Happy St Patrick's Day to ALL!
Poster by Sassy
It's also Stanely's Gotcha Day so we decided to head down to the cottage that he shared with Asta with breakfast baskets and some small presents to surprise him.
Photo by Asta and Sassy , breakfast baskets, food and presents from Momo, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
In the afternoon we got ready for the Big Parade. Before progressing to the parade we met at the Temple Bar for another drink.....
Photo by Karl
front row left to right: Pinot, Momo-dog, Emil, Charlie
middle row: Sassy, Asta,
last row: Ruis, Karl, Momo-kitty, Socks, Roscoe, Opus, Mrs.Oz
The Temple bar is located on the south bank of the River Liffey in Dublin and unlike its surrounding areas still preserves the medieval characters of the city, with many narrow, cobbled streets. It is the cultural quarter of Dublin and is popular with artists and visitors alike.
Here we are, at the head of the Parade.....
Photo by Asta
l. to r. - Charlie, Opus, Asta, Roscoe, Scylla, Karl, Emil (at back), Ruis, Charybdis, Socks, Momo-kitty, Sassy, Mrs. Oz, Momo- dog. Little Pinot at the front
With Scylla and Charybdis taking part in the float and us furries looking on.....
Back row l. to r. Pinot, Mrs Oz Ruis, Karl
Middle row l. to r. Momo, Opus, Roscoe, Sassy
Front row l. to r. Socks, Scylla and Charybdis on the float, Momo-dog at the corner
In recognition of our contribution to the cultural events, we were invited back to the Dublin Castle for the Ball. We assembled at the Red Room ....
Photo by Sassy
Front l. to r. Momo-dog, Scylla and Charybdis with little Pinot in front
Back l. to r. Karl, Socks, Ruis, Charlie (looking out of the window), Momo-kitty, Mrs. Oz, Sassy, Asta, Emil (in the big hat),
Before progressing to the St Patrick's Hall for the Ball, hosted by the Mayor of Dublin....
Photo by Karl
Front l. to r. Asta, Sassy, Mrs. Oz, Momo-kitty, Scylla, Charybdis, Momo-dog, little Pinot in front, Charlie at the right corner.
Back l. to r. Roscoe and Opus, Ruis, Socks, Karl and
St Patrick's Hall is the grandest room of the State Apartments, and contains one of the most important decorative interiors in Ireland. Formerly the ballroom of the Lord Lieutenant's administration, today the room is used for presidential inaugurations. It is also one of the oldest rooms in the castle, dating from the 1740's. We danced and danced till the early hours of the morning and flaked out as soon as we hit our beds.
Kitties - Sassy, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies - Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
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