Pets on parade at historical society celebration
Rosie Furniss of Litchfield holds an Indian runner duck from the Ripley Waterfowl Sanctuary before the pet parade at the Litchfield Historical Society on Wednesday. BZ photos
The Litchfield Historical Society celebrated Independence Day like it always does by hosting a pet parade.
Dogs, a cat, a rabbit and some ducks participated in the patriotic festivities. The parade launched at the historical society and proceeded to the Green, where judges Jerry and Bette Geci handed out prizes to all participants.
Jerry and Bette Geci reprised their roles as judges.
Kathleen Dumlao of Windsor and her husband, Mike, with their cat, Billy.
Boomer, from Litchfield, had a patriotic look.
Ben Vermilyea and Faith Morgan, both of Litchfield, handled registration.
Kya Winter of Litchfield brought her pet rabbit.
Participants and their humans wait for the start of the parade.
Cathy Fields, executive director of the Litchfield Historical Society, signals the start of the parade.