Thursday, August 19, 2010

Before going in.

August 19, Houghton Lake.


Natalie Cainan said...

He did such a great job! Casey and I are so happy to help Radar realize his dream. We are very happy for him and very proud! (I got a little misty-eyed when he first went in!! But that's me; I cry at everything! LOL)

Valérie Berta Torales said...

Shoot, I missed my picture then!
(And missed it again when I saw Tavana with her hands to her mouth and didn't think of taking THAT picture.)
I'm glad for him too!

No Thyme to Lose said...

The photo captures his focus, his intensity... the sense that he is poised right on the brink. He looks ready.

Valérie Berta Torales said...

And nervous!

Radar said...

Thank you very much Natalie.
Valerie, you nailed that one on the head!

Jack Ryan said...


Great shots of the young trainer's debut. I am borrowing one for the Facebook "May All Your Days Be Circus Days" page, giving you full photo credit of course.


Anonymous said...

I couldn't be happier for you.
Meeting you and watching you work a couple of shows this summer - I could see your passion then and know that with the backing and help of Casey you could more than do it.

Now tell Casey that you want to do a couple of "Matinees" a week just to stay in pratice.

With the help and wordage of ringmaster Moss you should have the audience right in the palm of your hand.

Side Note: Does this make you the worlds youngest lion taimer?

Congrats again

Jon Walker
Spencer, Indiana

The Old Timer said...

Thanks for posting the photos of Radar's first performance. As a lifelong Michigander, I was especially pleased that this important event took place in my home state.

Anonymous said...

Awesome Pictures Ryan !!!!!!! We miss yah! Somer :)