Thursday, December 30, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Chase the Cat

From Beth:
I live in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and on Christmas Eve around 6:30pm my beloved cat Chase got outside and we have not been able to find him. My heart is broken. I have searched in freezing temperatures, during the day, the night, in a rain storm which turned to a snow storm. I cannot find my boy Chase. I have cried, I have prayed, and I continue to search every day. On hands and knees I search under bushes, decks and homes. Please pray that Chase may find his way back to me. He has blessed my life in ways I cannot express. I just want to hold him in my arms again and tell him I love him. Please pray for him. His name is Chase Lee Gailius, he is a 13lb. male orange tabby and I love and miss him dearly.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Bellini the Cat

From Marcella:
Thank you for having this blog. We went home for the holidays and
brought our two beautiful cats with us, Noel and Bellini. My brother
the genius let Bellini out at 11:30 at night on Monday the 27th and he
has not returned. Since this is not his house, I'm scared that he is
confused and frightened. Please pray for his safe return and also pray
to that I may forgive my brother for being careless. We love Bellini
so much!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prayer Request for Sammy the Cat

From Ed:
Please pray for my dear cat Sammy of 17 years who had a recent bout with megacolon. Please pray that God help him recover so that he may continue to bring us love and joy. Thank you in advance for all your prayers.

Prayer Request for Dennis the Cat

From Frank:
Please pray for my sweet cat, Dennis, who has a growth around his trachea. Please pray that God wills that it is treatable and that he will recover and return home where he is loved.

Prayer Request for Magoo the Dog

From Eileen:
i would like to see if my dog "mr.Magoo" could get on a prayer line? he recently injured himself walking up hill in the deep snow. he has lost partial use not all of his hind quarters. he is the best dog and i love him sooo much! i am praying for him and wanted to see if i could get him a lot of extra prayers. thank you to all

Urgent Prayer Request for Marty the Dog

For Helen: Please keep Helen's dog Marty in your prayers. He is in the vet hospital on IV because of pancreatic problems. Marty is the sweetest dog you will ever know. He is also very old. Thanks so much.

Urgent Prayer Request for Flash the Dog


From Rose:
My name is Rose and my husband is Brian. Brian is disabled and has a hospice nurse come out to the house. As the nurse was leaving, my Chihuahua by the name of Flash ran out the door without the nurse realizing he was gone. I live on a ranch shared with a few neighbors but it is pretty rural in NM. I along with a neighbor and my other dog Zach searched for him all last night but couldn’t find him. I am in need of everyone’s desperate prayers. My husband is also devastated as he was his little buddy.

Please pray for his safe return. Thank you and God Bless You,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Miracles of the Saints over Nature: -Dogs, Birds and other animals

St. John Bosco

It is absolutely amazing to see the obedience that relatively unintelligent animals often performed at the bidding of the Saints. The lives of the Saints are full of stories pertaining to the extraordinary influence of the Saints over many different kinds of animals. God, it seems, allows the Saints to have this extraordinary rapport with the animals, so as to draw their fellow man closer to Him by marveling at the wonders that He works between the Saints and the animals.
The article can be found in its entirety at Miracle of the Saints: Miracles with Dogs, Birds and Other Animals.

Thanks to Sue C. for sharing.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Kayleigh Belle the Dog

From Anne:
Happy holidays! I have the sweetest loving little Spaniel! My 9 year old English Toy Spaniel, Kayleigh belle, was diagnosed with Congested heart failure a few days ago. Unfortunately, she is in the more advanced stages and has been fainting a lot. It breaks my heart to see her coughing all the time and having these episodes of seizures. She used to be such a vibrant little girl. I wish it were possible to buy a medicine that will take away all of this at any monetary cost. But all I can do is love her and pray for more birthdays. Please help my family and pray for her wellness. The cardiologist says even with all the medication (she has to take 4 pills every day) she has about 1 year or so left before her heart will give up. My heart will never give up on her and I am willing to do everything possible to prolong her life. I pray for a few more Christmas with her. Please, please, please keep her in your prayers. I am not ready to say good-bye to her yet.

Thank you so much for creating this site. You are amazing for doing so.

