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All at once, say “awww.” Dressed in pirate attire, Chihuahuas, Great Danes, English Bull Dogs and other canines held their own version of Gasparilla at Ybor City’s The Dirty Shame: Barkarilla. The fourth annual fundraiser is put on by Ye Loyal Krewe of Samuel Bellamy. It benefits Animal Based Charities in Tampa and has raised as much as $1500 in years past. Dogs paraded down 7th Ave. where curious passers-bye snapped a photos. A Barkarilla King and Queen were even crowned at the event’s end. “I know I’m doing something good for the charity,” said Sheila Ryan, an organizer and captain of the Krewe. “But I’m also putting a little laughter into people’s lives. And you know, life is too short not to have fun.”

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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