It's a very breezy Pet Parade

Fur flies as mutts strut downtown

 

March 13, 2024

Three people walk dogs on sidewalk

Don Coyote

WHO'S A GOOD DOG? - Ruby the standard poodle is. Ruby won first place in the La Conner Pet Parade costume contest for her bumble bee outfit. "Ruby definitely worked the crowd," said her owner, Cynthia Wood.

A cold wind ripped up the Swinomish Channel, swirled around Gilkey Square on Saturday and undid plans for the La Conner Pet Parade's red-carpet walk.

Still, around 50 registrants and a small crowd of intrepid pet lovers, their pets all dolled-up for photo ops, shivered down First Street from the La Conner Marina to Gilkey Square, up to Maple Hall and back to the square for judging.

Mayor Marna Hanneman was on hand and the La Conner Chamber of Commerce "made a showing."

Cameras were clicking, including Don Coyote's, beloved owner of Brodie who recently went to doggy heaven, and Ryan Hiller,...



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