A dog dressed in costume parades 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

A dog dressed in costume parades 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)