary for giving Lottie and all of the beautiful elephants in your care the respect and the love and the care that they deserve...it offers each of them the dignity to pass knowing that they were loved by many. Rest in Peace sweet girl.
Jack, NY
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October 15, 2010
When a person or an elephant steps from this world into the next and leaves a beautiful memory in their wake, they have never truly left us. For they have left behind more than just their footprints on this earth. They have filled a place in our beating hearts that will continue to bring them to life over and over again as we think upon them and smile.

Grieving Lottie's passage along with you and praying that Minnie has a peaceful transition through this difficult time.

Much love to you for all that you all do for these beautiful girls.
Michele Starkey, New York
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October 15, 2010
Even though Lottie wasn't a pet, I love the sentiment of the following poem:

RAINBOW BRIDGE
(Author Unknown)

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing, they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His/her bright eyes are intent; his/her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly s/he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his/her legs carrying him/her faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone form your life but never absent from your heart.

Then together you and your special pet cross the Rainbow Bridge!
Maryeileen, Brooklyn, OH
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October 15, 2010
Lottie, May you rest in peace which you so deserve after all those horrible years as a circus elephant. Thank God you had 4 years of kindness at the Elephant Sanctuary. We will always remember you dear Lottie.
Virginia, Heathrow, Fl.
Virginia Kelly, Heathrow (Lake Mary) Florida
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October 15, 2010
You are truly free Lottie. May you run with your family once again in ele heaven. We will truly miss you sweet girl. Thank you TESS for caring for Lottie and making her transition to the next life peaceful. Bless.
Lisa White, Cape Cod, MA
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October 15, 2010
As sad as this news is to me, I know that the Caretakers' hearts are really hurting. Many thanks to you and blessings on you and on sweet Lottie.
Deirdre, Athens, GA
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October 15, 2010
Rest in peace dear Lottie. To all the staff at The Elephant Sanctuary: You all have my deepest sympathy and "thank you" for giving Lottie a safe and happy life while she was there. She will surely be missed by so many.
Darlene, Johnstown, PA
Darlene Swank, Johnstown, PA
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October 15, 2010
Lottie and all the elephants are inspirations to us humans of true love, patience, dedication, and real friendship. Such great and loving hearts that came close to being broken in their former surroundings but were set free at the sanctuary and now with God in Heaven. We'll always remember you, Lottie.
Polly Culberson, Midland, Michigan
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October 15, 2010
Dearest Lottie..You will be so missed by your sisters and caretakers at TES...and all of us who loved you! I'm sure you were welcomed with a lot of fanfare by the ellie girls and darling Ned who went before you. I'm so glad that you had the happy years that you did surrounded by love and caring.
Mary, San antonio, TX
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October 15, 2010
Rest softly and peacefully, Lottie. You will surely be missed.
LCC Pt Charlotte, Fl.
Loretta Cornelius, Florida
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October 15, 2010
Lovely Lottie will be missed.
Edna Bowman, Baxter, TN
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October 15, 2010
my girl, your rescue from the hawthorn corp. thanks to all staff at the sanctuary, made you live the rest of your life in freedom, no chains, no whips and no man. im sorry for your suffering ,rest in peace. love you always..
rhonda, wisconsin
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October 15, 2010
My heart goes out to all of you. Your love for Lottie was obviously boundless. You are all such wonderful souls. Lottie was lucky to have you, and I know you feel you were lucky to have known her.

Much love,
Kerrie Danis , Toronto
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October 15, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear of Lottie's passing but I am grateful that it seems to have been quick, and hopefully painless. Still, very sad news. I'm sure her sweet spirit is adding to the beauty of Heaven. Rest in Peace.
Lorraine, Patchogue NY
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October 15, 2010
Looking into the eyes of this Lady Warrior, I saw her with my heart .... the tears are still falling....
Elizabeth "Betty" Roman, South Windsor, CT.
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October 15, 2010
Dear Lottie, wherever you are, I feel you are finally really free and happy. Maybe who you saw that made your face look so peaceful was Dear, Precious Ned waiting. Ned is also still missed, and you will be missed for a long time to come.

