December 12, 2010. This year i attended the 3rd annual Gaslamp Pet Parade. My friend told me that i should enter Munchkin, my miniature yorkie, in the cutest critter competition. They also had other categories; Best Costume, Best Costume Duo, and Best in Show. I thought about entering Munchkin in the Best Costume category using her costume from a couple years ago when she won a costume contest and had a full page picture in the San Diego Union Tribune. See below.
However, she could not walk in the parade with this box over her back so i decided to dress her up as an elf and have my girlfriend dress up as Santa so Munchkin would be santas little helper. Unfortunately, i couldnt enter her in more than one category so i decided to go with Cutest Critter; i mean, just look at her face!
The parade started on 4th and K street and wrapped around Market street and back down 5th. I’d say the walk was about a mile long, possible longer. Most pets were carried or pulled in wagons and strollers. However, Munchkin walked the entire parade and loved all the attention. She attracted quite a crowd that follwed her in the parade and took pictures of her. The mile long walk ended up taking almost an hour because of all Munchkins fans that wanted to take pictures with her and pet her. Here are some pictures from the parade.
Picture of Cutest Critter is not available due to the enormous crowd. The dog that won looked like a terrier mix of some short and the owner had decorated the leash with approximately 20 bows. He was also an employee of Ace hardware who sponsored the event..hmmm. At least 15 people came up to me and told me that Munchkin should have won. Oh well, in my eyes i am actually the winner because Munchkin is MINE, ALL MINE!