French Quarter goes to  dogs for Barkus parade

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  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Crowds lined the streets of the French Quarter for the annual Krewe of Barkus parade on Jan. 27.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Jacques Miller Wallis, a member of the Hungarian hunting breed the Vizslas, reigned as this year's King of the Krewe of Barkus.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Robin Bush, of Gulfport, Miss., holds Nike during the Krewe of Barkus parade on Sunday.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Queen Hattie reigned in royal splendor over the annual Krewe of Barkus on Jan. 27.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Small in stature but big on attitude, Miss Chinatown enjoyed the Krewe of Barkus.

  • WWL's Angela Hill mans the reviewing stand during the annual Krewe of Barkus parade in the French Quarter.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Howard and Lorie Turoff took part in the Krewe of Barkus parade with their pooch, Senpai. The couple traveled to New Orleans from Hoboken, N.J., for the event. Senpai, who is 14 years old, enjoyed the festivities.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- The Krewe of Barkus departs Armstrong Park for its annual parade through the streets of the French Quarter.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Warren Dedrich, left, and Thomas Wood hold on to Jo Jo as the Krewe of Barkus prepares to roll. Jo Jo was the parade's captain, and Woods is the founder of the canine Carnival organization.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- This group threw a house party to celebrate Barkus. From left are Capri Bobadilla, Reneé Sauart, Chef Mark Harris, of Restaurant Meritage, and Trenet Marek, who is holding Macy Claire.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- All dressed up for Barkus is Napoleon.