Reindogs!!!

Cat 243 DoverReindogs!
by Mary Jo

The Wenches Christmastide celebration has a loose theme of β€œFavorite Things,” and one of my favorite holiday things is the pictures of the Cincinnati SPCA’s annual Reindog Parade that my friend Laura Resnick sends me every year.

 

Reindeer Cat 3Much as I love cats, it’s just not possible to imagine persuading them to wear costumes and parade along the streets, but the dogs seem to love it.  Certainly the people do!

So enjoy the reindogs!. This is a selection of some of my favorite pictures from several different years. 

And remember: we should all be so lucky as to have the cheerful disposition of a Golden Retriever! <G>

The Parade Begins

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I think this fine fellow has appointed himself the parade police dog. <G>

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Elf pups from Santa's workshop.

Gawgeous!

A bling hound?

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And if a pooch is tired, mom will carry him. <G>

 

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Small dog, big costume.  (Okay, it's not Christmasy, but how often do you get a chance to wear your elephant costume???)

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There must be a third king around here somewhere…

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This one really is a reindog!

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The Hannukah Hound.  I think this little guy is my favorite.  I've seen him in a number of the parades from over the years. 

Cat in the Christmas treeSo there's your annual dose of reindogs! 

Do you have pets?  How do they feel about the holidays?

Happy New Year's!

Mary Jo

 

 

80 thoughts on “Reindogs!!!”

  1. I hope all friends of the Wenches enjoy the Reinddog photos! The event is an annual December fundraiser for our local SPCA, and the parade promotes the adoption of adult dogs, with various canine participants and attendees wearing banners that indicate if they were adopted by their families, or if they’re currently in a shelter and available for adoption.
    The dogs that come out for this, whether to participate or to watch, all enjoy the crowds, the attention, and the excitement, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
    Afterwards, everyone heads into the local bars and cafes to shake off the winter chill, and on the participants are all welcome, too–So my friends and I have a bottle of wine after the parade each year, our table inside the wine bar surrounded by dogs eating their costumes, playing with children, napping. πŸ™‚

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  2. I hope all friends of the Wenches enjoy the Reinddog photos! The event is an annual December fundraiser for our local SPCA, and the parade promotes the adoption of adult dogs, with various canine participants and attendees wearing banners that indicate if they were adopted by their families, or if they’re currently in a shelter and available for adoption.
    The dogs that come out for this, whether to participate or to watch, all enjoy the crowds, the attention, and the excitement, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
    Afterwards, everyone heads into the local bars and cafes to shake off the winter chill, and on the participants are all welcome, too–So my friends and I have a bottle of wine after the parade each year, our table inside the wine bar surrounded by dogs eating their costumes, playing with children, napping. πŸ™‚

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  3. I hope all friends of the Wenches enjoy the Reinddog photos! The event is an annual December fundraiser for our local SPCA, and the parade promotes the adoption of adult dogs, with various canine participants and attendees wearing banners that indicate if they were adopted by their families, or if they’re currently in a shelter and available for adoption.
    The dogs that come out for this, whether to participate or to watch, all enjoy the crowds, the attention, and the excitement, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
    Afterwards, everyone heads into the local bars and cafes to shake off the winter chill, and on the participants are all welcome, too–So my friends and I have a bottle of wine after the parade each year, our table inside the wine bar surrounded by dogs eating their costumes, playing with children, napping. πŸ™‚

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  4. I hope all friends of the Wenches enjoy the Reinddog photos! The event is an annual December fundraiser for our local SPCA, and the parade promotes the adoption of adult dogs, with various canine participants and attendees wearing banners that indicate if they were adopted by their families, or if they’re currently in a shelter and available for adoption.
    The dogs that come out for this, whether to participate or to watch, all enjoy the crowds, the attention, and the excitement, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
    Afterwards, everyone heads into the local bars and cafes to shake off the winter chill, and on the participants are all welcome, too–So my friends and I have a bottle of wine after the parade each year, our table inside the wine bar surrounded by dogs eating their costumes, playing with children, napping. πŸ™‚

