Today is the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. St Francis was renowned for his relationship with animals, famously brokering a peace between the townspeople of Gubbio, Italy, and a local wolf. Many churches take the opportunity to bless pets around this feast day.
World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October the 4th. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. On this day,animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned in locations all over the globe. The 4th of October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi.
There are still many people who think that dogs are nothing more than security alarms – people who keep the animals chained up in yards, like living doorbells.
And there is the blight known as BSL…and too many healthy animals are killed in shelters, dog fighting, animal abuse, etc.
Animals are precious and we are their voice.
If you have a pet, dog or cat or rabbit or bird or fish, whatever, you know that they are special and bring lots of love and often entertainment into your home.
My Cici aka polka dot princess does often with her silly antics. As did my cats Precious and Abundance. Pets not only make our world furrier but also funnier. Love and enjoy them while you can.
Celebrate World Animal Day !!!!
there is even a blog hop…
enjoy this hilarious video (some strong language) of a dog trainer talking to a typical dog owner