Photos from the 2015 Canine Promenade
On Sunday afternoon, costumed pups and their owners took over a half-mile stretch of the Esplanade for the fifth annual Canine Promenade. Every year, proceeds from the pre-Halloween tradition hosted by the Esplanade Association help to fund dog-oriented improvements to the park.
Here, we recap some of the prevalent themes from this year’s event.
This year, the food theme reigned supreme, with several dogs dressed up as edible treats, including multiple tacos and lobsters, a Fenway Frank, a bag of popcorn, and a banana. Distinctly New England costumes came out on top, with a family dressed up as a clam bake and another group dressed up as offerings from Dunkin Donuts taking first and second places, respectively, in the group category.
From left: a lobster bake and a Red Sox player about to eat a Fenway Frank.
Clockwise from left: a taco, another taco, and a banana.
In the group category, a clam bake (bottom left) won first place, while coffee and donuts from Dunkin Donuts (right) won second.
Movie-themed costumes this year included both classics, such as Wizard of Oz and Star Wars, as well as the more recently popular Inside Out.
Dogs Dressed Up as Other Animals
A turtle (top), a shark (bottom left), and a wolf in sheep’s clothing (bottom right).
Doctors and Patients
Medical-themed costumes included a canine surgeon (top) and an ambulance carrying both a doctor and patient (bottom).
Points for Creativity
Creativity took the top honors in the singles category, with the “Greyhound Bus” winning first place. Another popular handmade costume was a “No Dogs” sign.
What would a local costume contest be without some Boston pride? Selections from this genre included a group of Patriots players (top) and a “Boston Strong” pit bull (bottom) that won second place in the singles category.