Return of the Reindogs!

Cat 243 Doverby Mary Jo

What would Christmastide be without enjoying some pictures of the Cincinnati SPCA’s annual Reindog Parade?  Once again, my friend Laura Resnick sent me some very entertaining pictures Mt. Adams welcomes the reindogs!of parade attendees.  

 

Sadly, there were few Hanukkah Hounds in this year’s parade since it took place on December 8th, the first day of the (very early) Hanukkah celebration.  I expect the Hounds were all at home getting under the family’s feet while a feast was prepared.

On to the parade! First, the eager crowd gathers: 

The Eager Crowd Gathers

Wise dogs come from afar:

Bearing gifts, they come from afar...

 

Angel dogs on high

 

Angel dogs are heard on high: 

 

 

 

 

Look, it's Santa's Sleigh!

Santa's sleigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even short reindogs want to help pull the sleigh:

A reindog in truth

And here's the Santa Dog himself, bringing lots of goodies!

Santa Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting one's elf hat straight isn't easy!

My elf hat doesn't fit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm particularly fond of the Poinsettia Pooch:

Poinsettia Pooch

Cute kids

I hope you've enjoyed the reindogs, but if you're in the mood for a change of species, my sister sent me this link for Jingle Goats.

 

Walking in a winter wonderlandMary Jo, who thinks the internet runs on cute critter photos.

50 thoughts on “Return of the Reindogs!”

  1. They always give me a smile, Mary Jo. I swear my dog used to love dressing up. No other dog I’d owned liked it, but Chloe really did.
    I would get an even bigger smile, though, by watching videos of people trying to dress up their cats. A series of heroic failures, I expect, but mighty entertaining.

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  2. They always give me a smile, Mary Jo. I swear my dog used to love dressing up. No other dog I’d owned liked it, but Chloe really did.
    I would get an even bigger smile, though, by watching videos of people trying to dress up their cats. A series of heroic failures, I expect, but mighty entertaining.

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  3. They always give me a smile, Mary Jo. I swear my dog used to love dressing up. No other dog I’d owned liked it, but Chloe really did.
    I would get an even bigger smile, though, by watching videos of people trying to dress up their cats. A series of heroic failures, I expect, but mighty entertaining.

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  4. They always give me a smile, Mary Jo. I swear my dog used to love dressing up. No other dog I’d owned liked it, but Chloe really did.
    I would get an even bigger smile, though, by watching videos of people trying to dress up their cats. A series of heroic failures, I expect, but mighty entertaining.

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  5. They always give me a smile, Mary Jo. I swear my dog used to love dressing up. No other dog I’d owned liked it, but Chloe really did.
    I would get an even bigger smile, though, by watching videos of people trying to dress up their cats. A series of heroic failures, I expect, but mighty entertaining.

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  6. Anne–
    I remember how pleased with herself Chloe looked in her dress up clothes! As you say, trying to dress a cat would be–entertaining. *g* We couldn’t even keep an ID collar on Reggie the Rascal. He’d shed himself of it every time.

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  7. Anne–
    I remember how pleased with herself Chloe looked in her dress up clothes! As you say, trying to dress a cat would be–entertaining. *g* We couldn’t even keep an ID collar on Reggie the Rascal. He’d shed himself of it every time.

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  8. Anne–
    I remember how pleased with herself Chloe looked in her dress up clothes! As you say, trying to dress a cat would be–entertaining. *g* We couldn’t even keep an ID collar on Reggie the Rascal. He’d shed himself of it every time.

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  9. Anne–
    I remember how pleased with herself Chloe looked in her dress up clothes! As you say, trying to dress a cat would be–entertaining. *g* We couldn’t even keep an ID collar on Reggie the Rascal. He’d shed himself of it every time.

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  10. Anne–
    I remember how pleased with herself Chloe looked in her dress up clothes! As you say, trying to dress a cat would be–entertaining. *g* We couldn’t even keep an ID collar on Reggie the Rascal. He’d shed himself of it every time.

