The Continuing Escapades of Hairy the Hare (Easter Bunny, Esq)

Our new youth series is an episodic adventure featuring the Easter Bunny's visit to the UPG! Input and ideas from the comments section will determine the future of Hairy's adventures! Make sure to add your thoughts in the comments.

Special thanks to Diane Horoschock for illustrating Hairy for us in today's post!

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CHAPTER TWO! The Errant Egg

“The righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

- Matthew 25:37-40

Well! Mrs. Terry made a long list, checked it twice, and passed it off to Hairy. His mission was underway to make new friends in the UPG!

He hopped along Stefko Boulevard and over the bridge and made his way to the house of Mrs. Rosemary. You may know her if you ever hang out at St. Peter’s campus. She’s a kind lady with great stories. She plays bingo like nobody’s business, and she has a granddaughter that’s probably about YOUR age.

Mrs. Rosemary’s door is hidden in a secret place, and Hairy accidentally knocked on the wrong house! Can you imagine the surprise of Mrs. Rosemary’s neighbor, a ten year old girl in pigtails who opened the door to a six-foot-tall Easter bunny? Fortunately Hairy fixed the situation with some early Easter eggs stored in his pocket (how the Easter bunny has pockets even I do not know!)

“Over here!” Mrs. Rosemary called from her secret entrance. Hairy said goodbye to the neighbor and hopped along to Mrs. Rosemary’s door.

“Mrs. Terry said you would be here,” Mrs. Rosemary said with a big smile. “I thought you might be hungry, hopping all the way from the Light of Christ campus. Come in and have some carrot stew.”

For bunnies, carrot stew is the greatest delicacy eggs could buy. Hairy couldn’t believe his luck. He slurped the stew so fast Mrs. Rosemary had to suggest he use a napkin to wipe his furry face.