On Feb. 12, 2012, 1,326 dogs (and their owners) gathered in St. Louis for the 19th Beggin' Pet Parade, an annual event that this year celebrated dogs, Mardi Gras and the smell of bacon. All worthy causes to celebrate.
The pups broke a world record while they were at it, officially breaking the Guinness World Record for "most dogs in costumed attire gathered in a single location." Bet you never even realized that was an actual world record!
Because we always support adorable photos of puppies, check out a collection of photos from the event.