Chihuahua Parade To Set World Record

If you are going to be in or near Kansas City, MO on May 5th and have a chihuahua register and participate in the Chihuahua Parade. Cinco de Mayo will never be the same in Kansas City. The Guinness Book of World Records has sanctioned the Chihuahua Pet Parade and Festival to attempt to break the record for the most dogs in costume.

Dress up your chihuahua, chihuahua mix, or wannabe chihuahua and walk in the parade. If your dog loves a parade and isn’t a chihuahua, she’s welcome to march too! All that is required is that your dog be a dog (there will be someone there to verify this) and be in a costume. If you have a Great Dane who thinks she’s a chihuahua, then bring her down for the parade.

All dogs must be on leash and in costumes, tolerant of other dogs, and ok with crowds. The parade has attracted many news sites and it is expected to have a huge crowd of spectators watching on May 5. If your dog gets nervous in crowds and doesn’t like parades, it is best to leave her home and just bring yourself and a camera. This parade promises to be awesome.

The goal is to have 700 dogs in costume on May 5 and to participate the fee is $5. Arrive by 10:30am to register and pick your spot in the parade at Broadway and Southwest Boulevard, KCMO. When you check in you’ll receive a gift bag for participating and there will be a group photo of the marchers taken at 11am.

The block-long parade will raise money for Pet Connection, a no-kill rescue group. The current record for a dog parade is 603 dogs in costume set in Tokyo in May 2011. Help set a new record and register on the Pet Connection website.

Veterinary Care Exhibit at Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

What does it take to be a veterinarian? What do you need to do when examining a pet? Now your child can be the vet in this new exhibit opening on October 1, 2011 at the Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City.

Kids will be the veterinarians and nurture their furry friends back to health. The exhibit looks like a real veterinarian office where your children can learn the importance of health care for pets as well as maybe give them another idea of “what I want to be when I grow up!”

The children put on the white lab coats, grab a stethoscope, a clipboard, and become the vet and get to do everything from welcome the patient to diagnosing the problems. They even get to run a pretend X-ray. It’s a very rich interactive exhibit designed from children 2 to 8 years of age but can be fun for all ages.

Wonderscope is a museum that strives to educate through the power of playing. It is located in Shawnee, Kansas just west of I-35 on the north side of Johnson Drive. The museum is open Tues through Fri from 10am to 4pm and Sat 10am to 5pm. To learn more about the museum and its current exhibits, visit the website.

Photo Courtesy of Wonderscope