Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Pittsburgh!

We love our city...even though all three of us are transplants to the 'Burgh....ya gotta admit, it's a great place to be a dog! We thought we'd show you a pic of Pittsburgh on March 17th, 1936.
Flood!!
All of the snow was meltin' and pouring into our rivers....the Allegheny and the Monongahela...where those two rivers meet makes the "Point"...there,they turn into the Ohio River. It made one huge flood. Our grandparents used to tell Mumsie about it....yes...1936 was before her time even though it seems like she's 105 yrs old.
That was before flood control. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Western Pennsylvania. We hope it was the last!!
Doesn't our city look better today? People think Pittsburgh is ugly, sooty and dirty, but it's really quite beautiful! What a pawsome view of the city at night!!!
Have a great St. Patrick's Day...May the luck of the Irish be with you all!!!
O'Scruffy
O'Lacie
O'Babystan

20 comments:

Joe Stains said...

hey Yinz, we love da burgh! what a great tribute post!

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! Your post is very interesting and sure you have many reasons to love Pittsburgh!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy St. Patricks Day to you doggies too. :)

~ Girl girl

Maggie & Mitch said...

Our dad is going to the transplant olympic games in Pittsburgh in July and he's thrilled about visiting your city!
Happy St. Patrick's day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pearl & Opal said...

Happy St. Pawddys Day to everyone.
Nanny has been to Pissburg and said it is a very nice place. She loves to look at old piktoors and loved yours.
Opal is going to blog once a week like Tanner, it was Joe's idea, so we are waiting to hear from him which day he thinks is best.
Hugs,Bellyrubs & Smoochies
Pearl
Wheelies
Opal

Penny & Poppy said...

Great pictures! Our dad has spent a lot of time in da burgh and he loves it...especially since the Steelers are there! Happy St. Patrick's day!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny

Xsara ... said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too! I've never been to Pittsburgh myself but I think it's a beautiful place. You have every reason the be proud :)

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee guys,

We LOVE the "Burgh" too......mighty pretty sight it tis from up on Mt. Washington. We didn't get up there to see it just yet, but we hope too soon.....think we can ride the Incline ? maybe no dogs are allowed there........They otta change the rules some......

Dewey Dewster here......

Daisy said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I think your city looks pretty.

Sassy Kat said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. So glad to meet you and glad that you stopped by my place. I also am a friend of Stanley, mostly Asta, and it is fun to meet new friends. I was wondering if you turn your river green for St. Pat's Day like they do in Chicago? Be sure to visit again.

Harry said...

Well your city is a lot prettier than our town!

Happy St Patricks!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Amber-Mae said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too! Wow, that's a major flood...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

HappySt.Paddy's DAY giwlfwiend and Scwuffy and babyStan!!!
Youw city looks gowgeous!! I hope you nevew evew have a disastew again!!!
I wanna come see it in pawson some day! I hope!!!
and boyz..stop making fun of me and Stanny..not faiw..anyway, he still has Ruby and Suki as giwlpups too , so thewe!
smoochie kisses,Asta

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Pups...
My mom really like the 'burgh when she visited. The city looks good in grenn!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Koobuss said...

Hi Guys!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!

Love the picture of Pittsburgh. I know it is a beautiful city. It seems like every year it is rated highly on the Best Places to Live lists. We'd love to see more photos.

Pennsylvania has a lot going for it. The eastern part of our state is beautiful, too.


Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie and Family

Noah the Airedale said...

That is a pawsome post maties. We've said it before and we'll say it again, we loooove hearing and seeing pics about the places our canine maties live. Thanks for showing us Pittsburgh!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Agatha and Archie said...

PL2's bestest friend in the whole world was from da burgh and is a wicked Steelers fan.Happy Belated St Patricks day you guys! Things were hopping here in Ireland 2.(that's Boston....)ARCHIE!!!!!!!!!!they know that geesh...Love A+A

Huskee Boy said...

Hmm.. I am surprised that some people think Pittsburgh is 'ugly, sooty and dirty'... I haven't set my paws there yet, but it really looks sooo lovely with all the nice lights.

Ferndoggle said...

Yay Pixburgh!! We're all Irish 'cuz Mom says if she is, we are. We wanted to go to the pawrade but it was pretty busy.

Stop by Mom's blog to find what she found buried in the walls of our old house.

http://jennyfern.blogspot.com/

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Maya and Kena said...

Wow!!
That looks like a really cool city!
The flood must have been terrible though..
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena