Saturday, July 27, 2013

PRIDE PARADE for the DOGS !



Waiting so patiently for the 2013 Pride Parade to come around the corner
(between the brick building and the blue building)
with Jim hugging me tightly.


Yoh, so sleek and a guy too.


All sizes from all directions at times.


Doodle with a Super cut looking like she's blowing a red balloon bubble.


Another sharp looking doggy with a super colourful scarf.



On the side lines is fine with me because it was a long walk from what I heard.


Even on the sidewalks dogs everywhere.


A fine looking Boxer  sitting in front of the Smiling Goat Cafe.


Sweetums sashaying  their way down the street.


SOme pulling a little too fast determined to find something.


My cousin Fennie looks like this fine specimen!


Being carried is the best way to to get around if you are a tiny itty bitty.


Look at the smile on his face.
Everyone was having a great time.


Even this lovely bunch of coconuts ~~~ that's Jim, Mary(Jim's sis), Sophie Doodle and Michael 


Mary and I love to make the same face all the time.


I had to show you this horse.
The rider and her horse were in the parade last year.
Nice looking aren't they.


Two horses handled very nicely with me so close.


RCMP and scantily clad vehicle behind.
Your Yin and Yang for today folks! 


 I watched this little girl make nice with this giant RCMP Bear.


I saw that happen quickly
and then in front of me was this beautiful Greyhound
decked out for the dance after the parade.
Check out the toenails,
everyone in rainbow colours.


so graceful


This feller had a pale blue eye, seriously.


This one was taking off, not landing 
and was a good sport about all this.


This Doodle was decorated and ready to Doodle Hop!


This really was a beautiful tale swooshing by me.
I think they were ready to finish this long walk.


Just wanted to let you know that I had a grand time
meeting all kinds of new people and doggies,
but I think sandwiched in between Mary and Michael
was my favourite moment.


48 comments:

  1. How great is a parade that has doggies too!?!
    That horse is incredibly beautiful and is it really the boxer that we are looking at there?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Stew, you are the sneaky one, but of course the Boxer is the focal point ~~ LOL!

      Yes the horse and riders were so magnificent!

      Delete
  2. Those are some pretty dogs, Sophie, but you're the most beautiful of all.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lots of doggies and lots of PUPPY LOVE !

      Delete
  3. Wonderfully entertaining post, Sophie. The photos really caught the many bright colours, happy people, and cute dogs from a variety of interesting angles (the greyhound was quite the beauty). I could just about hear the music and absolutely felt the dancing spirit. Must add, though, that your sweet face all cozied up between Michael and Mary was the winner for me. Do tell your dear Ron that his comment of support and shared experience was deeply appreciated!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love snuggling with Mary and Michael when ever they are around ~~ they are dog lovers to the core. You should have seen me Doodle Hopping when they showed up. The music and smiles were infectious not to mention the nice smelling treats everyone was eating around me. I was nosy by the way ~~ sticking my nose into everyone's business.

      I hope our energy has floated over the country to you, Bill and BJ!!!

      DOODLE CHEERS!!!!!

      Delete
  4. What a wonderful parade! So many cute doggys and happy faces and bright colors... and all for a good cause!
    love
    tweedles

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, most certainly ~~ society is changing, evolving for the better as it should be!

      Delete
  5. Nice to see the Mounties in the Pride Parade -- things sure have changed, eh? Happy Pride, guys!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes the Mounties certainly made a splash of RED and they were smiling!!

      Delete
  6. A grand parade. I loved seeing all the dogs, and you with your pretty collar. Kind of glad we weren't treated to a close up of scantily clad. Beautiful horse and rider too. A very busy and fun day for you all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love my new collar Sharon, so pretty!!

      We had a grand time singing, dancing and laughing. Much needed zen for the soul!!

      Delete
  7. it looks like you had a wonderful time! You had the best seat in the house and didn't have to walk all that way, just watching and enjoying...fun, fun, fun. Washington Charlie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes W.C. ~~ my seat was a bird's eye view for sure. There were other doggies around watching but they weren't too close to me. Territorial, you know!!

      SOphie

      Delete
  8. What an exciting day out, Sophie. So much to see!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We drove to the city around 10:30am and got home at 5pm ~~~ we had so much FUN!

      Highly recommend it !!

      Delete
  9. Great Pictures!!
    :-) I Think the dachshund needs some more training.....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw one dachshund with a baby blue eye, so cute!

      There is a picture above!

      Delete
  10. That was a grrrreat parade.
    I love the greyhound and all the other dogs,
    and of course you looked beautiful too Sophie.
    What fun you all had!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The greyhound gracefully sauntered over and stared at me.

      We did out doggy thing and she moved on.

      Love my parade doggies!

      Delete
  11. Wow, a great turn out, and the RCMP, years ago I went to the " Ice Follies" show in Auckland, and the highlight for me was when the men, in outfits, just like your photo, arms linked, spun round and round on the ice. " Rose Marie' was the name for that show in about 1950 or so. I was about 10, and have not forgotten the magic of that night. Did you do a count of all the doggies there? Super last shot, glad the weather stayed fine and warm. Greetings from Jean

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You would have been thrilled with the Mounties marching synchronicity. They are so precise and today they SMILED!!!

