Yesterday, the parish of St. Joseph's Church participated in the annual Concern America's Walk Out of Poverty. A fundraiser to help raise money to assist poor people. In addition to our two priests and the parish manager, the parish was also able to sponor the parish dog, Dante.
Well, Dante got some "assistance" yesterday in the form of one determined 4-1/2 month old Corgi pup who herded Dante for five miles. Yes, that's right - Josie did the five miles wihtout batting an eye, all the while keeping Dante in line - and if he tried to step put of stride, she'd jump over and nip his flank, to remind him to stay in step. Oh, she was in her glory, herding this Schnauzer the whole length of the charity walk.
Not to say she didn't occasionally give him a break - like when Dante decided he needed to stop and , well, prodigously relieve himself. "Do I have to help?", stage-whispered the Digidaughter to me. "No," I said to her, "The rule is that the owner cleans up after their own dog," as I handed a disposal bag to my pastor.
You're welcome, Father.