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What's New in April:  From Piper's Desk

By Bill DeBoer Jr on Apr 16, 2017 8:50:46 AM


Hi Everyone!!!!  Happy Easter to all of you who are celebrating this weekend!!!! It's been an absolutely beautiful weekend so far to celebrate springtime and all the wonderful things it brings such as longer days, outdoor fun and flowers.  I was lucky to get outside a lot during the Winter but now that it's Spring, it's even that much nicer to play and romp outside with my toys.  One of my favorite toys is an awesome soccer ball I got for Christmas.  Santa picked it up for me at Amy's Animals and I've been in love with it from the moment I first laid my eyes and teeth on it.  I love when my parents join in my soccer games, but to be honest, I can play a pretty exciting game of soccer all on my own.  I bounce that ball all over the yard with my nose and sometimes even manage to bounce it way over the five-foot fence and into the woods behind our house (which slightly exasperates my Mom and Dad given they have to trek out to retrieve my prized ball). 

While Easter obviously has a great deal of religious significance for those who celebrate the holiday, there's also some commercial aspects of the holiday including Easter baskets and egg hunts.  I have been curious about all this talk of an Easter Bunny as I see a lot of rabbits when I'm out hiking with my Dad and running with my Mom. As fast as I know I am, I'm not so sure I would be able to catch up with a rabbit even if my parents allowed me to give pursuit of one because they really move rather fast. I asked my Mom to tell me more about the Easter bunny as she loves to look things like that up (my Mom is a bit of a book worm).  She told me that recognition of the Easter Bunny was a German tradition brought to the United States by German immigrants who celebrated the Easter Bunny as a figure who judged whether children were being well behaved at the beginning of the Easter season (which is very similar to the tradition of Santa Claus at Christmas).  With regards to the practice of coloring and hiding Easter eggs, it is believed that tradition stems from the Orthodox churches' custom of giving up eggs for Lent.  It is believed that the eggs were boiled or roasted to keep them from wasting and then were decorated as part of the celebration of breaking fast.


Well that's all I have to say for now and I am really excited to catch up with you all again in May!!!  I'm hoping to have lots more exciting adventures to share with you as the Spring season progresses.  I hope the springtime weather and festivities bring Everyone much fun and happiness and may you all enjoy good quality time celebrating with your family and friends. 

Lots of puppy love and kisses,

Piper, the Rescue Mutt


Bill DeBoer Jr

Written by Bill DeBoer Jr