Well-Deserved Accolades …
Just out on the newstands, the newest edition of Vermont Woman newspaper* can be found – with a wonderful article about my best friend and business partner, Phoebe. Two page spread, with five photos – one being of The Paddle Pup!
Here’s the paragraph that talks about Wyeth:
(Early on in the story) “Down the wooden stairs bounded ‘Paddle Pup’ Wyeth, a bouncy German wirehaired pointer. Chef Phoebe was in the kitchen getting ready to cut up a big piece of fresh tuna, and co-owner Mandy Hotchkiss came down the stairs to greet me and affectionately scold Wyeth.”
Yes, true to form, my dog loves people and tends to be a little overly happy to see everyone who visits our restaurant. Yes, it’s true I “affectionately scolded” her (Wyeth, stay down girl). And, yes it true that I’d rather have a pup that kisses a person to death, matter of speaking, that barks or growls …
Indeed, I have one joyful happy little dog … thanks, in part, to Chef Phoebe, whose talents do not start and end in the kitchen but flow into our every day life.
Congratulations, Phoebe on an article that truly captures the essence about you – that you are one terrific human being who has endured so much that life has thrown at you with a smile in your on your face and a true will to survive. Your an inspiration to us all! e
Soon, this story will finds itself framed and on a wall here at The Paddle. My two best friends on one printed page for me, as well as all our customers to enjoy.
Just awesome. Really awesome.
* Vermont Woman’s Newspaper was named “Newspaper of the Year, 2011 by the New England Newspaper & Press Association