Cyndy, my friend and cohort here at GoodFoodSTL, sent me photos of a recent Pooch Paw-ty, she hosted in her backyard. When I saw the charcuterie spread, I had to know more. Q & A below:
Who Let the Dogs Out?
Jean: How did you come up with this playful idea?
Cyndy: Well, five of my friends temporarily lost their minds, all at the same time. Last year, they each got new puppies! We all try to get together once a month for dinner. Much of our conversation is filled with the joys and trials of puppy raising.
We thought it would be fun to get the young tailwaggers together for what we lovingly called “Puppy Fight Club.”
Jean: Had you met these puppies before the party?
Cyndy: Not all of them, but I felt as though I personally knew Scout, Wally, Lizzie, Maggie, and Ellie without having met them.
Jean: How did your dogs feel about hosting a Bow-Wow Fest in their backyard?
Cyndy: Everyone came to my place to “let loose and run wild” much to the shock of my two dogs, Bree and Baxter. Baxter had a good time, but Bree was less than hospitable and had to spend most of the event “in her room.”
Jean: Did they dress for the occasion?
Cyndy: Nope. No sequined vests or oversized sunglasses. It was a “come as you are” event.
Jean: Did the gathering have a theme or special cuisine?
Cyndy: I had cookies, lemonade, and tea for the humans. Canines were treated to a Bark-cuterie Board of various doggie treats that looked like bacon, meatballs, sandwich cookies, as well as jerky fresh green beans, carrots and sliced deli turkey.
Jean: Would you do it again?
Cyndy: Oh, definitely! A doggone good time was had by all. It’s great to have a tired puppy!