Young girls and their dogs parade through the French Quarter during the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Sunday. The parade of dogs and their owners, a twist on the Krewe of Bacchus, benefits animal welfare organizations. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Gerald Herbert

Young girls and their dogs parade through the French Quarter during the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Sunday. The parade of dogs and their owners, a twist on the Krewe of Bacchus, benefits animal welfare organizations. (Associated Press)