Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Rest of the Story

This year, instead of a Seder with lots of our family and friends, it turned out that only the four of us celebrated the first night of Passover together.

Mom still made her yummy chicken soup with matzoh balls, and brisket, and she made sure we had all the special symbols for the ceremonial Seder plate. The one you see is a new modern one made of glass that our sister gave us last year.

Under the circumstances, I got to sit at the table. Just Harry could have also; but he chose to sit under the table. (Those are Dogdad's legs on the right, and mine over JH's head!)

We each had pieces of matzoh and when the time came, I got to preside over the welcoming of Elijah. Actually, since that part of the ritual involves opening the door to greet him, Mom got to do that while Dogdad held on to our collars. You never know how the evening might have turned out otherwise.

We filled the cup for Elijah -- a silver cup that belonged to Mom's grandparents. We recited the prayers. And we sang songs.

(If you're looking at the pictures on the left of the table -- they're at dog's-eye level, and are part of my Dog Bar.)

It was a lovely evening, and more than made up for the first Passover that I described in my previous post.

We like matzoh.



Joe Stains said...

That sounds like a nice little ceremony! We don't do anything like that in our house, thank dog since Mom and Dad can't sing at all.

Asta said...

That sounds like a bootiful evening...I'm so glad you and Just hawwy get to pawticipate in the family celebwation..Mommi and Daddi went to a passovew sadew a few yeaws ago to some good fwiends and said it was weally bootiful..they loved all the meaningful witooal..I like matzoh too!
I'm glad you didn't open the doow and wun out, that would not be good at all.( we love the glass plate vewy much!)
smoochie kisses

Gus said...

We have shared Seder with many friends over the years, and now we can add you guys to the list.

"Next year in Jerusalem"

gussie and muzzer

Ruby Bleu said...

That sounded like a nice evening. Happy Passover. Can you please send some matzoh ball soup? I love it when my Mom makes it, but I'm sure your Mom's is better!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Daniella said...

What a great post Jake. I did not go to the seder as my cousins had 20 people and dad and mom didn't trust me to behave...hmm

In that picture of you at the table, there is a photo in the background of legs, but left - are you sure those are your dads??? Looks like an interesting photo!!!


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

Hi Sweet Jake!!!

We came from Axel's blog, after Agatha and Archies....we are soooo educated now. Frankly we're thinkin' bout changin' religions...ur's sounds really exciting with lotsa pawsome foodie around!!

Oh Jake...we laughed at your last post about ur mom and dad gettin' ya outta that pet store situation...Mumsie has a FAB story about Scruffy, um the bathroom and other unmentionables especially on a Holiday post. Someday...he was truly awful!!!

Has the monster chased ya yet??? Ours chase us all over the carpet...I go completely ballistic...Scruffy goes half ballistic and Stan looks bored...those Dales...never use energy unless they have to....thank you so much for sharin' Passover with us...we love learnin' about customs and hearin' bout food!!!

Love ya lots!

Patience-please said...

All we can say is YUUUUUUMMMMM!!!!

wags from the whippets

Cassidy said...

Thank you for sharing, it be interesting to learn about passover.

Cassidy x

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we are dragging over PL1+2 RIGHT now to read your post..IMAGINE... YOU WERE AT THE TABLE!!!!! WE you might like to know were in our crates....and WE were NOT at the table..of course we were barking like maniacs and maybe did get into a minor squabble....but seriously......PL2 was mortified.....PERHAPS IF IT WAS LIKE THIS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT We are coming for the next years seder to your house.. We LOVE matzoh Love A+A

Simba and Jazzi said...

Its so nice that you all took part.

Simba xx

Noah the Airedale said...

It sounds like you all had a very special evening together. Happy Passover.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Lenny said...

Hi Jake! I'm glad you got to sit at the table this year. It looks like you were both very well behaved. Thanks for sharing your traditions!

LOL how funny would that be if the candidates played bitey-face instead of debating?

Your friend, Lenny

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

What a lovely evening! And you got to sit at the table? I feel that sitting at the table is my rightful place, but how can I persuade J1 & J2? Any tips? J x