Monday, March 17, 2014

Dogs on Parade

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We went to the local parade this past weekend, and I took a ton of pictures.  I thought I'd share some of the dogs we saw.  They were all so cute.  The boys wanted to pet every single one - and there were hundreds!
 Some of the dogs were part of canine organizations, like the Irish Water Spaniels.

But most of the dogs were from local pet rescues, and were up for adoption. 

I confess that poodles are not my favorite dog breed, but I was charmed by this determined toy poodle that carried her dish the entire parade.

I wanted to scoop this sweet three-legged rescue up and bring her home.  She was so happy to be hopping along in the sunshine.
There is a local greyhound rescue that walked through.  I love seeing the greyhounds.  They are such beautiful animals.
 We still miss our Scooter very much, and hope that even two months later, he might turn up somehow. 

In the meantime, we loved getting a glimpse of so many happy dogs, and hope they find their forever homes soon.

Readers, do you have a favorite dog breed?

34 comments:

Enie Dub said...

The dogs are all adorable. I hope they find good homes after showing off in the parade. I'm sure your boys would have liked to take them all home!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

It was nice weather for the parade unlike this morning, two hour delay at school. Somebody's dogs came through the farm yesterday or maybe they were stray, came through the farm and Aggy went nuts but was in her dog run. I could see her chasing after them and who knows how far she would go and maybe get lost.

Blackberry Lane said...

Very cute pictures and I'm so sorry about Scooter. Harriet, our wire hair dachshund is the only dog I've ever owned. Like you boys, I love them all!

Roan said...

Looks like a fun day! Love the greyhound. I've been reading up on dog breeds, thinking of getting a friend for Fergus, and greyhound was suggested for living in small spaces. Guess they like to lounge when not running like the wind.

mail4rosey said...

How fun!! My dad's mom had a poodle the whole time we were growing up and he was quite a character. :)

I love that this one's carrying the dish, lol

Monkeywrangler said...

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are my favorite breed. But I do love most all dogs.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We've had a few coon hounds -- not for the timid.

I think a greyhound would make a lovely choice.

I too hope Scooter returns. xo

Liz Mays said...

I'm not really a dog person, but I do like boxers when their ears haven't been cut.

Montanagirl said...

Lots of fun for you! That Greyhound is rather regal looking.

Out on the prairie said...

Lots of fun to bring in spring.

endah murniyati said...

It must be an interesting parade.

Jeanne said...

What fun St Patricks day shots and these dogs are all so cute. No wonder your boys wanted to pet all of them.

Chatty Crone said...

Those dogs are so cute - looks like you had fun. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

TexWisGirl said...

i liked the hound - not the basset, the coon hound sort.

Betsy Adams said...

Hello to you and Happy St. Patrick's Day. Be sure to wear your green today!!

It's too COLD, icy, and very foggy here on the Plateau this morning to be out looking for that Pot of Gold. SO-I'll just stay inside and enjoy our fireplace.

Favorite dog breed, huh??? Well--I loved our Cocker Spaniel... If I ever get another dog, it will not be a tiny one which YAPS.... ha

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Willow said...

Aww ~ I would have been scooping up the three legged pup to bring home too !

Sally said...

I sure hope Scooter comes home safe and sound. Great photo's!

Lynn said...

very sweet but no Yorkies!! :-(

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Aww, what cuties! I hope that some of them found homes. I don't think I have a favorite dog breed, but I really do like great pyrenees and sheepdogs. I wonder why ;)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love seeing the dogs enjoying themselves. I probably would have wanted to bring them all home with me. :-) I hope Scooter comes home too.

A Quiet Corner said...

After experiencing life with mixed breeds, I take them any day even though I began with GSPs!!!....:)JP

Gail Dixon said...

Awww, the poodle with the cup in his mouth is so cute. This parade reminds me of our Mardi Gras dog parade a few weeks ago.

SweetMarie said...

It would have been very difficult to not come home with a puppy dog. Wonderful photos!

Marissa Napier said...

They're all very cute Lisa!

Buttons said...

I love Border Collies. Nice pics. Hug B

LONDONLULU said...

I'm still hopeful for Scooter too. These are the cuuutest parade participants! Ours is a (mostly) English Springer Spaniel & she's been wonderful. I suppose I have a soft spot for rescue dogs (as ours was), no matter the breed:)

Lin said...

You know, Scooter is gonna come home when you adopt another dog. ;) (I hope so)

Linda said...

Oh, they are so cute! Sorry that your Scooter is still not home.

Angela said...

That was a great idea on the part of the rescue people to show off the pups that need a home in a parade! I'm not a poodle person either but that was so cute! I have a fondness for most all dogs. I really do enjoy my corgi Jazz as well as my West Virginia Brown Dog Two. I really hope that your sweet pup comes home. It can happen as I'm sure you know. I've heard lots of stories of it happening.

Michael Manning said...

I had a Pekingese as a kid. But I enjoy Labs. Nice to see Greyhound's rescued!

simply bev said...

I'm not sure the Bassett Hound in the first photo is very happy about his costume! Looks like a fun parade!

Mina fotostunder said...

Härliga hundar i vacker beklädnad!

alissa apel said...

That 3 legged doggie is cute! Isaak has a stuffed animal dog that looks like that one.

I'm with you on the poodle. I'm not a fan of them, but it does look charming holding its dish.

Barbara said...

Such cuties!