Fire Pugs at the 2016 Mardi Gras Beggin’ Pet Parade (Part 1)

On Sunday we attended our fourth Beggin’ Pet Parade, part of St. Louis’ Mardi Gras celebration. The weather was beautiful and there was a huge turnout. As usual I have so many pics it’s necessary to split this into two posts. Today I’ll be featuring the pugs (naturally) and on Wednesday I’ll post the rest of the dressed-up dogs as well as my event video. Let’s get started!

St. Louis Mardi Gras Beggin Pet Parade Beggin' Strips Float

Fire Pugs Fireman Costumes Beggin Pet ParadeNormally the pugs ride together in the wagon, but the BPFF’s (best pug friends forever) mom initially thought she wouldn’t make it to this year’s parade. I had already constructed Pug’s stroller fire truck, so we rolled separately.

Fire Pug Fireman Dog Costume Beggin' Pet ParadeI created a fictional Pug Division of the St. Louis Fire Dept. but they might want to consider it for real. What’s a Dalmatian got that a pug doesn’t, right?

Fire Pugs Fireman Dog Costume Beggin' Pet Parade

Sleep Fireman Pug Beggin Pet ParadeAs usual Luna fell apart before the parade even officially started!

Fire Pug Fireman Dog Costume Beggin' Pet ParadeMeanwhile Pug showed off a glorious pug slump with incredible drumstick extension.

Fire Pug Fireman Dog Costume Beggin Pet Parade

Beggin Pet Parade Pugs

Beggin Pet Parade Pug Beggin Pet Parade Pugs Beggin Pet Parade Pugs Beggin Pet Parade PugOf course I mean a beeline for any pug I could find while we waited.

Fire Pugs Fireman Dog Costume Beggin' Pet ParadeSoon enough it was time to start walking. Make way citizens!

Beggin Pet Parade Pug Beggin Pet Parade Pugs We found a few more pug friends along the parade route. Grumpy Grandpa pug in the wagon cracked me right up.

Fire Pug Firefighter Dog Costume Beggin' Pet ParadePug sometimes likes to stare lovingly at me instead of the crowd.

Fire Pug Firefighter Dog Costume Beggin' Pet ParadeAnd just like that we were at the end of the road. Until next year!

Remember to check back Wednesday for the rest of my Beggin’ Pet Parade footage. In the meantime you can revisit  my posts from previous years at the links below:

2015 Part 1

2015 Part 2

2014 Part 1

2014 Part 2

2013 Part 1

2013 Part 2