Last year our Dog & Pony Show Los Osos Christmas Parade entry got rained out along with everyone else. This year, we had a warm, sunny, perfect day. The Chamber of Commerce kept the same theme, a Western/Cowboy Christmas, so our gaggle of dog and pony looneys still had our costumes ready from last year and so wandered over for the muster.
And a Cowboy Christmas wouldn’t be complete without cowboys and cows, as in Git Along, Little Dogies. The Mighty Finn McCool suited up. Even Archie got dragooned into the mix and actually behaved himself. Of course, he was wearing enough snaring leashes and a head-collar to hog tie him if he decided to go berserk. Amazingly, this hyper-reactive nincompoop behaved himself. Which was surprising considering he had to endure the humiliation of wearing a cowbell and a cow suit. Good boy.
And, can’t have a little dogie drive without a chuck wagon, direct from the Bar-King Cattle Ranch. This one’s being pulled by a Bernese Mountain dog named Tug who isn’t taking happily to the hot weather. But, bless Tug, he soldiered on down the lonesome trail. Montana or Bust. Or, in this case, somewhere near the library.
And the best thing of all in this hometown parade is half the town is IN the parade while the other half is WATCHING IT. And if you’re in the parade, when you get to the end of the route, you can double back and before you know it, you’re watching the parade you were just in. So you don’t miss a thing.
And then it’s home for some hot chocolate, or, in this case, some cold water. Then a nice winter’s nap.
Well done, little dogies. Well done.