      I tried to count all the doggies but their numbers were large. I saw doggie pictures in other friends FB pages I didn't see at all in the parade.

      Oh Well, can't see everything.

      Cheers!

      Delete
  12. What a super day out and what a fabulous collection of canine friends. I agree - the last shot is a keeper!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Super Keeper Snuggle Shot ~~ me being Person Handled AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

      Delete
  13. :)))) So many dogs. Loved them all. But you are my fav *hehehehehe* Cute teeth with Jims sister :D!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am very good at imitating HUMANS.

      They are a SILLY BUNCH, you know!

      Delete
  14. What a great parade, everyone looks so happy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. EVERYONE was 'over the top' HAPPY.

      I am so HAPPY I can spread the smiles around the WORLD !!

      Delete
  15. We love all of the colorful rainbow colors! You new rainbow collar is beautiful, Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We found the new RAINBOW collar a couple days ago and figured we had better make it ours!

      Love the colours!!

      Delete
  16. What a wonderful time. So many people participating, and so many animals, too! But you are my favourite :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Martha ~~ celebration for everyone ~~ and ~~ lots of pooches!!!

      Delete
  17. Sophie, I LOVE your new rainbow collar--so perfect! The parade looks like a lot of fun and I can tell you really enjoyed it. It's good that times are changin'.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sage ~~~ you and I should make a date next year to go in a Pride Parade ~~ I'm thinking Rainbow wobblies on our heads bobbing all over the place. Gotta make a SPLASH!!

      Delete
  18. What a wonderful parade! Too bad we couldn't all be in it!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. JUST IMAGINE ~~~ you guys + all my followers dancing up the street to some DISCO song ~~ whoop whoop!!

      Delete
  19. That looks like it was tons of fun! I agree with Murphy -- too bad we couldn't all have been there!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Duncster!!!

      Yes, we could DoodleDance + HoopingDoodle + Tear Around + TAil WAg + Yip Yip and just Groove on Down!!

      Delete
  20. Sophie- what a fun day for you! I love that the town made provisions to involve all the dogs-- a true family affair:) the photos are so bright and happy and colorful-- just totally fun!

    Xoxo
    Vicki

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Pride Parade has become more inclusive over the years which is totally a good thing. Fringe, by 'yourselfness'(new word from me) can be isolating. The music, colour, dancing and laughing makes for a great combo for people, dogs and horses alike!!

      Hugs Vicki!!

      Delete
  21. What fun you all had!! I love watching a good parade. I am as you said "tiny itty bitty!" Mum tried to even take me through town and its no good. Im too close to peoples big big feet and they just done see ikkle me!

    What a great day you had and what a happy bunch of pups!

    Cuddles,
    Kate @ www.katescuddles.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there "itty bitty" sweetums! Welcome aboard my DoodleWorldExpressRide along the shores of Nova Scotia. Hope you like and I hope you come back for more.

      CHeers from here to the UK!!!

      Sophie

      Delete
  22. Hey Sophie! How fun to catch up on your recent posts! Loved the Mounties and all the cute dogs. Your garden is magnificent! Wow! What a gorgeous lush spot ~ so different from my corner of the high, dry plains. For sure I saw the paddle boarders and heard the loons. I so love your posts! Next weekend Reno and Lake Tahoe and then maybe I can get my life back to normal! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Louise, Lake Tahoe and Reno wouldn't that be a blast and 1/2. You and TerrBear sure are having a great spring and summer traveling the roads and skies! I see Barb is home visiting at the Cove along with others. Maybe next year for you?

      We had a blast at the Pride Parade with Jim's sis Mim and BF. Sophie was all over them, natch!

      The garden is growing gangbusters, so needles to say ~~ I've been pruning like a Mad Hatter ~~~ such is the gardeners life in the MerryTimes!

      We love Loons so I hope to get another video some day soon, longer and louder !

      The Mounties were so cool, so RED and so right left!!

      Ron

      Delete
  23. Looks like you had a grand time, Sophie. That last shot is adorable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I sure did have a great time Pat.

      The hands of love have me in the last pictures!!

      Delete
  24. Hi Sophie Doo Da,
    What a great proud pride poochie parade!
    Cricket saw that boxer on the side lines and got all ga ga ~y ou know Ms. AKC Brindle Boxerette , always looking for next years stud muffin .
    We (me Gabby Terrier and Jayda Potata) loved seeing all the dogs in their proud rainbow gear.
    Jayda did have a higher paws up gor the greyhound ... and I gave extra kudos for the doxie that was marching on the little shortie legs.
    We are glad it was a great day in Halifax ;)
    Bark on Sophie,
    We love you and your adventures!
    Cricket, Jayda and Gabby Goo Terrier

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stud muffins, greyhounds, blue eyed doxies ~~~ there was something for everyone!!

      Such is the Pride Parade Motto!

      Sophie

      Delete

This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!