Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mardi Gras Goes To The Dogs: Krewe of Barkus Parade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRH7ajmxGFU Back in the "good ole days" when we had our apartment in the French Quarter, the Mardi Gras season was full of a jillion parades all over New Orleans, and being a "dog parent" one of my favorites was always the dog parade put on by the Krewe of Barkus. It raises lots of money to help animal rescue shelters. I did not make it to this one last weekend but above is a video of it from You Tube. Just click the arrow and enjoy watching it! The parade dogs are dressed in cool costumes and usually their owners are too. Despite many expensive registered dogs parading, the "Queen" can only be chosen from those females adopted from an animal rescue shelter.

3 comments:

Jan said...

I think the Barkus parade is one of the best around. There is also a dog parade on the Northshore known as Mardi Paws, which is cute, too.

Jan
Always Growing

Frances said...

Hi Jon, that was great. Such a good idea and fun for all. The tiny poodle playing with the large dog was heart warming. A wonderful way to raise money and awareness for a good cause. You must have many fond memories of that event.
Frances

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That looks like a fun event! I love New Orleans, and am beginning to want a trip there!