What is the Krewe of Barkus? It's the only canine Mardi Gras krewe (and parade) in New Orleans! It is also a non-profit organizaton that raises funds every year to benefit local animal shelters and national humane societies. It's motto is "Humane Treatment for All of God's Creatures."
According to the Hall of Festivities Mardi Gras, the Barkus Krewe: "...was created in November of 1992 at a meeting of the Margaret Orr Fan Club (Margaret Orr being a WDSU-TV Weather Anchor). Its membership limited to canines, the Krewe of Barkus is headquartered in the vicinity of the "Flea Market" and includes such rules as: "Cats, while welcome, will not be provided security." The first official Krewe of Barkus meeting was held in Janaury 1993, when the first King and Queen Barkus were chosen. The event is always open to the public.
Here's a look back at the beautiful adoptable and adopted Huskies, Malamutes, and Sled Dogs from Texas Sled Dog Rescue (TSDR) who were part of the Mardi Paws 2015 Parade! Many thanks to TSDR volunteer Lillian Malm for her assistance!
Check out these fab photos of Texas Sled Dog Rescue's beautiful pups in this year's Mardi Paws Galvenston 2016 Parade HERE!
We here at FiveSibes would like to congratulation the King and Queen of Barkus 2016 - King Alex, an 8-year-old Weimaraner, and Queen Nee Nee, a 10-year-old long-haired Chihuahua! Hmmm...again, just wondering when a Siberian Husky will be crowned...just wooin' out loud!
Since it is Fat Tuesday, the closing celebration of Mardi Gras, we're all about the treats! Here's our FiveSibes Canine Cooking Corner's recipe for Whipped Green Bean Kibble Omelette: