With a busy writing schedule lately, I haven’t had time to take Finn McSpool on any local or far away adventures, but he said, “That’s no excuse not to do a blog post about me!” (because you know how he is) and insisted we do a little spring-/Easter-themed photo shoot (again, because you know how he is).
As I was mentally preparing for this ordeal, I had to step outside for a few moments and enjoy the peace of my garden where my first tulip had just bloomed.
Full that bit of zen, I was ready for my monster modeling session. In a rare moment of sharing the limelight, Finn had called up a couple friends to start things off.
Then Finn started to worry his bunny buddies might be cuter (and better dressed) than him, so he snapped at them to “just go hop off” while he finished his work. After starting out on such a good paw, this Beastie was getting diva-level cranky and repeatedly said, “Modeling is harder than it looks” and “these amateurs simply don’t understand.”
Still, I managed to get him into an Easter “basket” complete with speckled brown eggs straight from the chicken’s cloaca. As he was standing there, I could hear rumbling even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky to indicate an approaching thunderstorm.
While I was setting up the next shot, all the strange props prompted a question from Finn, “What in the world is Easter? National Rabbit and Egg Day?”
“No, it’s when the Christians say Jesus came back from the dead—”
“Oh I don’t like zombie stories.”
“Don’t worry because really it’s just the early church’s usurpation of pagan rituals and symbols of rebirth and— Oh no!!”
“No, Finn, get away, you’re about to—”
Ugh, too late.
Apparently all that crankiness and rumbling was due to my forgetting to feed Finn before his “work” day. Lesson learned: Keep your monsters fed…and keep them away from the jelly beans.
With Finn fed and the photo shoot complete, I needed to get back outside before facing the rest of my day. And wouldn’t you know it, there was another sure sign of spring just waiting to have its photo snapped and looking lovely without requiring any jelly beans.
Whether you’re celebrating zombies or the springtime ritual of rebirth, have a great Easter and be sure to have enough jelly beans to keep your monsters happy!! See you next Wednesday!!!