14 Adorable Dogs (And One Horse) Who Are Totally Ready for Mardi Gras

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Being this cute is a lot of work. Take a breather, Kelly! - ALL PHOTOS BY MICAH USHER
  • All photos by Micah Usher
  • Being this cute is a lot of work. Take a breather, Kelly!

Mardi Gras will always be a time for beads, king cake and masquerades, but here in St. Louis, home to one of America's largest Mardi Gras celebrations, the best costumes are going to the dogs.

Pups (and even a horse!) turned out in style last weekend for the 2015 Beggin' Pet Parade, featuring a performance by Blues Traveler. Riverfront Times photographer Micah Usher was on had at the parade to capture the best moments of canine revelry.

See all photos: 2015 Beggin' Pet Parade and Blues Traveler

So get your beads ready, because these party animals deserve them:

Taj knows the only way to get beads is to show a little (or a lot of) cleavage.
  • Taj knows the only way to get beads is to show a little (or a lot of) cleavage.
Spicy Tuna Roll thinks the Rams should stay in St. Louis.
  • Spicy Tuna Roll thinks the Rams should stay in St. Louis.
Boomer is a good dog, but he's an even better teddy bear.
  • Boomer is a good dog, but he's an even better teddy bear.
Bones wins the award for Most Beads.
  • Bones wins the award for Most Beads.
Royal the Horse wants to join the doggie parade.
  • Royal the Horse wants to join the doggie parade.
Lady Liberty's Mardi Gras costume is on fleek.
  • Lady Liberty's Mardi Gras costume is on fleek.
RAWR!
  • RAWR!

See more Mardi Gras party animal photos on the next page!

At Mardi Gras, Luigi takes no prisoners.
  • At Mardi Gras, Luigi takes no prisoners.
Penny is ready for a power play.
  • Penny is ready for a power play.
Ellie took home the award for best Mardi Gras Queen.
  • Ellie took home the award for best Mardi Gras Queen.
Moose gets his own arcade.
  • Moose gets his own arcade.
Cammie counts herself among the best fans in baseball.
  • Cammie counts herself among the best fans in baseball.
"Did I win?"
  • "Did I win?"
Holly and Luigi are soldiers of fun for Mardi Gras.
  • Holly and Luigi are soldiers of fun for Mardi Gras.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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