Krewe of Barkus - Jan. 31

Krewe of Barkus - Jan. 31

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Krewe of Barkus begins in the French Quarter on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m.

Dogs parade from N. Rampart St. and St. Ann. St. to Dumaine St., where they make a right.

The krewe heads to Burgundy St., then winds back to St. Ann St. and takes a left to Dauphine St.

From there, it's a right on Dumaine St., a right on Royal St., a left on St. Ann St., a right on Chartres St. to St. Peter St., and then back to Dauphine St.

It take a right to Orleans St. then a left back to N. Rampart St.

Politics is definitely going to the dogs with the Mystic Krewe of Barkus, the only officially licensed Mardi Gras Krewe for canines, with the theme "2016: From the Dog House to the White House." Countless canine candidates are expected to emerge as possible leaders of the most powerful country on Earth as they parade on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

While some dream of curling up on a couch in the Oval Office like Howllary Clinton or Donald the Dog Trump, others might want to embody any of many political pundits sniffing out the obvious such as James Pawville, Sean Hannitail or Glenn Bark. Of course, the political media will be celebrated in honor of all the dirt they dig up with the likes of Judy Woodruffruff, Chuck Waggin' Todd and Wolf Wuff Blizter.

The bi-ped world of Washington is soon to include the wonderful wags of the formerly under represented canine population. No matter what the polls might say, the next head of state might be a that of a Lab, Poodle, Pug or previously homeless mutt. It will no longer matter if you know who your parents are or if you have any formal education, much less Ivy League, to be elected. It is certain to be the most street small pack ever in power.

Dogs who want to be members of the krewe should get their humans to register on line at On parade day, we will be staging the parade, pre-pawty parade and post-pawty parade at Armstrong Park starting at 10:30am. The parade starts promptly at 2pm and follows a 15-block route through the Vieux Carré, stopping at the VIP Reviewing Stand at Good Friends Bar, corner Dauphine and St. Ann, where VIPs (and those who desire to be VIPs) will toast the Royal Court. Curious observers are welcome to come watch the parade.

All proceeds from Barkus, a non-profit organization founded by Wood Enterprises, benefit animal organizations in New Orleans and the Gulf South area.

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