"Free puppies and 25% off tickets!" That was the subject line of the Boston Ballet promotional email that landed in my inbox this morning.
I kind of blacked out for a second.
BOSTON BALLET IS GIVING AWAY FREE PUPPIES! BOSTON BALLET IS GIVING AWAY FREE PUPPIEEEEEEES!!!
And then I remembered that it's April 1st, and my dream of frolicking with little baby doggies dressed in little baby tutus died a slow, sad death.
At least they gave us a picture of a puppy.
But hey, nice work, BB. And the 25% off tickets thing is for real, so, Bostonians, get on that!
(UPDATE: I've been informed that the fun continues on the Boston Ballet Facebook page, where the company has introduced its newest "pup-erinas":)
They didn't name these lovelies, but might we suggest Anna Pawlova, Barkot Fonteyn, and Alicia Wooflonso?
Enjoy the silliest day of the year, everyone. May your dance teacher terrify you with impossible combinations, only to scream "April Fools!" as the pianist cues up; may you and your dance friends repay her by swapping barre spots every time she turns her back.