What could be better than a beer and a dog on a hot summer afternoon in Columbia’s “Central Park”?
Not the kind of dog with mustard, but the kind you pet and walk and play fetch with - in other
words, your best friend, Fido. Or Rover. Or Spot. Or even Charlie.
For Dogs (and People) of All Ages and Sizes
On one recent Wednesday evening, I walked over to the park and stage at the Chrysalis* (that
big “green thing” in Columbia’s downtown park, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods) with
a bunch of other dog people who mixed and mingled on leash for two hours.
Yappy Hour is new in 2022 through the fall, each Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 PM. Everyone is
welcome but encouraged to pre-register to receive news of any changes or cancellations. Up to 40 people pre-register each week.
On My Wednesday
Dogs first met each other on-leash and excitedly but they quickly settled down. The heat may
have had something to do with that but there was a lovely breeze blowing through the green
Chrysalis which added to the ambiance and conversations.
Snacks are available for purchase as well as soft drinks, water (for canines and humans), beer,
I can’t wait for Wednesday evening!
Events at the “Chris” (the Chrysalis) are organized by Columbia’s not-for-profit Inner Arbor
About the Author: Skye Anderson is a resident of Clary's Forest, an Army veteran, and is serving her 5th term on the Hickory Ridge Village Board. She is also a nationally certified professional dog trainer and has taught college genetics.
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