AC Pup: Flurry of fall events includes blessings, fundraiser

September 27, 2013 

Wow, it’s fall and all of a sudden life cranked up to turbo speed! There are so many activities and thrilling things happening. And I sure love a crowd, so I’m hoping you can come along and join me.

First to note is I’m on the homestretch of another contest on Facebook. My mom and my Aunt Patti throw me into every contest they can find so they entered me in the race for Dog TV’s logo. Can you believe there is a new television show designed just for dogs? Well, there is.

There were originally more than 3,000 entries that were whittled down to 100. Fortunately, I made it to the top 100. The public can cast votes on Dog TV’s Facebook page through Monday, and then I think the judges select the winner from the top nine.

If you feel so inclined, please cast a vote for me at While you’re at it, if you don’t mind, please ask everyone you’ve ever known to vote for me as well.

Next I want to give you plenty of advance notice to gather up all your fur kids for a weekend of blessings next Saturday and Sunday. We’re approaching the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals who is usually celebrated around the first weekend in October.

I’m so proud of how Macon’s faith community commemorates this special occasion by hosting a Blessing of the Animals. This year there will be even more opportunities to have your furry babies blessed.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church the third annual Blessing of the Animals will be held in the courtyard facing Mulberry Street. I will be attending to make sure I’m blessed and would encourage you to put a leash on your dogs, put your kitties in their carriers and come on down to have them blessed, too.

Then on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 753 College St., a Blessing of the Animals will be held, as well. This will take place behind the Parish House near Appleton Avenue. I’m planning on attending that one, too, so I can be blessed again. Please bring your furry family out to be blessed there, too.

And after everyone has been blessed, then plan on going to the next event at Moe’s on Monday, Oct. 7. This will be an all-day fundraiser for my nonprofit animal welfare group, Central Georgia CARES. A percentage of the money spent at lunch and supper will be donated to benefit the animals.

I hope to see you at both blessings and at Moe’s. It’s refreshing to see my hometown observe the significance of all God’s creatures! Makes me so proud.

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