Olympia’s 83rd Annual Pet Parade

On Saturday, August 18th, Olympia celebrated its 83rd Annual Pet Parade. Yeah, you read that right. This parade has been happening before my Grandmothers were born. This year’s theme was “Cartoon Crazy.” Technically, only children are allowed to enter, but that doesn’t stop child-like adults from traipsing their four legged friends along the streets of downtown Olympia. The best part of the parade (and it was over oh-so-quickly) was the Poop Patrol. Clearly ignoring the import of his role in the procession, one teenage boy publicly displayed his indifference by playing air guitar with the poop shovel while listening to his ipod.


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