Thursday, April 17, 2008

Matzah anyone?



Mom and I are still quite tired from doing our happy dances at the news that little Precious, the Bolting Wire, was found safe and stinky after her 3 day absence. Sounds like her Mom Michelle was drained too, as it took her over a day to report on how Mizz Precious came to be found. Michelle finally explained that a man saw Precious's photo in the local paper and called in his sighting. Then, Precious's Dad rounded up some friends and they went to search that area: "About an hour into the search with the help of binoculars he spotted her in a field behind a factory. He said she ran to him as he ran to her. He then called me at work and said MICHELLE I HAVE OUR LITTLE GIRL IN MY ARMS. At that point I think everyone in the factory could hear me hoot and holler that WE FOUND OUR DOG." That is Precious, top left, relaxing after a trip to the vet to make sure she was A-OK. PHEW!!! Don't scare us again Precious, please!

As some of you may know, Saturday is the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Mom tried to explain what it was about...something about the Jews being slaves in Egypt and escaping into the dessert for quite a time. They didn't have time to prepare meals, so they left with unleaven bread and due to these poor time management skills, Jews forever after are forced to eat a cardboard-like substance called Matzah. Mom says it has interesting effects on poopies.

Before the festival begins (it lasts 8 days), you have to clear your house of all "chametz" - these are foods that contain yeast, but lately, again says Mom, rabbis have taken this to ridiculous lengths by banning everything and anything that does not get their seal of Kosher for Passover approval. In some super religious homes, even the dog food has to be Kosher for Passover because humans can't be anywhere near Chametz. Mom grew up in a Kosher home, and grandma there still cleans and changes all her cutlery and crockery to passover wares. Mom sort of ignores all this craziness - her token act to ready for Passover has been to buy a single box of matzah. She is still debating whether or not she will desist from eating bread for 8 days...I enjoy toast and pizza...so I know which way I'm leaning!!

I leave you today with a recent photo of me and my dear pal Elvis. Here we are, hanging out on my couch.

AGC

9 comments:

William Tell said...

We are so happy to hear about Precious' return! Who-Hoo!!!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Gus said...

Hey Axel...You and Elvis are a great pair! I like the contrast.

We're glad Precious made it home too. We loved the story Michele told about the posse.

Have a blessed Passover.

gusse

Jackson said...

Great news about Precious! Happy Passover... J x

Jake of Florida said...

Hi Ax,

Our Mom goes a bit further: she makes matzoh ball soup and brisket and all of the special things for the Seder. This year, it will just be the four of us.

Passover is a special time for us -- especially me -- 'cause they brought me home just a few days before Passover and that's why my middle name is Elijah!!!

I think I'll blog about that special moment...

Hag sameach!!

Jake

We're so happy for Michelle and Tom -- and can only imagine what Precious was thinking while she was lost!!

Penny & Poppy said...

Happy Passover, Axel! We are soooooooo happy that Precious was found! We LOVE happy endings when it comes to a lost doggie! You and Elvis make quite the pair!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny

Agatha and Archie said...

Chag Sameach Axel!! We got rid of the bread..that's about it...PL2 LOVES matza so she thinks this is great..Actually we do too becasue we always get some... alot....We were so THRILLED about Precious. PL2 said she couldn't even imaging what she would do...Happy eating! Love A+A

Asta said...

Axel
What gweat news about Pwecious!!!
I came by to wish you and youw family a vewy Happy Passsovew
smoochie kisses
Asta

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Axel...we're so happy to hear Precious was found...does she have a blog??? Tell her parents we were all thinkin' about her and were thrilled when we read the news!!!

Thanks for 'splainin' Passover to us Axel...we were clueless!!! So...no toast hmm...does that include hard rolls??

Does rawhide have wheat in it...like if the cow eats the grain?

Scruse me, Axel...it's Lacie...forgive Scruffy's stooooopid questions...he has a tennis ball for a brain....

Happiest of Passovers to you Axel, Sweetie...hope ur mom's eye is better!!!

Lacie

Jake of Florida said...

Ax,

FYI, The legs in the photo on the left are actually part of a Diego Rivera print -- the Flower Seller -- that is Mom's favorite.

The legs in the photo with Just Harry are my Dad's!!

Sorry you didn't get to go to a seder -- there's nothing like a wire fox terrier (or two) to liven things up!!!

We hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday!!

Your pals

Jake and Just Harry