This Thanksgiving, we had so much to be grateful for – a caring and oh-so-hard working staff, a new building that’s almost completed, and a kennel FULL of dogs ready to play and enjoy the weekend. We celebrated the holiday this year by offering a home-cooked thanksgiving dinner and I can’t wait to tell you about it.
As this was our first year to do this, we offered it as an option to Thanksgiving boarders. DogBoy’s boards a lot of dogs on special diets, so we didn’t want to assume that everyone would want to participate. Out of the almost 100 boarding dogs, we served 44 a Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, and a pumpkin cookie with yogurt frosting for dessert! Dinner was served on festive glass dishware, with a beautiful fall placemat. Sweet.
After all was said and done, we cooked 60 lbs of turkey, 30 lbs of potatoes, 18 cups of peas & carrots, and 44 Pumpkin Cookies with Yogurt Frosting (easy on the tummy!).
The pups were so eager to eat their special meal! Here are some fun stats from the dinner:
29 Dogs ate their turkey first
9 Dogs ate their potatoes first
6 Dogs went straight for dessert!
The little dogs were especially funny because their plates were as big as they were! Ella, pictured left, inhaled her cookie first, licked her plate clean and pushed it out for more! This special event was so much fun, and I want to send a big thanks to Jenny & Paula for doing the cooking. You ladies rock.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!