An Adventure In Hunting Eggs

by Houndstooth on
Bunny here at the keyboard writing about my weekend adventure.

Since it was a holiday weekend I wasn’t sure we’d have much time to have an adventure, but my human really surprised me with an outing that was different from anything I’ve done before.  You might think that after ten years, I’ve seen and done it all, but I found out that the world is still full of surprises.

Saturday dawned sunny and warm, and it was soon obvious that something was afoot.  The humans were up and about, clearly getting ready to go somewhere.  I didn’t take too much note of it until I saw my human grab her camera bag.  Whenever that bag comes out, it means an adventure involving us.  Sure enough, Flattery and I soon had our fancy leashes on and were heading out to the Princessmobile.

On The Hunt -- Tales and Tails

On The Hunt

At first, it looked like it was just going to be a fun day of running errands.

We went by the vet’s office to pick up my medicine.  Then the humans got some food to eat.  I was just happy to be riding around in the air conditioning and hanging out with my favorite humans.  Anytime we are all together makes me happy.

To my surprise, though, after they got their food, we went to a place that I thought I recognized.  It was the place where we take our annual family night hike up to the cabin.  Camp Wokanda is an old Boy Scout camp that now has hiking trails for everyone, along with places you can rent for special events like weddings and conferences, or camping like our family does.  Still, it wasn’t anywhere near the time of year when we go on the night hike.  I was intrigued and even stood up for a better look out the window.

Ready For The Easter Parade -- Tales and Tails

Ready For The Easter Parade

I got excited when I saw that there were other cars pulling into the lower parking lot, and out of every car a dog was getting out with their humans.  I didn’t know what we were going to be doing, but I knew it was going to be fun.

We hiked a short way through the forest to get to our destination.

There in a clearing in the forest, they were holding a Doggie Easter Egg Hunt.  They had all kinds of activities and fun planned.  There was a kissing booth, a pool for drinking that turned out to be a swimming hole, a costume contest and a parade of some adoptable dogs from a local adoption group.  Part of our admission fee went to help support the maintenance of the park and part of it went to support the shelter.  I heard you could also get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, but I could never find him.  They also had face painting for the human puppies.

Is There Something Behind Us? -- Tales and Tails

Is There Something Behind Us?

We met all kinds of dogs there, and almost all of them were friendly.  There was a Newfoundland named Cooper and even a Whippet named Jagger.  There were adorable puppies and some spry senior dogs, as well.  Pretty much any kind of dog you can imagine was there, and there were very few cross barks from anyone.  Everyone was having fun.

All of this fun happened before the egg hunt even started.  They had two egg hunts, one for little dogs in one area that went first.  Then they had one for the big dogs in another clearing and we were ready to go.  The rule was that if you touched it with your nose, you got to keep it.  They had toys scattered through the grass and Easter eggs that were paper mâché with treats inside.  A lot of dogs ripped into them and got the treats out, but I touched a couple of them and got my human to carry them for me.  Hunting Easter eggs was the highlight of my weekend!

I Found Some Eggs -- Tales and Tails

I Found Some Eggs

After all the hunting was done, we walked back down the trail with our new friends and everybody was a little hot, a little tired and very happy.  We had lots of fun, and from the sounds of things, I think everyone else did, too.  After that, I figured the fun was over, but we stopped at another park for some pictures and then got some puppucinos to cool off on our ride home.  I finished mine off and took a nap the rest of the way home.   I had so much fun, I slept all day while my humans were gone the next day.  I’m sure they couldn’t possibly have had as much fun as I did the day before, wherever they went.

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  • Sue Dyer

    What a brilliant idea. I love the photo of the girls with the bunny:)

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • Dona Kelly

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. We used to do an Easter egg hunt for our son and our dachshund, Melanie when they were younger.

  • Casey the Boxer

    OMD, what a fun time! I love that egg hunt. We’ve never had one around here…I think Momma needs to step up her game!

  • Two French Bulldogs

    You guys are so brave posing with that monster bunny
    Lily & Edward

  • Vicky

    What a wonderful day you all had! I pictured small paper mache eggs when you wrote about them, then I saw the picture. Those were some huge eggs. I guess that made room for better treats!