Thank you for being who you were and are to each and everyone you ever came into contact with. May your days in the sunshine be glorious, and your baths refreshing. Maybe some of us will be fortunate to see some of you on the other side. Love, Linda and Family
Grindstaff Family, Limestone Tennessee
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October 15, 2010
Dearest Lottie,

Your pure, gracious soul is making Heaven even more beautiful*
Love always,
SMP*,
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October 15, 2010
God had brought you and the beautiful Lottie together.May you take comfort in knowing she was happy , free and peaceful in the arms of your love and now Gods. Bless you all for all that you do.
Gertrude Radosta, Chattanooga ,Tn
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October 15, 2010
I am so sorry! Lottie, run free with the Celestial Elly-herd dear girl. I will look for you in the clouds.
Lynne Forlenza, W. Burke, VT
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October 15, 2010
Sweet, Dear Lottie-
I am thankful that your last five years were your best five years. I am sure that you found profound happiness with your family at the Sanctuary. I only wish that you could have stayed longer - you will be so missed....
Adriana Baker, Brooklyn, NY
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October 15, 2010
Yes, my tears are flowing, but they're tears of gratitude after seeing the touching video of happy, peaceful Lottie with her ele friends, then reading the beautiful tributes from all her human friends here. Bless you, TES, for being such perfect caretakers of eles on earth, paving the way for their eternally happy lives in heaven. Minnie, may your days be one continuous flow of good as you gently transition into forming new friendships with your Asian sisters. There is no need to feel loss, only gentle joy in your memories of loving Lottie.
Susan, Houston, TX
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October 15, 2010
The world has a new angel in Heaven! What a blessing Lottie is to us all. Know you are loved precious one.
Kaye Davis, Charlotte, NC
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October 15, 2010
Rest in peace!
Geetha, California
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October 15, 2010
"Parting is such sweet sorrow..." I'm very sad to hear of Lottie's passing, she's been the "anchor" for The Divas for a long time, & she will be very sorely missed! Thank God she seems to have passed peacefully, with no suffering! May God bless & watch over all!

Diana, Kerhonkson, NY
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October 15, 2010
What a sad day it must have been for all the caregivers, when they learned of Lottie's passing. There's no doubt that Minnie already knew, by the descriptions of her behavior that morning. It's quite possible that she was with Lottie during her last moments, letting her know it was okay to go on. And perhaps Lottie found comfort in that

Lottie is another sweet soul who's gone on to the next adventure. I'm so grateful that she spent her later years enjoying her freedom, and her friends, and the fresh air.

I'll be thinking of the caregivers, and the Divas, as you work through the grief.
Sunny Stephens, Nashville, TN
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October 15, 2010
Lottie, Thank you for what you have given to us all. May your gentle energy live on in peace and harmony always.
Jessica Williamson, Surrey, B.C. Canada
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October 15, 2010
We will all miss you Lottie as you were sent to us by God to learn from and enjoy. May your new life back with God provide you time with your family and friends ele and humans alike. It is always hardest for the ones left behind.
Teri, Shawnee Mission, KS
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October 15, 2010
Although your time at the Sanctuary was fairly brief considering how you spent your earlier years, I am grateful that you had the time given to you. Thank you for helping Minnie heal. Hopefully, another elephant in need will soon be found to need the healing power of the Sanctuary.
Nancy, Seattle WA
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October 15, 2010
What a beautiful memorial page full of so many kind and compassionate words. I forget how sweet this world can be. Look how much love and hope you made in peoples' hearts, Lottie!
Cynthia W , Colorado Springs, CO
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October 15, 2010
So sad.
Rhoda Weinstein, West Orange, NJ
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October 15, 2010
Oh, Dear and Lovely Lottie - may the next expression of your life embrace you in the gift of grace with which you touched all of those who knew you. Thank you for your great heart and bless you on your journey.
Kay Stewart, Santa Barbara, CA
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October 15, 2010
Dear Lotie.....you are not going to an unfamilar place.....
there in heaven all the girls that went before you are waiting to welcome you so you can join them in watching over the remaining girls down here,,,,God Bless You....
Nancy Ebanks, Minnesota
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October 15, 2010
God bless and welcome your sweet Spirit into The Kingdom of Love and Light, dear Girl.
Love...
Debby Dobbins, Charlotte, NC
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October 15, 2010
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message She Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

