Puppies on parade today in my hometown Ashland VA. My favorite is the Bassett Hound Brigade. Unfortunately this year they changed the start time from morning to afternoon because the holiday fell on a Sunday. The puppies were very over heated. They kept trying to lay down with us in the shade instead of marching on the hot asphalt. Luckily it is a very short but sweet parade and there was plenty of water for them at the end. But next year I think I may bring them a bucket of water for a mid mid parades sip.