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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

An Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

I didn’t dare post this yesterday as you would have thought it was an April Fool’s Joke.

This Easter marked the first time in 24 years that no child of mine wanted to visit the Easter bunny. Sniff. Boo hoo.

As I wistfully looked at tiny suits and fluffy pastel dresses I sunk into a small pity party. I guess it happens sooner or later to all moms. Luckily, I still had my fur babies. I thought that they would be up for an egg hunt.

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When I told the kids and Mr. Décor my idea they were totally on board and excited. That is, after they quit laughing hysterically. I took six vintage plastic eggs that had an open design and filled them with cheese (Rudi’s favorite treat) and ham (Franz’s favorite).

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While Sweet Boy hid the eggs in the back yard I tried to contain the dogs, closing off the dog door. When he came back inside from hiding the eggs Franz was out the back door like a shot!

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It was hilarious watching him roll the egg around trying to get at what was hidden inside.

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He quickly found his 3 eggs and guarded them fiercely.

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He could barely stand the time it took Mr. Décor to open his “prize”.

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Rudi was, as always, perfectly patient to wait his turn.

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The entire family enjoyed the hunt. The Fashionista is already talking about making the dogs vests and bow ties for next years now annual event.

ACrazy Dog Lady


Jill Cooper said...

Oh too funny and what a great idea!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

This is adorable! How fun!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwww that is sooooooo sweet!!!! I love it!!!

French said...

I love it!!! Of course they are having a marvelous time!! I want to do this next year!! I think of you every time I see a Doxie in Paris, usually dressed in a chic jacket.

Laura Turner said...

So stinkin' cute! I'd love to see them dressed for the occasion and in a video! :-)

Have a great day!

Laura from Sunday View

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, this cracked me up, how fun. Hugs, Marty

khess136 said...

This is too precious for words!! What darling doggies you have, Laura....I think your daughter is "right on," vests and ties would be perfect!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Now you know I would so do this. I wanted bunny ears for Bentley...that got rolled eyes from my family....!!

Karen Doyle said...

wonderful dogs, don't they enhance our lives!
great blog...

openid said...

No need to cry over no one wanting to visit the Easter Bunny. Someday you will have grandchildren to carry on this tradition and get hopped up on chocolate before kissing them goodbye and sending them home with their parents.
I think Scout and Humphrey picked up the scent of Rudi's and Franz's eggs because I spied them pointing to the west.
Your Friend,

Denise said...

Oh Laura, this is such a cute and fun idea!! Your two little "fellas" are such sweeties. :) I bet there are lots of furry pets out there who would enjoy an Easter egg hunt of their own.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!!

Denise at Forest Manor

Craftymoose Crafts said...

So cute, Laura! At least your fur babies didn't let you down.

Debbie said...

This just cracks me up! You are so fun, Laura.

The Boston Lady said...

Mr. Decor, your hand looks like it is in danger there with Mr. Franz! So cute! Ann

PinkGranny said...

What fun to have your dogs be such great egg hunters!

Suzette Quan-Reneau said...

Soooo adorable!!! You really are joyful Laura. Your fur babies are precious... What a memorable Easter!

Stay sweet,