Dogs On The Dock 2019 Oct 13, 2019

Dogs On The Dock is an annual event each Fall along the Essex, CT riverfront. There's a blessing of the dogs, costume contests, and lots of treats.
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DogsOnTheDock2019-001 Sophie in her Spiderman costume ready for the contests to begin
1 Sophie in her Spiderman costume ready for the contests to begin
DogsOnTheDock2019-003 And of course the band that was playing for the crowd in front of the Connecticut River Museum called themselves The Howling Hound Dogs
2 And of course the band that was playing for the crowd in front of the Connecticut River Museum called themselves The Howling Hound Dogs
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DogsOnTheDock2019-005 Before the contests begin the priest gives each dog a blessing. I didn't confess that Sophie is Jewish but every little prayer helps.
4 Before the contests begin the priest gives each dog a blessing. I didn't confess that Sophie is Jewish but every little prayer helps.
DogsOnTheDock2019-006 These three Yorkies dressed up as pirates were stiff competition
5 These three Yorkies dressed up as pirates were stiff competition
DogsOnTheDock2019-007 Daddy and Sophie doing the walk around the ring for the judges
6 Daddy and Sophie doing the walk around the ring for the judges
DogsOnTheDock2019-009 Contest was over and Sophie only won looks of love from Mommy
7 Contest was over and Sophie only won looks of love from Mommy
DogsOnTheDock2019-011 The finale of Dogs On The Dock was a contest for water dogs to fetch a toy thrown by their handler into the water from the town dock. The dog had to leap into...
8 The finale of Dogs On The Dock was a contest for water dogs to fetch a toy thrown by their handler into the water from the town dock. The dog had to leap into the water from the dock and retrieve the toy.
DogsOnTheDock2019-012 In fact, this was the only dog that in fact leaped off the dock and fetched their toy, so it was the de facto winner. The others either refused to jump into the...
9 In fact, this was the only dog that in fact leaped off the dock and fetched their toy, so it was the de facto winner. The others either refused to jump into the water or quickly swam to shore after jumping in without retrieving.