Whereas, it is the captain's authority to call the Krewe to parade on the occasion of the celebration of the only canine krewe in the world known as the Mystic Krewe of Barkus,
Whereas, the captain, declares this year's theme—BARK WARS: The Return of the K9-- so that our members can restore order to the galaxy known as the French Quarter by wagging their tails with light saber strikes, pounding their paws with storm trooper precision and lapping up Happy Juice in a quest for canine world domination.
Be it known, the captain hereby invests our noble King, Andouille Lemarie, His Majesty XXIII, as he leads his fearless krewe with class befitting the stunning son of Drs. Stephen and Rose Lemarie; he has courageously faced major neck and back surgeries with the power of the bark force within, and has overcome odds greater than Han Solo piloting a crippled TIE Fighter; he is the epitome of one who reigns as a mentor as great as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as wise as Master Yoda, and as powerful as Master Wind. With the holy mother of meteors under his wirehair Dachshund cloak, his Majesty Andouille soar with warp speed into canine carnival history as King Barkus 2015.
Be it known, the captain hereby appoints the splendid Queen, Ashley Renaudin, Her Majesty XXIII, as an out-of-this-world example of canine patience while waiting eight long months for her forever home; now she can comfortably curl in laps like Princess Leia's side hair buns after her miraculous meeting with her humanoid father, Jon Renaudin, who was her only chance for liberation from the dark force and black hole of homelessness; she cares not who her bio parents are, as her real family of quad-peds and bi-peds renewed her heart and empowered her faithfulness in real love; May Her Majesty always be a grateful and loyal one as The Force is with Queen Barkus 2015.
Thus, the captain commands all krewe members and their human companions to sniff and assemble with mirth on Sunday, February 8 at 2pm to parade from Armstrong Park in honor of all dogs who deserve their time to stomp, romp and lick freely on the grandest of grounds known as the Krewe of Barkus parade.
With absolute authority and pomp,
The captain salutes King Andouille and Queen Ashley
HAIL BARKUS XXIII