Saturday, February 14, 2009

Krewe des Chiens Parade

The 2009' Mardi Gras parade season kicked off this afternoon with the Krewe des Chiens Parade, (Doggie Parade), in Lafayette. Thousands lined the streets of downtown Lafayette to watch this unique parade of dog owners and dogs. There were about as many different breeds of dogs as people, all dressed up in Mardi Gras finery. Of course, the owners tossed the beads and the rain held off until later.

This Krewe was formed in 1999, with it's mission being to help the animal shelters of Acadiana, with various fundraisers held throughout the year. After the parade we headed over to Agave' Mexican Grill and Cantina for a little south of the border feast and one of their famous Margaritas. As always, it was Cest' Bon', Cher! And maybe enough time for a cat nap, before the next parade. Happy Mardi Gras! See ya'll there!

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