Blessing of the Pets

Today is the Feast of St Francis of Assisi in the United States. Because St. Francis of Assisi is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment, pets are often brought to church and given a blessing on this day. In Québec City, the Saint-Roch Church features a gold statue of Saint Roch and his dog. …

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A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Watch

I watch you. You watch me. Inspired by A Word in Your Ear

R.I.P. Schmutt

I like to picture Schmutt arriving in heaven being greeted first by the neighbor's dog, Scooter, who died last year. Scooter, a Shetland Sheepdog, was always trying to get Schmutt's attention. Schmutt would just kick dirt in his face. Always happy Scooter liked that rascal anyway. I also like to think my great Uncle Rufus, …

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