We have a bit of Mardi Gras here, not that big but fun. It is, of course, commercialized, with several different sponsored events. Yesterday brought the annual dog parade, sponsored by Purina, the pet food maker, which is headquartered here.
It was cold and windy, leading to the lowest turnout I've seen in some time. The smaller animals needed coats, hats and a place to cuddle up. More to come.