Nathan Gudger said it was pretty clear that Jazzy really didn’t care much for the Baby Shark costume the dog wore on a float in Sunday’s Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade. So, after the event, Gudger let the pug destroy the float with gusto.
“He seems to be enthusiastically enjoying this,” Gudger said.
A pug named Waffles was at the opposite end of the spectrum. His owner said that the dog owns more dresses than she does. Waffles seemed to enjoy her walk down the runway. The mole on her cheek was reminiscent of Cindy Crawford’s heyday.
More than 500 dogs and their owners were on hand for the 19th annual event in Marina Vista Park on Sunday. A float called the “I Scream Truck” took top honors.
The winners were judged by audience cheers. Event organizer Justin Rudd got some applause of his own as he stepped through a splotch of doggie doo left by a contestant. Rudd joked later that it’s a good omen to step in a little bit of dog poop, but bad luck if a dog pees on you.
Good to know.
Rudd took on the role of a carnival barker when he thanked the sponsors and finished off the event as Bob Barker when he reminded the crowd to help control the pet population and have their pets spayed or neutered.
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