Make Your Own Bark Mitzvah!
You’ve heard of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, but what about Bark Mitzvahs? All across America, “Japs” (Jewish American pooches) are pawing their way out of puppydom and into adulthood. Commemorate the milestone by hosting a traditional coming of age celebration for your pet! “Bark” Mitzvahs give dogs the opportunity to demonstrate how they’ve shed their former mischievous fur to become the mature, loyal friends they were born to be.
Bark Mitzvah Must Haves
1. Kosher food for the kosher dog! For the truly religious dog, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company offers premium, organic dinners suitable for Kosher households—and your dog’s Bark Mitzvah, of course! Not for human consumption. For more information, visit: www.evangersdogfood.com or contact 1-800-288-6796
2. “Chewish Treats” by Copa Judaica are the perfect plaything for your canine guests! While the company stocks a wide variety of great toys for the religious pup, their “Baa Mitzvah” squeaky lamb toy will really shine on your pup’s special day. And the “Bark Mitzvah” plush pen is a gift your dog will actually use! Lamb and pen, both 6.95. Visit: OyToys.com
3. Pooch sized yarmulkes will really get the dogs praying! Offer these smaller versions, fitted especially for canines, in a basket at the door right next your basket filled with human yarmulkes. Cat and dog yarmulkes, $10.00 each. Order online at barkerandmeowsky.com or visit Barker and Meowsky boutique at 1003 W. Armitage Chicago, IL 60614.
4. Cake is arguably the most important aspect of any celebration for both dogs and humans. Treat coming-of-age canines to a special cake especially for them and all of their friends! Cleo’s Barkery offers a chop-licking package in celebration of your pooch’s Bark Mitzvah. The package includes a personalized all-meat Bark Mitzvah cake
5. Gold and Blue colored décor remind your guests that it’s your Jewish pooch’s special day, so don’t skimp here. Purchase large stainless steel dog bowls and wrap your favorite gold and blue fabric from a local craft store around the outside of the bowls. Tie a bow in the front and you’ll have serving dishes that would get a rabbi’s approval. Classic stainless steel bowl, 2 cup capacity; $1.99 at www.PetSmart.com
6. Barky Favors from the Mitzvah Dog will leave your human guests impressed and satisfied—especially when chocolate is involved! Wrapsody Designs offers candy wrappers (Hershey bar included) that can be personalized for your pooch’s special day. Woof Woof Bark Mitzvah candy wrapper, $1.80 each when you buy 12-299. Visit: www.wrapsodydesigns.com