(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.
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