Blessing of the Animals is Oct. 2

Allen Grosser walks his dog Bo along the Santa Fe Trail in Wharton. Grosser and his wife, Gina, adopted Bo a few months ago. Bo has never been to the annual Pet Blessing at St. Thomas Episcopal Church but will likely be there on Oct. 2.

“Dogs (pets) are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole,” was written by Roger Caras, an animal preservationist, who knew the value of owning an animal.

Pets, especially dogs and cats, can impact a person’s health in many positive ways. They include reducing stress, anxiety, depression, easing loneliness, encouraging exercise and playfulness; and even improving the owner’s cardiovascular health.

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