January 18, 2006

The Feast of San Anton cont.

It's a Boxer from Madrid getting blessed...



A priest blesses a dog during the traditional feast of San Anton in Madrid January 17, 2006. Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of San Anton, Spain's patron saint of animals. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

6 comments:

Christine said...

What a serious look! Boxers are very blessed.

BigBuddhaPuppy said...

They do the blessing of the animals up here in NH...I don't know if they would bless me, since I am a buddhist...

Sarge would not go, he is an atheist...and Brajin, well, she would go, then she would try to get everyone to "repossess" all the church's wealth, she's a lady, but such an anarchist...

But I know we three are blessed with a good home and family...and that is my hope for all animals, to know a good home and family...Namaste to all my animal friends...

LILY (the dogless) said...

Why can't I get a damned buddhist dog? think of the serenity.
I once saw a dog licking himself in the corner, I now know that this was simply collie meditation.

mary matalin gisher said...

lily,
loved the comment.

to cairo's mommy and daddy,
you need to publish a coffee table book. i just went through your photos. cairo and maddie are so cute.

Comandante AgĂ­ said...

I think dogs are more Taoist than anything...

BigBuddhaPuppy said...

Lily...they are buddhists naturally, unless they watch too much tv...my sharpei watched too much tv when they were pups...

Lily...they are definitely of the moment...so zen...even when cleaning themselves...they have no shame, they will do it any place, any time....

Agi...Taoist(philosophy), I can see....since all my dogs are godless...I see their brand of Buddhism as Buddhism without the *ism*...no worship...just practice...very zen...