Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bow WOW!

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It's silly season in STL. No place in the US can hold a candle to New Orleans' Mardi Gras or Carnival but at least we come in a distant second. As I've stated in these pages before, St. Louis loves an excuse to drink in public.

The first major event is the Barkus dog parade, which was held on Sunday. People, many of them in costume, parade around the Soulard neighborhood with their pets, many of them in costume. Those poor dogs. This is just an introduction to the zillion pictures I took.  

Yesterday's picture was the very last marcher in the parade, someone dressed in a dinosaur suit. Go figure. But then the Grand Parade is this Saturday, one of the best local photo ops of the year. And a week from Thursday we get to our favorite tropical escape, seen here annually for years. We're looking at a torrent of material.            
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6 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh look at that wee superdog :) too cute, not so sure of the pink poodle :) Sounds like you have heaps of brilliant photo ops coming along soon, excellent!

s.c said...

That you want to show that you are silly okay but that your pets have to deserve the same goes to far for me.

Sharon Anck said...

OMG, that pink poodle is frightening. I can't imagine doing something like that to man's best friend.

William Kendall said...

The poor dogs deserve lots of dog treats for putting up with this!

Memphis MOJO said...

No place in the US can hold a candle to New Orleans' Mardi Gras or Carnival but at least we come in a distant second.

Or maybe it should be called a respectable second. I look forward to some more pics.

cieldequimper said...

Groan... (sorry)