Blessing of the Animals in October

Written by Louise Louis

Each October, my dog and I participate in one ofrepparttar nicest celebrations a pet and owner can share -repparttar 125768 Blessing ofrepparttar 125769 Animals, a Catholic tradition that is duplicated by other denominations.

Don't worry, I'm not going to try to convert anyone! I'm just going to describe this celebration and suggest that those church goers among my readers might see if their church offers something similar.

Both our local Episcopalian and Lutheran churches have similar celebrations.

The Blessing ofrepparttar 125770 Animals commemoratesrepparttar 125771 feast day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) and his love for all animals. St. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy around 1181; foundedrepparttar 125772 Franciscan Order of Monks; and died in 1226.

Inrepparttar 125773 celebration which often takes place outdoors, a priest sprinkles holy water on your pet and saysrepparttar 125774 following:

"Blessed are you Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish inrepparttar 125775 sea, birds inrepparttar 125776 air and animals onrepparttar 125777 land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters.

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Can't Trust Vicious Pit Bulls

Written by Jason Mann

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The Top Ten Reasons Why You Can't Trust Vicious Pit Bulls

10. They will steal your spot onrepparttar 125768 couch while you are up getting a soda.

9. They will takerepparttar 125769 treat you give them and bury inrepparttar 125770 back yard like a paranoid crack head hiding their stash.

8. They will jump on your bed with muddy feet. Making you do laundry...again

7. They will lick visitors with an uncontrolled passion only they understand.

6. They will cause children to smile.

5. They will make you feel horrible for not walking them by looking at you with deep sad eyes.

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