Though it means missing the Carrolton and King Arthur parades, the Krewe of Barkus parade is one of my annual favorites. Founded in 1992 at a Margaret Orr fan club meeting at Good Friends Bar, the parade seems to get bigger every year. Despite the cats-and-dogs rain, crowds were thick with both locals and 1st-timers. This year’s theme was “Dogzilla: Barkus Licks the Crescent City.” WDSU’s Margaret Orr and local personality Angela Hill (WWL – retired) introduced the king and queen (Dirk and Barbie) who were both rescue dogs this year.
Sorry for the shortened description and history but as regular readers of this blog know, a computer crash and heavy work schedule have me scrambling to keep up with all the parades before they begin rolling again. Enjoy the photos and pardon the unlabeled ones as well as the lack of editing.