Lottie, we will always remember you

friend of the elephants, Germantown, TN
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October 15, 2010
I guess your work here is complete. Lottie, you were such a beautiful lady. God Speed Lottie!
Barbara Namie, Naples, FL
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October 15, 2010
Lottie....God is holding his arms out to you...embracing your tenderness.
DB, Denver, NC
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October 15, 2010
Thanks for smiles - go glad you had some happy years. Martha Naples, Fl.
Martha , Naples Florida
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October 15, 2010
i have so enjoyed watching the elephants live the "good life" at your sanctuary. the life all elephants deserve. lottie was blessed to have spent her last years at the sanctuary. it is a loss for all the elephant lovers of the world.
michele, san diego, ca.
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October 15, 2010
So sorry her time of freedom on this earth was so short, but now there is eternal freedom for our beloved Lottie. My condolences to those who loved and cared for her.
Donna, Bucks County, PA
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October 15, 2010
So thankful that Lottie found a few years of peace at the Sanctuary. Her story breaks my heart. A beautiful October day has called Lottie back into Natures eternal arms.
patricia Datum, Chicago
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October 15, 2010
Beautiful Lottie,
I am saddened to hear of your passing. My heart hurts terribly but you so deserved the freedom and happiness you found at TES. You, indeed, made quite a mark amongst your sisters and the caregivers and I am sure you will continue to watch over them all. Rest in peace sweet girl.
Brenda-Lawrinia Potts, Mt. Juliet, TN
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October 15, 2010
Oh Lottie, what a wonderful day it was the day you were finally on your way, the first of the four, and then you arrived! That excitement has never left me. I take solace that you made it out.
For the staff, I am so sorry you have lost your friend. Don't ever think for one moment she didn't know how much you care.
Lynn, Nashville
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October 15, 2010
Rest, Sweet Lady!
Sandra Johnson, Monterey, TN
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October 15, 2010
Lottie - Your peaceful energy will remain with us. Sweet dreams.
GT, NY
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October 15, 2010
Rest in peace, Lottie. I am so happy you got to live your last years in peace in a wonderful sanctuary with loving friends..
Michelle Ouellette, Boston, MA
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October 15, 2010
So sad! But, so thrilled that she had some lovely years of freedom with her friends. And is now reunited with others that have passed before her.
Julia, Indiana
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October 15, 2010
Sweet girl rest in peace. We all take solace in knowing your final days were happy and free in the care of the wonderful people of the Sanctuary.
Bill and Jeff, Carnation, WA
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October 15, 2010
Lottie, at least your last years were wonderful and free. You, as well as all of the other eles gone, will be greatly missed.
Bonnie, Baltimore, MD
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October 15, 2010
Oh Dear Sweet Lottie,

May you find peace and friendship on the other side. You will be missed immensely by those who love you here.

We will see you all again one fine day.

