"We offer thanks to the animals in our lives, for the lessons we learn from all creatures in our life... Protect and preserve their wisdom, their sweetness, their loyalty, and most particularly, their seeming inability to judge human beings for all of our faults and failings."
The West Side Blessing of the Dogs was a beautiful, silly, and moving celebration! As the closing of our summer series of Good Hearts Gatherings, we invited local faith leaders and local dogs and their humans to come together for one big blessing.
This tradition is celebrated in various parts of the world, but to our knowledge, this was the first ever West Side Blessing of the Dogs!
Special thanks to Mattias Peterson-Brandt and Jennifer McNally, Bubbles & Ecouture, Wabasha Brewing Company, and Bootstrap Coffee Roasters for partnering with us on this event, and to Housing Equity Now Saint Paul volunteers for showing up to get the word out about voting YES for rent stabilization this November!
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