Christmas again in San Francisco, Union Square where the huge tree and seasonal ice rink fill the block across Geary Boulevard from Macys on a clear, bright Friday morning, December 20, 2013.
The San Francisco SPCA windows are at the corner of Stockton and O’Farrell Streets.
SFSPCA greeters answer questions from public.
One design and most animal figures are used for several years with different accessories from year to year so that the theme is both familiar and new. The corner window again features the revolving skating rink with children and dog figures twirling as the rink itself revolves.
The skating Boxer is back with slightly different accessories. (See last year’s post for rear view.) The 2013 vest is red and box-quilted. The 2012 vest was red plush.
French Bulldog Bella has a new multi-colored scarf this year. In 2012, her scarf was dark and elegant.
And a Dachshund rides on a pile of gifts.
One dog watching from the sidelines is wearing a new blanket.
This year, the Afghan is wearing a scarf and a tule tutu with her tiara. No, not a snood and britches! In 2012 she was au naturel.
The letter guarding Rottweiler is a new addition to the corner window.
To either side of the corner window are the adoption windows with live cats and dogs.
This little dog was oblivious to the shoppers outside.
These two kittens provided read entertainment for the crowd as people predicted correctly that the black one would eventually get up and pounce on the other.
Inside the First Floor is where things get down to business.
Here potential adopters can see the animals in person and arrange adoptions.
THE END – 2013