October 5, 2021

The Adventures of Periwinle and Stinky


Perwinkle was napping under a sun puddle and dreaming of her boyfriend Stinky.  WAIT!  WHAT?  WHY WASN'T SHE AT THE TELEPORTATION TUNNEL??? Did she forget it's Tuesday???  No worries.  All is well.  Periwinkle and Stinky got special purrmission from their parents to have their adventure yesterday but promised to wait till today to share it with you.

Flashback to yesterday:

Periwinkle waited at the Teleportation Tunnel for her special guy to arrive.  She heard a little rumble and then the WOOSH and he flew out right into her paws.  As always, they spent time whisker kissing, paw patting, and just catching up with each other.   When he looked around, Stinky gasped "OMC I see PTUs out...are we going to the VET????????   Periwinkle chuckled and said they were not and it was all part of why he was here on a Monday. 

 Stinky said he did wonder 
why he was at Periwinkle's house a day early.  "Today is the Feast of St Francis and you and I and Raz and Reesie are going to the Blessing of the Pets."  Stinky was excited since they never did anything like this before.   They all piled in Mom Sharon's car and headed to Patrick Air Force Base St George Catholic Community to be blessed.

Stinky hopped into the car to check on Raz and Reesie and to make sure they were comfortable and secure.

When he was satisfied they were okay, he got into the back seat with Periwinkle and they both buckled up for the ride.

On the way, Periwinkle told Stinky a little about the history of the blessing of the animals.  "Animal lovers around the planet will gather today for annual services of the Blessing of the Animals, a custom originating in the 13th century, attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, who held a great sense of care and respect for each creature."  Periwinkle also explained that because of that nasty virus, this year would be different and would be a drive-up blessing.

As they pulled up they watched as other pets got their blessings.  There was a cool woofie in front of them.

When it was their turn, Periwinkle's Mom introduced them all to Father Red and he did the blessing and put a cross in Holy Water on their carriers.

They also got very nice St. Francis medals.  It was cool because one side was for woofies and the other was for kitties!

As they headed back to Periwinkle's house, Stinky started scritching up his nose and finally said "Periwinkle, I smell something VERY BAD."   Perwinkle laughed so hard she almost fell out of her seatbelt.  "Stinky, I am pretty sure my brofur Raz has kept his title as a PTU Pooper."  The two tabbies started to giggle and pinch their noses with their paws and giggle even harder (much to Raz's dismay).

When they got back to Periwinkle's house, the two couldn't wait to go outside for snacks and to get away from Mr. Smellybutt (aka Raz) who needed a butt bath.  

After their snacks, the two felt it was safe to go back inside the house without having to use clothespins for their noses and they watched some videos from other Blessings a few years ago.



2019 - Angel Allie got a special blessing at that one because of her age.

If you are on Facebook and want to see other photos from the Blessing, click HERE

Soon it was time for Stinky to leave for home.  The two spent some time whisker kissing, paw patting, and just holding paws.  They both agreed that (other than Raz's accident) it was a fun day.  "It will sure be strange not being with you on Tuesday, but I am glad we got to go to the Blessing together," said Stinky.  Periwinkle agreed and, with a WOOOSH, he was off for home.


easyweimaraner said...

we love the idea so much, sadly it is not common here... but the mama said anyway we need an eggs-orcist more... no iea what it means LOL

My Mind's Eye said...

What an absolute purrfect day. I always enjoy when your Mom shows us this. Periwinle and Stinky you look adorable all sitting in the backseat secured with your kitty belts
Hugs Cecilia

Kitties Blue said...

That was a good adventure. Mom saw yesterday was St. Francis of Assisi feast day. She also remembers when flat Mau went along for the blessing. And we see that Reesie got her photo on Facebook. Cool! Stinky should be used to the PTU Pooper perfume (tee hee), as his counterpart is also known for that. We are so happy that P & S got to be blessed. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet
Sawyer sends Noelle a bajillion whisker kisses and all his love! 💖💓

Katie Isabella said...

OH you two had the best go adventures! Mom has a medal for me. But I haven't been to a blessing. If they could be done in the car, she would take me. Raz! I wouldn't have thought it of you!!!

Pam and Teddy said...

What a VERY VERY special adventure Stinky and Periwinkle had together today. Getting a blessing together on this special day for animals is something they will never forget I bet! As for Raz and his "SPECIAL TALENT" (haha), at least he hasn't broken the record for being a consistent PTU POOPER!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

Sandee said...

I always love your adventures. Thanks for taking us along and tell your moms how much we appreciate your adventures.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Hugs to your moms. ♥

pilch92 said...

What a great way to spend St. Francis' feast day. I wish my church still did the blessings. XO

Brian said...

Such a wonderful thing you two. We haven't been blessed since our favorite Priest got transferred, he used to come to our house to bless us.

da tabbies o trout towne said...



reesie; we iz buzzed happee ewe getted de blessing thiz yeer; we due knot haz facebook sew we canna see thiz yeerz blessingz sew thanx for sharin de flash bax mooveez !!!

did everee one hafta stay in ther carz... ore did ewe guyz knot wanna get out inta de crowd ???

we N joyed this add venturez and raz...thatz oh kay dood, and we noe st francis wood say....de same thing ;) ☺☺♥♥

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

We took my childhood cat Patch to be blessed once or twice. It was a lovely event.

meowmeowmans said...

That is such a great way to spend the day together, Periwinkle and Stinky. That St. Francis is our hero!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

They do the Animal Blessing here, too.

Minko was a PTU pooper and or pidddler...yuck, LOL!

So glad they didn't cancel it, and happy that you got to go, too, Stinky!

Unknown said...

St Feancis Feast Day wasn't lost on the 5 of you. We didn't realize their was a day like this.