St Patrick’s Day Festivities 2012 – Music and Marching!

I’m a bit behind on my blog posts, so only getting to the Paddy’s Day photos now. Still, better late than never!

We are lucky to live very close to the staging area for some of the acts taking part in the parade.  It was such a lovely morning here on the 17th, that I thought I would head down to watch the performers setting up.

I brought Pogo with me as he is very friendly and really loves meeting people.  He dressed up in an orange jumper and a green shamrock necklace.  I have heard that in some countries it is considered bad luck to wear orange on Paddy’s Day. Here in Ireland, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear orange as it is one of the colours of our country’s flag.

People have often asked me what Paddy’s Day is like in Ireland, and I guess the only thing I can think of to compare it to would be Mardi Gras.  There are such festivities all around the country and these last for two or three days.

The staging area near us took up three roads and that was only a small amount of the acts due to be performing in the parade.  Pogo made so many new friends and I was lucky to be able to get some really good photos.

Pogo going to the Parade

Getting ready for the parade

Pogo meeting the performers

Bandoleras

Last-minute Practice

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A Letter From America!

Hi Everyone! It’s Pogo here! I’m going to be doing the post today. 

Pogo got a parcel!

The other day, I got a parcel from America! Unfortunately, Mammy wasn’t home when the postman called and I couldn’t reach the door handle to let him in.

We had to walk to the sorting office to collect it. I was a little worried because they said they needed to see ID, but I don’t have any! Luckily, they let us have it without any problems.

I couldn’t wait to get home and open it!

To Pogo, From Frankie

I had attended a #PawPawty on twitter recently and was lucky enough to win a prize. I knew the parcel contained my mystery prize, but I hadn’t got a clue what it could be.

Mammy helped me to open the parcel. Firstly, there was an envelope that said “To Pogo, From Frankie”

Doggy Postcard

In the envelope, there was a lovely note from Frankie congratulating me for winning the prize at the #PawPawty.

There was also a really cool doggy postcard.  I think that it is made of rawhide and that you can eat it, but I haven’t been brave enough to try it out yet!

Tough Turtle

I rooted through all the layers of tissue until I reached the prize. I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was a Tough Turtle!

I have never seen a toy like this in any pet shop in Ireland. I love it so much!

The really cool thing about this turtle is that there are three baby turtles hiding in the shell!