2009 Pet Parade

2009 Pet Parade

About 1,000 spectators viewed 450 participants and their festively garbed pets in the sixth annual Burlingame Pet Parade on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Sponsors The parade was sponsored by the Broadway Merchants Association, the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA and the Daily Journal. Judges Ann Keighran, Mayor of Burlingame Jon Mays, Editor in Chief, Daily Journal Lisa Van Buskirk, VP of Development and Planned Giving, Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA Winners Grand Prize Winner and Best Dressed Group – “Pets Are Amore” won the Best Dressed Group ribbon and was also chosen as the Grand Prize Winner.(See photo above.) The Diodati family of Burlingame family, Helen, Sandra, Tony and Sandra’s children Letizia (7) and Valeria (3) Acosta, paddled a black-and-gold gondola (made of cardboard and built on a piano dolly) that carried their Pomeranian, Taz, age 10, West Highland dog, Lady, age 9, and two singing teddy bears, one of which had a mustache. All were dressed in black-striped shirts and black pants with bright red sashes at their waists and on straw boater hats. American and Italian flags flew at the front of the gondola. At the back was a shelf adorned with miniature ceramic cats, apples and muffins. Best Dressed Pet – Lady Sage, a 3-year-old cocker spaniel, was deemed the “Best Dressed Pet.” She marched regally in a red velvet coronation robe and tiara, accompanied by the Ruberos of Burlingame: Lindley, Angelo and son Corbin, a first grader at McKinley Elementary School who was dressed as her knight in shining armor. The Corbins adopted Lady Sage from the Peninsula Humane Society this summer.     Most Original Float or Wagon...