Much Love to you.
The Mas~Agustinho Family, Pearce, AZ
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October 15, 2010
It is so sad when one of you girls leave us. But we are so glad your last years were so happy and peaceful. Namaste Lottie
Sandi Fisher, Buffalo NY
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October 15, 2010
Dear Lottie,

It was a shock and sad surprise to read of your passing on Sunday. I check all the news at TES every day and I was not prepared to hear you were no longer among us. But....hopefully, you will be joined in joy and song and with Jenny, Tina, Zula, Barbara and all the other "friends" who have gone before you. Rest well...you will always be remembered and treasured.
lhall, Sacramento
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October 15, 2010
Thank God you had some years of joy and peace at the Sanctuary, Lottie. You did not face what one of the Hawthorne elephants did here on Oahu--being shot down by police after escaping from the circus. Blessings to you, big girl.
Judith Takaba, Pearl City, HI
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October 15, 2010
I have tears in my eyes and in my heart for Lottie. She was such a beautiful creature. I cannot imagine the feeling of loss for those of you who took such care of her and of the loss Minnie and the other Divas must feel. My heart goes out to all of you.
Jane, Inglewood, California
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October 15, 2010
I was a zookeeper with African Elephants and elephants hold a special place in my heart. I know some of the trials you must have endured with humans and I thank you for your courage, forgiveness and love.
Jenny, California
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October 15, 2010
Dearest Lottie-

Beautiful creature and lady, rest in peace.
Laura, Memphis, TN
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October 15, 2010
RIP you beautiful lady, you are free forever now! XOXO
Lisa H, Worcester, MA
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October 15, 2010
Dear Lottie, so sorry you have left us, I was just thinking about you a day or so before I learned of your death. I hope your passing was quick and peaceful, it sounds like it was.
Marianne, Philadelphia PA
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October 15, 2010
She will be missed by those that did not even know her.

Melanie Bowlin, Carmel, IN
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October 15, 2010
rest in peace sweetheart. love & peace to all at TES.
Glenda, Midwest City, Oklahoma
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October 14, 2010
Dear Lottie ...
... you elephants as well as your loving caregivers are such an inspiration.
And you made your transition into the next world so naturally and quietly...
Thank you and take all our loving wishes with you.
Andrea, Kiel, Germany
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October 14, 2010
Lottie, so glad you had the time to be the free and happy elephant you were born to be. RIP lovely lady.
We will all miss you.
Jane Stanley, Toronto, Canada
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October 13, 2010
We will miss you dear lady. Look down on the Sanctuary and know how very much you and all the other girls and sweet Ned are thought about! How even when you are not on the hills or in the ponds that we can still think of you and it brings a smile to our face. Rest easy Lottie.
Dana, Florida
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October 13, 2010
Namaste Lottie; hugs to Queenie, and I know you'll watch over the others. So sorry for Minnie. :(
kc,
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October 13, 2010
I have mourned when each one of the dear elephants at the Sanctuary has passed on. For some reason, however, Lottie's death is really staying with me. She was such a loving presence and support during her life here and then she just...left. Maybe the necropsy will shed some light on cause, but that will only answer scientific questions. From a more philosophical point of view, I can't help thinking that Lottie's work here was done, unbeknownst to us, and she simply answered the call to move on to her next adventure. I hope she is joyful wherever she is, and that all her remaining friends at the Sanctuary are comforted.
Kathryn Boyne, Minneapolis, MN
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October 13, 2010
It so saddens to me hear of another loss at the Sanctuary...But, I am so happy that Lottie had several good years there with Minnie to be free and her lovely self.
Roxanne, MN
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October 13, 2010
Rest in peace, sweet Lottie. You are now truly free.
Theresa, Smiths Station, Alabama
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October 13, 2010
sweet lottie. such a strong girl. you took such good care of miss min. i love you so much. you were always so sure of yourself. even in death, without any signs of struggle, you were so sure of yourself. thank you for touching my life so profoundly. you and the divas have changed my life forever. i will never forget you sweet lottie. now go play with queenster as you did on the video during your early months at the sanctuary...
i love you. i love you.
Kelly Costanzo, Buffalo, NY
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October 13, 2010
Lottie,
I am sad to hear the news of your passing. You deserved much more time with Minnie and to be in sanctuary. I will focus on the positive and that is you were at The Sanctuary with your sisters for over four years where you were treated with love, kindness and respect by all. I remember at my last volunteer day I got to see you, Minnie, Ronnie & Debbie. Even though it was from a distance, I will cherish that I got to see you. I will all miss you sweetie! Someone said earlier, you are now reunited with your mother, you must be SOOOO happy and of course your good friend Queenie.

