Sunday, March 22, 2009

Another Pet Helped Through the Intercession of Blessed Seelos

I called the Blessed Seelos Shrine the other day and mentioned to them that someone had shared the fact that Bl. Seelos' intercessions healed animals. I spoke to Joyce who excitedly shared with me that he is also responsible for the healing of Cletus, a dog in Spokane.

Now, I ask that Bl. Seelos help my sick goldfish. One already died, one appears to be near death and the other isn't eating as well as I would like.

The Queen and Her Corgis

Very sweet video of Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved pets.

Thanks to Marie for emailing this video.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Muldoon's Dog

Thanks to Bob for sharing.

Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for
company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, 'Father, my dog is dead. Could ya' be saying' a mass for the poor

Father Patrick replied, 'I'm afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church. But there are some Baptists down the lane,
and there's no tellin' what they believe. Maybe they'll do something for the poor creature.'

Muldoon said, 'I'll go right away Father. Do ya' think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?'

Father Patrick exclaimed, "Sweet Saints in Heaven ! Why didn't ya tell me the dog was Catholic?"

Amazing Grace

Thanks to Vickie for sharing this.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Veterinarians Recommend Fr. Seelos

Blessed Seelos

Mary Jane who emailed me about Seersee the Cat also was kind enough to share the following:
One night, our chihuahua puppy came down with a bad eye problem. The lower lid of his right eye was swollen and hanging down, appearing like a large red gel sac. We immediately took him to the pet emergency clinic. The vet did not give a very good prognosis: the eye could be lost. We prayed & prayed to Fr. Seelos. His eye was saved, but he would have to take steroids & eyedrops to bring the swelling down.

Having had bad reactions to medicines in the past, we begged Fr. Seelos to cure his eye by morning. The next morning his eye was completely normal. When the clinic called the next day for a check up, they were astounded that his eye was normal. They took Fr. Seelos’ name, and said that they would start recommending the sick pets to his care.

While at the pet emergency clinic, I was approached by a lady, distraught at the condition of her cat who was dying of kidney failure. She asked me to pray that he would be cured, while her husband was trying to get her to accept the fact that their pet would have to be put down. I called a friend of mine, and had her post the request in the Seelos guestbook. Twenty minutes later the vet called the woman in, who shortly came
back out crying, “It’s a miracle, he’s o.k.”

Thanks to Fr. Seelos, there was no more sign of kidney failure.

Sr. Mary Michael, CMSS
Spokane Valley, Washington

Source: Seelos Newsletter

Thank you again Mary Jane. As I mentioned, a friend gave me a second class relic of Fr. Seelos. Now it has even more meaning for me.
Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R

Prayer Request for Seersee the Cat

Mary Jane emailed me the following:
My friend's cat, SEERSEE (sic) is missing. She got out of the door in the patio that was blown open. We've been looking all over. Found your web site.
Please let's all say a prayer to St. Anthony that he help find Vicki's cat Seersee.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

God Lives in the Post Office

On of my PSP friends shared this with our group:

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her. You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith , ' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:


Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven.

Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.

Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.

By the way, I' m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love, God

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Prayer Request for Goldy the Goldfish

I received the following email today. Please keep Goldy in your prayers.

My goldfish is very sick. Daddy is giving her medicine, but we think she still might die. Please ask God to help heal her. Her name is Goldy and she is 3 years old. I am 6 years old.

Thank you!

from Anna

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Inn Keeper

Dog Blinky
Dogs Welcome'

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote: I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?'

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote:
SIR: 'I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel.

And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too.'

Shared by Irena.