It is official, and it is real news! Our King for 2017 is Maximilian T. Roth.
King Maximilian T. Roth is the son of Dr. Sherry Roth of Boca Raton, Florida. He is employed as a Mental Health Technician at his mother's practice and is also a certified emotional support animal. Being the consummate professional, he regularly attends continuing education conferences to keep up with the latest developments in his field.
When King Maximilian has time off, he usually heads to the beach near his home to relax with his many human and canine friends. It is then he can catch up with his thoughts on his future. "I have always wanted to join a non-profit board or engage in skills based volunteering pro bono, but being selected as the King of Barkus far exceeds any of my dreams," expressed King Maximilian with his black button eyes. "I have served as a Duke for years in Barkus, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime role that I will cherish as much as my Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts-- and my mom, too," he added with an ear twitch.
As a canine who speaks both English (American and British) and Dog (Universal), King Maximilian feels he can effectively communicate with both krewe members and their human escorts about everything. It could be about his love of bacon, a topic he often addresses with humans. He also likes to share a confidence-building inspirational with his dog friends declaring that "you are not a bad dog, just a dog that does bad things."
His positive attitude is sure to be a highlight of his reign as he takes to the streets of the French Quarter as King for this joyous occasion of the 25th Mystic Krewe of Barkus parade.
ALL HAIL HIS MAJESTY XXV, King Maximilian T. Roth!!!