Source: Sherman Publications

Pet Night

by Ashley St. Aubin

August 03, 2011

Beets, Beats, and Eats is going to the dogs.

From 6-9 p.m., Aug. 12, BB&E will feature the second annual “Pet Night” at Crossman Park and there should be plenty to bark about.

The event has become a real tail wagger amongst area residents with almost 40 dogs in attendance last summer. All breeds are welcome and each receives a free bandana and ice cream, vanilla soft serve with a bone on top. Cats should approach the event with caution.

“It’s the funniest thing I have ever seen,” JoAnne King, owner of the Frosty Boy, 955 Ortonvlle Road and coordinator of “Pet Night.”

“You have all these dogs lined up and ready. Those dogs eat that ice cream like there’s no tomorrow.”

The idea for “Pet Night” began with the Frosty Boy and their frosty dogs, added King.

“Many of our customers come through the drive thru with their dogs just to get their pictures taken and have some ice cream. My husband says the dogs are our best customers.”

All pups that attend “Pet Night” are eligible to be in several contests that occur throughout the night, including smallest and largest dog competitions and a free t-shirt give away for their owners. The winning dog receives free ice cream for the rest of the year.

King says no problems have ever occurred between the canines.

“They are all so focused on eating the ice cream,” she said. “They recognize those white dishes and they lick the ice cream until it’s completely gone.”

Several breeds of man’s best friend are represented at “Pet Night” and King is happily anticipating this years’ event.

“Last year was a riot. I am really looking forward to it.”