Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for December 22, 2021

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    wjones  almost 2 years ago

    Some Churches do that. usually in the Spring.

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    alasko  almost 2 years ago

    I think Ludwig is a Mousepretirian.

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    Sionyx  almost 2 years ago

    Dad took one of our cats to the Blessing of the Pets at our church on the feast day of St. Francis.


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  4. Whatever  almost 2 years ago

    They should do it. Makes it way easier to plan, especially if you need to allow social distancing.

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    crookedwolf Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    It’s a lead-up to Luddie’s annual speaking part!

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    DebUSNRet Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    We used to have it in October.

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    jarvisloop  almost 2 years ago

    Blessing pets once a year is just.

    After all, they have blessed us with their companionship every day of the year.

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    tauyen  almost 2 years ago

    Sent a donation to your local Humane Society – or better yet, adopt an animal as that would bless both of you.

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    Brian Fink  almost 2 years ago

    The Eastern Orthodox patron of animals is St. Modestos, celebrated on Dec 16th.

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    ScullyUFO  almost 2 years ago

    Good luck getting Luddy into the cat carrier – he equates that thing to shots at the vets

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    Tyge Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    In case anyone wondered. An old myth goes that at midnight on Christmas Eve animals are given the gift of speech in honor of their presence in the stable at the birth of Christ. An ox and donkey, sheep and lambs have been depicted in the manger scene since the fourth century, at least.

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    boydjb47  almost 2 years ago

    Pets are wonderful but let’s put humans first. Maybe donate to a right to life organization or battered women’s shelter.

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    snookdog69  almost 2 years ago

    churches don,t do anything for free.

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    david_42  almost 2 years ago

    If I brought Sheela ‘Destroyer of Gardens and Christmas wreaths’ to church, it would not be a blessing.

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    klapre  almost 2 years ago

    Don’t forget the “Blessing of the Fleet” in coastal communities.

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    Going Nuts  almost 2 years ago

    Reminds me of the belly wub strip.

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    Jason Allen  almost 2 years ago

    Reminds me of an episode of Vicar of Dibley.

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    jonesbeltone  almost 2 years ago

    My kitty is a blessing to me-I would be so lonely without her.

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    DawnQuinn1  almost 2 years ago

    Mine does in on Christmas Eve afternoon. The church is ALWAYS packed with people who love their pets. Like of tough to bless a parrot that won’t shut up tho. lol

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    mourdac Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Bless the beasts and the children. How we treat them says much about us.

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    raybarb44  almost 2 years ago

    Church! What is that pray tell?…..

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    paranormal  almost 2 years ago

    They better have different times for dogs and cats…

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    j.l.farmer  almost 2 years ago

    wish they did that here. my min pin crossed over the Rainbow Bridge 4 months ago and i adopted a dachshnd on Dec 16th. that service wold make my holidays happier and brighter!

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  almost 2 years ago

    Buy a ticket anyway.

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    candomarty Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    If you think Episcopalians are the only denominations to bless animals, you really need to get out more…

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    linda.shockley0715  almost 2 years ago

    Close to St Francis’ saint day since he was patron saint of animals.

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    whenlifewassimpler  almost 2 years ago

    Hi all I am wishing all of you a wonderful Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. I made it to my birthday today and 67 years old and we made up our birthday pizza yesterday for dinner tonight and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day….mmm looks good. Hoping I can eat it, wish me luck. Still in a lot of pain, stomach and back but doing a bit better. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve, and Day and the New Year is a good one for you. All the best to all of you……Sue

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    mafastore  almost 2 years ago

    Most churches here were remote only for Christmas. Husband watched mass on TV on the Diocese channel and I watched with him, same as I go to church with him for Christmas and Easter. (I am Jewish.)

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