This month, Daisy Mae (our columnist and registered seizure-alert dog), announces a new social event for local residents - and their pet pooches!
Yappy Hours have become so popular across the country that Food and Wine posted a list of the seven best events in the country! Some offer dog-themed menus and water flavored with bacon, cheese and liver - for Fido, not for the human companions.
To make the events fun for everyone there are a few rules to follow. All dogs must be monitored and on a 6-foot leash at all times. Only two dogs per handler will be allowed.
Dogs will be asked to keep their paws off the tables and be well behaved. Rabies tags are a requirement.
Depending on the location and what the host establishment wants to do, Friends will provide an educational element to the evening. They may bring in a search and rescue dog, or show how to do a diagnostic massage. Dottie, my German Shepherd pal below, is a graduate of Guide Dogs for the Blind. She came to a Yappy Hour with her owner to tell the story of guide dogs. Friends will also have an information table and will bring in dogs and cats that need to be adopted from the shelter.
A Yappy Hour is a great way to meet and greet. Did you know that when dogs greet dogs they sniff each other? Bruno and Bart are using the universal and appropriate way to introduce themselves.
Friends of the Animal Shelter will be posting the location, date and times of the first Yappy Hour soon. I can’t wait.
Keep your tail high and your feet dry
Love, Daisy Mae