God bless you and your family.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

One of our cats
I want to wish each one of you a very blessed and Mele Kalikimaka! 

May God bless you, your families and your pets abundantly.

Update on Simba the Dog

From Cindy:
I would like to give you an update on Simba. I just left the vet hospital from visiting; He is on so many different types of meds and two IV's. He actually seems to be feeling better. They said that he is more alert, and his fever is down. Although, He is still not eating. He has a long road to recovery, but through all the prayers, My baby will make it through this. I believe God will perform a miracle just like he did when Mary gave birth to Jesus tonite. Please keep him in your prayers. I pray all during the day for him and also pray with him on my visits. Thank you so much for all the prayers, and everyone have a wonderful Holiday.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Catholicism Project - NEW TRAILER

Urgent Prayer Request - Kingle the Kitten

From Heidi:
I adopted a kitten yesterday, went to Pittsburgh to get him. I named him Kringle. This morning after he went potty I discovered he had a prolapsed the time he got to my was severe and needed immediate surgery. He is in recovery now. He is 11 weeks old…I will keep him, no matter what, he is mine now and I ended up with him for a reason. I would like to pray that he recovers quickly and will not need any further, more invasive surgeries. Amen.

Prayer Request for Teddy the Dog

From Carol:
Thanks for praying for Teddy he is a 2 year old Cocker Spaniel. He is very much loved and missed.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ask Blessed Seelos for a Gift Today

Shared by Mary Jane:
166 years ago today, Francis Xavier Seelos was ordained a Priest. A Priest forever according to the law of Melchizedek. He is filled with joy and waiting for you to ask for a gift. Prayers can be found at Seelos Center

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Prayer Request for Mali the Dog

From Maria:
Our little dog, Mali (pronounced Mali) has been missing since the evening of 12/18/10. We are missing her so badly, and would like to ask for prayers for her safe return home for Christmas.
Thank you,

Urgent Prayer Request for Simba the Dog

From Cindy:
I ask that everyone keep my Rottie, Simba in their prayers; He was diagnosed with heartworm disease on 12/04/10; His vet immediately started treating him, and this past Friday, he just stopped eating; I tried everything to get him to eat; He ate very very little; Then Sunday, he ate nothing at all. I took him back to his vet on Monday, and he had lost 4lbs since his last visit; They kept him and started running tests; They have now found that he has an enlarged heart with fluid at the base of it and also has fluid building up in his abdomen; I love this dog like my own child. He has given me so much joy, companionship, and unconditional love; The vet says that it could go either way; They are giving him lasix for the fluid around his heart, antibiotics, and they are starting him on an IV drip; So, please, please pray for Simba..He is my heart.. Thanks in advance

Prayer Request for Teddy the Dog

From Carol:
Our dog Teddy has been missing since 10/29/2010 please pray for his safe return.

Update on Patches the Cat

From Spencer:
Patches is home now. He's doing well. He's on medicine for the lung infection and the heart condition. Thank you for your prayers. I know know that without them, Patches would not have improved like he did.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Update on Coco the Dog

Hi Friends.
My dog's biopsy results came in. The bladder tumor was malignant. The prognosis is guarded. I am grateful that the tumor has been removed. I am especially grateful for all your prayers.

I found an article that I feel is very helpful for owners of pets suffering from bladder cancer...or any other cancer.

3 Simple Steps to Treating Bladder Cancer

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Sad News on Dudley the Dog


From Sarah and Scott: We are writing with some sad news to share with you. We said goodbye to Dudley yesterday afternoon. He died peacefully, on his own, in his own time, and he was not in pain. We are so grateful for this. Dudley shared his life with us for almost 12 years. We are going to miss him greatly. Dudley was a great example to us - he never hurt, betrayed or let us down. He was not unkind, thoughtless, selfish, self-absorbed or mean-spirited. We only wish that we could embrace these qualities in our own lives.

Today dear friends sent us this memorial to Dudley:

"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." - Robert Louis Stevenson.

It will be a different sort of Christmas for us this year, a much quieter one, and the house feels pretty empty.

