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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Blessing of the Animals

My Pawents don't nowmally go to chuwch,but we like to go be with all ouw doggie neighbows to this event on St Fwancis of Assisssi day..he loved a ll living cweatoowes they say..and that's a vewy good thing!
This was befowe I got sick...the blessing of the animals..thewe is a vewy big spectacoolaw vewsion at the Cathedwal of StJohn The Divine..where they have ephelants and evewything, but this is just a little local chuwch in ouw neighbowhood..thewe's cats,and bunnies and biwds,and of couwse doggies galowe
I apologise for the bluwwy pictoowes,but Mommi kept getting jostled,and we kept mooving hehehe..but most of the time we all behaved vewy well and sat in the pews like little angels

This is my fwiend Rudi..he hasn't been well lately and has spent way too much time at the vets, he's finally feeling bettew fow now at least..I suwe hope the blessing helps him stay well.
This Welsh Tewwiew looked like a little sheep dog he was such a fuzzy cutie
This handsome boy is Harry so vewy well behaved
This is my little fwiend Bacci fwom the wun..isn't she a cutie?Thewe wewe lots of doggies we didn't know but I thought you would like to see the vawiety

I was swiveling my head fwom side to side to twy to catch all the doggies as they went by

hoomans and theiw pets went up the isle to the fwont to get the blessings....it's pawsome
some of the doggies wewe weally big,so the ministew had to scwunch down to bless them

I twied to see how many of the doggies wewe familiaw..a lot of them I've seen walking in the neighbowhood,but we don't know each othew well......

can you see the bootiful banana I'm weawing..it was made by Butchy and Snickews' Mama..it has a tewwier pwinted on it..I also think the combination of wed,pink and owange is especially nice fow a giwl
It's awaays fun to gossip aftew chuwch,hehehe

Aftewawds..we all went to the schoolyawd fow weception with punch and cookies both Daddi and I wewe walkinfgfunny cause I was pulling and he was slumping..(tall guys do that appeawantly)So what do you think my fwiendz??do I look especially angelic aftew my getting all blessed up??


Duke said...

It's nice that the church does this and they even allow dogs inside! They do it here too but I've only heard of it done on a school playground before. There are sure lots of dogs getting blessed!

Love ya lots,

Joe Stains said...

Thank Dog you didnt have to do a confession to get a blessing, you'd have to tell about jumping up to get that food and then you'd have to say some like hail harrys or whatever that stuff is!!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Angelic & very posh in pink!

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh I see your halo Asta...but than I have always thought you were an angel!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Agatha and Archie said...

You always look angelic little one( except that time when you.......OUR LIPS ARE SEALED!!!) Love A+A

Lizzy said...

Oh most definitely! You look jsut like an angel!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta.
We have heard of those blessing but here we don't have them! I only have a St. Francis of Assis medal that was blessed at the church!
There is no doubt you look like an Angel!
Have a good night

Frasier said...

Hi Asta,
Thats something most doggies dont get to do!
I think i saw Balboa there.
PS:Were those your mommas feeties in the last picture.My momma swore they were since she said she wore the bestest shoes!

Kirby said...


How exciting that you went and got your blessing. I'm supposed to go and get mine this weekend. Mom says I better be a good boy, just like little Asta was at her blessing. Hopefully I'll behave just like you. Bless you our little angel Asta!


Boo Casanova said...

so sweet. you brought your pawrents to the chuwch! so did you get the latest gossip around the neighbourhood afterwards??

wet wet licks


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Asta, we were wondering if there were any naughty growley dogs or were they all well behaved?
It is a great idea. We wish they did that here where we live.

Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

leah said...

i just got back from ny yesterday (didn't make it to moma--i ran out of time!), and while visiting st. mark's church-in-the-bowery sunday morning there was a doggie sitting there with his girl during the service. it wasnt a special service for dogs like the one you went to, and he was the only one there, but it was SO COOL because i've never been to a church with dogs there before. nyc is the BEST!

Faya said...

Ah St-François d'Assise. Notre saint à nous.... Je suis contente pour toi. Et oui oui tu as l'air angélique et surtout prête à faire d'autre bêt...à vivre d'autres aventures...
Bisous à tous,

Anonymous said...

that is so cool!!! how nice that they let all of you in the church :) you look bootiful in the bandana. were you the only wire there?

how's your eye now? do you still have to put the goopy stuff in? i hope it's only in your one eye. your vet is very pretty! mine is a round guy with no hair but he's extra nice :) i love his voice it makes me feel safe.


Gus said...

