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Were You At The Hoboken, New Jersey Pet Parade? We've Got The Winners!


By Deborah Jack for The Cliffview Pilot

New Jersey – The Hoboken Historical Museum sponsored its 6th Annual Pet Parade on October 4th along the banks of the Hudson. About 100 dogs, their parents’ and a jailhouse bird paraded from Sinatra Park to Pier A Park, where judges were standing by to award trophies for Best Costume, Best Group Costume and Best Pet/Parent look-a-like. The winners? In my book, they were all winners!

One was cutier than the next — including canines like Napoleon, who came dressed as themselves. Two of my favorites were Ruby the bride and her nervous groom, Ollie.


And, I can’t forget Ortley, the flower, named after the Jersey shore town: Monet, the artist; Nathan, the fireman; Baxter, the shark; Chelsea, the French Maid; and Pete, the pig.

In the end, a first prize trophy for Best Costume was awarded to Simon, “the gentleman” who at the end of the parade looked like he just wanted to kick back with a beer and watch the Giants play.


Sebastian, the Harry-inspired three-headed pooch, came in second. And, just behind the guys was a 2.5-pound Teacup Yorkie, Lucy, as a bumblebee.

The Best Group Costume was awarded to Elvis and Blinky the bird: “Jailhouse Rocks.”

And, the Best Pet Parent Look-Alike was awarded to the Wizard of Oz’s, Dorothy & Toto….



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