I (Scott) was very grateful for your website and your encouragement that I pray to specific saints, asking for their intercession. I feel this practice made a difference in my own life - I was able to let Dudley go when it was time, and I believe St. Francis came to bring him home.

Merry Christmas - Peace be with you,

Monday, December 20, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Zoe the Cat

From Audrey:
Please pray for Zoe. She is a very precious and well-loved 7 year old Tortoiseshell who came to live with my mother as a kitten. Zoe was an orphaned, cross-eyed little thing that my mother fell in love with and adopted. Two weeks ago, Zoe had a kidney removed and the one that is left is not great. She's home now but recuperation is slow. She's a real trooper in her little Santa teeshirt that holds in her feeding tube and graciously puts up with the regular feeds and medication down the tube. She needs your prayers so that she begins to eat on her own and can visit the litter tray. She's got wonderful doctors but needs your prayers to get better. Please pray for Zoe. Many thanks and God bless.

Prayer Request for Laali the Dog

From Simita:
I would like you to please help me pray for a missing dog called
Laali. She is elderly and has some discomfort in the hind legs. She
was on the street near my parents home in a small hill town of Almora,
Uttarakhand in India. With winter approaching, we moved her to a care
facility where she was well look after. Someone left a gate opened and
she and another dog wandered off. While the other dog was found, she
has been missing since Saturday, Dec 18.
I am very worried about her. Though I have said a silent pray for her
to St. Anthony, I would like your help.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Sebastian the Cat


From Jamie:
My 3 year old cat Sebastian has just been diagnosed with FIP. On Monday we find out how far along the FIP has taken over, although it is well known that FIP, no matter how far along it is, the disease is fatal and there is no cure for it. My baby really needs some prayers of LOVE and COMFORT, I wish him to be comfortable and happy for how-ever long he is here with us. He has always been the sweetest, most friendly and lovable companion. Thank You!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Most Recent Update on Patches the Cat

From Spencer:
I wanted to let you know that Patches is doing better today. I went to see him and his breathing and heart function have improved. The vet wants to keep him until Monday.

Please continue to pray for him. Pray that he continues to make progress. Your prayers, I know, are helping him. Thank you. Thank you.

God Bless

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Prayer For Feral Cats by Jamie Hall

Photo source

From Norine via Facebook.
Dear God, is there a place in your heaven for me? For people say I am just a cat. I was born to the freedom of the streets and knew only my mother to give me comfort. Now I am older, human eyes do not gaze on me like those when I was a kitten.

I do not understand why, but soft, warm glances switched to hard, cold stares so sharp they seem to pierce my very body. I am shunned and shooed and my only crime is to provide myself with warm shelter and food to survive.

Were it not for ...a few kind souls during my life, I may have perished. Yet, I would have perished free and living the life I have come to cherish. The streets are my home, it is where I know, where I feel safe, where I wanted to die. Being a cat, I have an acute sense, an ingenuity most humans would dismiss, but I fell to temptation for the morsel of food left in an effort to end my life. I now find myself trapped in a cage of wire unable to run, unable to hide. Is it right I am here because of one who could not tolerate my very being and set this death trap in which I now pray for compassion?

I long for the smell of the streets and everything I know as home. My heart is beating like a million drums and desperation drives my every sense and terror fills my soul. Dear God, is it right my life will be taken from me today, for no other reason than I am a feral cat, my life regarded my many as disposable and of no consequence? In life, I have neither hurt nor held hatred to a single body, my defenses were not of choice, but sparked by the very fear of humankind and its uncaring ways.

With my last breath, I forgive those who do not see me for who I am - a vibrant, healthy animal, that, through misfortune and at the hands of a human, found myself born to the streets. And when I leave this world, I pray you endow upon such humans a sense of compassion and a realization we are all God's creatures and no one life is of greater importance than another. I ask this so my death today may not be in vain. The time has come.

--- Dear God, is there a place in your heaven for me?

Update on Patches the Cat

From Spencer: Here's the update on Patches. The lung infection is better, but he is still breathing heavily. The doctor is trying to get the excess fluid out; and he is starting him on a diuretic and a medicine that opens up the blood vessels, so his heart won't have to work so hard. When I saw him today, his stomach had a lot of fluid in it. Once the fluid gets out, he'll start feeling better and begin to recover. Please pray that the medicines help him.

