Dedra and I made it out to the Bayou Boogalou Festival Sunday to catch FiYiYi and the Hot 8 Brass Band. One thing that’s different about Bayou Boogalou than other neighborhood festivals in New Orleans is it seems to draw a lot more dogs. Maybe it’s a Midcity thing, I don’t know. Early on I noticed these two dogs hanging out:

Later, we ended up sitting on the other side of these dogs, and at one point they both had their butts pointed at the lady on the right in red and their tails began slapping the back of her hat.

She took it like a good sport. The dog’s owner was such a dog person she didn’t seem to ever quite get what was happening. For the record, I liked having the dogs around.

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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