We made it! We attended the 2011 Fiesta Pooch Parade!!! There were so many people and dogs! I think there were almost 1000 dogs!! Not people and dogs, just counting dogs!!! Lots of small breeds but big ones too! Especially Great Danes! My human saw about ten different Danes! She also saw a Saint Benard puppy, a New Foundland, three Berneses Mountain dogs~ Oh and there might have been a cat too, I'll explain that in a moment. My human didn't get any good photos of me, it got crowded so fast!
Okay, a little background on Fiesta in general. Fiesta started a 120 years ago, yes that's one hundred and twenty, with the battle of flowers. It was in a way to remember several of the battles that gave Texas its independence from Mexico. Now it is a huge party time of ten days but with one important detail. To be an official event it in some shape or form be about fundraising. The Fiesta Fido Coronation that we missed last Saturday was crowning El Rey Fido, El Rey Fido is the top dog in a fundraising contest for the local Humane Society. The Fiesta Pooch Parade raises money for pet programs in general, its had different ties over the years so its a bit sketchy to remember, we're so tired! My human was VERY impressed, several official Fiesta human royalty!!!
This is the Queen of Soul, she arrived first just before the costume contest began. She didn't stay long, she had to go attend of few other Fiesta events before the Flambuea parade tonight!
These are a few of the costume contests my human took, there were over 60 entries!!! I'm glad I'm not a small dog.. lol. My human dresses me up enough when there are holidays! She's thinking of dressing me up next year if she has time to put a Fiesta outfit together.
Yes, that's as mini skirt on that pretty dane! LOL! Then there were cute costumes that weren't even entered in the contest, they were just there for fun!
Now a few parade pictures!! My human couldn't get a photo that showed how long the crowd was as we walked! We were about in the middle of the it.
I am soooooo tired. I think a nap is in order...