Beggin' Strips Barkus Pet Parade 

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The fur and the beads were flying on Sunday, February 12 in Soulard during the 19th annual Beggin' Pet Parade. This year they were competing to win a world record for the most dogs in costume at an event. Photos by Crystal Rolfe.
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Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes participated in the Beggin' Strips Barkus Pet Parade.
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Dogs also came in many different colors.
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These dogs were ready to celebrate Mardi Gras early.
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Other dogs dressed for the weather and not for show.
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Beads and hats for sale
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Some dogs matched their owners
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And some pet owners out shined their dog.
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A few cats attended as well.
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Walking proudly in the Beggin' Strips Barkus Pet Parade
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This colorful dog donned necklaces
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A group of dog owners
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This dog looked happy to be in the parade
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The Stray Rescue of St. Louis
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This dog was bad to the bone
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This pet pooch got a lift from his owner
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Pet owners enjoyed themselves at the parade
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A dainty dog at the Beggin' Strips Barkus Pet Parade.
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All decked out
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This small dog had one of the more unique costumes of the day
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Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes participated in the Beggin' Strips Barkus Pet Parade.