New Orleans Bead Dogs
If you’ve been paying attention at all this summer, you’ve seen the New Orleans Bead Dogs scattered in over 70 locations throughout the city.
From the LASPCA website:
What is a Mardi Gras Bead Dog®? A tradition among generations of New Orleanians, children create Bead Dogs from discarded Mardi Gras throws. A few twists and turns transform a necklace of beads into a fun trinket to enjoy. Haydel’s Bakery adopted the Mardi Gras Bead Dog® as their mascot and has graciously donated the sculpture’s mold to promote the LA/SPCA’s mission.
The Bead Dogs will be auctioned off at the end of September, so you’re running out of time to have your own treasure hunt for the dogs you haven’t seen yet.