Monday, April 9, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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...).
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.
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!