Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pride 25

 So last year was Pride 24 in Halifax
and I got to go....
my sweet soul niece, Meghan
met us there and we 'doodle' danced the afternoon away.
 Slightly different this year....
I chose to go to doggy day care
and the guys took off to the big city
to celebrate love and equality.
The streets were alive with dizzying rainbow colours everywhere.
 Float after float expressing the inclusion of LGBT peoples.
 And a major theme that I would have really enjoyed
....lots of doggys showing off their finest dance floor wear....
 The churches wanted to be included and they gladly were.
 But Snoopy captured the guys attention...
 and snagged some treats for me from, you know where,
Three Dog Bakery
 High Schools joined in...
 and in between was a doggy on a mission
 a very stoic poodle
(hey I've seen you at the park)
 Is that Jazz Hands?
No, East Coast Jazz....
 lots of rainbow colours growing out of peoples backs
 and more doggys...
 sweet Rescue Greyhounds wanting some loving
 some actors hamming it up for the guys...
they always seem to do that for my guys!
 See this little feller on the street?
He stole the show...he'd fall to the ground,
everyone would hoot and he jump up with punch
so much fun!
But I think the most fun was the guys
running into Jim's Sis - Mim
Mim's boy toy - Michael
Mim's daughter - Brynn
and Ron's boy toy - Daddio Jim.

Happy Pride

Everyone!!!

36 comments:

  1. Great photos! Love all the rainbow colour! And hey -- I stayed at the Lord Nelson once, the first time I visited Halifax -- nice to see the Pride Parade went right by it!

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    1. Yes...this was the end of the route so the swag was not as plentiful...next year we are going down to Barrington St and snag some loot! Happy Pride Debra!!

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  2. Beautiful photos! So colourful and happy. And you know what I liked best? Seeing some churches participate. That is one big step forward. It looks like everyon ehad a lovely time. I'm so glad you got some doggy treats, Sophie. Your humans love you to pieces -- and happily spoil you! Great guys, no?

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    1. Inclusion was/is so important...a lot of churches participated except the Catholic...hello and if I missed them I do apologize. We had so much fun and this year seemed much more festive, even maybe too corporate like everything else when jumping on the bandwagon is a priority. All this aside the day was joyous and progressive!!!

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  3. Sophie! We promise to take you next year!!! And maybe you can be in the parade? What do you think, Soph?

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  4. Oh what a wonderful parade! The colors are so pretty,, and it looked like a joyous time!
    If we were there- we would have loved to have gone with you.
    What a wonderful parade to celebrate equality too.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. That would be the cat's meow or the doggy's woof to be able to enjoy the Parade with you guys. Just imagine all those 4 leggers coming over to sniff....awoof!

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  5. Looks like lots of fun....but a day with friends relaxing AND having treats from the dog bakery have to be right up there in the fun department!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Yes and the Three Dog Bakery was on wheels...how cool is that!

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    1. YUP...or Ron's boy man...but that doesn't rhyme....!

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    2. or MAN TOY...that's much better!

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  7. Great photos, capturing all the color and festivities!

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    1. 100's more pics and videos but had to narrow it down or Daddy would have gotten out of control!!!

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  8. I love seeing all the people and all the bright colors. I can tell it was a very happy celebration.

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    1. Yes it truly was...and hopefully it will continue throughout the year until next time everyone gets together to celebrate!

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  9. Glad you guys had such a fun time, looks wonderful.
    Poor Sophie being left behind :-(
    She so wants to go next year!!!

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    1. OK...my arm is twisted.....I'll make sure she attends.....Ron(Daddy in the dog house)

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  10. Wonderfully colourful. We hope everybody had a brilliant weekend. Have a happy Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. We most certainly did...how could you not enjoy life with all those rainbow colours flapping in the breezes!

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  11. I smiled through this entire post and beamed back at the final picture. Thing is though, I find it hard to believe Sophie CHOSE to go to doggy day care.

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    1. CHOSE as in "you are going to have a blast" at doggy day care with all your friends...go swimming, fetching, eating weird things and licking everyone/thing! Isn't the love oozing out of the last picture...me thinks so!!!Happy Pride to you guys, way over there!
      Ron

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  12. Looks bloody great fun that does. And I am seriously impressed that there are schools and churches joining in. The Pride festivals over here are seriously good fun too! Glad you liked it ;-)

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    1. We had a blast of a time Annie....sore butts at the end from sitting on the curb for 2 hours...next year Granny Chairs for sure...lol!

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  13. Looks like a great time. Our Pride parade is due to take place real soon in Stockholm.

    Love the pics - especially those flags.

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    1. Aren`t the flags incredible...Jim and I both did fast series of these flags and others...love the effect! Can`t wait to see Stockholm Pride....! Would you be going, Fiona!!!!!

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  14. I was in cologne few weeks ago. It was fun, little rainy, but that was not a problem ;). Fun, big smiles... No churches :(!

    Hey, Sophie next year you should go too ;P!

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    1. Alex...my Dad Ron visited Cologne many years ago during a university trip...he had so much fun, at least that`s what he says with all that wine he consumed...how cold anyone remember !

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  15. Great pictures Ron!

    You need to go next year Soph and get your picture taken with something pretty on!

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    1. Now, I`m holding the guys to it, because I`m a people person and very advanced in my world/way of thinking, more so than some of the peeps out there...I think!

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  16. Cologne is such a lovley city. All smiles and laugh... But your dad drunk wine?????? Oh my? *bwahhahahahahaha* In cologne???? *lol*

    Ok here it comes: *glass with KÖLSCH Bier* *hehehe* PROST!

    Ron, was it KARNEVAL when you where here????

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    1. No unfortunately it was the the end of February...rain and brrr!!!

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