Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Circus is in Town!

Ringling Bro.s is in New York! As some of you may know, every year the elephants (and assorted other animals) walk from their trains to Madison Square Garden, in preparation for the circus.

The elephants did their yearly walk down 34th street on Tuesday night, at approximately 12:30. CJ and I stationed ourselves at the corner of 34th and Broadway to watch. We had to wait a while (elephant timing being an imprecise science), but the weather was nice, and the circus kindly sent teaser trucks/trailers ahead to get us psyched up. There is at least one blurry photo of me in front of a truck. The elephants finally trudged by, trunk-in-tails, surrounded by circus employees holding a rope to cordon them off, followed by horses, and teeny Shetland ponies. All-in-all it was super-cutie.

Me and CJ in front of the elephants. Sort of. It wasn't really snowing.

Also, for the record, I am fairly uninterested in hearing from animal rights' activists about how badly the elephants are mistreated. As CJ said "but look at them smiling! How could they be unhappy?"


orieyenta said...

You and CJ were looking super-cutie that day! Heh heh.

I wonder when the toygers will join in the parade.

Annie said...

Thanks Orie. I really liked the matching all-white outfits.

Seriously! I am going to suggest to the circus that they include toygers. They could all be friends. CJ said that the "real" tigers would eat the toygers, but I doubt that.