Recipe: Sweet Potato Praline Dog Biscuits

Mardi Gras season is upon us with Fat Tuesday coming up this week. Even though we’re not that far from New Orleans, we’ve never been to Mardi Gras…although we did go to Trinidad’s Carnival one year on assignment and spent pretty much three whole days taking photos non-stop! I wanted to create a special Mardi […]

Mardi Paws Parade, Sandestin, FL, Feb. 19, 2012

The streets of the Village of Baytowne Wharf will be the scene for costumed pooches and their humans at the Sandestin Golf and  Beach Resort’s 9th Annual Mardi Paws Parade. This year’s theme is “Cruisin Canines, Fetch a Wave” and will feature elaborately decorated convertibles, small floats, golf carts, bicycles, and wagons with Mardi Gras […]

Paws for Mardi Gras, Georgetown, TX, Mar. 26, 2011

Scenic San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, Texas is the place to be on March 26, 2011 as Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter hosts a Mardi Gras event to help shelter pets. The third annual Paws for Mardi Gras activities will include: dog walk around San Gabriel Park blessing of the animals pet costume contests […]

Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade, McKinney, TX, Mar. 6, 2011

In Texas, McKinney’s historic downtown is going to the dogs when the Art Institute of McKinney and McKinney Main Street sponsor the 9th annual Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade and Festival. The event will kick off with a parade at 2 p.m. followed by a dog costume contest. This year’s theme is “Happy […]

San Gabriel Mardi Paws, Georgetown, TX, Feb. 20, 2010

It’s not too late to celebrate Mardi Gras–and help the four-legged residents of Georgetown, Texas’s Animal Shelter at the same time. Put on your pooch’s best costume and get ready to parade, Mardi Gras style, through San Gabriel Park. After the walk, the event will contests for the biggest dog, smallest dog, cutest dog, best […]

Mardi Paws Celebration, Mandeville, LA, Feb. 28, 2010

With a theme of “Mardi Paws Travels Around the World,” the 14th annual Mardi Paws Celebrations is getting ready to party. This event in Mandeville, Louisiana is noted as the only krewe that parades after Fat Tuesday. The walking parade features two- and four-legged participants in costume and is a family-friendly event. The parade processes […]

Krewe De Paws, Slidell, LA, Feb. 14, 2010

With a theme of “Be Mine Canine Valentine,” Slidell’s first and only canine carnival krewe, Krewe De Paws, will be following a one-mile parade route in Olde Towne. This historic part of Slidell was devastated by over four feet of water during Hurricane Katrina. When: Sunday, February 14, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. Where: The parade […]

Mardi Growl, Knoxville, TN, Feb. 13, 2010

Grab your favorite dog costume (and your dog) and head to the 3rd annual dog parade during Knoxville’s Mardi Growl. The fun starts at 11 with the costume parade then continues from noon to 2pm in Market Square with dog contests ranging from best costume to best naked dog, $10 microchips and rabies vaccinations, plenty […]

Barkus Parade, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 7, 2010

There will be no need to ask “Who Dat” at the annual Barkus Parade in New Orleans; this year’s Grand Marshal is well-known animal lover Wendy Diamond and her dog, Lucky. Diamond, publisher of Animal Fair magazine and celebrity dog expert, will be escorting her Maltese rescue dog Lucky, one of the numerous canines and […]

Beggin’ Pet Parade, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 7, 2010

It’s almost time for the 17th Annual Beggin’ Strips Pet Parade and “tail”gating party in St. Louis! Close to 8,000 participants take part in this event which has been called the biggest pet parade in the US and one of the largest pet parades in the world. The parade marches–on two and four legs–through the […]