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December 10, 2011

On the March Again

Today was the annual Smithfield Christmas parade. My son, his friend, one of our dogs and I marched, or rather loosely sauntered, with the Isle of Wight County Humane Society. Our youngest dog Penny came from the Society and both of our cats did as well, though the cats stayed home with phonophobic Loretta. We participated last year as well, but today my mood was better and the parade was more fun than therapy.

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As in most Christmas parades, Santa was the grand finale, and for the Smithfield parade he was riding in a fire truck.  However, the highlight for me was not him, but Paula Dean in a 1963 Mercury Comet.
Hey Y'all

13 comments:

  1. Great photos. Thanks for walking with us, Les!

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  2. That was a lot of fun...what a great cause! Thank you for sharing your photos. Several of dogs faces are priceless.

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  3. I thought that was santa on the last car. lol. that looked like a lot of fun. My border collie Mollie would have gone psycho, as she is not social.

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  4. The Dogs!!!!!!! I would have taken every single one of them home with me.

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  5. Les, I love your photographs. That one of the dog standing up and gazing into the camera is priceless. Merry Almost Christmas.~~Dee

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  6. Excellent photos as always. Have you put together a show yet? Love the dog with the jester's collar.

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  7. So nice to participate in small town events but I think someone doesn't look to happy about having that pretty green and red collar!

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  8. Looks like loads of fun. The dogs were awfully cute dressed for the holidays.

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  9. Very funny and entertaining shots, you injected the Christmas mood to me!! Nice dogs and nice costumes for them too!

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  10. This summer we went to a July 1st parade and accidentally found ourselves walking along with dogs from the local Humane Society until we could find a seat curb side. These small parades are always great fun.

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  11. Paula Dean and the Comet -- it doesn't get any better! Thanks!

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