Royal canines meet muzzle to muzzle ahead of Barkus parade

Queen of Barkus
Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH

King Dewey is wearing a royal purple cape and crown with rhinestones at the parade.

But Queen Ashley is going all out, which shouldn’t be a surprise considering Renaudin just designed and built a Superdome replica for the “Kitten Bowl” at the Big Easy Sports Complex to benefit the Jefferson animal shelter.

Dressing Ashley in her red and gold costume, Renaudin said she will be Queen Amidala of Planet Naboo, who, to educate those unaware of the finer points of “Star Wars” movies, is the mother of Luke Skywalker, aka “Luke Dogwalker” in Barkus parlance.

Renaudin and his 10-year-old daughter, Rylee, will be the Royal Guards of Naboo.