Mardi Growl

Saturday was another beautiful day in Knoxville.  At the last minute, the plans I had made for Saturday afternoon were canceled.  Jake and I went wanted to get out and do something fun, but we also didn’t want to spend any money.  Cue a trip to downtown Knoxville…

Mardi Growl was happening Saturday, and if you love dogs as much as I do, it was pure Heaven.  Sadly, I had to work the early shift, so we missed the parade, but we still got to see hundreds of dogs in the pet party at Market Square.  I pet at least 100 different dogs, and there was even a Shetland pony at the pet party (no, it wasn’t Lil’ Sebastian).

The event raises money that goes to help the Young-Williams Animal Center.  In addition to dozens of vendors, there were also rescues and shelters on site trying to find forever homes for dogs.  There are so many animals that need homes, so if you’re thinking of getting a pet, check out local shelters such as Young-Williams or the Blount County Animal Shelter.

Overall it was an awesome event, and we had a blast walking through Market Square with all of the dogs.  Hopefully, next year we will have a dog of our own to take to Mardi Growl!