Blessing of Pets

@mamasaid (156)
United States
October 1, 2011 8:51pm CST
Tomorrow we are going to our first blessing of the pets. I think it is a wonderful idea and a way to bring your pet closer to the family. It sounds exciting, with all types of animals coming to the event. Everyone has to put their pet on a leash or in a cage to ensure safety and order. We have a pet bunny and he is great! I had no idea how affectionate, intelligent and responsive bunnies were until we found him. Did you ever go to a blessing of pets? What type of pet do you have? There will also be a dog pageant after the pet blessing but I think we will skip that as our bunny gets anxious around pooches.
7 responses
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
that event sounds fun but i have never attended such activity. wouldn't that be noisy? to be bringing all sorts of pets in the church? well, if i would be bringing my pet dog(that one in my pic) it would be very noisy. he's a jealous dog. he would bark anyone pets or person who would come near us that he isn't familiar or even he is familiar. then, enjoy your event tomorrow!
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I am imagining a very noisy event, can't imagine how order will be kept! I've had pets that would not make it through...I am hoping bunny doesn't get nervous or we'll have to leave.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
well, i hope bunnies don't panic to noises. good luck on your event tomorrow!
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
3 Oct 11
He did great - it was held outdoors and very organized. What a great experience! Everyone loved the bunny, as there were mostly dogs (and a couple of cats and horses). He is a puffy lionhead and irresistible, if you ask me :)
@sholokoy (16)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
This is a good idea. Its makes your pets more close to the family and closer to god. I wish my pets would also be blessed. Keep it up.
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
3 Oct 11
Thank you! It did make us feel closer to each other and God - bunny really enjoyed the experience and so did we.
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
That's a good idea. I didn't know there's such thing that happen. And also our pets become part of the family so they also deserve that.
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
3 Oct 11
My honey bunny is definitely a beloved family member and he loved getting petted by the children and blessed.
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
I love pets but since I got asthma I cannot take a dog or cat as pet. I pick a goldfish instead. They are so easy to care for. I got this naughty goldfish who I named Fishy. Whenever I buy another fish she kills it even if it the same species. I am not familiar with my pet's gender though. I presume she has her reasons for wanting to be privately swimming alone in the fish tank.
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
2 Oct 11
Breathing problems made me decide not to get another cat when my beloved one passed. I never expected a bunny would be alright. I've had fish and frogs...sometimes one can be very aggressive and wants the tank all to themselves.
@rollylolly (2707)
• India
2 Oct 11
I have never experienced such an event . It sounds exciting but I personally feel that it would make the church noisy and cumbersome . It could have been arranged in a seperate place . This event is more of a ritualistic affair than of spiritualistic . Anyways , hope you have a nice time . God bless you !
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I really am wondering about the noise. I am not sure if all of it takes place in the church - I think some of the event will be conducted outdoors, which seems more appropriate. God bless :)
@Fire10 (293)
• United States
2 Oct 11
PETA would like this... Personally I find this beyond odd as a religious practice. People can do what they want but I see no Christian foundation for it - seems kinda like Playstation side by side with sermons. Maybe someone could fill me in on where this is coming from? Maybe I'd just keep the pet convention as a separate activity as to not... hmmm... detract from or mitigate things that are actually important or sacred - Like crucifixion, salvation, and worship.
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I questioned this, too - there was a discussion about St. Francis and kindness to all creatures. It made me think about how we use animals and ways I could be better. Still a work in progress...
@teenal (970)
• Ireland
2 Oct 11
Our church did this a few years ago and it was great. There were a great variety of pets attending and it was great fun.It felt a bit odd at first as the church is usually a quiet place and there was uproar with dogs all barking and cats meowing and birds sqwaking but it was really good. It also got people talking which was great. You will have a great time.
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
2 Oct 11
Now I am even more excited about it. I heard the church would be filled with animals of all kinds. I can't wait to go, it sounds like an incredible experience and social for everyone.