2012 Canine Court
Serving as the 2012 Grand Marshal is Brooklyn Netto, a past recipient of Scott’s Wish. Brooklyn is 5 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was 3 1/2. She went through treatment for the past 2 1/2 years and just learned a couple of weeks ago she is finished with her chemotherapy and her recent test revealed she is cancer free - certainly something to celebrate! Brooklyn lives in Prairieville with her brother Noah, her best friend and biggest encourager. Although quite shy, she loves cooking, helping in the garden, drawing pictures of her family, and recently started gymnastics and loves it. Brooklyn is fascinated with animals. She is hoping to get a beagle puppy for her birthday in April, so they can go exploring in the woods together and bring it to the parade next year! www.ScottsWish.org
Celebrity Mascots - The Hornet's " Used to Bees"
The Gang will all be there...Hugo, Gumbo, and Boudreaux!
HRH King Zeus Melius
His Royal Highness King Zeus Melius is 13 year old Golden Retriever mix from the LA/SPCA escorted by his parents Dr. Brian and Jennifer Melius. Spotted by his mom at a pet adoption she was hosting, Zeus, a.k.a.The Professor, goes to work daily at Heaven’s Pets Cremation & Bereavement Center (At Lake Lawn Metairie) where he is a grief counselor. He has warmed the hearts & brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of Heaven’s Pets clients. Zeus lets the grieving know that their pain will lessen with time and that they can honor their deceased family member by saving the life of another through adoption. When not at work, Zeus has a big yard to play in with his brother, Wilson and sister, Daisy and has a keen eye for squirrels & raccoons! All Hail the King!
Grand Duke Okie Dokie Mack
Okie Dokie is a French Quarter celebrity with a full time job. He can be found every day at Carl Mack Presents, a costume shop and talent agency on Dauphine Street near Canal, where he is a One Dog Welcome Committee and official "Door Greeter". He has a great sense of humor and out going personality, and because of his handsome looks, he is photographed frequently by visitors from around the world shopping for masks and costumes. Okie Dokie just turned six years old, and is a miniature schnauzer. He will be escorted by celebrity musician and entertainment producer Carl Mack.
Duke Charles Davis
Duke Charles Davis is a 3 year old very large bloodhound whose sweet loving nature will win the hearts of everyone. Charles spent the first two years living in Texas enjoying the college life while his owner, Adam Davis attended Texas A&M. Currently, Charles lives in New Orleans and has adjusted to the life of law school. Charles enjoys his frequent visits to Abita Springs to visit his grandparents, Jonathan and Coleen Davis. While visiting his grandparents he especially loves walking through the woods to visit his large fan club at the preschool next door. Charles enjoys baying, drooling and most of all sleeping the days away. Charles will be escorted by his family, Adam, Jonathan and Coleen Davis. Also, escorting Charles is his Nanny, Cristina Obregon.
Scepter bearer to his Majesty Nutz Baldwin
Nutz Baldwin is a 2 ½ year old Shepherd mix rescue dog from Madisonville, LA. Nutz’ sister, a 14 year old Mastiff mix named Shelby, picked out Nutz at Pet Fest in Metairie. Nutz loves working at Baldwin Motors as the mascot with his sister Shelby, playing Frisbee in the backyard, playing with the cat, and going to the racetrack with his parents. His role model is his grandmother, Nancy Baldwin, and great Grandmother, Louis Stevens, who are both past queens of Mardi Gras as he aspires to be King one day. He will be escorted by his parents, Jennifer and Richard Baldwin, and Grandmother, Nancy Baldwin.
HRH Queen Norah Rice
Queen Norah Rice is a three year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She was born at Luxxar Cavaliers in Arlington, Texas where she was registered as Luxxar Don’t Blink. Her sire was Champion Rooftop Stickwitu of Luxxar and her dam is Luxxar Lasting Memory. Norah’s Grandfather won Best in Breed at Crufts in Birmingham, England, the world’s largest dog show. Her grandmother was a multiple Best in Show Winner. Norah lives with her human parents, Jennifer and Tim Rice, at Innisfree Farm in Folsom. She resides there with her two Luxxar Cavalier sisters, Molly age eleven and Brigid age six months. She loves retrieving tennis balls; playing keep away and chase with her sisters; chasing rabbits and Canadian Geese; and watching polo. You’ll find her on weekends lying by the fireplace watching the Saints and LSU or listening to folk Irish or opera.
Lady in Waiting Zulu Thom
Zulu is a two year old Chihuahua. She was rescued at an intersection on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans. She was taken into care by Lauren Thom after Lauren saw a post about her on Facebook. Lauren instantly knew she wanted to adopt that puppy in the Facebook photo and she wanted to name her, "Zulu." Lauren also owns the popular New Orleans retail stores, Fleurty Girl. Zulu instantly adapted to her new life as a shop dog. She loves wearing dresses and isn't often seen around town without wearing one. Zulu's favorite pastime is watching the people come and go from the shops and chewing the most expensive shoes in any closet.
Maid Macie Childress
Maid Macie Mae Childress is a sweet and sassy 2year old Japanese Chin who resides in Mandeville, LA. She is the beloved daughter of Shaun and Christine Childress, who will be escorting her in the parade. The baby of the family Macie enjoys playing with her older Brother “Patrick” who is of the feline persuasion and big sister Mellie a Boston terrier who is a previous reigning Maid. When she isn’t swimming in the pool or visiting her Maw Maw & Granny, Macie enjoys LSU Tailgating, trips to Lowes with her daddy, and most importantly meal time.
Scepter Bearer to her Majesty Isabelle Pickerill
Scepter Bearer Isabelle “Izzy” Pickerill is a 1 year old Yorkshire Terrier escorted by her mom Megan Pickerill. Izzy resides in Mandeville with her mom. She enjoys playing with her favorite turtle stuff animal, going on walks, and curling up on the couch to watch a movie with mom. Izzy is shy at first but once she gets to know you, she will love you forever!
Join us in toasting the 2012 Royal Hairs of
the Canine Court
Missing Michael, Marilyn and Elvis? Catch a glimpse of the next best thing - our Celebrity Look-a-likes at this year's parade!
Brooklyn on right, with brother Noah manning the lemonade stand they had to raise money for Scott's Wish. Scotts's Wish is one of the 3 volunteer non-profits the parade supports!
Don't Mess With Mardi Paws or we'll put our Parade Marshals on your trail!
Keeping everyone in line this year is Sabu Foster, a 14 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback and Reggie Hancock, a 1 1/2 yr old Brussels Griffon. They'll be on your best behaviour!
The Northshore Roller Derby ZTeam will be providing Parade Security! Check out the Lethal Ladies at their Inaugural Brawl- Sat. Feb. 25 at 7pm Castine Center in Mandeville
2012 Officers of Krewe Zack & Phoebe Serpas
2012 Officers of Krewe BooBoo Creighton
2011 Parade was in memory of HRH King Sparky Phillips!