October 9, 2019

Wordy Wednesday - Blessing of the Pets

Last week was the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  As you know, Mom always takes us to get blessed.  We usually go to Patrick Air Force Base but this year they didn't do it because they do not have a priest right now.  Mom decided it was too far to go to our own church so we went to one closer to home.  Holy Name of Jesus is only 3 miles as opposed to our Church which is closer to 14 miles.

Mom was a bit concerned about Noelle since her only other trip in the PTU was when we evacuated.  THIS happened when we got about half a block from home and only got worse.  By the time we were almost to A1A (about 1/2 mile) Noelle was in such a panic and panting that Mom turned around to take her home.


Mom took this REALLY LOUSY photo of us waiting to be blessed.  There were TONS of dogs barking the whole time and only 3 other cats.

Mom took a video of the actual Blessing.  It's a little hard to hear because of the wind and barking dogs but you can see how well attended it was.


True to form, Raz kept his title as PTU Pooper!  We didn't even make it TO the Blessing when he earned it!  Fortunately, Mom puts wee wee pads in his PTU so it's an easy cleanup!

We went up to Father Scott to thank him after the blessing was over and Mom told him Allie was 17.  He said that deserved a special blessing so we got blessed twice!  Pretty cool, huh?


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

This is such a cool event. What a bummer that Noelle was so scared. I'm glad Allie got blessed twice!

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad you got blessed. That's really neat that the priest gave you both a special blessing, Raz and Allie. We are sorry Noelle was so scared that she missed out. :(

Eastside Cats said...

For so many years, many religions didn't treat animals as sentient beings. It's terrific that Father Scott blessed everybody; with two legs and four!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

at least the priest was happy !!! :)

guyz....we think thiz bee total lee awesum....noelle; allie getted an extree blessing for her self...may bee her will sharez with ewe; we understand bout de hole carrier thing.....raz....984 pawz UP dood... ☺☺☺

we think ewe all iz veree brave; ther WAZ a lot oh dawgz ther { wavez two ewe french bulldawg } ☺☺

ewe iz brave... ore mom iz.....one oh de other !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

we couldna heer any sound { de pea sea we iz on } but it for sure waz windy !!! thanx for sharin ~~~~

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh no Raz....you really did have the poop scared out of you. Bless your heart.
Hugs Cecilia

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

How lovely that you got blessed!

pilch92 said...

I love this tradition. How sweet that Allie got a double blessing. XO

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We took my childhood cat Patch to be blessed once. Such a lovely event.

The Island Cats said...

This is such a good thing but we’re sorry Noelle was so scared and couldn’t go.