My picture of the two cats on my truck from this morning made a impact on me. Those cats live in a trailer community across the street, they have a place to go home to. So many animals don’t have a place or a space or people to call their own. Humans are the same way. Some people like animals are strays in the world.

Dogs and cats and people walk the same streets where they don’t have much of anything in the world except their wits and the desire to survive. People strays are in search of home for themselves and maybe their families. In a world full of resources and riches no one should go it alone or go without. The one thing that should bring us together is to help our friends and neighbors find themselves and may they never be strays.

Americans Spent Record $56 Billion on Pets in 2013 – NBC News


Pets aren’t cheap. Especially when your pet is a big dog like ours. Food and treats are big expenditures. Some pets are higher maintenance and cost more to maintain. However they are members of the family and of course you are going to spend on them to make them feel safe and nurtured.

Americans Spent Record $56 Billion on Pets in 2013 – NBC News


Blessing Of The Animals – Today White Oak United Methodist Church we had a blessing of the animals. It is in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi who is the Patron Saint of Animals. In the British TV show “The Vicar of Dibley” Vicar Geraldine Grainger does a village blessing of the animals where she blesses dogs, cats, horses and other creatures great and small. 

Blessing of The Animals, September 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM – White Oak United Methodist Church


All creatures great and small, and their people are welcome to the Blessing of the Animals at White Oak United Methodist Courtyard on Saturday, September 22 at 10am. (In case of light rain, we will move to the shelter of the walkway. In case of high wind, lightening or tornadoes, the event is canceled… of course.)

Blessing of The Animals, September 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM – White Oak United Methodist Church