Trumpet loud up in Elephant Heaven! Rest In Peace Lottie.
Juanita Eisinger, Michigan
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October 13, 2010
RIP Lottie.
Catherine, Charlotte, NC
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October 13, 2010
Precious Lottie, how you so be missed by all here on earth. How joyous it must be to again be with Bunny, Delhi, Queenie and all those that have known the love and freedom at the Sanctuary that have been waiting for you. I am sure they all had party hats on for Ned's birthday!! Your journey continues to an even greater sanctuary.

To all at the Sanctuary and to Minnie and all of Lottie's sisters - I wish you peace and comfort in knowing that she knew she was loved and cared for and watched over by you.

Peace To All.
Lynn C., Edgewood, NM
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October 13, 2010
Sweet beautiful Lottie - thanks to TES your final years were ones filled with love. Now you are forever free. Your spirit lives on in all who love you!
Ann Rappel, NJ
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October 13, 2010
The little tree grows, able to bear its heavenly load. Be at peace dearest Lottie. Namaste sweet girl.
Merilee, Tollhouse, California
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October 13, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Lottie's passing! To all at the Sanctuary, thank you for everything you do for "our" elephants. I wish I could be there with you all every day! Lottie, I know Queenie is there to greet you; I miss her so much, and will be missing you too.
Janet Slates, Toledo, Ohio
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October 13, 2010
Oh dear....I hope they're all grazing in ele heaven. Gone but never forgotten sweet girl. Terribly sad. :(
Namaste sweet girl.
xo
Lindsat, Toronto, Ontario
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October 13, 2010
My favorite memory of Lottie was the first day she arrived at The Sanctuary. A caregiver had dropped a flake of hay in front of Minnie, but before any could be given to Lottie Minnie had shaken a portion of hers and dropped it in front of Lottie. At that moment I knew that Lottie was special. Very special she was, in her guidance of Minnie and her duty never faltered.
Fay Morris, Victoria, B.C.
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October 13, 2010
Dear Lottie, so sad that you passed away unexpectedly, but happy that the last four and a half years of your life were filled with freedom, space and love...things you never had before coming to TES.
Maggie, Saratoga Springs, NY
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October 13, 2010
My heartfelt sympathy to all at the Sanctuary, human, ele's and canines for the loss of Lottie. May she rest in peace. You are totally free at last! Now you can freely roam to your hearts content along with the rest of your sisters that have gone before you. And to all the staff I will keep you in my prayers.

A constant viewer of the cams...love the new look. Can't wait to see the Africa girls.
Mary Pat, Adamstown, MD
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October 13, 2010
Sweet Lottie.....reunited with your sisters, Queenie, Lota and Delhi....you will be missed, beautiful girl, especially by Minnie and your dedicated caregivers. Namaste dear one
Susan, British Columbia, Canada
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October 13, 2010
Sweet Lottie - rest now with all your sisters and brother Ned in heaven. You are forever loved and will be missed by all. God Bless you always.
Lynne, Jacksonville, FL
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October 13, 2010
Dearest Lottie: Our hearts are broken. You left too quickly. I ask Neddie to guide you on your journey to join him and all your sisters in heaven. You left on a very special day, sweetheart - it was Ned's birthday. I hope that has meaning and that you have joined him in heaven. Please watch over poor Minnie; she needs you now more than ever. And please comfort all your caregivers at the sanctuary. They loved you so and always will.
Joan, CT
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October 12, 2010
Imagine the beauty of it -
that moment when the soul of our loved one
returns to the stars, hearing the embracing voices
each whispering, I remember you.
Anon
Mary P., Tennessee
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October 12, 2010
I type with tear-filled eyes for the loss of beautiful Lottie and for the sense of loss that all who knew her must be feeling. I guess the other sisters across the Rainbow Bridge needed her more.

