Mardi Gras Goes To The Dogs Biloxi

Two royal pups are the very first king and queen of the Krewe of Barkloxi.
Dogs invaded downtown Biloxi for the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s debut pup parade. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson will take you to the “Paw”-Ty.
Small, big, fast, slow, The very first Krewe of Barkloxi Parade had just about every dog you could dream up. Executive Director of the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber Of Commerce Tina Ross-Seamans said,”And we went for a Sunday afternoon but I’m overwhelmed with the amount of people here, it’s just great and an order of perfect weather for them so it’s a perfect day for a Paw-parade.”
Mardi Gras looked more like muddy paws as pups paraded Biloxi’s Town Green Sunday afternoon. The inaugural bow wow Pawrade drew in families from all over the Coast, some showing up in style to match their furry friends.
The king and queen of Barkloxi were crowned for their cuteness and creativity. The owners of Bella the Chihuahua Shih Tzu Mix, Jason Green and Tori Tompkins, say they were proud when their puppy won queen. “We just went to Josette’s right down the street and got a bunch of feathers and some elastic and made a tutu, we just tried to go all out for it, and it worked!”
Quincy, who was dressed as a king cake made up of newspaper, foam, coat hangers and paint, was declared king. Quincy’s owner, KC Arnold, said, “I didn’t expect to win, there was so many great dogs, and the costumes were so cute so it was pretty surprising,”
Quincy was chosen out of over 70 different dogs. He’s two-years-old. He’s actually a registered therapy dog! “He’s done some pretty amazing things in my office, he detected a patient’s low blood sugar one day, he detected another patient’s wound infection and sometimes it’s just sitting there and letting people pet on him. He’s really a great dog,” said Arnold.
Every donation from the tons of dogs that were registered helped the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Because it was such a doggone good turn out the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber has decided the pawrade will surely be “bark” next year

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