Ahhh, yes, laying in the grass with the sun warming me till I knew what a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie must feel like.
I was gettin’ reeeelly sleepy when all at once the ocean breeze brought in a new scent. It went wafting by calling out to my big, sensitive nose…this was not the scent of the local, dog, cat, or even squirrel and it was REEE-ALLY catching my attention! So, I began with tilting my head up in the air, did a single sniff, and then another and then like rapid fire, sniff-sniff-sniff sniff-sniff-sniff-sniff-sniff…W-A-I-T! Geezo, what is that scent?
All of a sudden, I felt something tickling the base of my tail so I sat up & looked over my shoulder – then, hop, hop, hop down the length of my back and hop, hop, hop by my shoulder and finally hop, hop, hop right up to my face, Whoa-now! Hang on! I was eye to eye with a bunny! OMG this must be him – you know, the EASTER BUNNY!!! Wait, wait, I’ve got to get up high enough to turn around and see him closer. Uh-o-kay-uh-here I-uh-come - I know, I know it takes me a minute just hang on!
Shooo- ok I'm turned around now - Ah, now where was I? Oh yeah, when I finally did get a closer look, I saw that his nose and whiskers were twitching back & forth really fast - hey! Just like that bunny on the tv commercials for chocolate-covered-candied eggs! I shook my big head then reached forward and gave him a quick sniff followed by a short slurp. He didn’t kiss me back but, he didn’t hop away either.
If this is the real-deal, you know, the real Easter Bunny, what should I do? Do I ask him for toys? Oops, wrong holiday – Wait! I’ve got it – he must be scoping out the park to see where he should hide all those colored eggs! Rhu-Hoo! I scored! I will soon know his secret hiding places. Darn! I found out he’s really good at keepin’ a secret and didn’t give me one clue as to where he might hide all those eggs. Sorry kids.
I was introduced to him formerly and he gave me what I’m sure was his stage name… “Montegue” or “Monty” for short. I think I’ll call him MEB –YOU KNOW… Mister Easter Bunny.
I liked this little guy and he seemed to like me too so I decided to bury my nose in his soft fur – no, I didn’t try to make him squeak though he was the size of some of my toys.
I simply enjoyed this time…it was a new friendship of the most unlikely kind and I breathed in this special moment knowing I would lock it away in my bank of happy, awesome memories.
See, that’s why I keep talkin’ about how cool love is and why everyone should begin from that place… it absolutely transcends everything…heck, MEB (Mister Easter Bunny) might even become RBF (Rhu’s Best Friend) and wouldn’t that be the coolest? He may not have told me where he's hidin' the eggs but he did tell me he wishes all the kids a super happy Easter!
Any way, just in case, I’m gonna keep my eye out for MEB hidin’ those colored eggs then go get mom to fetch ‘em for me. If I make her feel guilty enough she might just get me an Easter toy – except...well… she probably already has. Repeat after me...
Rhu IS NOT A SPOILED DOG! Rhu IS NOT A SPOILED DOG! Rhu IS NOT A SPOILED DOG!
Happy Easter, happy spring, just happy yappy everything! Now go find those colored eggs! MEB's orders!