Hey there my name is Hoagie, but everyone calls me Stu. My mom and dad own The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. I work there as director of employee morale, but I think I spend more time as an "unauthorized" taste tester. I would like to begin with a shout out to all my fellow GWP's, scruff is in the house!! My new blog What's all the Scrufflebutt? is going be dedicated to living as me and Lazy Dog news. I have a stump for a tail as all good GWP's should, so if I like something I will give it "Double Stump Pumps", yah, I'm not embarrassed I watched the Jersey Shore. Moving along my first bit of big news to share about Lazy Dog is.......
2010 sofi™ Silver Finalists
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co Inc named 2010 sofi ™ Silver Finalist for Outstanding
By the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
Ballston Spa, NY (May 6, 2010) – The Lazy Dog Cookie Company’s Original Happy Birthday Pup-Pie has been selected as a Silver Finalist for Outstanding Pet Product in the 2010 sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. The sofi Awards recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages and are a coveted industry honor. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.
Lazy Dog’s Original Happy Birthday Pup-Pie is one of 125 Silver Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from 1,570 contenders across 31 Awards categories. Gold Winners will be announced in a red-carpet ceremony June 28 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.
“As a new NASFT member we were honored to be selected for this prestigious award,” said Amy Augustine, Founder of The Lazy Dog Cookie Company. “More and more pet owners are learning the importance of feeding their pets high-quality, all-natural products, but also how much fun it can be to treat the animals to something special.
The sofi Awards are open to members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 with more than 2,900 members throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the NASFT and its Fancy Food Shows, go to www.specialtyfood.com
“The field was very competitive, with entries up 12 percent from 2009. The finalists represent the breadth and quality of our members’ distinctive products,” said Ann Daw, president of the NASFT. “It is clear that our industry is moving forward with innovation, inspiration and creativity.”
Contact: The Lazy Dog Cookie Co Inc
Keith Augustine, Vice President Sales
Now that deserves 2 consecutive "Double Stump Pumps"