14. Whitey Bulger
Right inside Tracey’s Bar, you’ll often find a dog at or behind the bar, named Whitey Bulger after the famous Irish mobster from Boston -- you remember, Johnny Depp played him in the movie (the mobster, not the dog). Channel residents are not only fond of the pup, they’re not above buying him a drink. Because we’re friendly like that in New Orleans.
13. Who Dat Cat
OK, who would bring their kitty to a pro football game? This guy, that’s who. Randy Pumilia thought he was giving his pet an NFL experience (on the tame side, really, when it comes to eccentricity in NOLA), and almost immediately, the two year-old Calico, Pumila’s service animal, went viral due to her black, white, and gold coloring... and clear loyalty to the Saints. And in this way, #WhoDatCat was born. Now an Internet celebrity, you’ll find Zoey cheering on the Saints from the bleachers, and every now and then making public appearances. Let’s hope that she’s a good luck charm for us all once the season starts!