Krewe of Wag-Uns Pet Parade Rolls

By Kevin Shannahan

Kevin’s Gallery

It’s just not Mardi Gras in Natchitoches until the Natchitoches Humane Society’s Krewe of Wag-Uns parade rolls! The long standing local tradition rolled March 2, prior to the Krewe of Dionysos parade. This year’s parade featured another local favorite, the Indigeaux Fusion Belly Dance Troupe who helped lead the parade and performed for the crowd.

Over 75 animals, many in Mardi Gras themed costumes, joined their owners in a parade down Front Street that ended at the riverbank stage. They were joined by McGruff the Crime Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog and BOM Bank’s Monty the Owl. The Natchitoches Parish Journal congratulates the Natchitoches Humane Society for nine fun filled years for area children of all ages and is looking forward to many more.

Queen Mutt-A-Gras- Peaches, owner Linsey Guthrie
King Rex Rufus- Wrigley, owners Danielle, Jarod, Ann-Marie and Jefferson Dunahoe

Dog Costume Winners:
1st Place Dog- Jazz, owner Amanda Gibson
2nd Place Dog- Tsubake, owner Jason and Jesse Church
3rd Place Dog- Wrigley, owner Danielle and Jarod Dunahoe

Child’s Costume Winners:
1st Place Child- Austin Horne
2nd Place- TBA
3rd Place- Child Morgan Berry

Best Float Winners:
1st Place- Kari Sue and Sam Stokes family
2nd Place- Wagon 2nd Place Hillary and Jeremy Bennett family
3rd Place- Wagon RJ Berry and parents Joey and Ashley Berry