On Sunday, in Dolores Park (during the Super Bowl) there will be a first ever Blessing of the Bay Area's Dogs. Dog owners are encouraged to bring their pooches to the park where Sister Dana Van Iniquity of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Bishop Joey of the First Church of the Last Laugh will be blessing dogs large and small between 4 and 5:30 p.m.
The Doggie Diner, in case you weren't aware, was a beloved local restaurant chain that survived from the 1950s to the 1980s, and each location had one of these charming, huge, fiberglass dog mascots over the door.
Doggie Diner enthusiast John Law has a collection of three of them that he hauls around on a trailer for various festive occasions, and they'll be on display in the park on Sunday. He's trying to raise $48,000 to fund the restoration and preservation of the heads, and he's already got $33,500 pledged.
So, if you care not for those two teams who are competing for Super Bowl rings this year, head over to the park on Sunday. It'll be kooky and cute, just like our fair city.
More about the campaign below.