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  5. I hope all friends of the Wenches enjoy the Reinddog photos! The event is an annual December fundraiser for our local SPCA, and the parade promotes the adoption of adult dogs, with various canine participants and attendees wearing banners that indicate if they were adopted by their families, or if they’re currently in a shelter and available for adoption.
    The dogs that come out for this, whether to participate or to watch, all enjoy the crowds, the attention, and the excitement, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
    Afterwards, everyone heads into the local bars and cafes to shake off the winter chill, and on the participants are all welcome, too–So my friends and I have a bottle of wine after the parade each year, our table inside the wine bar surrounded by dogs eating their costumes, playing with children, napping. πŸ™‚

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  6. I love the photos, especially rhe Chanukah dog. I have two dogs. A Maltese who is a sweetheart and a dog I rescued from Lapdog rescue who is smart, loveable and active.

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  7. I love the photos, especially rhe Chanukah dog. I have two dogs. A Maltese who is a sweetheart and a dog I rescued from Lapdog rescue who is smart, loveable and active.

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  8. I love the photos, especially rhe Chanukah dog. I have two dogs. A Maltese who is a sweetheart and a dog I rescued from Lapdog rescue who is smart, loveable and active.

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  9. I love the photos, especially rhe Chanukah dog. I have two dogs. A Maltese who is a sweetheart and a dog I rescued from Lapdog rescue who is smart, loveable and active.

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  10. I love the photos, especially rhe Chanukah dog. I have two dogs. A Maltese who is a sweetheart and a dog I rescued from Lapdog rescue who is smart, loveable and active.

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  11. Your dogs sound lovely, Pearl, and welldone on the adoption of a fine dog who needed a home. Lapdog Rescue sounds like they might specialize in smaller dogs?
    My four cats are all rescues. Who needs a designer pet when there are so many great cats and dogs who need homes???

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  12. Your dogs sound lovely, Pearl, and welldone on the adoption of a fine dog who needed a home. Lapdog Rescue sounds like they might specialize in smaller dogs?
    My four cats are all rescues. Who needs a designer pet when there are so many great cats and dogs who need homes???

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  13. Your dogs sound lovely, Pearl, and welldone on the adoption of a fine dog who needed a home. Lapdog Rescue sounds like they might specialize in smaller dogs?
    My four cats are all rescues. Who needs a designer pet when there are so many great cats and dogs who need homes???

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  14. Your dogs sound lovely, Pearl, and welldone on the adoption of a fine dog who needed a home. Lapdog Rescue sounds like they might specialize in smaller dogs?
    My four cats are all rescues. Who needs a designer pet when there are so many great cats and dogs who need homes???

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  15. Your dogs sound lovely, Pearl, and welldone on the adoption of a fine dog who needed a home. Lapdog Rescue sounds like they might specialize in smaller dogs?
    My four cats are all rescues. Who needs a designer pet when there are so many great cats and dogs who need homes???

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  16. I have an older doberman we rescued who has developed Wobbler’s and can no longer go for long walks. I have a younger doberman I rescued from my daughter. She was a gift to my daughter on her 21st birthday from the attorney she worked for (he breeds them) and though she loves her dog, she moved and would have left the poor thing alone way too long all day, every day.
    They’re both wusses.
    And I have a cat who is the true queen in the house.
    And thankfully, they all prefer looking at the tree rather than lifting a leg on it or chewing it or climbing it! ;o)

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  17. I have an older doberman we rescued who has developed Wobbler’s and can no longer go for long walks. I have a younger doberman I rescued from my daughter. She was a gift to my daughter on her 21st birthday from the attorney she worked for (he breeds them) and though she loves her dog, she moved and would have left the poor thing alone way too long all day, every day.
    They’re both wusses.
    And I have a cat who is the true queen in the house.
    And thankfully, they all prefer looking at the tree rather than lifting a leg on it or chewing it or climbing it! ;o)

