Blame It on Mardi Gras

Let me guess. You were thinking I had fallen off the edge of the Earth, right? Wrong! The Earth is round–not square–so falling off the edge would be impossible. Even a dog knows that. Here’s what actually happened: I fell into the Mardi Gras abyss. Carnival season is serious business where I live. It starts on January 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), which is the day before Ash Wednesday. This year Mardi Gras fell somewhat later than usual because Easter will be later than usual. It’s all very confusing, but here’s the bottom line: The entire city of New Orleans has been pretty busy for the last two months.

I was busy cheering on the marching band from my neighborhood school, ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy for students eighth grade and younger. The RCCA marching band has been practicing all school year. I hear them every weekday afternoon, and lately I’ve seen them marching down the street as they prepared for the busy parade schedule. All that practice and preparation paid off. My humans saw them in several parades over the two big weekends of Mardi Gras festivities and they were fabulous. Just for the record, I don’t go to the parades. They’re much too loud and crowded and–frankly–crazy for dogs.

Which brings me to my humans. They were busy doing what humans do during Carnival season: being crazy. Every time I turned around, they were headed out the door to another parade. And half the time I didn’t even recognize them. Mommy’s hair usually isn’t pink, and it’s definitely not that big. And Daddy normally doesn’t wear a feather boa . . . really.

When the festivities finally came to an end last week, we all breathed a sigh of relief. It was fun, but pretty exhausting. I supervised as Mommy packed away the decorations and stored them until next year. And then Mommy helped me with a very special project. We collected some super special beads and other throws to send to a super special blogging friend. My friend should get her surprise package Wednesday. I can’t wait! I also can’t wait to get back to blogging. See you on the Internet!

20 Comments on “Blame It on Mardi Gras”

  1. Kenai & Maggie says:

    WHO IS THAT WILD LOOKING COUPLE and what have they done with Tallulah Bee???

  2. Emmadog says:

    New Orleans is wild during the Mardi Gras thing. Mom has been there. It would be fun to visit, but to live there would be hard we think. Glad you survived it!

    • We live far enough away from the really wild celebrations (you know, the kind without clothes?), but we’re on the parade route for the Uptown parades so it’s impossible to drive anywhere for about 10 out of 16 days. My humans figure if you can’t beat ’em join ’em . . . but it was definitely time for all the madness to end.

  3. Piglove says:

    Oh my piggy heavens! It does sound like you’ve had a blast of fun to deal with there beautiful. I was beginning to worry and was fixing to send in a rescue team to check on you 🙂 And your mom/dad. What a hoot! They sound so much like my mom/dad. Too much fun!! XOXO – Bacon

    • We probably could have used that rescue crew halfway through the festivities, but we’re all good now and things are finally back to normal . . . as “normal” as anything ever gets around here. 😉

  4. Welcome back sweet girl! Looks like you and your uprights had quite the time celebrating. Now is a good time to relax and get back into the swing of normal life. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  5. Looks like you’re fitting right into the celebrations, Miss HL. So fun! You rock!

    Love and licks,

  6. It looks like y’all let the goods times roll! LOL!

  7. Your humans really get into the spirit of things!

  8. tylersat99 says:

    It is always busy to use when we’re down, don’t think I could survive Mardi Gras. Glad your humans had a great time and things for you are getting back to normal:)

  9. Jan K says:

    That looks like so much fun, and we think it’s a pretty good excuse for disappearing for a while!

  10. Rosy Rue says:

    Thank you SO much for the fab package! We loved it so much! Y’all are too sweet! I blogged all about it today!!! We love you guys! xo

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