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Friday, July 09, 2010

Bless The Beasts And The...Hedgehogs Too?!

I just wanted to show you all some pictures from the pet blessing that was held on July 4th in our nearby park. We had one around Easter time too, but Parental Unit forgot her camera. She must think I need all the help I can get, cause she gets me blessed at every opportunity. Wonder why?

  Here's the scene as we approached-there were a lot of folks considering the scorching heat.

Here's the "laying on of the hands" as I get blessed by the lovely pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Dr. Kathryn Dwyer. Sure hope it "takes"!

And here I am befriending the lady with the treats offered to each pet after the blessing. Notice pooch behind me (so to speak) trying to horn in on the treat action. Well, I never!

Here the pastor is blessing a stuffed animal that a little girl brought ( I ate its treat!).

    And the picture you've all been waiting for-the hedgehog!

One problem: Parental Unit kinda forgot that it was really a live animal and wasn't watching my reaction...until I tried to jump up and grab it-whoops!
Good thing I was a little slow on the uptake!


3 doxies said...

Dude, I need all da helps too...ever time we pass a church mum asks if I needs to repent sumptin and they not even Catholic ...they Southern Bapbtist....hehehehe!
Who da heck has a hedghog as a pet anyways???????

Bocci said...

Everyone needs a little help now and then, Puddles!
We both kinda freaked when we saw that hedgehog, though-just sayin'

Your buddy,

Anonymous said...

I don't really care if they blessed the hedgehog... just tell me they drew the line at squirrels.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That's so nice!!! A real Hedgehog!!! I have a stuffed one! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

A real, live hedgehog, huh? The only ones I've ever seen are stuffed and squeakers in them! And hey, you got to score on the treats! Sounds like a great day to me!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bocci!
I agree with you. We always need help. Glad you went there to get blessed! The hedgehog is sooo cute!
Kisses and hugs

Inky and Molly said...

We feel blessed that you got blessed! Bless you!

Duke said...

We've never seen a live hedgehog before! How cool!
We're glad you got blessed, Bocci!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Bocci said...

Yep, Tank, rest assured that there were no squirrels blessed!
We must continue our crusade!

Your buddy,

Bocci said...

Hey Holly and Fiona! I'm sending Parental Unit on a search for a stuffed hedgehog with a sqeaker-we've seen a real one but not a stuffed one!
And do I love my furry squeaker toys!

Your buddy,

Bocci said...

Inky and Molly, Maggie Mae, and Maggie and Mitch-blessings right back to ya! It was fun to get blessed-and the biscuits immediately following didn't hurt either!

Your buddy,

Marg said...

That sounds like a wonderful thing to do to bless all the animals, even the stuffed ones. This is our first visit here and it is a very nice blog. We will follow you and would love for you to put us on your blog roll as we will do for you.

Bocci said...

Thanks so much, Marg - glad you enjoyed!
We will certainly follow and blogroll your blog-can hardly wait to visit!

Your buddy,

P.S. When the pastor patiently blessed that girl's stuffed animal, Parental Unit started tearing up :-)

Finni said...

Did she lay on hands on the hedgehog too? only that can get very spiky.
I've come across these spiky fellas in our garden, got so excited I had to bite something except the hedgehog (I'm not stoopid!) so the railings got it.
Nice touch this blessing thing.
Finni xx

Bocci said...

You are one smart pooch, Finni, biting something else instead of a spikey hedgehog! Don't know if I'd be that savvy :-)

Talk with you soon.

Your buddy,

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