Thank you for your prayers. Thank you.

Prayer for My Pet

Picture source - Evann, a good friend of our pets

I found this beautiful prayer on one of the prayer cards I had. I will post it on the sidebar too.

In Your infinite wisdom, Lord God,
when You created the Universe
You blessed us with all living creatures.
We especially thank You for giving us our pets
who are our friends and who bring us so much joy in life.
Their presence very often helps us get through trying times.
Kindly bless my pet.
May my pet continue giving me joy and remind me of Your power.

May we realize that as our pets
trust us to take care of them, so we should trust You to take care of us,
and in taking care of them we share in Your love for all Your creatures.
Enlighten our minds to preserve all endangered species
so that we may continue to appreciate all Your creatures.

Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Patches the Cat

From Spencer:
Please pray that my cat, Patches, gets well again. He has a respiratory problem and is at the veterinarian's office receiving treatment. Please pray that my little friend stays strong and recovers. Please pray that Dr. White and his assistants provide the proper treatment and do a good job in helping Patches get better. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Urgent Prayer Request for Annie the Dog

From Susan:
Our little white precious Annie is very sick. I would love for all who read this email that they pray that they can find out what is causing her grave sickness...nothing the vets have tried have worked. She is only 7 years old and has two little children pet owners who will be devastated without her....she is the light of their lives as well as mine....she has added so many happy times to our family. Please pray for Annie. Thank you for creating this wonderful website.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Prayer Request for Cindy Lu Hu Hu the Cat

From Becky:
Thank you for having this site. Please prey for my 3 year old cat Cindy Lu Hu Hu. She snuck out yesterday morning (12/11/10) and has not been home since. I have just recently moved into a new place in the country and I've not let her out and I am very worried that she is lost, hungary, very scared or even worst; to have been attacked by coyotes. My heart is aching and her little baby brother is looking all over the house for her. Please, please, please god let her be ok and find her way back home.

Prayer Request for Kira the Cat

From Alisha:
Our cat Kira has been missing since 10/23. Please help us pray for her safe return.

Thank you,

Friday, December 10, 2010

Prayer Request for Sweetie the Cat

From Kristy:
Please join me in praying for Sweetie. He his my heart. He is an 8 year rescue cat, who was originally diagnosed w/FLUTD with the large food recall a few years ago. This is about the 7 or 8th episode since then. I don't have the money for a return trip to the vet, and am doing the same things they had me do last time. Oral water give to him multiple times during the day by myself or my mom. He has started to eat a little, but is still not really going at all. I have tried a couple of homeopathic treatments, but all they do is make him sick. He is a special cat w/a very special bond w/me and his two fur brothers. Please pray for a quick and lasting healing.

Prayer Request from Cal the Cat

From Philip:
Please pray for my daughter's cat Cal who is suffering from a blockage. He was doing well for a week but now seems to have it back again.
My daughter has been having a hard time lately with a lot of things going wrong and Cal gives her so much love and comfort. She needs him It's back to the vet this morning. Please help him recover.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Prayer Request for Buddy the Cat

From Dorothea,Jonathan and Micaela:
Could you please include our precious cat Buddy in your prayers.
We are totally devastated and heart broken since we last saw him on Saturday night (4th Dec 2010). It's very cold here in San Antonio right now and we are so worried about him. Is he warm, has he got food, is he injured?
We love and miss him terribly and he belongs to my daughter(11 yrs) and it hasn't quiet sunken in yet that he is missing. He has done this before but he was only gone for a day/night.
He is 4 years old and we've had him since we was 6 weeks.
He is a member of our family and we feel that he is so lost without us as we without him.
I have included a photograph of Buddy.
Thank You

Q & A: Why Do Animals Have to Suffer?

Q - Can you explain the Catholic view or doctrinal explanation for why animals suffer? I struggle to form a coherent explanation which explains the seemingly violent and apparently innocent suffering of so call “dumb” and not so dumb animals.

