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Blessing of the Animals: A Guide to Prayers Ceremonies Celebrating Pets Other Creatures

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This compendium of stories, prayers, ceremonies, and engaging tidbits is a blessing not only for the animals of the world, but for all animal lovers, too. It welcomes all creeds, all breeds, and covers everything from amusing contemporary phenomena—with such chapters as “Rites of Paw-sage: Muzzle Tov,” about “bark” and other mitzvahs—to more serious issues of pet illness, ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Sterling
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Sandra
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Ok, there's only so much I can do with a book about Blessing of the Animals; but there's only so much an author could do, as well, and Diana L. Guerrero seems to cover all the bases, and a bunch more than I would ever have thought of. This, for me, is not a "sit down and read it" kind of book. I use it for a few occasions: prayers for sick or deceased pets (there are more: for recovering, newly-born, lost, or traveling pets, plus others, I'm sure) and for our Blessing of the Animals service on t ...more
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Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun read, however the dog wedding section is disappointingly heteronormative
Diana Guerrero
Aug 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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I wrote this! Shares the origins of pet blessings and discusses a lot of contemporary ceremonies people can share.
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