Pet Parade Steals the Cat’s Meow

Cameron Clark with Sarah, taking second for prettiest girl.

Laguna Board of Realtors hosted its most successful pet parade and chili cook off last Sunday, raising $18,000 for the 15th annual event that benefits the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, the Bluebell Cat Foundation and the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter.


Credit goes to Caroline Haines, who created the concept; Nancy Pooley, who organized this year’s architect designed pet houses; and Kathy Blond for the Bidding for Good web site where the pet houses were auctioned. Bids ranged from $650 to $2,600.

for the highest bid.


The cattage was donated to the Bluebell Cat Foundation by buyer Jim Ardery. Fifty dogs and a lone calico cat stepped out for the pet parade.


Chili winners: 1st, Prudential; 2nd, Windermere; 3rd, Tresor Properties

People’s Choice, First Team

Best Booths: 1st, Prudential; 2nd, First Team; 3rd, Surterre Properties



Most Handsome Male


1st, Rolly, owned by Missy Foster

2nd, Woody, owned by John Benecke


Most Gorgeous Senior Pet


1st, Haley, owned by Elsa Vega

2nd, Katie, owned by Mary Buchanan


Mandy Andersen’s Mr. Shorty took best costume award, commemorating Sept. 11 firefighters. Photos by Mitch Ridder

Best Costume


1st, Mr Shorty, owned by Mandy Anderson

2nd, Tinker Bell & Twiggy, owned by Lauri Julian


Prettiest Female


1st, Uli, owned by Enrique Ceniceros

2nd, Sarah, owned by Stephanie Lybarger


Most Beautiful Rescue


1st, Charley, owned by Barbara Slevcove

2nd, Maui, owned by Alex Stemtle


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