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Paws be with you

Posted by Katie Johnston Chase  October 3, 2007 04:29 PM

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Is your kitty cat cursed? Does your dog dig like the devil? Maybe they could use a good blessing. Cavalry Episcopal Church is holding its fourth annual "Blessing of the Animals" Saturday afternoon at Endicott Park in Danvers, and it may be just what the veterinarian ordered.

The Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas will give your pet a hands-on blessing -- or bless photographs if Fido is too finicky to be taken out in public; she'll even offer prayers for pets who have passed.

Why is the church going to all this trouble? To raise awareness about animals that need homes.
Several animal organizations will be on hand, and there will also be police-dog demos, free nail clippings, and therapy-dog screenings.

The free blessing is from 1 to 3 p.m. All breeds and faiths welcome. Just don't forget to put the dogma on a leash.

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