Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter

Me and the pups

Something that has always bugged me about blogging, especially around the holidays, is that you are supposed to post all this stuff leading up to and on the holiday, and then *poof* the day after, you forget about it.

Koira the Easter Bunny

But, I celebrate holidays on the holiday. Other than Christmas photos, I rarely take pictures of a holiday theme before hand, or celebrate in any way. I try to do some of it early enough to post on the blog, but sometimes, I just want to chill out and enjoy life as it happens.

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So for Easter, I slept in. I got home late because of the half time show on Saturday night, so I didn't get out of bed until 8 Sunday morning. Then, I packed up the dogs, a couple pairs of bunny ears, a tutu, and a bowl full of dog-friendly Easter eggs.

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The community I grew up in does a parade, Easter egg hunt, and potluck every year. The dogs attended the parade wearing bunny ears, and Koira wore a tutu as well (don't worry, I had an Easter bonnet on as well).

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I invited some of the other dog-owners of the community to bring their dogs by after the potluck for a canine Easter egg hunt in my mom's back yard. Only one extra dog came other than my two, but she was plenty adorable and had a lot of fun.

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Each of the Easter eggs had a single treat in it, be it a wheat-free cookie, piece of jerky, or some dried chicken. The dogs learned really fast how to gently pop open the eggs to get at the treat inside. They were so gentle that of the 30+ eggs, only one was broken at the end (and I may have stepped on it...).

160. "Easter" - Easter means different things to different people and dogs. Take a picture that celebrates Easter in some way if you do, and if you don't, show us how you and your dog spent the day. You can go for something cute, funny, religious, or symb

After I collected all the eggs back up when the dogs had finished them off, I put them back in the bucket. Koira was sure there was another treat in there, so she was removing the eggs one by one and gently popping them open. When that didn't get her any cookies, she stuck her whole snout into the bin and started rooting around until she found the one egg that still had the treat in it.

159. "Back to Nature" - Take a photograph of your dog in a natural setting today! - last day - Apr 14

After our Easter egg hunt, me and my mom took a hike with the dogs. I mostly took pictures of flowers and slugs while on the walk, but snapped a few of the dogs to fill the Daily Dog Challenge 159: Back to Nature. Lets just say my dogs love going on hikes.

I hope everyone else had an awesome Easter. And that I am not ostracized from the blogging community for mentioning a holiday a FULL DAY after it is over!



8 comments:

Bassetmomma said...

Looks like you guys had a great Easter. Koira and Pallo look adorable in their bunny ears!

BZ Training said...

I'm with you - Easter pictures are going to show up no earlier than Easter itself unless one of the flickr groups has a pre-holiday assignment. :P

Love your Back to Nature shot. :)

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

;) My Human like to celebrate things by the week...even birthdays...they start on the birthday and then each day after is special in someway! What fun!

Just stopped by to catch up on your happenings and say hello! Enjoy your week!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof!LOVE your photos and your collar matches the colorful eggs. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Brynna Crampton said...

Love the bunny ears and Koria's little tutu!

2 Punk Dogs said...

The pictures are great, especially Koira hunting for the last treat & the 2 of them on the trail! I like seeing the photos after, I'm old enough to remember having to wait for film to be developed.

Raelyn said...

I love the first picture of you three together.... Those bunny ears are adorable!! ;)
Picture number five: Pallo looks like he wants to eat the Easter egg!! Hee, hee, hee!! ;-}
An Easter egg hunt for dogs? What a cleaver idea!! My BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE Beagle/German Shepherd cross, Rose, did not partake in any Easter egg hunts.... However, I did bake her some peanut butter/vanilla biscuits!! ;op

Kirby the Dorkie said...

Same with me! This is great - Kirby loves to play "find the treat" in the house but I never thought of an Easter Egg hunt! We will be playing this game in our backyard this weekend!