King Stanley His Majesty XVII
The Mystic Krewe of Barkus, the only officially licensed Mardi Gras Krewe for canines, is pleased to introduce their monarch for 2019: King Stanley James Louis Preston Foxworth of the Bywater, New Orleans, His Majesty XXVII. King Stanley, the son of Tracy Foxworth, was once a sickly and homeless dog at Zeus's Place waiting for someone to make him part of their family. This changed when Tracy Foxworth adopted him. She gave him a loving home and a noble moniker complete with three middle names. King Stanley is a Shih Tzu and Boston Terrier blend mixed with a large dose of stuffed animal cute. Like many Barkus King's before him, King Stanley has no formal education and has no clue about his bio family. However, such matters are of little importance as his social and emotional IQ is off-the-charts. He is naturally charismatic and is a guaranteed smile-maker. His transition into the title of His Majesty will be smooth and his reign very organic. Obviously beautiful on the inside, King Stanley's custom-made wardrobe makes for a striking outward appearance. He considers himself a proper New Orleans gentleman and is often seen in attire befitting his status. "I prefer to wear blazers as I feel my best when I do," says King Stanley. "When I dress for success, I can dream like a big dog," he adds. Few would dispute that becoming King of Barkus is a dream come true. He is a monarch who is a force of resilience and a symbol of hope for his subjects waiting for a home. After his reign over the Barkus parade, King Stanley plans to write a bestseller called "From the Streets to Seersucker." King Stanley asks that canine krewe members amass in full nerd mode in the French Quarter on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in Armstrong Park to parade at 2 p.m. to the theme: "Big Bark Theory: Barkus Goes to Comic Con."