Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's Mardi Gras Time!

Today is Mardi Gras, and the fun is not just for humans. As you can see from our Sibe, Chloe, who is all decked out in her mask and beads, pets love to get into the spirit of the celebration, too!  Although, she didn't quite understand that while Siberian Huskies of color have natural masks, white ones do not.  I didn't want to belabor the point too much and risk dampening her celebratory spirit, so I just explained to her that her white coat would serve as a beautiful backdrop to her Mardi Gras "pawty" mask. Thankfully, she graced me with her acceptance of that answer.

To celebrate today in a homestyle way, why not make some colorful and sparkly masks, whip up some tasty snacks for you and your furkids (after all it is "Fat Tuesday!"), and join in the fun by pulling up a seat in front of the TV and checking out some of these festive furbabies struttin' their colorful stuff!

If you and your canine companion(s) did not have the opportunity to go down to Louisiana to enjoy the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade, here's some KPLC-TV highlights and history about the parade (and see if you can spot the red and white Sibe doing a walk-by in festive bracelets!) Please give this video a moment to load:

Here are some highlights from last year's Barkus Parade:

In this KMOV-TV clip, although I think all the pets are cute, I have to admit, the very creative "jockey dog" costume is one of my favorites!

And to make things even more special, it is reported that proceeds from the parades go to help homeless pets. Now that's worth celebrating!


  1. How cute! And so great that part of the proceeds go to the homeless pets. :)

  2. Chloe looks so festive! Happy 'Fat Tuesday' to all the sibes!
    Cairn cuddles, Oz

  3. That is so cute! We are glad to hear the proceeds go to the homeless pets too! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  4. Chloe looks very beautiful. No masks here today, just lots and lots of miserable rain:(

    Very nice to see all the proceeds helping out the less fortunate:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. More beads!
    More beads!!
    More beads!!!

    PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur sharing the videos!

  6. You guys look super-festive! Have fun!!!

  7. I really enjoyed your festive post! :)

  8. We have our beads on! Where's the treats??

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  9. It rains dog biscuits from the sky at the Barkus Parade??? Count us in!!!

    Furry admirable effort - loved hearing they've raised over a million dollars for rescue animals over the years! go Barkus!

    jack & moo

  10. hey Chloe,

    You look beautiful decked out in your Mardi Gras finest! Your mask is so pretty and colorful, it makes your white fur shine! And love the neon-green beads!

    Those videos were fun! What a pawsome parade! And treats falling from the sky! A dog's heaven!


  11. Chloe looks great in her mask and beads!!

  12. Chloe looks like a true Bourbon Street Partier! You have some great party ideas and the videoes were very fun...thanks for adding to the celebration!

  13. Chloe looks beautiful!:) What a fun pawrade.:)

    Teddy Bear

  14. Happy Fat Tuesday (on Ash Wednesday)


  15. Woof! Woof! Festive FUN event. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. Great pictures and videos! Gotta love any day that starts wit "Fat"!

  17. Hello Chloe....I think you look spectacular in that pawty mask and I am so glad you allowed your human to show us your unmasked beauty too!

  18. Beautiful! We don't have a parade like that near us. Looks like fun though.