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  18. I have an older doberman we rescued who has developed Wobbler’s and can no longer go for long walks. I have a younger doberman I rescued from my daughter. She was a gift to my daughter on her 21st birthday from the attorney she worked for (he breeds them) and though she loves her dog, she moved and would have left the poor thing alone way too long all day, every day.
    They’re both wusses.
    And I have a cat who is the true queen in the house.
    And thankfully, they all prefer looking at the tree rather than lifting a leg on it or chewing it or climbing it! ;o)

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  19. I have an older doberman we rescued who has developed Wobbler’s and can no longer go for long walks. I have a younger doberman I rescued from my daughter. She was a gift to my daughter on her 21st birthday from the attorney she worked for (he breeds them) and though she loves her dog, she moved and would have left the poor thing alone way too long all day, every day.
    They’re both wusses.
    And I have a cat who is the true queen in the house.
    And thankfully, they all prefer looking at the tree rather than lifting a leg on it or chewing it or climbing it! ;o)

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  20. I have an older doberman we rescued who has developed Wobbler’s and can no longer go for long walks. I have a younger doberman I rescued from my daughter. She was a gift to my daughter on her 21st birthday from the attorney she worked for (he breeds them) and though she loves her dog, she moved and would have left the poor thing alone way too long all day, every day.
    They’re both wusses.
    And I have a cat who is the true queen in the house.
    And thankfully, they all prefer looking at the tree rather than lifting a leg on it or chewing it or climbing it! ;o)

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  21. Theo–
    Funny that you had to rescue a dog from your daughter! Though given the circumstances, that was obviously the best solution, since she can still visit her baby.
    I like hearing that the cat is the queen. *G*

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  22. Theo–
    Funny that you had to rescue a dog from your daughter! Though given the circumstances, that was obviously the best solution, since she can still visit her baby.
    I like hearing that the cat is the queen. *G*

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  23. Theo–
    Funny that you had to rescue a dog from your daughter! Though given the circumstances, that was obviously the best solution, since she can still visit her baby.
    I like hearing that the cat is the queen. *G*

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  24. Theo–
    Funny that you had to rescue a dog from your daughter! Though given the circumstances, that was obviously the best solution, since she can still visit her baby.
    I like hearing that the cat is the queen. *G*

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  25. Theo–
    Funny that you had to rescue a dog from your daughter! Though given the circumstances, that was obviously the best solution, since she can still visit her baby.
    I like hearing that the cat is the queen. *G*

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  26. Sherrie, here. Theo, like you, I have a Doberman. Nova is a real sweetheart. She loves people and other dogs, and tiptoes around my cats, who keep her in line.
    Laura, I volunteered for the local humane society for a couple of years, and it is a very rewarding experience. We also had our annual events as fundraisers and adoption-a-thons. Our biggest event is Animal Krackers, an annual black tie affair, culminating in a popular auction of fabulous prizes donated by local merchants.
    It never ceases to amaze me how accommodating (and forgiving!) our 4-legged friends are when it comes to ridiculous-but-cute costumes. My Nova loves to “dress up” and she wears her funky costumes and hats with great dignity. I secretly think she loves the attention and laughter.
    Thanks for sharing another fun group of Reindog pictures, Mary Jo and Laura. My favorite is the bewildered looking Great Dane with the antlers and red pajamas. LOL!

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  27. Sherrie, here. Theo, like you, I have a Doberman. Nova is a real sweetheart. She loves people and other dogs, and tiptoes around my cats, who keep her in line.
    Laura, I volunteered for the local humane society for a couple of years, and it is a very rewarding experience. We also had our annual events as fundraisers and adoption-a-thons. Our biggest event is Animal Krackers, an annual black tie affair, culminating in a popular auction of fabulous prizes donated by local merchants.
    It never ceases to amaze me how accommodating (and forgiving!) our 4-legged friends are when it comes to ridiculous-but-cute costumes. My Nova loves to “dress up” and she wears her funky costumes and hats with great dignity. I secretly think she loves the attention and laughter.
    Thanks for sharing another fun group of Reindog pictures, Mary Jo and Laura. My favorite is the bewildered looking Great Dane with the antlers and red pajamas. LOL!

