Came across these 1988 pix taken out on the back 40 that goes thru the process of bringing them in for the night.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
"Peggy", "Toto", "Dutch" and "Anna May".
The year before while playing Macon, Ga. with the Hanneford Show, Bob Cline showed up from the Albany, Ga. Zoo asking if I wanted a free elephant and fitting within my price range I picked her up on the way home.
They called her "Popsicle" and Cline confided "She's not very sweet!"
I never had a minutes trouble with her, in fact I once loaned her to Bones Craig for a while and he liked her.
Posted by Buckles at 8/23/2014 06:14:00 AM
Chico with "Peggy", "Toto", "Dutch", "Anna May" and "Zetta".
The final addition was "Zetta" who had been down at the Miami Zoo for some time.
Apparently she had bopped a few handlers and they were looking for a new home for her.
Ben and I drove down and she loaded up without a minutes problem.
Unfortunately I had badly misjudged her age and her performing days were past.
Posted by Buckles at 8/23/2014 05:53:00 AM