Sunday: Salute to Everything French- Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade

16 Feb

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera
When I was asked to be one of the judges for McKinney’s annual Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade, I was thrilled. I’ve gone to the parade many times, but never realized how difficult it would be to decide the winners. There were so many fun and fabulous costumes and floats. The two legged contestants/owners were just as amazing as the four legged entries.

I’ll just show you the Best of Show Winners and then a variety of other winners and entries. Too many great pictures, too little time.

Best of Show: “Let Them Eat Cake” Twinkle & Cricket, toy poodles, were pieces of cake. Kate Peabody (7) was Marie Antoinette, the adults were pastry chefs and pulled a gigantic cake.









The weather was cooperative, even though dark cloudy skies threatened rain. It was a delightful doggie day on the Square in McKinney. Thank you Blynda Christian for asking me to be a judge. Thank you Miss Kathy White from Sweet Spot Bakery for bringing me hot chocolate, and thanks to the contestants that bribed us with chocolates, candy, Mardis Gras beads, and various snacks and treats. Everyone was a winner!





2 Responses to “Sunday: Salute to Everything French- Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade”

  1. Yoshiko February 16, 2015 at 6:46 am #

    Even I love dogs

  2. Brenda Davis Harsham February 16, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    Woof! What a fun day!

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