We've been drilling down into the American Revolution in our studies this past month - books, audio, video, and then this silly doggy Halloween float as our art component. I had the idea for the Boston Tea-rrier Party float last year, but we weren't able to pull it off. In fact, we nearly didn't pull it off this year either having set our sights high on things like - "A super tall mast!", "Boxes full of tea dangling off the sides!!", and "Large feather head pieces for everyone!!!". We were also hoping to make it into an online research project (identifying all the pup parades in town, maping out our attendance, travel, etc.) But it turned out there was only one in town that issued prizes and so that was the only one my kids cared to attend. Last Saturday morning, after throwing the final touches on our ship, minutes before leaving the house, we headed out to the Marin Country Mart for their annual pup parade. The dogs wore little Indian attire, cut, fringed and hand stitched by the kids, puff-painted my mom. Tiny Buns walked around like a colonist, holding a bown of tea backs and dog buiscuts saying "Tea or treat! Tea or treat!". We took first place(!!!), a $100 gift certificate at George, which we put towards a new doogy bed and some toys for Oliver. Someone gave us the great suggestion that we should save the float for 4th of July parades, which we will definately do. Happy Halloween!!!