2011 Pet Parade

2011 Pet Parade

BURLINGAME, Calif. – More than 1,000 people gathered for the eighth annual Burlingame Pet Parade on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Featured pets were Dusty the Klepto Kitty, who has stolen 650 items from his neighbors in San Mateo; Diggs, the parade’s Grand Marshal, who is a mixed breed Labrador belonging to a recent veteran of Afghanistan; and Baer, a K-9 who works for the Burlingame Police Department with Officer Kevin Thorpe. Sponsors The parade was sponsored by the Broadway Merchants Association, the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA, Pet Food Express and the Daily Journal. Judges Lisa Van Buskirk, VP of Development and Planned Giving, Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA Jerry Lee, publisher, Daily Journal Diane Dwyer of Pet Food Express Ross Bruce, president of the Broadway Merchants Association Winners Grand Prize Winner – The judges awarded the Grand Prize to “Fairy Dog Mother” Barbara Kelsey of Burlingame, who wore a fairy costume with wings and was accompanied by her dog Sophie, who was dressed as a butterfly. Barbara received a professional pet portrait valued at $450 from Pet Food Express. Most Unusual Pet – Two tiny mice, Coco and Sweet Pea, won this category with their owners, 9-year-old Seraphee and 7-year-old Sebastien Beaulaurier of Burlingame. The two mice traveled in a tiny train car. Best Dressed Pet – Elaine Lam of San Mateo’s disabled dog, Lil Oscar, was named Best Dressed Pet for his Giants fan costume and stagecoach. Most Unusual Float or Group – The Raul Ramirez family of Hayward and friends won this award with their float “Spring Dog,” which featured a 4-year-old Cockapoo, Lana, dressed as a butterfly and riding in...