Museum visitors have a couple of opportunities to meet and greet Rufus. The first is during story time, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Stillman Building. (For a nominal fee, visitors can pose for pictures with Rufus with all proceeds benefitting the Charles W. Morgan restoration.). Then it’s off to the playscape area where Rufus will meet visitors from 2 – 4 p.m. As a certified Therapy Dog, Rufus is obviously calm and friendly and used to greeting strangers.
Although 9-year-old Rufus brings star quality to Dog Days with an impressive 35 Best in Show titles to his name, plenty of other awesome dogs will amaze visitors with their skills and talents throughout the weekend. Take a look at some of the things going on:
Special Friday events:
- Canine search and rescue demonstrations
- A visit from Connecticut Humane Society Therapy dogs
Special Saturday and Sunday events:
- Newfoundlands demonstrate their life-saving water rescue skills;
- police dogs show their mettle; hunting dogs show off their special aptitudes;
- guide dogs for the blind demonstrate their remarkable abilities and intuitive talents;
- therapy dogs visit, epitomizing the gentle side of dogdom;
- a canine flyball demonstration introduces visitors to a fun and competitive sport for dogs.
During Dog Days, even menu choices will be dog-themed! Enjoy hush puppies, slush puppies, hot dogs and more.
So all you humans out there don’t need to whine or bark to enjoy this special weekend treat. Just visit Mystic Seaport during Dog Days this weekend, August 28-30. You’ll be happy as a pup!
Blog written by Trudi Busey.