This is an annual gala which Claire attended in 2001 solo, as Mark routinely
prefers flying to barking. Yearly about 150 San Franciscans dress in a
manner they feel is appropriate to pull a shopping cart through the
streets of the city, barking. Regular pit stops are made for brewed
refreshment, where someone with a bullhorn reminds them derisively that
this is not, repeat not, a race.
More amusement is generated by passing by such
well-populated tourist attractions as the cable car turnaround and Union
Initially attending as an observer, Claire found
herself being pushed uphill on her bike by her friend Rich, who repeatedly
yelled "Mush!" while she woofed appropriately.