What would get me out of bed bright and early on a Saturday morning? Usually, we arrive near the closing of a nearby farmers' market...and head for the baked goods stand before visiting the other tables. (The bakery lady is actually a farmer. Lucky for us, she has left the selling of local vegetables and meats to the other farmers and instead, concentrates on making a wide range of delicious, old-fashioned breads and cookies.)
We were on time (can you believe it?) for a pet parade on this particular morning. The most popular costume for dogs this year was the bumblebee. All dogs this time too; last year, we saw alpacas and even a baby goat.
This little t-rex won a prize. Cute. From this angle though, it looks like the dinosaur has wrapped its tiny arms around the dog and is nibbling on his head. ...Did dinosaurs ever nibble?
I think the parrot was crowd favorite too. The dogs were so sweet, keeping on the costumes and gamely participating in the parade.
Princess Jasmine. She had on a whole harem outfit. Who knew such costumes existed? The purple color suits this happy dog.
This guy next to us barked and cheered. He was very excited (too excited to parade, his mum said).
Fresh cookies, hot coffee, and party dogs = a good morning.