Being a French Scent Hound, I thought I better celebrate Mardi Gras. I hear it has something to do with a French Quarter in a place called New Orleans, so why not…a good reason to have a little party. I have a box of stuff for Mardi Gras, so I started by getting that out and going through it all.
Beads, I love beads. They are so fancy looking! I hear in this New Orleans place they give these away right on the street!
Oh my! I found my jester costume from a couple years ago. I guess that has something to do with Mardi Gras. It looks kind of “wrong” with beads I think.
I have a super fancy feather mask. I wonder what bird died for this thing? Maybe it was Toucan Sam from the Froot Loops box…he has colors like this.
This sequin mask sure looks fancy. It make me feel like bat girl or a Vegas dancer! It sure makes a nice combination with the beads!
I thought we should have a family photo for the occasion. Katie did not want to participate so I told her to just lie down there and try to look sort of happy. I set us up with two different looks, but I couldn’t decide which photo I liked better. I will post them both, in no particular order. Which one do you like better? Me in the mask or me in the jester hat? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Mardi Gras my friends!
Molly The Wally says
Fabulous and we wish you Happy Mardi Gras. We love the masks. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
Thanks. We all look kind of fancy I think.
Just wonderful, still laughing . Poor Katie BOL..Happy Mardi Gras xxoxxxx
Mollie and Alfie
Well, that is just Katie. We deal with it 🙂
Janet Ward says
Emma, you look great no matter what you wear!
Thank you. I love to put on fun stuff sometimes.
Ellen Shedlarz says
Love Emma in the Court Jester hat but I have to tell you Katie steals the show. The look on her face is priceless. Enjoy…
She is so much fun and such a team player! Not! I still include her no matter how rotten she can be about fun photos.
Roxy the Traveling Dog says
I like the mask the very best. You guys all look great and festive!
Thanks. I think it looks a bit fancier and fits better with my sisters.
You all look *so* amazing!!! Happy Mardi Gras 🙂
Thank you…now if we could just get a lift to New Orleans…
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
I like the mask best!
Although those photos are all super cute!!!!
You earned your beads huh? teehee!
You guys look great! It is almost impossible for me to put anything on all 3 of my huskies at the same time and get a photo!
frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky
We may not always come when we are called or heel on a walk but we are super good at stay in any situation 😉
I like all your photos and it would be great to visit a Mardi Gras parade, I’ve heard they have tasty food everywhere :o)
I heard they throw stuff at the crowds. Mom has been and only came back with a bunch of beads and a fat head whatever that means.
Will and Eko says
You girls look ready for a parade. You’ll have to make the trip down to New Orleans one year, Eko had a blast.
We would need an appropriate float to ride on and a nice gentleman escort…Eko, available?
Sparkle the PBGV says
The first one, Emma, as you are not a jester with that serious look on your beautiful face! The mom has something I have for Mardi Gras that she will dress me later and get a picture! 🙂 I went to Petco Puppy class last night. I won the “sit” contest and did pawsome in the focus. Then came the “down.” My attention had wandered and I just could not comprehend what I was supposed to do when told “down.” I guess I have homework. XOXO Sparkle the PBGV
Down is tough for most dogs. Bailie had trouble, so Mom had Katie and I demonstrate a few times and she picked right up on it then. You are still real young, so no need to be perfect yet 😉
My goodness, y’all look very festive and fancy!
We hear it is a fancy occasion, but have never been, so just working on hear say.
Ya’ll look ready to partay!
Bring on the Bowswer Beer!
I like the jester’s hat best, but it all looks like fun to me
The jester hat is more like me. I’m not a real fancy girl type.
I like the photo with the masks best! And um, Emma? You know they don’t just “give” those beads away. You have to earn them by flashing something. Did your mom “earn” them?
Heeheehee I know what you mean!
She says she can’t remember…something about a drive through Daquiri bar and stuff and next thing she knew she had tons of beads and was back at the hotel. I don’t know what she was doing…she was much younger so maybe some trouble, don’t know.
Ah ha ha, the more I know of your mom, the more I love her!!
Uh oh…sounds like trouble brewing!
So how on earth does your mom get you to pose like that, and more than once?? I love the jester hat its just priceless but that feather mask is pretty nice. Love Dolly
Katie is like a lump of coal, we just have to wake her up, but Bailie and I love to pose. We think it is fun and we don’t even get treats most of the time. We just do it for mom.
M. K. Clinton says
Laissez les bon temps rouler! that means “Let the good times roll” and you certainly look ready to party! I’ll get my mom to bring you some fancy Mardi Gras beads when you meet her at BlogPaws! I think you look beautiful in all of your pictures but you sure look pretty in your mask. Bailie looks really swell too. Poor Katie looks like the people on Bourbon Street tomorrow morning! I can see why you had a hard decision on those last two. Have a fun day! Your Best Basset, Bentley <3
Thanks Bentley! Katie doesn’t like photos but we include her sometimes anyway. Cousin Lena the lab is here visiting for two weeks, so lots of fun times rolling around here right now 🙂
Cathy Bennett says
Emma Darling, you’ve gotten me in the mood for some good ole fashion Louisiana Gumbo!
Would you happen to have some for us dogs too?
OMD THESE ARE JUST GREAT!!!!! I am dying!!
Thanks…but try to hang in there…I want to meet you at BlogPaws in the fur 🙂
LOL Katie looks thrilled. Despite her expression, you all look very festive.
She is a spoiler but we love her too much to leave her out of group photos.
The jester hat looks very beautiful! You all are very, very pretty!
Thank you 😉
Haha! So colorful! I like the pic where you are in the jester hat.
Jan K says
Emma, you look fabulous in all those photos (and so do your sisters)…I think you need to go to Mardi Gras one day! I like you best in the jester hat.
The jester is more me, isn’t it? Maybe some day I will make it down to New Orleans.
Nature by Dawn says
LOL! You all are so so so so cute!!!
Happy Mardi Gras!
I vote for the mask photo but they’re both super cute! I voted for a mask myself today.
The mask one has us all more matching, but the jester is more my personality 🙂
I love the jester hat!! gives you such height 🙂 Do you and your sisters get lots of treats to sit there and look so cute?
Actually, we love the camera, so we don’t get many treats, we just pose when we need to. Katie doesn’t like it much, but she still lies there for us.
Ann "Paws" Staub says
Love all the pics Emma 🙂 I wonder how Mardi Gras was in Austin this year. We have a pretty big one on 6th street here. That place is always just one giant party anyways.
Mom has a good friend in Austin that is a professor at the U there. She hasn’t ever said anything about Mardi Gras, though.
Jobi and Fisher says
I think you have more Mardi Gras clothes than anyone! And, you look absolutely maahvelous, darling.
I need lots of stuff with my sisters around too.
Dogs N Pawz says
You all are too cute! Love the Mardi Gras outfits! You have totally outdone yourselves!
Arroooo! Thank you!
It’s difficult to decide! I think I like you in the mask. Katie looks like she’s trying to hide!
Katie doesn’t like dressing up or photos, so she is “putting up” with it all. I just like to include her anyway.
I hope y’all had a big ole party!! Ooooohhhh LaLa!! I think Mardi Gras is also known as Fat Tuesday and you get to eat a lot. I hope you got lots of treats to go with all the dress-up!
Never a shortage of treats at my place, but we also get lots of exercise so it was Fat Tuesday with thin dogs 😉
You look fantastic!!