I am Gus. Today Jims and I went to the Georgia Day Parade. Lots of kids and big peoples in old-looking clothes walked passed us. Some kids and big peoples were dressed as Native Americans, some were dressed as Colonial peoples, some were dressed as regular peoples.
The Georgia Historical Society puts on the parade. Kids are usually in the second grade and a little-bit-bigger kids are in the eighth grade. They walk a long way. They walks from the big park called Forsyth up a street named Bull and end at City Hall. Jims always says that Bull always starts at City Hall and runs through the city to the park, but the kids walked the other way. I guess they were going upstream.
We were watching for Jacob G. Smith schools where my good buddy Eli goes to schools. We didn’t see him, but we saw lots and lots of other kids from all kinds of schools. I wagged my tail a lot. Some kids patted me on the head, but their big peoples said, “No, no. Don’t pets the dogg. We have to keep going. We’re in the Georgia Day parade.” Some petted me anyway so Jims backed up so we would not get into troubles.
And there were soldiers. I too like soldiers. They were from a place called the Third ID. They had uniforms that looked like trees and bushes. I too like trees and bushes. I’m a dogg.
The soldiers had horns. The horns were not on their heads like cows, but they were shiny and they played music on them in their hands. They too had flags and they had drums. The horns played songs, but the drums were making loud boom noises.
I too like soldiers with horns and I too like cows with horns, but I too don’t like horns with drums. I ran and hid behind Jims when they went by. I too like soldiers, but I don’t like drums. I started shaking fast. Jims says that is because I am Chihuahuas dogg and he said, “That’s what Chihuahuas doggs do when they don’t like something.” I too don’t likes drums. They makes me shake and they makes my ears flop back.
After the soldiers was when the kids and big peoples started walking by. I cried and made Jims pick me up and hold me. He said, “Gus, I have to take pictures, I can’t hold Gus doggs.” But, he picked me up anyway. He took pictures with one hand while I jumped around trying to lick the kids and big peoples.
The kids and big peoples walked by holding signs that told the names of their schools. I can’t read, but Jims read them to me. Jims can read because he went to schools like the kids in the parade. Some kids had signs about peoples in Georgia history. Jims is a history peoples. He writes stories about history and peoples in history. I too like history. I like peoples too. We make a good team. I go with him sometimes when he makes pictures of history stuff. Sometimes I bark and make him pick me up.
One of the signs that kids carried had Tomochichi. He was a chief of the Yamacraws peoples who lived here before James Oglethorpe came to make Savannah. They called him a Mico. Maybe he knew Mico Mouse? I don’t know. I think that is the mouse’s name. Maybe he was the chief of his people too. I too like Mico Mouse. He looks like me. We have big ears. I don’t know if Tomochichi had a dogg. Mico Mouse has a dogg. His dogg is named after a star or something like that. The parade went past Tomochichi’s grave and monument in Wright Square. It’s a big rock.
James Oglethorpe had a dogg. Peoples talk about his dogg in the history books. He was on the boat with all of the peoples who came to settle in Georgia. I don’t know what happened to the dogg. I don’t think James Oglethorpe knows either. He disappeared on the boat. Maybe he swam home. I too like to swim… I think… I’ve never been swimming. I’m only fifteen weeks old and they don’t let doggs go the beach in Savannah.
One school in the parade had a man who played a small dogg whistle. He had on a three-sided hat and walked in front of kids and other big peoples with dogg whistles. I tilted my head from side to side when they played the dogg whistles. It was a pretty song, but I didn’t see any doggs doing what they were whistling for them to do.
Then the parade of kids and big peoples was over. I was still shaking because that is what Chihuahuas doggs do. Jims and I had fun at the Georgia Day Parade. I too like seeing kids and big peoples walk by. The Georgia Day Parade gets four paws because I don’t have five paws.
Here is a link to see more pictures of kids and big peoples at the parade.
If you are a little kid you can send me a drawing and I will put it up over my bed… or even if you are a big peoples… and maybe I can put your drawing on my dogg blogg.
Thank you. Please like and follow my dogg blogg and I will lick you if I see you.
Gus (Gus Doggy Dogg)
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