Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday critter blogging
The blessing of the beasts

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On the feast of St. Francis (October 4), in the city of St. Francis, about 40 pets and some 75 people were well and truly blessed last night at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in the Mission district.

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Dogs and their friends waited for the service to begin.

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By the opening hymn, the aisle was a tangle of leashed pets.

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Who's this?

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Even rats can be loved.

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There was even a gecko -- "Scout" -- who was molting.

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People and pets seemed to have a great time.

6 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jan, these pictures are wonderful. Wow! Rats and a gecko!

My church is named St. John the Evangelist, too. We call it St. John's for short.

Rowan The Dog said...

What great diversity in your church's pet population! Enjoyed the photos.

Jan said...

Great pictures!

sfmike said...

That is the gayest thing I've ever seen. Happy St. Francis Feast day.

bjohanna said...

No cats? Perhaps they're already blessed.

janinsanfran said...

Yes Betty -- I suspect that cats are already blessed or at least doubtful that they require any such attention for any outside Source. In any case, they would have hated being around all those dogs. We have had cats in the past, caged cats.

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