For the Dogs

Today was for the dogs.

[pausing to groan at my own terrible joke.]

I went to a yoga class this morning–it was not as stretchy as I remember it being the last time, and I was so tight that I fell multiple times. Keeping it classy, always.

I came back, picked up Bailey and headed over to the dog park for the costume parade.

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(I just found this in my Flickr account–from the last time I took Bailey to a costume parade, three years ago in Tompkins Square Park.)


Oh hey guys.


BAILEY! There are other dogs here.

He doesn’t care. He just likes chilling and watching. We hung out and watched all the cute dogs while waiting for Emily. I swear, it’s impossible to leave a dog park without smiling. Seriously. Try it some time.


Eventually we walked over (oh, about 10 feet) to the parade.


Me and my little birthday duck!!! And a human taco.


Slightly better picture of his costume.


This little one was cute but apparently sort of nasty.


This one is just cute and sweet. And he quacks.


Canine taco.


There were around 80 dogs in the parade, and they had us line up to walk across the red carpet. It was really hot out there, and we kept running into the shade to try to cool off.




There were a bunch of different categories–best in show, most obedient, best dressed, looks most like owner.

Emily’s dog Hampton won most obedient!! Good job, little guy.


He won a pretty sick little prize pack, including this Stud bowl. Because obviously he’s a stud.


Afterwards, we walked approximately another 50 feet to P.D. O’Hurley’s for a snack (and a beer, obviously).

Not the best food, but sitting outside with friends and dogs? Don’t really care how good the food is. Today was a randomly awesome Sunday, minus the steamy temperatures. Happy birthday again little guy!

14 comments on “For the Dogs

  1. Laura

    awwww bailey looks so cute as a duck!! this post seriously shows your transformation off! oh & ps if that’s a tory burch bracelet– i have it too & love it!

  2. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    You are SO amazing. You have accomplished so much. I know this post is about your dog.. but looking at the first picture of you and Bailey in costume.. solidifies all of the success you’ve had and the hard work that you’ve put into it!!

  3. Alison @ The Peacock Diaries

    I SO want to do that with my dog! Unfortunately she hates being in costume (or clothes of any kind — she sulks when I put her raincoat on, even though she detests being out in the rain). She also does not care much for other dogs. So basically, she would hate this but I would love it. Good thing she is easily bribed with treats 🙂

    Looks like a fun day!


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