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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Northport Dog Parade 2009, Part I


The anticipation for the dog parade begins each year as soon as the parade ends. We start looking forward right away to the next one, and then every year, as the parade date gets closer, we start worrying about the weather. This year there was more alarm than usual. An early morning downpour began the day. As soon as I walked into the bookstore, the phone started ringing: "Has the dog parade been cancelled? Will it be rescheduled?" No, it was not cancelled, and the rain cleared just in time for crowds to gather and floats and bands and dogs and people in costumes to wind their way through the village from the mill pond to the harbor. It was absolutely, hands down, the very best dog parade ever! I'm putting the pictures on two separate posts, so don't miss any of them.










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