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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blessing Of The Animals

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We always wait every October 4th to take our beloved pets on the Feast of Saint Francis to church. How very often we have had interesting experiences with them...like the time our loved bird Christie,began calling out her name during the final blessing..or when we took Angus the very first year, only to have him lunge at the hooded monk....I can still remember the G-dog throwing his head back and howling when Father Richard sprinkled him with holy water ( it reminded me more of an exorcism than celebration! )

Today Becky experienced her very first official feast day....with about fifty other pets...kinda funny how they all arrived at once!"Hmmmmmm...feeling a little zhy Becky?"



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".....Uh no Ma I can handle it fine..I mean I'm in good company, right?"

...."I mean Pa won't drop me or anything, right?
Whoa.....look at that dog over there....he kinda look's like my pal Nigel!"
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....."hey that dog's a therapy dog!Way to go buddy!"
".....gulp...my turn now Pa...uh ok, but make certain Ma stays near by , Ok?"
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"It won't hurt, I mean to get blessed, right? I better lap up a little of that holy water to hold me over 'til we get back home!"
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"WOW! I feel like a new dog already! Thank you Padre!"
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"Hey everyone.....it didn't hurt at all...go on and get your own special blessing now!"
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"OK Ma, Pa, I'm ready to roll now!"
Thank you very much to the wonderful clergy at the Church of Saint Dominic for a beautiful ceremony....and a very Happy Feast Day tomorrow to all!


  1. What a pawesome assortment of furry furiends!

    Thanks fur sharing them!

    Woo did furry well Becky!


  2. What a great day!! We need to talk our minister into doing that!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  3. You did very well with all of those other animals around you, Becky. Mom is not so sure that we would be as angelic as you were!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Hi Becky and Nancy,
    What a great post!!! You looked so cute Becky:)
    You are smart a and confident girl Becky!!
    Thanks for sharing that with us!
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

  5. hi strawberry!

    i love that tradition and wish we had it in
    the methodist liturgy!

    your becky is so sweet!

  6. miss becky,
    you did a grrreat job at the ceremony!! i might have gotten a smidge distracted with all those other doggies there, but you were totally full of the manners!

    the booker man