Today was Ferndale’s annual pet parade, and this year it was quite a bit longer than last year’s. People in Ferndale sure have a great sense of humor! Maren was dressed as a cat, and was pulled along by Emily. She had a sign explaining she was a pet sister. There were many real pets in costumes, such as a weiner dog in a baseball outfit being led by a flag waving kid (baseball, hot dogs and the American flag) and a dog in a Superman costume. There was a tiny frog in a jar that was in a wagon all decorated with flowers, and the wagon was being pulled by a kid pedaling his tricycle. The kid was dressed in a frog costume. The girl featured in today’s photo had perhaps the weirdest collection of pets, a bunch of snails, some who appear to be trying to escape.
In other snail news this week, there was an entry in the Kinectic sculpture race titled “S Car”. Shaped like a huge colorful snail, when it went by, you could really see the “S Car” go. Closer to home, the two days of rain we received this week really brought out the slugs and snails en masse. I took great delight in killing them all. We have enough pets as it is.