A - Thanks for the question. If you have ever seen an animal in physical pain, it can be quite distressing. Less than a year ago, my dog was attacked by another dog and mortally wounded. For more than 24 hours she suffered physical pain until the Veterinarian advised us to have her put down, because she would not be able to recover. It was a horrible experience for us all.
Read the rest of Aggie Catholic's answer here

Monday, December 6, 2010

Update on Cinnabar the Dog

From RA:
Cinnabar update. He is eating much better now, all it takes is a bit of hot water to be added to his kibble. He is up & around fine and he seems to be in good spirits. His vision & hearing is on the fritz so he is snappy & skiddish around Deezy, so we have to keep them separated all the time. Thank you all for the prayers!!

Good News on Angel the Dog

From Michelle: First update:
Your prayers have worked!!! Our Angel is scheduled to come home late this afternoon! Her heart rate is normal and while she is still arhythmic, the amount of normal heartbeats have increased from 10% to 50% and improvments continue! She's n...ot eating yet, but she is drinking (which was crucial; otherwise they have to continue an IV drip), and the vet just told us when they let her out of her cage, she walked over to the door and looked at them like she wanted OUT! We are so blessed by ALL of your prayers.

Most recent update:
Angel is no longer arhythmic! She's not eating, but she DID take her pain meds and antibiotic wrapped in Philadelphia cream cheese from my hand -- such a good girl! And she is drinking well. Just some recuperation time -- and then, if the masses in her spleen were cancerous (still out for testing)

Prayer Request for Bear the Dog

From Patty:
I am sending this prayer request in for my daughter. Her dog Bear - Huskey/Boxer mixed is missing. She has been looking for him for two days. Please say prayers that he comes home or they find him safely. We have recently lost two dogs that we have had for 9 yrs and I don't think she could handle losing another. Bear is only 10 months only. Ive enclosed a picture so you can see what he looks like.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Prayer Request for Buster the dog

From Linda:
My dog Buster just turned 8 years old. He has been such a faithful companion. He would reach people on a level that no one else could reach. In Sept, just 3 months ago, he was diagnosed with a malignant prostate tumor and given until Christmas to live. Today he isn't doing well. One of his eyes have half shut.

My prayer is that the Lord grant a cure and if a cure isn't to be that he ease his suffering and that Jesus takes him so that I don't have to make the dreadful decision.

Thank you for your prayers
Peace in Christ

Good News on the Special Prayer Request

From Michelle: I wanted to show you the answer to our prayers about a new furbaby. This is Sylvia Joy. We adopted her the week before Thanksgiving. She is the sweetest, most gentle and loving one year old Tuxedo kitty ever! Her purr is so unusual as it sounds like the "coo" of a pigeon! She does play a little but she is happiest cuddling someone or helping on the computer. Thank you for your prayers. I feel God has answered those prayers. Sylvia Joy will never replace our E.J. Or Katie-Bug, but she does ease our sorrow. Thanks and God bless,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request Angel the Dog

From Michelle:
Our dog of 13 years, Angel, had a spleenectomy yesterday. Is having heart an arrythmic heart (heartbeat irratic and slow). Please say a prayer for her. We know she's a dog, but she's precious to us.

The following is an update:
Tonight is critical. They must stablize her heart. We moved her to the emergency hospital where they are going to give her beta blockers to try to get her heart pumping correctly.

Update on Pep the Cat

From Ester G.:
Thank you very much for your prayers for my cat Peps. She is feeling better and I hope she will recover totally. She was losing weight and did not want to eat , that's when I requested your prayer for her. She is now eating a little bit at a time and also playful.

thank you,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Update on Ali the Dog

From Heather:
Thank you for your prayers! I just received a call from the vet and Ali has Ehrlichiosis, a very serious and potentially deadly, tick borne disease. I just did some research on this disease and I hope that you can post something on your site about awareness. It can be treated, but if my vet hadn't though to test for this disease, Ali may have died. Again, thank you for your prayers and I hope that knowing about this diease may help others!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Ali the Dog

From Heather:
Please pray for my 6 year old Greyhound, Ali. She is very sick, hasn't been eating and has lost a lot of weight. I am waiting for test results and need prayers desperately. I love my baby and can't bear to lose her. I will be praying for everyone's pets who have been posted on your site. Thank you...