So, I was in Louisiana for a little while and I absolutely loved everything about it (except the extra stuffing I developed around my mid-section). Although I was there working on a film, you better believe I found time to scope out the local dog scene. Therefore, I was thrilled when I got the day off to attend the Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras parade! Brought to us by CAAWS (Capital Animal Welfare Society) This year’s theme was, get this….“Viva Paws Vegas! What Happens in the Kennel, Stays in the Kennel”.
Fo shazzle chiuazzle! These guys will ruff you up if you’re caught countin’ cards.
These guys, on the other hand, prefer looking too adorable on the sidelines.
If only I didn’t have two dogs, I would’ve come home with fifty.
I could not stop laughing at this! Not only is it one of the best costumes I’ve seen but the way the poor dog (who can’t see ahead of him- ha ha!) searched for random treats on the ground lent itself so well to the nature of the bird costume. A drunk parrot clumsily foraging for seed was all I needed to put tears of laughter in my eyes.
Little bundles and baskets of Mardi Gras joy!
This event was just so super cool. Great time, great costumes and beads and bones for everyone! One thing about Louisiana that I completely fell in love with is the common bond that unites everyone in the whole state. Pick your passion: LSU Tigers, Mardi Gras, Cajun food and crawfish. Everyone is enthusiastic and has such pride about what their state has to offer that no matter where you went you realized everyone could share in something. It’s nice to have all those people (and dogs!) in on the same joys and I got kind of jealous. So, I made sure to pack my bags full of king cake and boudin for the trip home. And, I look very forward to my next stay there. And maybe I can start my own Florida pride club here, uniting people around, I don’t know, condominiums? 🙂