I have been so touched by the descriptions you have made about all of your girls, and it is clear to me you are truly God's angels on earth.

We all pray this sanctuary will thrive until there is no more need to protect these precious babies from the beasts that are Man and Greed. You all are truly changing the empathy of the World and Man's beliefs about so-called "dumb" animals. The only "dumb animal" is uneducated, uncaring Man.

God Bless You all!
Wendy Weir, Elmira, OR
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October 12, 2010
To everyone at TES,

I was saddened to read of the sudden passing of Lottie.
I know she was with you for only a few short years, but you all made those years happy ones for her. She was loved and free - allowed to live her life as she should always have had the opportunity to do.

Thank you for making Lottie's last years ones of peace, contentment and love.

You are all (two-legged and four-legged) in my thoughts.
Kelli, Springfield, OR
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October 12, 2010
Fair winds and following seas, Lottie. You are with your sisters.
Anne, NM
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October 12, 2010
RIP, sweet girl. You will be missed. You were loved!
Janet, Cambridge MA
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October 12, 2010
Dear beautiful Lottie....my thoughts, prayers and love coming up to you as you make this final journey home. You knew such love and freedom their in that beautiful haven....may you now watch down on all your sisters that they may feel your presence and your love....my love to you xxx

Beth
Elizabeth Dietz, New Jersey
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October 12, 2010
So many people have already written such beautiful things.

My condolences to the staff; I can only imagine the loss you must feel while at the same time trying to remember this is the journey we are all on and that when we get there all our earthly woes are gone.

