... and the parrots, too.
For today, townsfolk held the annual St. Helena Pet Parade. kicking off an all-day Octoberfest-cum-Harvest Festival, featuring an artisanal crafts fair.
The pet parade is one of my favorite annual rituals in the valley; residents dress up their pets and march them before judges who award prizes for the top dog, so to speak.
Some years, entrants have paraded their sheep, cats, and other family pets; this year, most of the contestants were well groomed dogs.