2015 Pet Parade

2015 Pet Parade

More than 1,700 spectators and 800 participants turned out for the 12th annual Burlingame Pet Parade, which took place on September 26, 2015. The parade was led by the Burlingame Mothers’ Club, whose members offered a free art project. Gandalph the Duck was the Grand Marshal of the parade. He is a Pekin Raune white duck who was adopted from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA by Matthew O’Connor of Concord. Gandalphwore a tuxedo and Matthew wore a top hat. They were chauffeured by Timothy Hooker in a 1948 WillysJeepster, courtesy of Highway One. Award Winners Grand Prize: “Superman” featuring Odie, a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix owned by Pablo Melendez. Both wore Superman capes, motorcycle helmets and googles. They rode via motorcycle their home in San Jose for the parade. (Odie had a safety harness on.) Odie has been riding with Pablo for four years. Best School Float: Roosevelt Elementary School took the honors in this new category, earning $500 from the Broadway Merchants Association for a float promoting their Chili Cookoff. Group members wore bright orange T-shirts, one was dressed as a chili pepper and their float featured a cauldron and oversized chili peppers. Most Unusual Animal: Amelia Krakow, age 10, with her 5-year-old cornsnake, Jayne. Amelia wore a headdress of rubber and fabric snakes and marched with Jayne entwined around her arm. They live in Burlingame. Best Dressed Pet: For the second year in a row, Chewy, a 4-year-old Pomeranian, won the “Best Dressed Pet” category. This year he was dressed as the Pope. His owner is Francesca Ty, shown with her mother, Marie Ty of Burlingame. Most...