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Monday, 17 March 2008

St Patrick's Day

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, Stanley, Scylla, Charybdis
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), Stanley, Opus and Roscoe

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 Stanley

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.

Furries taking part in this adventure include:
Kitties -
, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies -
Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.


Jimmy Joe said...

That's a great way to celebrate, MoMo! We aren't going to do much celebrating here, but Momma says maybe she'll get me something green. I hope it's some good grass, because the grass outside now is all yellow and soggy from the snows!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe
P.S. Momma says she'll be defending her dissertation this fall. She teaches at Cornell through next spring.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day Stanley! And what an exciting adventure.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Happy Gotcha Day Stanley!

Erin Go Bragh!

Air In Yer Bra!

Asta said...

Momo sweet Sissy
Thank you fow all youw help and knowledge on this fabulous twip..I'll nevew fowget it and how wondewful you wewe to both me and Stanley
love and smoochie kisses,Asta

ML said...

Wowie, MoMo, look at all of you.
Happy Gotcha Day, Stanley.
What a way to celebrate St. Patricks Day. You all know how to do it up right.
Smokey O'Sherwood

Eric and Flynn said...

Top o'the morning to you. (Well it's still morning here)You are having some great celebrations going on there. We will celebrate with another pint of the Mother's Milk.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy Gotcha Day to Stanley!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Happy Gotcha Day Stanley! HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL!

All of you look great in green! You really know how to celebrate!!!

Can't wait to see you here in Washington!!!

Anonymous said...

Look at you all, we just got a tie and a bandana. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Happy St. Pat's Day! What a fun day we all had! Too much fun for such small kitties and doggies. We will have to do this again!!!

Sassy Kat said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day my sweet sissie. What a fun time we have had in Ireland. It was fun seeing everything and learning new facts about the different castles. Soon it will be time to go home and that makes me a little sad. I will miss being with all of the Ireland gang.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a wonderful adventure you've all had. It's shelter photo day here so Jan will be hogging the computer. We just have a moment to stop by to wish you a happy SPD.

And we're going to have to find out what a got ya day is.

The Cat Realm said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What an adventure this was. So far... *chuckle*
This was my first trip ever, I am so glad we came!
Mrs. OZ, Emil says hi - he is chasing Stanley - the little devil!

Tybalt said...

Yet another exciting adventure for you all! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Asta said...

HAPPY ST PAWDY'S DAY my sweet Momo sissy! Thank you fow the glasses I'm weawing them all day..they'we tewwific..I hate fow ouw adventoowe to end is was the best!
Thank yu fow evewything..Stanley was bawkless, he was so suwpwised and thwilled by all the gifts and celebwations
smoochie kisses,Asta siss

PB & J said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!

Rossetti and Kirara said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to ALL!!!!

Happy Gotcha Day Stanley!!!!

Looks like everyone had a purrfect time in Dublin!!!

Daisy said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Sultanfus and Guy said...

Happy St Patrick's Day. Happy Gotcha Day! You kitties sure know how to have fun!

Asta said...

Momo sissy
I'm sad ouw adventoowe is ending too, but we'll have anothew one soon..I hbe tyou'we having a gweat time with youw cousin Charlotte...I'm sending both of you special scwitchies and wubs and smoochie kisses of couwse
Asta siss

Tesla said...

daz a great way to celebratez!


I hope i can come on a trip soonz!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

So Momo,
are we still gonna haz green beerz tomorrow????
I wants to raize dis final glass to Stanley & wishez him da furry bestee of gotcha dayz.
Dr Tweety

Sassy Kat said...

What a big fun day! Tomorrow promised to offer more fun too. How do you like my Easter Bonnent???? Thought I would get it out as Easter is early this year.

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