Friday, March 4, 2011

Mardi Gras Pet Parade!!!

...last Sunday I took Shadow to the Mardi Gras Dog Parade. It was CRAZY! Tons of people, tons of dogs but amazing, most all the dogs got along!!! Like most of the time tons of people get together, some people were rude and pushy but we still had a GREAT time!!! There were mainly dogs but I did see a cat, a bunny and a couple miniature horses. I took TONS of pictures, so sit back and enjoy.

While I was waiting for the girls, I got there early because I didn't know what parking would be like, I met some interesting new friends. One offered me a beer, I politely declined and they all LOVED Shadow. We parked at the END of the parade route and walked to the front so I'm glad he was worn out so he wasn't jumping! Over all, we walked half a mile to the start of the parade and a half a mile back.

First off, if you were parked on the street then you got TOWED! They meant business. The two cars we saw towed were a Hummer and the other had new tags on it so that MAJORLY stinks for them.

Here's our attempt at a pic of the three of us with our dogs, um...can you say FAIL? LOL This is me and Shad, Maggie and her foster Midnight and Angie and Ginger.
Angie and Nick joined us too!
The parade must have been sponsored by Beggin' Strips. They were throwing out FULL SIZE bags! Shad got one and was VERY happy.

Most of the dogs in the parade were all dressed up, this was one of my faves. It was difficult to take pics while handling a 100 lb black lab who DESPERATELY wanted a hamburger or brat, the whole parade area smelled of grilling!

Look a dog from the 80s decked out in leg warmers!

Randall and Nick were in the parade with Winnie, can't make out Winnie very well but here's Randall and Nick!
A Spuds McKenzie dog with spots!
Shad got tired halfway through the parade and laid down, head in my lap. He was so sweet and generally pretty good. He did a couple "bad dog" things but considering the environment, he was a DOLL!
Me and my Shad dog before the parade got started
I'm SHOCKED that we all were able to find each other! L to R: Angie, Jen, Maggie, Angie and me. I was all up in Angie's business because I thought we were smooshing together so we'd all fit...obviously we all did and I just look silly!

And that my friends was the Mardi Gras Dog Parade 2011! It was a good time, not too hot, not too cold, great friends, cute doggies-what more could you ask for? Happy Friday!


Jennelle said...

How fun! We went down for the Taste of Soulard on Saturday, and there were several dogs in tutus running around then, too. :)

Meredith said...

What a fun thing! I bet kids would love that! GREAT photos too!

Angie said...

I'm so glad I was able to make it and to hang out with you and Shad. He's so pretteh!

Angie said...

That was so fun!!! Gotta do it again next year. Midnight, Shadow and Ginger were all very well behaved for the environment! Except for the parade nazi woman and that ignorant lady and her ugly kids (yes, I call ugly kids ugly lol), it would have been a perfect 10!!!!

Oh, and Ginger sat down about half a block from the car LOL Almost had to bribe her. Got to my car and the car in front of me was getting towed. Don't know why but I hustled the kids and Ginger in and got the heck out of there!

Cecilia said...

Looks like it was a great time! I may attempt to go to it next year if the weather is decent. I did have a good time on our little weekend away though.

Stephany said...

Oh, how fun! My BFF has a Spuds McKenzie dog...I think she would find that outfit hilarious!

Mary said...

We did go this year, I just haven't had a chance to blog about it yet. It was SO crowded this year! I think because the weather was so nice. Shad looks like he had fun, even if he did got worn out. He looks much better behaved than my two monsters were!