We hope your eye is feeling better, and agree that you look very sweet and angelic in the pictures. Muzzer also thinks it is neat that you get to go into the church. Here they do them outside, like up on the mountain in Scottsdale and out in Mracopa cabana.


Lacy said...

woofies asta!!! hmmm girlie like sumbody said way up ders, good thingy no confession..bet ur halo was a lil tarnisheded after ur pawty....sum good lookin furkids in there....and u wuz a verwy good girlie...and i got another blog fur u to checkout...http://mypawpals.blogspot.com/ post for sept 29...its soooooooo funnies...had leaky eyes...

b safe,

Nugget said...

Hi Asta,
Now that sounds like a great church. I loved all of the pictures too!


Lacy said...

woofies asta, had to come back heres to finds that blog, i forgots it...wasnt that toooo funs..i will haff to memeber how to do it nows..

b safe,

the many Bs said...

we think we can see a little halo around your head now, Asta.

Lacy said...

woofies girlie, check out snoopy n smoke's blog dey got u in da spotlite...and yessss ur stanley was sooo sweets, made me blushes...


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Asta, you look bootiful in that last picture. There sure is many doggies there. Do you think the church will bless hammies too?

~ Girl girl

Anonymous said...

Asta dat looked fun! very pawsome pix as well! & i tink that's a rily cool churchy eh?

Vel & gals

Simba and Jazzi said...

All the doggies went to church, how cool is that. Mummy says its not a good idea to try and take me across hallowed ground.

Simba xx

Urban Smoothie Read said...

nice meeting all ur frens at d church

Stanley said...

Asta Girl!!

You ALWAYS look angelic, even when you're being ornery. Very cool you got to go into church and get all blessed up. Did they have special punch & cookies for the doggies & kitties?

My girl says that God must have a sense of humor ~ just look at dogs. But I could say the same thing about hoomans ~ all that variety, and just as many doofuses among them (or more) than among us doggies.

Goober love,

Pee Ess
Hope you goobery eyes are all well soon!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Asta,
Oh my... you met with so many friends!! And you are a real angel, both inside and out!

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Aww this made me well*up a bit Asta...how adorable. I think now,you will be blessed forever, even though I think you always have been :O)
The St Francis of Assisi person was a great person, cause he understood that ALL life is valuable, from Freddie the leaf to the smallest of all life, to the biggest of all life and everything in between.
I hope your eye is better!
Golden Hugs

Amber-Mae said...

Ooooh, you doggies get blessed too? That's sooo cool. Churches here don't so that altho I'll be willing to be blessed too. Chloe should be blessed to loose weight. Faith should be blessed to eat more coz she loves to fast & me? I wanna be blessed to be MORE famous! Hehehehe... Okay, I sound sooo cocky. That pink bandanna looks nice on you, suits you! And I hope your friend will get well after all those blessings.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lenny said...

Hi Asta! You do look angelic. Thanks for telling us about this because I want to go get blessed tomorrow. My mom's church doesn't do it, but a different one right around the corner does the blessing outside.

Your friend, Lenny

Miss Reina said...

Hi Asta,

I got blessed too!!!
Whehehehehehe We are blessed dogs :)


Lacy said...

woofies asta, does stanley knows that smokeyE hases a big time crush on u...heehee it will b our secret girl/fend...my mouths is zipped..

b safe,

The Black and Tans. said...

Asta,that was a very special outing going to the church. You were a very good girl.
Molly and Taffy

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, you ALWAYS look angelic! What a lovely thing to do. J x

PS J1 said to say that she LOVED the shoes in the last photo.

wally said...

Wow! What a scene. That looks like a really pretty church. My friend Buko was thinking about getting blessed for his illness but he's a little too sick. So if you could put in a good word for him that would be great.

Amazing the mixture of dogs! And so well-behaved! My ma ape could never go to church like that--she's too rowdy.


Koobuss said...

Yes, Asta. you look very angelic. Does that mean that you have to behave like an angel now? hehehe Let me know how you make out.

Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

ChaChi Lu said...

Oh Asta!

You are such a very special doggie Angel. Thank you for sharing your special day!

~ChaChi Lu

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Asta...you got to sit on the pew?? Wow...pets here get the parking lot...with the way Scruffy lifts his leg indiscriminitely (sp??), the priest would probably bless him right out the church door on his little fuzzy butt! We think St. Francis looks down on all animals, especially the sick ones who are too ill to go get blessed. Thanks for making us think how blessed we are!!


Juno said...

The get togetheer wtih other doggies at the church is really cool.
I love your last picture. You took stunning..... and I love your mommi's shoes, too. :)

Momo xoxo

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

Good fow you, Asta, St Fwancis is my mum's patron.
xxx Asta down under