Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick's Day, and in old Irish: cead mile failte!

One of the floats in the parade included the local St. Patrick himself.

These riders were part of the parade, as were emergency vehicles, decorated for the occasion.

This flatbed trailer featured musicians, but it was these three dogs that caught my attention.

As I made my way down into the Glebe, I kept pace with those greyhounds as they walked the route.

This dog was with his humans, and the greyhounds had his attention.

The same applied to this dog.

And so the parade kept moving. I kept photographing the odd dog in the crowd at this point.

Here is where the parade reached its end, with the participants leaving Bank Street and heading into Lansdowne Park. The greyhounds had quite a walk, and of course they were noticed by other doggies.


  1. I saw the parade last year here in Toronto. Lots of dogs participated in the parade as well... including greyhounds dressed up for the occasion.

  2. Love those well-clad furry friends! But it looks way too cold to hold a parade. Don't you people know anything? Sheesh! :))

  3. What a great parade and your pics of the dogs are cute as can be!

  4. I think the dogs were the real stars of the parade!

  5. There were quite a lot of dogs at the parade.

  6. ...we are going to have a COLD parade today!

  7. Dogs wearing socks or knee socks ... quite strange ...

  8. Hello, I love all the cute dogs. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you - I have been to a parade when we were staying in Florida. I think that Canada, the States and Australia all celebrate the day even more than they do in Ireland itself.

  10. It looks like it was dog's day out! Happy St Patrick's Day to you!

  11. And a happy St. Pat's to you. Ottawa had a great parade.

  12. @Catarina: they were well dressed for the occasion!

    @Lowell: cold is a good thing!

    @Mildred: they were quite cute.

    @Christine: they seemed to enjoy the day.

    @Marleen: plenty of wagging tails!

    @Marie: we had a good many hounds.

    @Tom: it's cold here today. A good north wind.

    @Jan: but probably warm!

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Rosemary: we do!

    @RedPat: it was a dog day!

    @Red: it certainly did.

  13. Happy St. Patrick's Day, William !

  14. Those greyhounds are very regal and elegant. Thanks for sharing these photos, William.

  15. Thanks for giving me the parade I don't have here!

  16. @Sharon: I assumed they'd be popular!

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Jo: they definitely are.

    @Jeanie: you're welcome.

    @Norma: aren't they cute?

  17. Looks like the dogs were all dressed up for the occasion.

  18. Love all the 'critters' ~ especially the horses ~ neat photos of the parade!

    Happy Saturday ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. Oh, those pups! 🍀☘️🍀☘️

  20. It looked a tad cold for those muscians! Nice doggies.

  21. Looks like all had a great day ! Love the horses and all the doggies some of the dogs look a bit like Miggs . Thanks for sharing lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

  22. aww, love the puppies ... so cute!! love it!! ( ;

  23. Looks like fun! Such cute dogs!

  24. Dogs like to check out other dogs much like people do at parades.

  25. Looks very lovely parades. Also the previous photos are lovely. Everybody has some green.

  26. So good to see the dogs!

    All the best Jan

  27. Belated St Patrick's Day wishes to you as well and looks like a smallish parade, but at least you had one to attend. The dogs did look very colorful even more so than their owners.

  28. Dogs are so cute. I'll drink to that! It's gonna be Irish beer of course.

  29. @Bill: they were!

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Whisk: cute!

    @Mari: I still wonder what dogs think of these things.

    @Country Gal: thank you!

    @Beth: aren't they adorable?

    @Linda: very cute!

    @Kay: that they do.

    @Orvokki: thanks!

    @Cloudia: they do!

    @Jan: it is.

    @Beatrice: it's actually a big parade.

    @Klara: Irish beer indeed.