Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter 2012

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
Mark 16:6
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.  Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:8-11

Those two verses sum up what Easter is truly about.  We hope you will take time out to reflect on the true meaning of this most blessed day.

Zim here - In addition to real Easter traditions, there is (unfortunately) another custom here at Ao4 Headquarters of making us pose with decorations.  Hmm.  Fine.  As long as there are treats involved.  How 'bout Dave goes first?

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"Relax, Zim!  It's just a basket full of bunnies and pysanky!" 

He's right.  Just a basket full of Ukrainian Easter eggs and stuffed bunnies.  Not like there are any quilts around for mom to hang from our snooters or anything!

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"Thanks for reminding her, Zim!"

Oops.  Well, nowhere but to go up from this photo-shoot, huh, Dave?

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"Oh.  My.  Bunny..."

Yikes.  Sorry, Dave.  Maybe I'd better take a turn.

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"Just pose nicely by the Easter decorations - right, Mom?"

She knows not to push the envelope with me.  I mean, we all have our limits and mine are WAY different than the LabraDave's!

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"The bunny is TOUCHING me, Mom!  It's TOUCHING me!!!"

Fortunately, Mom is well enough trained to know my limits.

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"That's better.  But I AM keeping an eye on you, Bunny."

All of us here at Ao4 Headquarters would like to wish all of you a most joyous Easter!


«Христос Воскрес»  “Christ has risen.”
«Воїстено Воскрес!»  "Indeed He has risen!"
(Traditional Ukrainian Easter greetings)


With play bows, luv, and Easter blessings,
Zim, Dave and our mom and dad

23 comments:

  1. Blessings to woo on Easter!

    Woozers, we sure are glad we don't have that second tradition in our house - woo pups are really patient! (Our mom just digitizes our "costumes", she says it saves her the headaches, whatever that means, ha-roo roo!)

    jack & moo

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  2. Happy Easter!

    Zim, you and Dave are cute with the poses :) Just remember who mentioned the quilts! be careful, those bunnies do look suspicious... :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  3. You two look so HANDSOME in these pictures. I LOVE the Eggs!!!

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  4. Happy Easter

    The silvers and more

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  5. Your mom is just as bad as mine is! At least you didn't have to do the stoopid bunny ears!
    Happy Easter!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch

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  6. The pictures are great. You too are such good sports. Happy Blessed Easter!!
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  7. Just no end to what we huskerboos endure...happy Easter mates!

    RA, Isis & Nanuk

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  8. Happy Easter!

    Lovely photos, even though you had to endure embarrassment to get them, BOL.

    Slobbers

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  9. adorable. Hoppy Easter every bunny
    Benny & Lily

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  10. Happy Ressurection day!! It is a very blessed day! Love those Bible verses!!!! We know that Easter is not really about the eggs and bunnies but about our risen Lord, Jesus the Christ!

    Licks,
    Ruthie

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  11. Beautiful Bible verses to remind everyone what a truly special day today is. Dave, are AMAZING!!! What a great photo shoot! Zim, you are handsome, too. and so patient with your mom! Hope you had a blessed day.

    Happy Easter,
    Skye, the Moondance Huskies, kitties and mom

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  12. Happy Easter to all of you at the A04! We love the photos of you with the bunnies! Dave, you are quite the model. Zim, I'm more with you - I wouldn't like that bunny touching me either. Our mommy thinks your mommy should open up a shop because she loves those little bunny quilts so she'd have a long list of wants!

    Enjoy your day!
    Sadie

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  13. Happy Easter to all of you, too. Keep an eye on the bunny...we don't trust her...


    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

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  14. Happy Easter! We got a quilt donated to our rescue. I can't wait to show you. I thought of you as soon as we received it. :)

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  15. What rich words of hope and joy.

    Mango Momma

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  16. It is important to remember the real meaning of these days.
    Happy Easter!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  17. Wishing you all the blessings of Easter. You are both such wonderful models with Mom's beautiful creations. With a ton of Hugs and Love xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

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  18. What IS it with the humans and these degrading poses for holidays?!

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  19. Hillariously cute!!
    You guys sure put a huge smile on mommy's face!!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

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  20. Happy Easter everyone. I'm sorry about that bunny Zim, and you KNOW what my mum did to me with those ears.

    Huffs

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  21. Wonderful photos.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy,Phoebe and Liyl

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  22. Thank you for mentioning the true meaning of Easter. :D I got to see the Passion Play this year for the first time and it was great!!

    You boys are so adorable!! I love your expression Zim when the bunny was touching you. :D And the quilt hanging from your nose Dave was totally awesome. :D Happy Easter guys (and to your family!).

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