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Bad to the Bone: Biker dogs, hunks in leather and roaring motorcycles blow the roof off this bash

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7 Tina and Sam Governale with Ino and Momo at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Tina and Sam Governale take first prize with pooches Ino and Momo in the costume contest.  Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
21 Dr. Roland Maldonado with Dodger at Bad to the Bone June 2014
 Dr. Roland Maldonado with Dodger. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
15 Bruce Padilla, from left, Shelby Kibodeaux and Patti and Don Murphy at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Bad to the Bone chairs Bruce Padilla, from left, Shelby Kibodeaux and Patti and Don Murphy. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
6 Carolyn St. Clair with Tallulah and Spencer at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Carolyn St. Clair with Tallulah and Spencer. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Kevin Black with Jackson, left, and Tony Bradfield at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Kevin Black with Jackson, left, and Tony Bradfield. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
13 Jack Rains with Elvis at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Jack Rains with Elvis. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
20 Donovan Hamilton, left, and Julian Hamilton with Bravo at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Donovan Hamilton, left, and Julian Hamilton with Bravo. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
17 Alex and Astley Blair, from left, with Alex Martinez with Pedro and Pablo at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Alex and Astley Blair, from left, with Alex Martinez with Pedro and Pablo. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
26 Hershey Grace with Snickers, left, and Francie Willis at Bad to the Bone June 2014.
Hershey Grace with Snickers, left, and Francie Willis. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1 Kim Padgett with Cassidy, left, and Sonia Soto with Jesse at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Kim Padgett with Cassidy, left, and Sonia Soto with Jesse. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
19 Kim Dunn, from left, Luke and Steve Flynn at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Kim Dunn, from left, Luke and Steve Flynn. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
12 Gaylon and Don Gullquist at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Gaylon and Don Gullquist. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Dorsey Parker with Bear at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Dorsey Parker with Bear. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Dancers from J&D Entertainment did their Bad to the Bone thing. Photo by Kim Coffman
4 Lisa Gochman, left, and Amy Bender at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Lisa Gochman, left, and Amy Bender. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 Darryl and Lori Schroeder with Sharky at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Darryl and Lori Schroeder with Sharky. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
9 Dr. Roland Maldonado and Enid Sanchez with Dodger at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Dr. Roland Maldonado and Enid Sanchez with Dodger. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3 Reed Looper and Tara Brivic at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Reed Looper and Tara Brivic. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Citizens for Animal Protection, Ursaline Hamilton, June 2014
Ursaline Hamilton and Bravo. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup
24 Hershey Grace with Snickers at Bad to the Bone June 2014
Hershey Grace with Snickers. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Tina and Sam Governale with Ino and Momo at Bad to the Bone June 2014
21 Dr. Roland Maldonado with Dodger at Bad to the Bone June 2014
15 Bruce Padilla, from left, Shelby Kibodeaux and Patti and Don Murphy at Bad to the Bone June 2014
6 Carolyn St. Clair with Tallulah and Spencer at Bad to the Bone June 2014
22 Kevin Black with Jackson, left, and Tony Bradfield at Bad to the Bone June 2014
13 Jack Rains with Elvis at Bad to the Bone June 2014
20 Donovan Hamilton, left, and Julian Hamilton with Bravo at Bad to the Bone June 2014
17 Alex and Astley Blair, from left, with Alex Martinez with Pedro and Pablo at Bad to the Bone June 2014
26 Hershey Grace with Snickers, left, and Francie Willis at Bad to the Bone June 2014.
1 Kim Padgett with Cassidy, left, and Sonia Soto with Jesse at Bad to the Bone June 2014
19 Kim Dunn, from left, Luke and Steve Flynn at Bad to the Bone June 2014
12 Gaylon and Don Gullquist at Bad to the Bone June 2014
14 Dorsey Parker with Bear at Bad to the Bone June 2014
News_Shelby_J&D Entertainment Dancers_ Citizens for Animal Protection benefit_June 2014
4 Lisa Gochman, left, and Amy Bender at Bad to the Bone June 2014
11 Darryl and Lori Schroeder with Sharky at Bad to the Bone June 2014
9 Dr. Roland Maldonado and Enid Sanchez with Dodger at Bad to the Bone June 2014
3 Reed Looper and Tara Brivic at Bad to the Bone June 2014
News, Citizens for Animal Protection, Ursaline Hamilton, June 2014
24 Hershey Grace with Snickers at Bad to the Bone June 2014

Between the dogs barking, the motorcycle engines roaring and Bubba McNeely singing, the decibel overload at the Bayou City Event Center could be described only as joyful. What else could you say about a room full of revved-up animal lovers, many with their pooches in tow, raising much-needed funds for Citizens for Animal Protection?

The biker vibe was a nod to the "Bad to the Bone" theme which inspired all manner of road hog attire. Leather chaps, tattoos and motorcycle jackets ruled. Aside from the floral centerpieces, the real decor of the night was provided by a half dozen bright and shiny motorcycles positioned around the party space. Oh, and then there was attorney Carolyn St. Clair, fetchingly costumed as Maleficent, who paraded through the lively scene with her winged (really) Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Leaders of the pack Patti and Don Murphy, Shelby Kibodeaux and Bruce Padilla pulled the event together as a special effort to help CAP through the summer months, clearly the dog days of summer when funds and supplies run low and and the animal count runs high. 

Taking bows on this night with the assistance of emcee Deborah Duncan were honorees Gaylon and Don Gullquist, honorary chairs Francie and Mike Willis and Bad to the Bone award recipients Lori and Darryl Schroeder, accompanied by Sharkey, wearing a Harley Davidson doggie cover. J&D Entertainment dancers ramped up the energy before the contestants strutted their stuff.

Costumed to the hilt and taking home first prize for their impressive biker garb were Tina and Sam Governale (strikingly handsome in his leather togs) and their pooches, Massimo (Imo) and Valentino (Ino). They paraded down the catwalk in a "fashion" competition that had the crowd of 200 oohing and ahhing as the four-legged procession was truly charming.

Among the parading pairs were Kim Padgett with her runway-savvy Cassidy, Tenenbaum & Co.'s Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield with Jackson, Jack Rains with Elvis, Dr. Rolando Maldonado with his Westie Dodger, Lindsay Beale with a CAP Shelter dog and Alex Martinez with his "cabana boys," Pedro and Pablo, fashionably dressed by Alex Blair.

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