Krewe of Barkus!

I have a ton of great photographs to share with you from Sunday's Krewe of Barkus!

"Krewe of Barkus 1"McKinney, Texas
I wish I could say that this lovely lab was Pepper and that she was amazingly well behaved...
"Krewe of Barkus 2" - McKinney, Texas
Or that this guy was Pepper, though this one's sister, also a black lab, did manage to wiggle out of her dress during the parade which is more in line with what I would expect from Pepper, but...
"Krewe of Barkus 3" - McKinney, Texas
Pepper did not get to go to the Krewe of Barkus because every new dog she meets is so exciting that she bounces around barking and acting like a general moron.  I figured several hundred dogs would either result in her pulling my arm off or it would be so much new dog overload that she would behave, though I was not willing to bet on the later.
"Krewe of Barkus 4" - McKinney, Texas
So sadly, Pepper did not get to see the Dixie land band...
"Krewe of Barkus 5" - McKinney, Texas
"Krewe of Barkus 6" - McKinney, Texas
Or the amazing costumes...
"Krewe of Barkus 7" - McKinney, Texas
"Krewe of Barkus 8" - McKinney, Texas
So many original ideas...
"Krewe of Barkus 9" - McKinney, Texas
"Krewe of Barkus 10" - McKinney, Texas
And SO many dogs...
"Krewe of Barkus 11" - McKinney, Texas
There was music and dancing...
"Krewe of Barkus 12" - McKinney, Texas
"Krewe of Barkus 13" - McKinney, Texas
And a ton of booths including many rescue booths...
"Krewe of Barkus 14" - McKinney, Texas
DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue Club, which is where I got Pepper!
"Krewe of Barkus 15" - McKinney, Texas
Introducing the adorable Daisy getting some loving from Stephanie after a LONG day of looking cute!
"Krewe of Barkus 16" - McKinney, Texas
And some of this year's costume contest winners are:
"Krewe of Barkus 17" - McKinney, Texas
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
"Krewe of Barkus 18" - McKinney, Texas
The Three Musketerriors
"Krewe of Barkus 19" - McKinney, Texas
Jacques Cousteau
"Krewe of Barkus 20" - McKinney, Texas
And Marie Antoinette with Let Them Eat Cake!!!
"Krewe of Barkus 21" - McKinney, Texas
They announced that next year's theme is Your Favorite Literary Character!  Maybe I can get Pepper's over excitability under control and we can go as Beatrix Potter and Peter Retriever!  Now don't you go stealing my idea!

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