Parading Pooches at Pawdi Gras 2011

Pawdi Gras 2011

Every year I say that I’m going to get to the Pawdi Gras parade in Gretna LA.  Every year I miss it.  Until Saturday.

Up bright and early, I was able to stroll through the Farmer’s Market and get to the starting area before the parade kicked off.  The volunteers from PAWS were there, along with some of the cutest potential adoptees that you’ve ever seen (I hope some of them went home with new families this weekend), as were the folks from PetCo, which also hosts pet adoption events.

Costumed canines were milling around the starting area and their people were quite imaginative with the construction of various floats and matching costumes.  If only they had opposable thumbs, I’m thinking they would have ditched the humans altogether.

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Pawdi Gras is held every year on the Saturday following Mardi Gras. It’s never too early to start planning for next year 🙂

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