Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Meerkats and wobblies



It is possibly only aired in the UK but we have a series of rather silly TV adverts for an insurance-comparison website (comparethemarket.com), called 'Compare the Meerkats'. It features anthropomorphic meerkat puppets and by using the site you can claim a meerkat toy, should you desire one! As a result I can never see the creatures without thinking of it. I'm sure I'm not the only one!

Thorpe Perrow has a Birds of Prey and Mammal centre, mainly to increase its appeal to families and children, I suppose. The meerkats provide endless amusement and there are wallabies too. I can't see them without remembering that my daughter used to call them wobblies.


5 comments:

  1. And I can't see antelopes without remembering my baby brother singing:
    Home, home on the range
    Where the dear old antelopes play!

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  2. I've seen the ads on line with the meerkats but well before that they were my favourite creatures at our zoo!

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  3. We call them wobblies too sometimes. As cute as they are I am fed up with the ones eating my spring flowers.

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  4. Wobblies...so cute. I love those baby names that remain with fond memory throughout a lifetime...

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