City Councilor Ken Honecker with Alexis, his Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and one of his only constituents who doesn't have a complaint about something. The dogs got their chance to dress up in Christmas finery at the Christmas Island Style Canine Christmas Parade, Tuesday evening at the Esplanade. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Christmas has gone to the dogs. And the dogs have gone strolling down the “catwalk.” Over 75 costumed canines took their turn on the red carpet Tuesday evening, during the Christmas Island Style Canine Christmas Parade at the Esplanade. The official judges, Wanda Day, Nellie Adams, and Neil Snyder, sat with notepads and wine glasses at hand, as emcee Stan Niemczyk called out the entrants and event organizer Wayne Purvis plus hundreds of spectators gathered round.
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