Pets Rule Santa Fe With A Parade!

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There are moments when Santa Fe expresses itself beyond being the City Different. These outtakes from our traditional Pet Parade is one of the events. In fact, everyone seems to mark their calendars and start talking about Fiesta months ahead and as soon as the snow begins to melt.

Perhaps because the weather accelerated from a mild winter to a late spring, I am always back walking on our Historic Plaza. And then I remember... Desfile de los Ninos and our amazing Pet Parade. You see, Santa Feans love their Historic Plaza and given truly any opportunity in the past 402 years parades will quickly become a tradition. The celebration of Fiesta is one of those amazing smartphone moments (formerly Kodak) moments when it seems all Santa Feans come together with their pets and parade together through the Plaza.

In between the high school marching bands and the fire trucks, various versions of "pets" in the form of spiders, lizards, chickens, goats, rabbits, puppies, kittens, dogs and cats parade like one big happy family! There are no hisses, barking, growling or feathers flying, only lots of laughter in between applause. The parade just seems to happen like magic. It is an unrehearsed, unplanned, undirected event very anticipated by everyone. It is always worth being here to either join the parade or enjoy the event from sidelines.

The other 364 days are often equally as priceless if you happen to wander into the heartbeat of the city and sit on a Plaza bench and watch what happens next. This is what happens when a city now in her 402th year loves being different and where everyone is welcome!

If you are in Santa Fe during our Fall Fiesta, you absolutely must get to the Plaza early and be ready to experience a truly unforgettable community event. It is beyond a pet friendly entertainment experience. It is truly the day when our Pets Rule Santa Fe!

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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Emily. Looks like a Great Day for pets in Santa Fe. I am impressed with all the pets on parade. That is truly a picture of one Big Happy Family.

Apr 12, 2012 01:58 PM #1
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Jerry, I think we average around 2000 or at least that is what I have heard to be the number. Fiesta and the Pet Parade is one very happy time for Sants Feans. We love parades and so do our pets!

Apr 12, 2012 02:03 PM #2
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Emily, What a splendid tradition!  Now to combine that with a Blessing of the Animals....

Apr 12, 2012 02:05 PM #3
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Emily, this parade brings back childhood memories.  Growing up in the Chicago area, we attended the LaGrange, Illinois Pet Parade every year. 

Apr 12, 2012 03:59 PM #4
Sue Ellett
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ~ Paragon Property Group - Marble Falls, TX
Marble Falls, & Austin, TX, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ

Emily, looks like a lot of fun -love the pics!

Apr 12, 2012 10:39 PM #5
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Marge, Santa Fe does have a blessing of the animals every year as well.

Sharon, here the adults are involved as well as the kids and pets. Our Fiesta lasts for over a week with not the pet parade but another called the Hysterical Parade and our classic event to remove gloom called the Burning of Zozobra. It is truly an amazing time to be here.

Sue, we have Texans here with second homes who come during Fiesta as well. Maybe someday it will be televised like the Superbowl...

Apr 12, 2012 11:04 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Emily. Sounds like a grand and special day. Images are terrific and your narrative inviting. Nicely done.

Apr 12, 2012 11:49 PM #7
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Emily, your pets parade reminds me of the Ringling Brother Circus coming to town in 1991. All the animals walked  from the train stop to the circus location.

Apr 13, 2012 11:35 AM #8
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Emily, your collage certainly depicts the fun loving spirit of this event.  Great localism post.  Are there entry fees?  Is this also some sort of fundraiser for the local animal welfare group?

Apr 16, 2012 11:22 AM #9
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Shelia, the pet parade is my most favorite day on our Historic Plaza!

Kwee, wondeful analogy. There is a circus feel in the air especially as the animals do perform in their own way as they parade!

Mona, thank you! No fees. It is part of fiesta celebration and in many ways a reminder for people to all of our animal non-profits in our community. Hopefully, this year I will have a video with the sounds of the animals and cheers of the crowd.

Apr 16, 2012 11:31 AM #10
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think I would enjoy that event.... my fur babies on the other hand.... not that into crowds.

Apr 16, 2012 11:31 AM #11
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Emily~ Spiders on parade, along with goats--how delightfully eclectic an ANIMAL CROWD this is!  And I loved the part about no biting, growling and yet unrehearsed...the BEST and yet another way to learn how to get along in life from the animal kingdom who teach us SO much!


Apr 22, 2012 01:00 PM #12
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Tammy, ditto for my four on the floors, they get to see the pictures and smell the story of my parade adventures.

Gayle, you are so right about ALL we can and have yet to learn from the animal kingdom!

Apr 22, 2012 01:04 PM #13
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