The huge Chihuahua and all breed dog parade on May 5, 2012 attempted to break a Guinness Book of World Records. With only a few weeks to promote the event, an astounding 494 total dogs came out to be paraded in style. The record was 603 dogs paraded in costume on Cinco de Mayo in Tokyo. Kansas City plans to host the event again next year with hopes of breaking the record then. The Pet Connection raised $2,500 for their organization from the successful event. This story has been promoted nationally in USA Today and even Yahoo News. I was there photographing dogs for a $10 donation to local rescue KC PAWS. In case you missed the information, please see below on how to view your photos from the event!
Just visit http://fixyourimages.smugmug.com/and find the first album called “Cinco de Mayo Parade”. Click on that album and the password is cinco. A $10 donation made onsite was for ONE photo only. If you decide you want more than one photo, it is an additional $10 per photo. Please note that most of the photos in this album are NOT edited – I can remove leashes, remove distracting background elements, clean up the ground if it has litter and process color corrections. Just be sure to include what kind of edit you want done to your photo (s). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase photos.
About 80% of the attendees were Chihuahuas – and boy were they festive!