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  28. Sherrie, here. Theo, like you, I have a Doberman. Nova is a real sweetheart. She loves people and other dogs, and tiptoes around my cats, who keep her in line.
    Laura, I volunteered for the local humane society for a couple of years, and it is a very rewarding experience. We also had our annual events as fundraisers and adoption-a-thons. Our biggest event is Animal Krackers, an annual black tie affair, culminating in a popular auction of fabulous prizes donated by local merchants.
    It never ceases to amaze me how accommodating (and forgiving!) our 4-legged friends are when it comes to ridiculous-but-cute costumes. My Nova loves to “dress up” and she wears her funky costumes and hats with great dignity. I secretly think she loves the attention and laughter.
    Thanks for sharing another fun group of Reindog pictures, Mary Jo and Laura. My favorite is the bewildered looking Great Dane with the antlers and red pajamas. LOL!

    Reply
  29. Sherrie, here. Theo, like you, I have a Doberman. Nova is a real sweetheart. She loves people and other dogs, and tiptoes around my cats, who keep her in line.
    Laura, I volunteered for the local humane society for a couple of years, and it is a very rewarding experience. We also had our annual events as fundraisers and adoption-a-thons. Our biggest event is Animal Krackers, an annual black tie affair, culminating in a popular auction of fabulous prizes donated by local merchants.
    It never ceases to amaze me how accommodating (and forgiving!) our 4-legged friends are when it comes to ridiculous-but-cute costumes. My Nova loves to “dress up” and she wears her funky costumes and hats with great dignity. I secretly think she loves the attention and laughter.
    Thanks for sharing another fun group of Reindog pictures, Mary Jo and Laura. My favorite is the bewildered looking Great Dane with the antlers and red pajamas. LOL!

    Reply
  30. Sherrie, here. Theo, like you, I have a Doberman. Nova is a real sweetheart. She loves people and other dogs, and tiptoes around my cats, who keep her in line.
    Laura, I volunteered for the local humane society for a couple of years, and it is a very rewarding experience. We also had our annual events as fundraisers and adoption-a-thons. Our biggest event is Animal Krackers, an annual black tie affair, culminating in a popular auction of fabulous prizes donated by local merchants.
    It never ceases to amaze me how accommodating (and forgiving!) our 4-legged friends are when it comes to ridiculous-but-cute costumes. My Nova loves to “dress up” and she wears her funky costumes and hats with great dignity. I secretly think she loves the attention and laughter.
    Thanks for sharing another fun group of Reindog pictures, Mary Jo and Laura. My favorite is the bewildered looking Great Dane with the antlers and red pajamas. LOL!

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  31. Great photos, all. Though I think I like the kitten photos best!! Who made the cat antlers? Crochet?
    Right now I only have granddogs – they love the family gatherings and great outdoors.
    Merry holidays and 2012 to all!

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  32. Great photos, all. Though I think I like the kitten photos best!! Who made the cat antlers? Crochet?
    Right now I only have granddogs – they love the family gatherings and great outdoors.
    Merry holidays and 2012 to all!

    Reply
  33. Great photos, all. Though I think I like the kitten photos best!! Who made the cat antlers? Crochet?
    Right now I only have granddogs – they love the family gatherings and great outdoors.
    Merry holidays and 2012 to all!

    Reply
  34. Great photos, all. Though I think I like the kitten photos best!! Who made the cat antlers? Crochet?
    Right now I only have granddogs – they love the family gatherings and great outdoors.
    Merry holidays and 2012 to all!

    Reply
  35. Great photos, all. Though I think I like the kitten photos best!! Who made the cat antlers? Crochet?
    Right now I only have granddogs – they love the family gatherings and great outdoors.
    Merry holidays and 2012 to all!

    Reply

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