Some of you may belong to churches that routinely bless animals around October fourth, the date of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Our church doesn’t do that, but my husband has a friend, and his wife owns an upscale pet boutique. And you already know that I love animals. 🙂
Anyway, our friends invited my husband to come to their pet store and bless the animals this past Saturday. Hubby thought the idea a little unusual, but I told him that St. Francis did it, so why couldn’t he? Plus, what better way to tell people that God loves their animals . . . and them, too. A lot of people won’t mind going to a pet store, but they won’t come to a church, and so . . . off he went, down to St. Petersburg.
Hubby says he prayed over 75 dogs–and their owners. I’m thrilled. He did mention, however, that most of the dogs were of the three-pound variety, so I’m thinking that I should have grabbed one of my pups and taken them down there to show those folks what a REAL dog looks–and smells–like. Hubby also came home with some lovely spray cologne that makes Babe smell like baby powder. It’s wonderful. 🙂
Here’s a video clip of hubby blessing the animals, Florida style. Enjoy!