One of the highlights of our summer is heading out to Lakeview and supporting the Gay Pride Parade. This is an amazing event where the community gathers in support of equality and gay rights. It's a huge party in the street complete with beads, feathers, thumping music, and fantastic people watching:E and I came dressed in these shirts from Stonewall.org in the UK which read: "Some People are Gay. Get Over It." The pooches came appropriately dressed in costume; Miss M was a ballerina, and Mr. B was a cowboy.Some of the parade marchers even showed up in the same outfit as Mr. B:
There were plenty of celebrities:And an appearance by Brent Sopel and the Stanley Cup:
My favorite part was the ROTC: Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps:Miss M actually thought the parade was on the other side and she would stare at the people walking down the sidewalk. She really enjoyed getting petted and meeting new people. People kept surrounding them and asking to take photos. It was like they had their own paparazzi.
Miss M even found herself a new owner she wanted to go home with. She pretended she didn't know us anymore, even though I was still holding her leash.
We love taking the pooches out to meet people and demonstrate what pitbulls are really like. This was especially appropriate at the Pride Parade with issues of equality and discrimination. The pooches were a huge hit; I'm guessing it's the costumes.