Friday, September 18, 2020

Pets Strut Their Stuff

Marco Island Academy students  volunteered to help at the annual Pets on Parade. PHOTO BY JESSICA HERNSTADT

Marco Island Academy students volunteered to help at the annual Pets on Parade. PHOTO BY JESSICA HERNSTADT

By Coastal Breeze News Staff

To welcome in December and, of course, the upcoming holidays, Christmas Island Style held their annual “Pets on Parade” event at CJ’s on the Bay in the Esplanade. Singer Rosetta Stone provided the entertainment for the night, singing Christmas tunes and other holiday classics.

For the parade, pets and their owners were encouraged to come dressed in their most festive holiday attire. There was a dog costumed as a present, another as mistletoe

Alejo Ruiz-Vallejo holdsRadar Love Condee, 3rdplace “Most Festive”winner. PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA HUSTED

Alejo Ruiz-Vallejo holdsRadar Love Condee, 3rdplace “Most Festive”winner. PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA HUSTED

and who could forget the crowd favorite, golden retriever and winner of “Most Original Costume,” Jake from State Farm?

The costume competition was the name of the game that night, and competition was fierce. Pets and their owners strutted their stuff down the red carpet as if they were on a catwalk at a New York Fashion Week runway show. All in the hopes of winning the costume competition and, of course, the glory that comes with

Third place winner for “Most Original or Funny,” Isabella as “Mistletoe.”

Third place winner for “Most Original or Funny,” Isabella as “Mistletoe.”

it.

Though it was a tough decision as all the pets were undoubtedly adorable, the judges ultimately had to pick a just few winners. In the end, nine lucky pups walked away with prizes.

 

2015 Pets On Parade Winners:

Most Festively Dressed:

First Place: Lucy, Davis and Gaby as “The Three Wise Men”

Second Place: Daisy, Magee and Coco as “Holiday Babies”

Third Place: Radar Love Condee as “Cute Santa”

 

Most Original or Funny:

First Place: Jake as “Jake from State Farm”

Second Place: Rua as “Present”

Third Place: Isabella as “Mistletoe”

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