Blessing of the Animals


Have to love a minister who wears jeans under her robes and welcomes dogs into the church for Sunday services. Today was the annual Blessing of the Animals at the Waquoit Congregational Church. Dogs, cats, birds were all welcome. Last year, there was even a pony.

Daisy drank the holy water, so she should be good to go for the coming year. To be fair, it was in a dog bowl. She also gave the minister a big, sloppy kiss. She had a good time!

There was a quote on the program that I think is worth sharing and remembering.

” There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.”  ( Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty )


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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