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  11. Alas there were no Jewish dogs this year. (We usually see several contestants in prayer shawls and yarmulkes.) Then we realized that due to the clash of timing between the solar and lunar calendars, this year’s ReinDog Parade took place about 2 hours before Hanukkah started–so Jewish dogs were probably all at home with their families, getting ready for the festival at sundown.

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  12. Alas there were no Jewish dogs this year. (We usually see several contestants in prayer shawls and yarmulkes.) Then we realized that due to the clash of timing between the solar and lunar calendars, this year’s ReinDog Parade took place about 2 hours before Hanukkah started–so Jewish dogs were probably all at home with their families, getting ready for the festival at sundown.

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  13. Alas there were no Jewish dogs this year. (We usually see several contestants in prayer shawls and yarmulkes.) Then we realized that due to the clash of timing between the solar and lunar calendars, this year’s ReinDog Parade took place about 2 hours before Hanukkah started–so Jewish dogs were probably all at home with their families, getting ready for the festival at sundown.

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  14. Alas there were no Jewish dogs this year. (We usually see several contestants in prayer shawls and yarmulkes.) Then we realized that due to the clash of timing between the solar and lunar calendars, this year’s ReinDog Parade took place about 2 hours before Hanukkah started–so Jewish dogs were probably all at home with their families, getting ready for the festival at sundown.

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  15. Alas there were no Jewish dogs this year. (We usually see several contestants in prayer shawls and yarmulkes.) Then we realized that due to the clash of timing between the solar and lunar calendars, this year’s ReinDog Parade took place about 2 hours before Hanukkah started–so Jewish dogs were probably all at home with their families, getting ready for the festival at sundown.

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  16. Chloe, some of the dogs we see obviously enjoy their costumes. Some appear to be HUMILIATED by them (few things are sadder than seeing a grizzled, tough-looking Akita or German Shepherd looking deeply embarrassed by his sugarplum-fairy outfit ). And some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade. What’s obvious about all of them, though, is that the contestants’ temperaments all are well suited to the occasion–they obviously LOVE coming out to see people, greeting strangers all along the way, getting attention, meeting other dogs, trotting around in the streets for the parade and in the local bars and cafes (which allow dogs to enter on that day) afterwards, meeting other dogs, etc.
    Laura

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  17. Chloe, some of the dogs we see obviously enjoy their costumes. Some appear to be HUMILIATED by them (few things are sadder than seeing a grizzled, tough-looking Akita or German Shepherd looking deeply embarrassed by his sugarplum-fairy outfit ). And some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade. What’s obvious about all of them, though, is that the contestants’ temperaments all are well suited to the occasion–they obviously LOVE coming out to see people, greeting strangers all along the way, getting attention, meeting other dogs, trotting around in the streets for the parade and in the local bars and cafes (which allow dogs to enter on that day) afterwards, meeting other dogs, etc.
    Laura

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  18. Chloe, some of the dogs we see obviously enjoy their costumes. Some appear to be HUMILIATED by them (few things are sadder than seeing a grizzled, tough-looking Akita or German Shepherd looking deeply embarrassed by his sugarplum-fairy outfit ). And some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade. What’s obvious about all of them, though, is that the contestants’ temperaments all are well suited to the occasion–they obviously LOVE coming out to see people, greeting strangers all along the way, getting attention, meeting other dogs, trotting around in the streets for the parade and in the local bars and cafes (which allow dogs to enter on that day) afterwards, meeting other dogs, etc.
    Laura

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  19. Chloe, some of the dogs we see obviously enjoy their costumes. Some appear to be HUMILIATED by them (few things are sadder than seeing a grizzled, tough-looking Akita or German Shepherd looking deeply embarrassed by his sugarplum-fairy outfit ). And some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade. What’s obvious about all of them, though, is that the contestants’ temperaments all are well suited to the occasion–they obviously LOVE coming out to see people, greeting strangers all along the way, getting attention, meeting other dogs, trotting around in the streets for the parade and in the local bars and cafes (which allow dogs to enter on that day) afterwards, meeting other dogs, etc.
    Laura

