This is old news, but the dog at Soulard's annual Mardi Gras Pet Parade that got quite a bit of attention has been on my mind. Supposedly it is a Golden Retriever who was turned into a tiger for the event.
The head looks like a Golden, but if it is, someone had him shaved down so that the paint would adhere which brings me to question I hear often in summer. "Do you ever consider shaving Ferdie's fur when it's hot?"
No. And here's why. The tiger dog is really cute, a clever bit of costuming, but I don't think this is a Golden.