I always beg for food under the table during dinner, and occasionally I will be rewarded afterwards with a share in the leftovers. Tonight was one such lucky night. My Alpha Parents placed some leftovers in my dish, and instantly my nose was twitching, trying to identify the scent. Was it a fish skin? No, I usually got to eat those before dinner. Steak? I hadn’t smelled any during the meal. No, this was a new food.
The color was unnatural: white and shiny with a trace of blue. I nudged it with my nose, only to find that the round object was slimy. My room was no place to enjoy such a treasure, and I scooped it up with my mouth and walked into the kitchen. I rolled the treat around in my mouth, still unsure as to what it was. Was it a fruit or a vegetable? Or perhaps something in between?
Resigning myself to the fact that I could not identify the treat, I decided that if it was People Food, it had to be delicious. I dropped the snack onto the ground, contemplating my next obstacle: how to eat it. Its round shape made it awkward to just take a bite out of it, because every time I tried to, the snack rolled an inch forward. And the scent- I couldn’t get over how sharp the scent was. It was something between mud and Cat excrement, or perhaps a combination of the two with salt on top. With my teeth, I managed to scrape off slivers of the treat, which I nibbled up from the ground.
A surprise awaited me after I chipped off a few chunks of bluish-white slime. A yellow sphere tumbled onto the ground. It was slightly powdery, and it stuck to my teeth and tongue. Sister Martian sat down next to me as I finished the remains of my leftover snack.
“Woody, are you enjoying your first Easter egg?”
I didn’t understand all of this question, but the word “Easter” prompted the word “Wabbit” in my head. This food was associated with Wabbits? The Easter Wabbit eats these slimy things? I had heard that vegetables were wabbit food, but this did not appear to be a vegetable. Perhaps the saying was wrong and wabbits ate this new food instead. I had been lied to!
My stomach began to twist and gurgle. Suddenly, I felt nautious. I wandered into the living room and lay down on the floor, waiting for family movie night to begin.