Each year I wake up on Thanksgiving to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade usually while enjoying a homemade cinnamon roll. I love seeing the new and classic floats and balloons (like Tom Turkey in the featured image who has been in the parade since 1971) stroll down the streets of NYC. My favorite part of the parade is when the Radio City Rockettes perform because who isn’t impressed with their synchronization?
As great as the parade is, I think that it is missing something: a float designed by me. If I could design a float for the Thanksgiving Day Parade it would resemble the perfect backyard – green grass, trees, flowers, a white picket fence, and dogs. Definitely dogs. I would fill the float with adoptable dogs from shelters across the city to raise awareness and help them find a new home (after all, they would be seen by over 50 million people). What good is a float that doesn’t get to stop in front of Macy’s with a performance? I would have one of my favorite artists, Sam Hunt, aboard the float to serenade all those watching – who wouldn’t be thankful for that?
Although my dog float won’t be in the line up this year, there is a new dog balloon flying in the parade: Trixie! Trixie is an adorable cairn terrier owned by the Executive Producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and she is being honored by having a balloon fly down the streets that looks just like her! (Dixie is jealous.)
If you could design a float, or a balloon, what would it look like?