Blessing of the therapy dogs at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church



These pups waited patiently in their wagon to be blessed by Rev. Don Davidson and Rev. Canon Michael P. Spencer at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Oct. 5.

These pups waited patiently in their wagon to be blessed by Rev. Don Davidson and Rev. Canon Michael P. Spencer at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Oct. 5.

GRAND BLANC — Therapy dogs work hard every day to help those they serve, but even man’s best friend sometimes needs a little help from above.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, G-9020 S. Saginaw St., welcomed the Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. for a blessing of the pets on Oct. 5.

Many dogs of different breeds and their owners attended the service where the Rev. Don Davidson and Rev. Canon Michael P. Spencer prayed for and blessed the therapy dogs, as well as taking a moment to remember those therapy dogs that had died in the past year.

In his sermon, Rev. Davidson said his own father was not a very emotional man and the only time he ever saw his father cry was the day the family dog died.

“Owning a pet focuses us on what it is like to be needed,” he said. “And on what it is to need.”

There were songs and prayers before Davidson and Spencer blessed each therapy dog.

Rev. Don Davidson gives a blessing to this therapy dog at his church on Oct. 5 Photos by Gary Gould

Rev. Don Davidson gives a blessing to this therapy dog at his church on Oct. 5 Photos by Gary Gould