Doo Dah gets nod in the Rose magazine

Here at newspaper central, the annual Rose magazine is always a massive undertaking. We strive for the best writers, best photographers and best stories to add our shine to the must-have Rose Parade guide.


This year, I was asked to write a story about the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, the foil to the New Year’s Day event in Pasadena. Not to be outdone by the OTHER PARADE’s royal court, I consulted with Doo Dah Tsar Tom Coston and Tsarina Patricia Hurley on a shocking tale that you cannot miss~




READ how royalty selects the proper attire for the OTHER OCCASION of the year.


SEE stunning royal portraits by current Doo Dah Queen Skittles, including mine featuring the Royal Pup Atticus.


LEARN how you can be your Doo Dah best during try-outs in February and the parade in May.


BUT WAIT! There’s more…  you’ll have to check it out for yourself…


OK, so you may be savvy already, having received a copy of The Rose in your Pasadena Star-News on Sunday, but if you aren’t, there’s still time. You can buy the magazine in Pasadena during the Rose Parade on Friday! Friday!! Friday!!!


Be informed and be one of the beautiful people… oh, and carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie


Seasonal thoughts from a little dog

Hello dear readers!


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My mommy is busy wrapping presents- I hope there’s lots of tennis balls, fuzzy stuffed toys and Snausages for me! But since she’s not looking, I have time to tell you what’s on my mind.


I want to wish all of you a year of happiness and love.


You can start the ball rolling by surprising someone by being nice to them.


I plan to give Mr. Squirrel a day off from our usual chase and to share my Snausages with my friend Indiana Bones instead of hiding them like I usually do. And I may even ignore the cat next door when he jumps up on the wall to tease me.


Little things mean a lot. Take it from me~ a little dog with a big heart.


Paws up,






Doo Dah queen tryouts and parade news

It seems every day someone is asking me about the next Doo Dah Parade or when they can throw their hat in the Doo Dah Royalty ring. So, I guess it’s time for me to spill what I know– here you go:

Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

2:30 p.m. Feb. 13

American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo, Pasadena

$5, first 20 queen hopefuls admitted free

(626) 792-9938 for directions

(626) 590-1134 and for information

33rd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

11:30 a.m. May 1

Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

To participate or for a map and more information, visit  or call (626) 590-1134

Official after-party with Snotty Scotty & the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf

American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo, Pasadena

(626) 792-9938 for directions


And to get you in the mood, enjoy these photos of me in my Regal Best flanked by two of the best vocalists around- Mercy of Mercy & the Merkettes and Felicia of The Subs, taken by queen hopeful-to-be, the lovely Sandee.


Now, carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie