Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bunnies and Bonnets Easter Parade

Hi Everyone!!

Hope ya had a good Easter weekend. Mine was full of activity, and on Saturday, there was the annual "Bunnies and Bonnets" Parade in downtown Campbell.

Golden Gate Basset Rescue is in it, so I marches with all my basset hound buddies. We went last year and it was so beautiful and fun! This year, I brought along my new pal Mr. Bo and his person, my Auntie Melinda, who rescued him last September.

There were around 30 basset hounds in all; it was a great group and we all had fun marching down the blocks and saying 'hi' to lotsa kids sitting on the sidewalk. They seem to like to pet us and we are about their height. I wuz good this year and I didn't steal any food from them. The weather was lovely, methinks rain was in the forecast, BUT it didn't end up raining on our parade! Instead it was overcast the whole time, which is a lot nicer to be in when you're a basset hound. I remember the sunny parades, and those can be hard on us 'cuz we have a tendency to overheat!

This is a FANCY parade where a lot of bassets come dressed up. (Last year I just wore my 49er's shirt, I learned my lesson!). This year, my Auntie Melinda had given me this nice black sweater for Christmas, and she also has one for Mr. Bo. So Mr. Bo and I dressed up in our sweaters and bowler hats. We were trying to look gentlemanly, I dunno if we succeeded?

This is my pal Mr. Bo.

Here we are trying to pose: Bo is very happy but I'm giving my 'evil eyes' look.

Here we are in our matching outfits.

We sure are double trubble!!

 Big thanks to GGBR, the basset rescue, Auntie Gwen, Addy, and Lina, and others for organizing this fun event! Sorry my pal Daisy and her person Carol couldn't make it : ( We had a nice lunch afterwards at the Sonoma Chicken Coop, where I fell asleep at the table. Then it was off to Agility practice for me!

Well, that is my report. Lotsa pictures to follow from the parade. I loved all the outfits and costumes that my fellow bassets wore!

Love this tongue picture.

Prepping for the parade.

What lovely flowers on a lovely houndie.

Saying 'hi' to my buddy!

More meeting and greeting...

Nice bassets.


A flat basset... and the parade hasn't even started yet!

Ms. Madden, winking at us. She had glaucoma and that is why she is always winking! She's a good girl.

Ms. Sasha, she is lotsa trubble too, like me and Bo! We got good tongue shots today...

Sweet Ms. Teddi and her pink bunny ears.

Ms. Madden getting pets from a girl. Do you like her bone-shaped marking?

Looking a little unsure of all this, but she definitely has the bonnet thing going!

Another wink from Ms. Madden.

The three Dossey gals: Ms. Teddi, Ms. Madden, and Ms. Sasha.

This is little Ms. Jess. She is doing very well after recovering from mast cell tumor treatment.

What a wonderful vest his person made for him!

By the end of the parade, I wuz tired and had to lie on the sidewalk a bit.

Becuz it was Easter, I got to eat an egg when I got home.

Yummy! an entire egg just for me.

Hope to do it all again next year,

1 comment:

  1. Auntie Z and Uncle B and Minnie MonsterApril 4, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Hi WWorm! You are so cute as usual. I'm so glad you had a nice stroll with all of your fancy pals! You guys look so great and you and Bo are so handsome! We miss and love you and your person! Thanks for sharing your photos! Lots of Love!