Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Things to Do with Dogs in Chicago: Chicago's Annual Gay Pride Parade 2012

Each year, one of our highlights has been to take the pooches to Chicago's Annual Gay Pride Parade. It's amazing to really see the community band together in support of equality and gay rights. Among the thumping music, boas, beads and rainbow flags, it is inspiring to see all the religious groups, businesses, and politicians out supporting issues of equality and tolerance. And of course the pooches found it particularly befitting to show their support in Pride-appropriate costumes:
The parade also has a couple of local 'celebrities'. It is led by Mayor Emanuel (always in white pants?) and we always love seeing Bozo the clown and Hamburger Mary. Miss M was also starstruck to have met Obama..impersonator. (If you missed it...it was on our Facebook, here!)
It can be a long parade (stretching several miles and over 3 hours long!) and Mr. B was prepared using his stuffed pig as a pillow. He was quite excited to see his doppelgangers: the dancing cowboys. Miss M was just excited to snack on doggie ice-cream.
We were also so excited to meet several people who knew the pooches from the blog; visitors braving the crazy crowds just to meet the pooches, and even visitors from St. Louis! Thanks everyone for saying hi!
Though these photos only show things from our perspective, tomorrow we will see things from the pooches' perspective as Mr. B shows from his video camera what it's like to be the adored object of the paparazzi.

In case you missed it:
Being the adored object of the paparazzi during Chicago's St. Patrick's day.
Mr. B's first venture out as a cowboy (which cowboy style do you prefer?)


Karen and Pearl said...

The pooches look great in their Pride costumes! Sounds like it was a really great time.

Mandy said...

You continue to inspire me to get out with our dogs!!! I hope to find a SociaBulls walk around the Baltimore metro area soon

ReganWoodPhotography said...

Looks like so much fun! Chicago's Pride parade rocks. So neighborhood-y. The dogs look amazing! Loved Bad Rap's Pride photos, too. So great to get the bullies out there to spread the love! Great work.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Now that's a pawrty! We love your outfits
Benny & Lily

Corbin said...

We always love seeing the pooches out and about in awesome gear!

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

Yay for the Pride Parade! The pups looked awesome...Z says she can't wait to join you guys next year! :)

houndstooth said...

I think Miss M and Mr. B need their own float in the parade next year! They seem almost as big a draw as the people actually in the parade. :)

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