Listening to: God and Dog by Wendy J. Francisco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY
Thought for the day: If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~St. Francis of Assisi
Today my church hosted a community service to bless our animals. I took Pearl. She wanted to leave as soon as we got there. A neighbor of mine suggested that Pearl may have thought we were attending a last rites ceremony. I’m not sure what she thought. Anyway, Pearl and I joined other neighbors and their pets in song, prayer, and special blessings for each pet. Oddly enough, when we began to sing a song about dogs and God, several of the dogs joined in with their own praise via barks and howls. It was surreal and perfect in a divine way. There were a few cats in attendance too. None of them sang. It was a song about dogs……..duh. I didn’t see a single dog lose their mind over the presence of the enemy. Pearl even maintained composure!
Thanks to Jay Voorhees for planning this special event. I have no doubt that Pearl is a gift to me from God. Today’s ceremony was more about me saying thanks to God than about ensuring Pearl is blessed.