Saturday, October 13, 2007

Blessing of the Animals at Holy Family

What a great turnout! The parishioners of Holy Family and their companion animals came out in full force on Saturday. (The unofficial count is 17 dogs, 11 cats, and one rubber chicken.)

Father Keith did a wonderful job, first blessing all Animals of the World, those to the North, to the East, to the South, and to the West.

The he bestowed a personal blessing on each individual animal (including the Rubber Chicken):
Kristin, our Parish Administrative Assistant, gets a blessing for her dog.

Lee and her kitties...

Grendel behaved so well! I was very proud of him.

There was a wonderful service with music, and they played Grendel's favorite hymn, "All Creatures of Our Lord and King"! There were doggie and cat treats for the quadrupeds, and other treats for the bipeds. ("Don't get them mixed up," Father Keith urged us.)

This is Kathleen's beagle. Isn't she lovely?

Oh, and here's the Rubber Chicken.

Yes, it is!


Cecilia said...

Grendel looks like a real love.

Lapinbizarre said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks.

(Followed link from MP)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Lovely pictures, Agha.

Rowan The Dog said...

Wow. It looks like you had a swell time. I wish I could have been there.



Aghaveagh said...

Rowan, Grendel says that he would love to meet you, and not just to bite you. He thinks you are great!

Diane said...

Can Scout play with Grendel and Rowan (when Rowan is out of quarantine?)

Aghaveagh said...

Oh, gosh. Grendel has been so good lately that it gives me hope he may want to play with other dogs.

And he cried when I told him about Rowan.

Diane said...

Scout's ears went down. She is so sad about Rowan.