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  20. Chloe, some of the dogs we see obviously enjoy their costumes. Some appear to be HUMILIATED by them (few things are sadder than seeing a grizzled, tough-looking Akita or German Shepherd looking deeply embarrassed by his sugarplum-fairy outfit ). And some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade. What’s obvious about all of them, though, is that the contestants’ temperaments all are well suited to the occasion–they obviously LOVE coming out to see people, greeting strangers all along the way, getting attention, meeting other dogs, trotting around in the streets for the parade and in the local bars and cafes (which allow dogs to enter on that day) afterwards, meeting other dogs, etc.
    Laura

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  21. ***some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade.**
    ROFL! So do the Labradors like the taste of costumes, or do they feel the humiliation most? *G* Nice that the dogs are the socialized sorts that love the people, and that they get to go into the cafes and bars that day. What a great event this is!

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  22. ***some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade.**
    ROFL! So do the Labradors like the taste of costumes, or do they feel the humiliation most? *G* Nice that the dogs are the socialized sorts that love the people, and that they get to go into the cafes and bars that day. What a great event this is!

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  23. ***some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade.**
    ROFL! So do the Labradors like the taste of costumes, or do they feel the humiliation most? *G* Nice that the dogs are the socialized sorts that love the people, and that they get to go into the cafes and bars that day. What a great event this is!

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  24. ***some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade.**
    ROFL! So do the Labradors like the taste of costumes, or do they feel the humiliation most? *G* Nice that the dogs are the socialized sorts that love the people, and that they get to go into the cafes and bars that day. What a great event this is!

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  25. ***some (mostly the Labradors) eat their costumes about halfway through the parade.**
    ROFL! So do the Labradors like the taste of costumes, or do they feel the humiliation most? *G* Nice that the dogs are the socialized sorts that love the people, and that they get to go into the cafes and bars that day. What a great event this is!

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  26. ROFL on the Lab comment too! Too funny!
    I love looking at them all dressed up even if some of them do find it a bit humiliating. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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  27. ROFL on the Lab comment too! Too funny!
    I love looking at them all dressed up even if some of them do find it a bit humiliating. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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  28. ROFL on the Lab comment too! Too funny!
    I love looking at them all dressed up even if some of them do find it a bit humiliating. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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  29. ROFL on the Lab comment too! Too funny!
    I love looking at them all dressed up even if some of them do find it a bit humiliating. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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  30. ROFL on the Lab comment too! Too funny!
    I love looking at them all dressed up even if some of them do find it a bit humiliating. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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  31. MJ, Labradors are known for eating everything in sight, whether or not the item in question is food. My friend Val has a friend who’s a vet, and whenever he gets a panicky call from someone who says, “My dog just ate [insert something unthinkable here]!” he always responds, “And how old is your Labrador?” So eating their costumes is… just what labradors DO.

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  32. MJ, Labradors are known for eating everything in sight, whether or not the item in question is food. My friend Val has a friend who’s a vet, and whenever he gets a panicky call from someone who says, “My dog just ate [insert something unthinkable here]!” he always responds, “And how old is your Labrador?” So eating their costumes is… just what labradors DO.

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  33. MJ, Labradors are known for eating everything in sight, whether or not the item in question is food. My friend Val has a friend who’s a vet, and whenever he gets a panicky call from someone who says, “My dog just ate [insert something unthinkable here]!” he always responds, “And how old is your Labrador?” So eating their costumes is… just what labradors DO.

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  34. MJ, Labradors are known for eating everything in sight, whether or not the item in question is food. My friend Val has a friend who’s a vet, and whenever he gets a panicky call from someone who says, “My dog just ate [insert something unthinkable here]!” he always responds, “And how old is your Labrador?” So eating their costumes is… just what labradors DO.

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  35. MJ, Labradors are known for eating everything in sight, whether or not the item in question is food. My friend Val has a friend who’s a vet, and whenever he gets a panicky call from someone who says, “My dog just ate [insert something unthinkable here]!” he always responds, “And how old is your Labrador?” So eating their costumes is… just what labradors DO.

    Reply

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