Four-legged revelers show their “bi-barktisan” spirit

February 1, 2016 2:15 PM

Sally Asher
sally@tulane.edu

The old saying “Every dog has its day” might ring true but not many dogs can have their own parade — unless they live in New Orleans. On Sunday (Jan. 31) the 24th annual Mystic Krewe of Barkus parade rolled in the French Quarter with the theme “From the Dog House to the White House.” Many four-legged revelers endorsed (or impersonated) specific candidates, while others simply showed their patriotism, but all paraded in the “bi-barktisan” spirit of Carnival.

Patriotic costume for dog in Barkus

 It’s pretty easy to get votes when you are this cute and sitting in a basket.

Barkus pup has a patriotic style

Allison Albert, left, and Andrew Ward, right, who is a Tulane PhD candidate in international development, parade with Duchess Blanche Dubois Devereaux Albert Ward, her “carriage” decked out in patriotic colors.

Chihuahua in Barkus

A Chihuahua shows her pride in a ruffled red, white and blue dress.

Pugs in parade in Barkus

A pair of pugs takes flight in fairy wings for Barkus 2016.

Barkus entrant channels Jackie Kennedy Onassis

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel channels Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Portable circus makes the rounds in Barkus

A portable circus of pup-formers with their adults, from left, Erica Larkin Gaudet; Mitchell Gaudet, who graduated with an MFA degree from Tulane in 1990; Sue Strachan, a 1986 Newcomb College alumna; and Michael Guidry.

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