Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This Week's Special: Baked Bunnies, Scrambled Eggs and Kitty Kabobs

Welcome Guest to the 3rd annual All Ages Easter Egg Hunt, where empty eggs are hidden, carnivorous live rabbits nibble off chunks of your hair and a life-size Easter Bunny finds pleasure in terrifying poor wittle old me.

The library will be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 31st. Children of all ages can enjoy crafts and games, a petting zoo featuring live rabbits, and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. Events start at 1:00 with the egg hunt kicking off at 2:00.
Pages Invites all to come!

Yes, I’m inviting everyone! I figure if I have to suffer the insufferable smell of pooping rabbits, melted chocolate smeared on faces and an Easter Bunny who’s bent on taking one of my nine lives, YOU have to suffer with me, too.

I’m sure you’re wondering where I get my delightful descriptions of this event. Oh… you’re not wondering this…TOO BAD! I’m going to tell you anyway.

It happened last year, at my first egg hunt. The day started out like any other, however, it quickly changed when I saw Erin running around like her pants were on fire. My guess was that she had told a lie, as the saying goes, “Liar Liar Pants on FIRE”! Little did I know, that was not the case. Instead she was panicked because some giant rabbit had not shown up yet. I laughed at her; I have to admit she was pretty funny looking. I sauntered over to the check out desk with my baggy of teats to sit and watch the show. After about 5 minutes, the door dinged and in rolled a cart of some sort of stinky fur balls. Curious, I jumped down to investigate. Just as I stuck my nose through the grate on the cage to see what it was, the horrid creature bit me! I jumped back, only to be met with a cackle from Erin. I gave her a glare hoping her pants would reignite, as they must have temporarily cooled. The lady who accompanied these creatures informed me they were rabbits and baby ones at that. She pulled one out and showed it to me. I made sure to keep just out of biting distance.

I was so entranced with these over grown cotton balls I hadn’t noticed the covey of children who had gathered with me to scrutinize the rabbits. The next thing I know one of the children spun me around and planted a giant chocolate covered kiss smack dab in the middle of my forehead. If the smell of slobbery chocolate wasn’t enough to knock me unconscious, the death grip around my neck was sure to accomplish the deed. As the world was growing dark I felt the hands slip away and I was placed on the ground. It was just then, as my blurry sight was sliding back into place, that I saw the most horrid, grotesque, monsterrific creature I had ever laid my eyes on…. The EASTER BUNNY.

I turned and ran, not entirely sure where I was headed. My vision hadn’t fully recovered and I kept stumbling over my own feet. I tripped and rolled out into the middle of the room, with no cover, no nothing that I could hide under. The rabbit was right on me! I flipped over, hoping my playing opossum would make it go away. Hope was not in my favor. The Easter Bunny had me in its grasp. I thought for sure I was going to get eaten! A strange gargle rose out of its mouth. I had no idea what that noise meant. It did have a familiar ring to it. That’s when it hit me. The Easter Bunny was laughing at me. I took this moment to look it over and realized that it wasn’t a monster but an overgrown version of the rabbits I had just been looking at. I knew those were harmless so this one must be too. I relaxed into its soft fur. We took a few pictures and promised to see each other again next year.

Ok, so I guess last year wasn’t that bad. And I am looking forward to this Saturday to meet up with my old friend. I’d love to introduce you all to my friend the Easter Bunny. Maybe I’ll get a special egg filled with teats!! I’ll share with you all….Just Kidding, they are all mine!

Hoppy Easter!
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cake, Costumes and Crazies Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 108th Birthday

“My alphabet starts with the letter called yuzz. It’s the letter I used to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond “Z” and start poking around!” Dr. Seuss

Well Dr. Seuss I took your advice, hopped a train and rolled the dice.
The train sped it went beyond z and OH I was amazed by the things I had seen. They had all came together the cats and the hats, the lazies and crazies, the bats and the mats. To celebrate the day, where we’d all gather to say, Hip hip horray today Dr. Seuss is your BIRTHDAY!

Dr. Seuss your stories are timeless just like you, so let’s take this day to celebrate you.  In your very own words “today you are you that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

To one of the greatest guys I know, we wish you the very best as you turn 108! To celebrate we baked you a cake, blew up some balloons and partied away.  Here’s a picture we took just for you, to show how much we love you!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 showed up for the day, with Daisy Head Maysie and some fish on your cake. A wocket from your pocket and our boss in cat ears, topped off the group to throw up some cheers. The cake was delicious, and so not nutritious. But it all disappeared without any fear. I took this from you and now I’m giving it back You are cooler than cool and that is a fact. I think with that I will call this a wrap. From the look of my watch it’s time for a nap. As I settle in bed I know just what to do, grab a book for my dreams to take me to. “The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”

Nighty Night Dr. Seuss...................... Happy Birthday!  

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