Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pooch Parade

Our niece Kimberly and her Basset Hound Ethel participated today in the 15th Annual Nichols Hills Pooch Parade benefitting ARF (Animal Rescue Friends), along with her friend Leah and her tiny pup Henry. Kimberly wanted to go as Sherlock Holmes and Hound, using the Martha Stewart pattern found here, but she was making Halloween costumes for her younger brothers and sisters so she enlisted me to help.  She knew I'd enjoy making the capes.  Amazingly, she found their hats at a local thrift store. 

I've always wanted to go to this event but never had until now. Kimberly and Ethel didn't win, but they should have!  So many people came by to take their picture, and everyone loved their costumes.  I have to say that Ethel behaved perfectly the entire time - over three hours.  

I only got a few photos, but enjoy!

Kimberly and Ethel rocking the detective look

A cute little mail carrier
Best Large Dog - 76 Dog Bones.  The dogs cape was edged with gold Milk Bone "fringe"

Ahoha Henry. His rainbow-hued visor just would not stay on his head.

Best Costume Winner - dressed as Rumble the Bison,
mascot of the local NBA team

Zoey the Airedale

Ethel meeting a bull dog pup.  Isn't it the cutest thing???


  1. I *LOVE* Ethel's outfit! Those capes were amazing! What cute doggies! What great weather you had, too!