|A priest blesses a dog to mark San Anton Abad's Day in Churriana, near Malaga|
on January 17, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jorge Guerrero)
Spanish churches offered the traditional
blessing on the Day of Saint Anthony,
patron saint of animals (AFP Photo/
People wait with their dogs to be blessed by a priest on San Anton Abad's Day
(Saint Anthony), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016 (AFP Photo/
Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.