Calling all animal lovers! Ohhhh, have I got a treat for you! Every September since 1712, the city of Santa Fe has held a wonderful, colorful weekend celebration of its rich history – Fiesta de Santa Fe. My mom, grandma and I had such fun taking it all in – but our absolute favorite event was Desfile de Los Niños (The Pet Parade)! That’s us waiting for the parade to start. 🙂
Friends, it was amazing to see thousands of families, schools, and local organizations marching down the streets of Santa Fe either with their pets in costume…or dressed up as pets! I couldn’t resist sharing some pics, in hopes they put a great big smile on your face today. Not surprisingly, the majority of participants were dogs…
…including this little Chia Pet! Her owner was carrying a watering can. Ha!
Of course, I LOVED all the dogs wearing angel and fairy wings…
…and this big guy wearing shades plus ribbons in his hair!
There were plenty of sports fans, including this little Pomeranian-turned-pigskin ready for tail-gating! Score!
This little guy, dressed as an Imperial Walker (I think!), was part of a whole family decked out in Star Wars costumes…including Boba Fetch and Jabba the Mutt. So creative!
And then there was this little dude, dressed as Mike from the Monsters Inc. movies. Too funny!
Seriously, is he smiling? This is one of many pretty-in-pink pups. Love the gold accents!
And you can’t go wrong with a pink tutu!
Yo quiero Taco Bell? Yep – that pup is trotting around as a taco!
No wonder his tongue is wagging! He’s wearing a heavy poncho and sombrero in the Santa Fe heat!
This pup is hanging 10 in a Hawaiian shirt and flower lei.
And then there was a dog trying to be a cat…err, Hello Kitty! And she wasn’t the only one…
Yep, grown women dressing up as Hello Kitty. Kinda loved it!
This woman dressed as the Golden Goose fairy tale…
…and this guy led his high school band while wearing a turkey costume!
I also loved all the kiddos carrying their pups in their arms…
But rest assured – not only dogs were represented at the Pet Parade. We saw wagons carrying hamster and gerbil cages, a turkey coop on wheels, and even a fish bowl. Plus…
…a basket of bunnies…
…a slithering snake…
and yes, cat lovers, one adorable kitty.
LOVED seeing people (especially the kids!) fawn over their pets this way. My face actually hurt from smiling so hard for so long! Thank goodness for our furry (and scaly) friends…they bring us so much joy.
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