I have to confess, I really had no idea what kind of bird this was:
Luckily, for me, I had many friends who quickly pointed out that it is a “Gamecock”, the official mascot of the University of South Carolina. What do I know? I’m a D*** Yankee.
I ran across another bird, see if all you brilliant birders can identify it.
Don’t know? It’s a “PengOwen”!
Yep, Owie (Owen) was in costume for his school’s circus.
They had popcorn vendors,
Even a Lion Tamer, who stuck his head in a lion’s mouth!
Of course, they had to have clowns!
But we were looking for the special act, Marti, Andrew and Heather kept their eyes “ripped”…(an Owie term, to keep a sharp lookout).
Finally, the Penguins!
Owie looked great in his costume. He peered out of his mask to make sure we were watching.
He did tricks, including “sliding” on his stomach like real penguins do.
He was quite a performer and drew great laughs from the audience.
We may not be traveling right now, but we’re still having great adventures with our grandsons, whether it’s watching them perform in a circus, or teaching them how to fix their daddy’s lawnmower.
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