Another day, not wanting to sit still, we found that the local Shriners were holding a circus to raise funds to support the wonderful Shriners Hospitals. How could we not go and help support such a worthy cause?
We gathered up Andrew and Owie and set off to take them to see their very first circus. It was not a Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey sized event, but it was really a good time for everybody but one poor guy. Keep reading.
There were these clowns walking around before the start of the show.
Marti was giving them a serious eyeballing. I hope she’s not thinking of trading me in for a real clown…
There were some amazing tigers doing some cool feats. They even had a rare, white tiger.
I never saw a tiger tight rope walk before, but I did tonight.
Even a jump through a flaming hoop.
How do they train tigers to do these tricks? I couldn’t even train my dog to “sit”.
How about being launched from a swing? I did this as a kid, this feat was a little higher than what I did.
They had some really cute, trained poodles. Conga line, anyone?
I had to look closely to see if that was Rick riding the scooter…I’m not really sure.
Bears were there doing some great tricks, too. Unfortunately, they were too far away to get good action shots. :c(
Then the real stars of the show came out. They saved the best for last…the elephants!
Here is the one guy that didn’t really enjoy the show. One of the elephants started to…poop! The poor guy had to run out with a big bucket and catch the elephant’s business. At every drop (and there were quite a few), the crowd went “Eeewww!” How’d you like to have that job?
The show lasted about two hours. It was worth it all, for kids young and old.
And of course…
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