Happy Passover and Easter! Before sharing a cute poem about the Easter Bunny, I wanted to pass along a quick tip to all pet parents. Please make sure you keep your companion animals out of any Passover/Easter sweets, especially chocolate (which can be lethal to both dogs and cats) and anything with artificial sweeteners as they may contain Xylitol which is poisonous/toxic to dogs and cats.

Meeting the Easter Bunny

by Rowena Bennett


On Easter morn at early dawn

before the cocks were crowing

I met a bob tail bunnykin

and asked where he was going.


“Tis in the house and out the house

a-tipsy, tipsy-toeing,

Tis round the house

and ’bout the house a-lightly I am going.”


“But what is that of every hue

you carry in your basket?”

“Tis eggs of gold and eggs of blue;

I wonder that you ask it.


“Tis chocolate eggs and bonbon eggs

and eggs of red and gray,

For every child in every house

on bonny Easter day.


He perked his ears

And winked his eye and twitched his little nose;

He shook his tail – what a tail he had –

and stood up on his toes.


“I must be gone before the sun

the east is growing gray;

Tis almost time for bells to chime.”

– So he hippety-hopped away.