You know when you go to a safari park and people spend more time looking at your children than they do at the animals…..
A few weeks ago we were invited to Knowsley Safari Park by the lovely ladies at Jungle Dogs and after a great event with some lovely food (who knew you could do so much with a hot dogs) all the children were given onesies.
Not just any onesies though, these were the best onesies in the world (the label said so it must be true) and were all animal themed so we got a crocodile and a panda
Instead of leaving them in the bags until we got home (wishful thinking?), they had them unwrapped and on within two minutes of choosing them! These onesies were then so comfortable that the decision was made to wear them for the rest of the day, which is how we ended up watching the sea lion show with more people watching us than were watching the animals!
After the sea lion show, we went on the Baboon Bus on a safari through the park and genuinely, it’s one of the most fun things that I’ve done in a long time.
Master Frugal is monkey obsessed so when our driver pulled over in the middle of the baboon part and let the monkeys climb all over the minibus, he was just open mouthed! The minibus has ropes all round it designed to attract the monkeys so we were covered in them and we sat there for what seemed like ages just watching them.
I’m not sure what the baboons made of the crocodile and the panda staring out at them but I know for certain that the crocodile classes that hour and a half in the Safari bus as one of the best times ever in his whole life apparently! At one point, I got a lump in my throat because I could see the amazement in their eyes that they were so close to the animals!
It was nothing at all like I expected and another advantage of being on the bus meant that we learned so many new and interesting facts from our driver who was an amazing tour guide.
I definitely couldn’t recommend a better day than a trip here although I’d be reluctant to take my own car around – Baboon bus all the way for us when we go again!
And as for the Jungle Dogs, I’m a bit of a fan of these too as far as hot dogs go – the team showed us some great ways to serve them that I wouldn’t have thought of and sent us away with some great meal ideas to try.
As a fussy eater, one of the things that Master Frugal will eat without a problem is hot dogs. I don’t mind giving him them occasionally but I’ve always been very much aware that they’re not the most nutritious food around and felt a little bit guilty that I was letting him have hot dogs for tea.
Jungle Dogs have more meat in them than their competitors with 85% meat content which I would imagine is much higher than other hot dogs on the market. They also contain no mechanically recovered meat (ugh), no artificial colours or flavourings and no MSM which means that although I still need to get Master Frugal to learn to try more foods (he’s getting better, honestly), I don’t need to feel as guilty when he’s having hot dogs any more.