Happily, her last years were spent "getting to be an elephant" surrounded by love.
Jacie, Cheyenne, WY
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October 12, 2010
SO NOW THE NEXT STAGE OF YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS.
YOU CAN BE WITH YOUR SISTERS IN A SAFE AND LOVING PLACE. WE WILL MISS YOU, SWEET GIRL.
SUSAN BLEIBERG, WILMINGTON DE USA
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October 12, 2010
Dearest Lottie, thank you for being a kind and loving friend to Minnie and Queenie. Many thanks to the caregivers who cared for you. Please watch over your ele-sisters at TES. Namaste, my sweet Lottie!
Love, Liz xoxo
Liz N., Oshkosh, WI 54901
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October 12, 2010
Dear sweet Lottie, may she rest in peace. My condolences to her caregivers, thank you for your wonderful work.
Marlene Corlew, Nashville
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October 12, 2010
My heartfelt thoughts go out to the Sanctuary staff. Your loss is felt by those of us who keep tabs on all the girls. Lottie will be missed. I feel sadness.
Karen Mesko, Easton, MD
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October 12, 2010
What a shock.
Goodbye sweet Lottie enjoy the peace and freedom you so deserve. You had 4 wonderful years.
Thankyou doesn't seem to cover the intense feelings of gratitude for all the folks at the sanctuary...but Thankyou for being there for them.
Max xxx
Maxine Arnold, Carters Point, NB . Canada
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October 12, 2010
Lottie, you are finally free :) We will meet you someday, may god Bless Minnie, and all of the caregivers....so heartbreaking. Play in the peace you deserve :) You are loved always.
Jocelyn , Ohio
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October 12, 2010
Namaste sweet Lottie, we will miss you beautiful girl, and for the caregivers, may your happy memories take the place of the sadness. You gave her a wonderful 4 years.
Tracy Hughes, Hardwick, NJ
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October 12, 2010
Note: To all the caregivers, God Bless you all.. I'm so sorry for your loss.. My heart goes to all of you especially Samantha. Please know shes in a happy place and with her sisters. Our prayers will be with Minnie,that will help her some way and guide her to her sisters to help her through this time.
K. Houghton, Naples,FL
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October 12, 2010
oh Lottie, How you will be missed.. So many of us are very grateful to the sanctuary for giving you the best years of your life..You are free to go and be with your sisters that have gone before you. I'm sure you all will have a lot to talk about. Peace be with you my dear girl, and know the others will be praying for you too. God Speed Lottie...
K. Houghton, Naples, Fl
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October 12, 2010
Lottie, Rest sweet girl, you will be missed so much. Your spirit will live on in the lives you touched.
Linda, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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October 11, 2010
I know Lottie is in peace, greeted by her ancestors, friends and family she lost long ago. Her mother she lost as a baby was the first to greet her. So now my heart goes to those who she left behind and say thank you for taking care of her. But I also know Lottie will be on the other side waiting for Minnie, just as she has helped Minnie through life, she will be there waiting to walk with Minnie in spirit. Lottie was so caring and generous to Minnie she said, I'll go first so I can help you cross without fear and rest your head in peace on the bed I will prepare for you. Don't be sad, I haven't left you because my spirit walks besides you. Remember me by the cedar tree, our holy tree of sanctuary.
Sara M Maher, Dunellen, NJ
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October 11, 2010
Lottie, I hope you find Queenie and find a big watermelon that you can eat. Love, Nick
Nick Zell, Simsbury, CT
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October 11, 2010
Rest well, sweetheart :-(
Nancy-Jo White, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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October 11, 2010
I am deeply saddened to read of the passing of Lottie. My most sincere sympathy to all who loved and cared for her. Thank you from my heart for giving her sanctuary. Namaste, dearest Lottie.
Roz Abramovitch, West Fargo, ND
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October 11, 2010
May you continue to rest in peace and tranquility, and may your spirit always graze among those you love.
Shawn Jones , Columbia, TN
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October 11, 2010
Dearest Lottie, I saw you when I last volunteered, nosy as ever, supervising our work. I will remember you eating and watching us paint almost the entire time. Go find Queenie and hug her and listen to her squeaks as she is waiting for you. We will take care of Minnie. I love you, Lottie, more than you will ever know.
Sabine Zell, Simsbury, CT
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October 11, 2010
Lottie we will not forget you. I know you will be watching over your dear Minnie.
Jackie B., Arlington, VA
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October 11, 2010
Such a beautiful girl, you will be greatly missed
Pat Barnes, Bartlett TN
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October 11, 2010
Rest in peace, sweet Lottie.
Margie, Georgia
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October 11, 2010
Sweet Lottie, I thought you were older than 47. It seems that you suffered greatly during your years with the circus. Minnie hasn't realized that you've gone yet I don't think. I remember you and she standing vigil over Queenie in the mist when she died unexpectedly 2 and half years ago. It seems like only yesterday.

I am so grateful that you had the time you did at the Sanctuary but wish it had been longer. Say hello to Delhi, Queenie, Minnie, Bunny, Nedly, Jenny, Barbara, Tina, and Lotta. Special regards to Joanne. Fare thee well, dear one.

Namaste
Caite York, Milton-Freewater, OR
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October 11, 2010
Sweet Dreams little girl.. all of our LOVE goes with you on your journey to Heaven. oxxoox,FOREVER in our hearts.
Dolores &Blu', Pittsburgh, Pa
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October 11, 2010
Dear sweet girl, after all those miserable years as a chained circus elephant, thankfully you had over four wonderful years of kindness and freedom. Now you are free forever!

Molly Sargent, Eugene, Oregon
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October 11, 2010
Lottie forever in our hearts.
Sybil Lefebvre, Monroe, Louisiana
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October 11, 2010
May you rest in peace in ele heaven beautiful Lottie. :)
Michelle, Colorado Springs, CO
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October 11, 2010
Together again with Queenie, watch over and guide Minnie and the Divas.
SR, Vancouver
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