St. Patrick’s Day 2013: Green-garbed pets and people at Celtic Swell

March 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm | In Holidays, Pets, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(Photos by Nick Adams for WSB)
A brand-new West Seattle St. Patrick’s Day event debuted this weekend – the first-ever pets/people costume contest at The Celtic Swell on Alki. WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams was there to catch some of the contenders on camera. Above, that’s Zoey; next, the Lynns and their boxer:

Pub owners Gareth and Joleen Hughes‘ Siberian Huskies Finnegan, left, and Foley were of course on hand and wearing some green:

Eleven more scenes of green, after the jump:

Murphy the Great Dane was greeted by Clara Hills (center):

On the other end of the size spectrum, here’s Lulu the Chihuahua, who won “Leprechaun Lookalike”:

Mini-Longhaired Dachshund Charlotte waited patiently in her ride:

Let’s not ignore the humans: Sean Shane-Kumler, below right, with wife Kathryn and their dog Knoah, won “Not Dog Not Dog”:

Midway through the contest, at 3 pm Saturday, there was a toast to the official start of St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland (nine hours ahead of Seattle):

Then back to the pets-and-people photobooth, with Annie Allison of Studio A. That’s Mo Simon below with Shasta, left, and Walter, right:

Ready for a closeup, anyone? Ollie the French Bulldog was:

Group shot! From left, Clara Hills, Esther Hills, and Emily Knighton, posing with Lucy the Corgi:

Meantime, Watson waited quite patiently:

As did Francis the St. Bernard:

Another human of note, though not a competitor – a familiar face from The Junction at the microphone – Lora Swift from Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor):

The Celtic Swell’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue on into tonight – listed here on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.


  1. The top photo is so cute.

    Comment by WTF — 5:23 pm March 17, 2013 #

  2. Dogs make everything better. :)

    Comment by anti-obstruction — 7:01 pm March 17, 2013 #

  3. except, is that a slight curled up lip I see? “get me out of this!” lol

    Comment by JanS — 7:03 pm March 17, 2013 #

  4. I was all ready to bring my dog Finnegan on Sunday and then I remembered the event was on Saturday!! Rats. Next year!

    Comment by add — 11:27 am March 18, 2013 #

  5. Good boy, Watson!

    Comment by ws4ever — 4:39 pm March 18, 2013 #

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