So what is this ‘pet-friendly’ group hiding from the dog blogging community? Having seen photos of earlier Bark and Whine Balls, we can only assume it is the unbridled humiliation of dogs in costumes - pink costumes, sparkly costumes, tutu costumes, feathery costumes – just plain cruel costumes. A good laugh is had by all at the expense of the poor canines dressed up to look like fools. We thought it was called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Even without an invite to the big ball, we did manage to get dressed up in our Mardi Gras beads and hit the town this week. How we earned the beads, well, we can only report that it may or may not have involved the removed of a collar on one or more occasions.