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Posted on 12/02/2011 4:11:33 PM PST by algernonpj
This is a Christmas story about a priest and his dog and it is the heartwarming tale of this years holiday season.
It began shortly before Christmas 15 years ago, when a yellow Lab puppy nuzzled and licked the hand of Msgr. Robert Ritchie in a Manhattan pet shop.
And now, Ritchie, rector of famed St. Patricks Cathedral, has given his beloved pup a near sacred honor placing a statue of the dog beside the figures of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the sanctuarys Christmas crèche. ...
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I completely agree with him. The Bible doesn’t say what kind of animals in the stable. As long as it’s not tiger, giraffe, or elephant, I think it’s fine.
Awwwww. Nice story. I have a small statue of a Golden Retriever. I think it’s in scale with my creche figures. I’m going to try it this year.
Problem is that Golden Retrievers weren’t around when Jesus was. Otherwise, I’m all for having a doggie in nativity scenes.
I’m putting my Golden in this year. He has a bone in his mouth — a suitable gift for the newborn. Everyone knows that a bone is worth more than gold, frankinscense, or myrrh to a dog.