There's a lot more to Mardi Gras than boobs, drunken college sluts, and hand grenades. No, really. The daytime parades are totally fun and family-friendly. One of the crowd favorites is the Krewe of Barkus, founded in 1992, which consists entirely of--you guessed it--dogs! The story of how it got started is pretty cute: Thomas Wood brought his dog Jo Jo McWood (only people in New Orleans would name their dog Jo Jo McWood) to a local fan club meeting at a bar. Apparently, other patrons started complaining because the dog was being neurotic or something, so to get back at them, Thomas Wood proclaimed that he'd make Jo Jo McWood queen of her own parade and captain for life. And so he did. Adorableness ensued:
all photos via Barkus Online
Now, if that ain't some proper doggie style porn, I don't know what is!! (oh lord, I have a feeling this post is going to get a lot of accidental hits with that sentence.) And we all know I cosign dogs wearing costumes.