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February 20, 2014

Pet Parade Prep

Eko and I run this operation using the “Pick Two” method.  The method is simple; all of our outings must satisfy at least two of the following criteria: 1. Fun 2. Adventure 3. Serious The pick two method ensures we only have fun adventures, serious

Eko and I run this operation using the “Pick Two” method.  The method is simple; all of our outings must satisfy at least two of the following criteria:

1. Fun

2. Adventure

3. Serious

The pick two method ensures we only have fun adventures, serious adventures and serious fun.  On rare occasion we hit the trifecta and have a seriously fun adventure.  This Sunday, at the Beggin Pet Parade in St. Louis, a seriously fun adventure is a guarantee. It’s our third year attending the parade and I could not be more excited for the spectacle.

The Beggin Pet Parade makes Cirque du Soleil look tame

The Beggin Pet Parade holds the Guinness record for “Largest parade of costumed animals.”  I really can’t articulate how much joy it brings to my heart that this absurd category even exists and that a professional was hired to individually count costumed dogs.  Priceless.

When it comes to fun adventures taken seriously, the Pet Parade does it right.

Last year’s Queen had her own honor guard

Two years ago Eko went as a Mardi Gras reveler, but this year I’m hoping for a bit more exotic costume

I suggested Eko disguise himself as a human, but he nixed that idea

Then I suggested he disguise himself as a dog!  I still remember the look of contempt he gave me for that one

We still have a couple days to think up a costume, but I’m sure we’ll figure it out.  Inevitably the only thing that matters is we have a good time and smile.  And at the pet parade there are no shortage of good times and smiles.

Smile

One happy reveler

Proceeds from the parade benefit the Open Door Animal Sanctuary, so the event is a seriously fun adventure for a seriously great cause.  Can’t wait!

If you’re in the St. Louis area on Sunday be sure to come down to the parade and say hello.

Comments for Pet Parade Prep

  1. Victoria says:

    you should dress eko as you and you go as eko!!!

  2. I hope you will have tons of fun together! How about to go as Cesar and Cleopatra?

  3. Elyse says:

    How about the canine experiment costume you used in The Science of Happiness? It was brilliant.

  4. Emma says:

    You could take Bailie with you…she is from just outside St. Louis! Can’t wait to see what Eko and you come up with…waiting for photos next week!

  5. pawedblog says:

    Ohh! Thanks for all the photo’s we will be looking forward to many more when the big day arrives! I am so very jealous of the pet parades that happen over the pond *sigh* maybe one day!
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

  6. Hoping you have a great time and that the weather cooperates!

  7. I think Eko should be a ballerina. I love ballerinas plus I love wearing my tutu. I can’t wait to see pictures!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  8. Casey says:

    I really want to go to this but my alma mater has a big rivalry basketball game at 11:00 a.m. Do you know of any establishments that allow dogs?

  9. Clowie says:

    I’m sure you’ll have a great time! I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures.

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