Rosie truly had no idea what to expect, no idea. Her only preconceived notion was that clowns might be scary. I read that if you show up an hour before the show began you could meet the performers so that became the plan. I actually wanted to buy my tickets there so we went very early in case there was a line, there wasn't but it turned out to be in our favour as we were able to visit the animal enclosure. Did they know this was something I dreamt of? A chance to really pound my lesson home? It's funny cos if you have children that love animals you don't even have to say a word, they just see and are horrified and the more you show the worse they feel. I did however point out the bullhook that the elephant trainers all had in their hands and were quick to use. I didn't need to point out the whips as she saw and heard those for herself.
As for the rest of the show, the people performers, very good fun and we loved it. Ro was entranced. The animal acts scared her.
|Still a little unsire what it is all about|
|reminds me of Beijing zoo|
|Ringling is retiring all elephants by 2018 so they are introducing camels and dogs.|
|the caretaker has a leaf blower to get the sand off of them...a little unnatural and I am sure way to loud|
From the enclosure we went inside to meet the willing performers and Ro was able to get some autographs
|And just like that clowns weren't scary and she really got into it|
|it was fun to meet everyone and then look for them perform|
|clowns clowns and more clowns|
|she was loving it|
|Our seats were high. I wasan't about to spend a lot of money to teach THIS lesson|
|sad sad sad|
|he jumped over them|
|I kept thinking why don' t they eat him|
|they shot a lady out of a cannon. She is the white thing right of centre|