Hi! My name is Lily and I want to tell you about Salty Dog Days at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Saturday.
I went to the event because my Nana was a judge in the Dog Costume Parade Contest and I thought it would be fun. When we got there, there was a dog water rescue demonstration going on:
I didn’t take this picture quite fast enough but it is a dog in the water.
and this is Salty, another one of the water rescue dogs:
This is Parker–he is a Newfoundland–and was part of the water rescue program
I went up on to the land and saw a cute beagle named Daisy:
Then the parade started. There were only two dogs dressed in costumes but there were lots of dogs in the parade without costumes. The winner of the of the costume contest was Black Dog the Pirate:
and the beautiful twin golden retrievers Dylan and Gladys who won the prize as the prettiest pair of dogs in the parade:
and Monk the St. Bernard puppy won for the cutest puppy:
And here is a picture of people looking at Harold Burnham’s frame for his new boat. I got to sign the frame
The Salty Dog Days was really fun and educational–and I took a tour of the shipyard too. My great grandfather Wendell Lufkin worked in that shipyard a very very long time ago.
I hope you like my post–be sure to leave a comment if you do. Lily