Pets, and their Humans, Were Blessed at Annual Event
The Blessing of the Pets has long been an annual tradition at Paris Presbyterian. For this, the event’s eighth year, things were a little bit different. With precautions taken for COVID-19, masks were worn and many blessings happened without anyone leaving their car.
Rev. Dr. Tina Hosler offered the blessing for each of the animals by name, praying for God to bless them and their families with many happy years together.
Dr. Mark Ferris, who in his “retirement” runs the at-home animal euthanasia service Peaceful Goodbyes, was on hand to offer $10 rabies vaccines to cats and dogs alike. Many attendees were grateful for this service and were glad to reconnect with Dr. Ferris.
It was a beautiful day to glorify God for the blessing of our furry friends! Following the example of St. Francis, we remember that all creatures great and small are loved by God. It is our sacred duty to care for them, even as they bless us with companionship.