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Pets on parade
Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, a horse and even a stuffed animal or two strutted their stuff, flicked their tails and held their wet noses high Sunday, when Betsys Pet Parade turned Millennium Plaza Park into a furry, feathered festival of fun.
Betsy Reis, who launched Lake Oswegos first professional pet-sitting service 25 years ago, presided over the festivities, which included mariachi music, food and information booths staffed by a variety of pet-related businesses.
Nearly 50 pets and their two-legged friends participated in the parade, which wound through the park and past a panel of judges that included LO Police Chief Don Johnson, Fire Battalion Chief David Morris, JH2 Design owner John Hanan, Lynn Brokaw of Hasson Company Realtors and Gary Stein, editor of The Review.
Awards were handed out for Best Dressed, Most Unique and Most Entertaining. A trio of pugs dressed as a hot dog, a turtle and a bee? Yep. A pair of guinea pigs, each in its own festive basket? Absolutely. And Lake Oswegos own version of Dancing with the (Canine) Stars?