The Christmas spirit hits a dog and a bunny

Our rescue mutt, Ellie B, watches a backyard bunny in Syracuse, N.Y.

Our rescue mutt, Ellie B, watches a backyard bunny in Syracuse, N.Y.

Today is a day to reflect, appreciate and rejoice.

Even Ellie B, aka Dogamous Pyle, appears to be in the proper spirit.

Two days ago, I caught our dear rescue mutt pausing her usual morning routine.

Dog spots bunny at the back of the yard. She does not rush out and pursue, like she does with so many squirrels every day of her life. Instead, Ellie B stills. She watches the bunny closely. And the bunny stops. It watches the dog.

They remained in this lock-of-nature for 10 more than minutes. I’d like to call it mutual respect. Admiration, even.

Today, the view outside my house is quite different. Mother Nature worked some magic, a little yesterday and more overnight. So below, I give those not equally blessed a shot snapped a moment ago from our kitchen window. Here is a White Christmas.

Merry Christmas from Syracuse, N.Y., to you and yours from me and mine.

Yes, it is a White Christmas this morning in Syracuse, N.Y.

Yes, it is a White Christmas this morning in Syracuse, N.Y.

20 thoughts on “The Christmas spirit hits a dog and a bunny

  1. Ah, memories … (beautiful photos). I recall my Cocker Spaniel, Rusty, that I had when I was a kid. The rabbit was almost completely out of sight before he decided to give chase. Thankfully, the bunny had a great start and was not captured. 🙂

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  2. I’m really glad you got your white Christmas Mark. I’m equally glad we did not. That white stuff is a 4 letter word around here because it always covers a thick layer of a 3 letter word called ice.

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  3. Merry Christmas to all from sunny Florida…a comfortable 74 in Orlando. Nothing like practicing my sand shots in the backyard waiting to open Christmas presents! Do miss the Christmas snow though….

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  4. What a difference a day makes! There’s nothing quite like waking up to snow — and sunshine — on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas, Mark!

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