|Irish for the day!|
Ava enjoyed watching the parade. I had worried that she'd get a little bored but there were plenty of people in the parade handing out candy, stickers, beads, flags and green fortune cookies to prevent this from happening!
Somehow Lola slept through most of the St Patrick's Day parade. It was pretty noisy and we were out in the bright sun but I guess she was just really tired! She did wake up in time to see maybe the last 20 minutes and was really excited to see that there were horses stopped in front of us when she first opened her eyes.
Both girls ranked the horses and the Irish wolfhounds as their favourite part of the parade. Oh, and the candy and stickers of course!
|Pretty big doggies|
|Lola woke up just in time to see the horses|
Here's a look at the St Patrick's Day parade for 2013...
|Dancing a jig|
|All kinds of green|
|An interesting car|
|Ava meets a leprechaun|
|This guy told me off for taking a photo of his dog! |
I figure that if you don't want people taking photos of your dog don't dress it up and take it in a public parade!
|It's not a parade without bagpipes|
|A different kind of drummer!|
|Crash those cymbals|
|Lots of green|
|So many flags|
|St Patrick's Day gangstas?|
|Being San Francisco there were plenty of dogs in the parade|
|Ava was a little worried to meet such a big dog - although in this shot it looks like the dog is worried to meet Ava!|
|I like to think that this is his regular car!|
|There were lots of trolley cars in the parade too|
|Shamrocks, flags, beads and lots of green|
|Here come his friends!|
|A half awake Lola and her leprechaun watch the parade|
|Even the Golden Gate Bridge took part in the parade|
|Lots of vintage fire trucks joined the parade|
|One more firetruck|
After the parade we met some of the Irish wolfhounds that we'd seen earlier. After giving Ava's face a little sniff the wolfhound below decided to give her a big lick! Being licked by such a big dog was a bit of a shock for Ava but Lola thought it was absolutely hilarious! I must admit that Kim and I couldn't control our laughter either!
|A sniff followed by a big lick across Ava's face!|
|Lola thought it was hilarious when the wolfhound licked Ava's face!|
I hope you all had a great St Patrick's Day and that you've recovered from your Guinness induced hangovers!