Monday, February 8, 2010

Woof

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There is a moderately sized but very enthusiastic Mardi Gras celebration here. Two Saturdays before the great drinkathon we have the Barkus dog parade, a canine extravaganza. There were hundreds and hundreds of people of people and pooches there yesterday. Some web site claimed that this is the biggest dog parade in the country. I don't know if that's right but somebody has to have it.

SO WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? Saturday's schedule was get up, go to the office, go home, eat dinner, go to the symphony (SLSO music director David Robertson conducted a kick-ass Eroica), go home, go to bed. No pictures. Yesterday's was get up, skim the Sunday papers, go to the office, run down to Soulard and shoot the dog parade, go back to the office, go home, download the photos and edit a couple, go out to dinner with my wife for our annual Stupid Bowl party, go home, write this, go to bed. HOW MUCH OF THE STUPID BOWL I WATCHED: none. We think football is appalling, a sport that wrecks the joints and brains of the players, who are thrown in the dumpster after providing mass spectacle. We've had our own private Stupid Bowl party for maybe 25 years, dining out during the game. This year we tried the delicious Persian cuisine of Cafe Natasha on South Grand. WHAT'S THE PLAN FOR THE WEEK? More dogs tomorrow, the Thursday Arch Series on Wednesday just to disrupt the rhythm of the universe, then a special post Thursday from an as-yet undisclosed location. We're off on another junket. You'll never guess where.

12 comments:

Tony Renner said...

maybe it's just p.r. but isn't st. louis' mardi gras second only to new orleans...?

and speaking of "moderately sized"... can't you make your banner photo smaller...? i have to scroll past it to get to your actual photo of the day....

-- tony

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, how could I resist? This chappie looks uncomfortable but I do see his sunflower is obviously very light - love the butterfly. I'll be back tomorrow - of course.

Bibi said...

Oh, that is soooo cute. Bibi is jealous and insisting I make her one.

brattcat said...

It looks as if St. Louis has gone to the dogs.

Sharon said...

Having grown up with a cherished English Bull Dog, I'm betting that this one is a bit embarrassed.

Cathy said...

Bob, so sorry my family didn't make it 'til right before 1:00. Thanks so much for coming down and finding me - too bad no pics of my doggies. It was great meeting you.

Luis Gomez said...

Bob, the dog in the picture is just perfect. Very nice post. Didn't know about this dog parade.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Teaching old dogs new tricks! Love it!!!

Jan
GDP

Chuck Pefley said...

Now that darned song "you are my sunshine" is rattling 'round my head! Funny photo!!

Stessie said...

I was also down at the dog parade yesterday and told my group that I had a feeling you would be there taking pictures. What a spectacle! Can't wait to see your pics from an "undisclosed destination" later this week. I know where it is!

Diederick Wijmans said...

He looks great and also comfortable!!

Fernando Lipina said...

Great!!!