Kodi the Dog Ponders the True Meaning of Easter
Posted on April 10, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 26 Comments
“Maybe Easter wasn’t about chocolate bunnies at all! Maybe Easter was about something a little bit… more.”
She’s a deep one, that Kodi. She’s a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in fur. Lots of fur.
And with that, I’m off until Monday. Enjoy your Easter weekend, if you are of the sort to enjoy Eastery things at all. If you absolutely can’t live without me in your life, I’ll probably Twitter a bit (here, or you can find the tweet on the sidebar). Otherwise, see you next week.
Oh I know. People so often think Easter is about chocolate and bunnies when it is really about the German goddess Ēastre. That *is* what we’re talking about here, right?
Kodi is a dog of great depth. Perhaps she is contemplating the season of renewal, or perhaps the Scalzi family is having something really, really tasty for Easter dinner (lamb? ham?) and she is considering what her share will be.
The Kodi Appreciation Society appreciates the picture. She’s a handsome dog.
Kodi Appreciation Society
I don’t believe in Easter myself, but I hope everyone who does has an enjoyable holiday!
Chocolate nails, flails and crosses: now, that would give back meaning to Easter!
Is it about Chocolate Bunnies Wrapped in Bacon? I know that is a holiday that my dogs would get behind, were they allowed to harm themselves with chocolate.
I hope the dog didn’t eat the chocolate.
I’ve always thought Easter was all about salmon.
O Pandering Scalzi, what a waste of an opportunity to earn yourself the coveted Seal of Approval Award by posting a proper picture of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee.
You will no doubt rile up the lunatics of the Anteater-Thing Appreciation Society. Have you no pity?
Again you have failed with your foolish interpretation. Anteater-Thing is clearly depressed – not “deep” – because Magnificent She has withdrawn Her Favor from it. You should be thankful that Her Most Glorious Shimmering Radiant Perfection has yet to give up on you.
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club
Well, it’s about its original meaning! The historical European pagan festivals of spring!
It’s about the awakening of the seasons, the birth of new animals and plants, trees budding, time to start putting seeds into the ground, sex and fertility!
So, celebrate Easter’s true meaning; have sex! :)
No, you’re all totally wrong.
Easter isn’t about chocolate bunnies, or pagan goddesses, or fertility, or spring, or any of that crap.
Easter is about small nuggets of chocolate encased in a vanilla flavored sugar-shell, in purple bags labeled as coming from Cadbury, but actually made by Hershey’s. At least, that’s what it’s about in America. In Britain, I believe it’s mostly the same holiday, except the bags and their contents are actually made by Cadbury.
I assume that Kodi’s true meaning of Easter includes eating the bunny rabbit, not just oohing and aahing at how adorable it is.
I think you have the coolest, woderfullest and whateverest dog ever ever!
Your dog looks like I feel when my alarm clock rings in the morning. She looks like gravity is particularly strong on that spot.
Easter according to Glen Beck:
Every year, the terrorist Easter Bunny comes and leaves small bombs, disguised as eggs, hidden in various locations around our houses. On Easter morning, we must race against time to find and disarm all these egg-bombs before they blow us into the arms of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, who the terrorists hate. Only after all the bombs are neutralized can we truly feel safe… at least, until next year…
I was 23 and still insisting on an Easter basket, and my parents one-upped me with a full-on Easter Egg hunt. I ran through the yard collecting plastic eggs with candy while my parents’ dog Becca hunted bits of hamburger. Somewhere, there are pictures. :D
Are you having a heat wave there in the Midwest? I think your dog is melting.
Pfui. Easter is about black jelly beans. Everyone knows that.
Ah, Spring. When a young man’s thoughts turn to gruesome antiquarian methods of execution, and the devouring of the embryonic offspring of the world’s most confused lagomorph/avian/dairy product.
From “I Love Chocolate”, by Zeke Hoskin:
How do we know Easter’s here?
Chocolate bunnies do appear!
If Christ had risen twice that year
We could have more chocolate!
Kodi, you’re right, there’s much, much more.
Happy Easter to all the Scalzis.
Is it ham? It’s ham, isn’t it?
Easter is about the music… always has been for me =)
Gotta admit though, those chocolate bunnies are goooood.
I recognize that expression on the poor dog’s face. It says: “Why does he tape bacon to the cat and never give me any?”
May everyone have a happy, joyous, and holy day this Easter!!