Friday, January 19, 2007

I don't wanna be blessed!!


AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza (both photographs)

From the Blessing of the Pets: The Feast of Saint Anton, the patron saint of pets, Madrid, Spain.

That cat is not enjoying himself.

10 comments:

zoe said...

please tell me that is NOT a dog - and whoever is in charge is certainly deranged

Anonymous said...

the featured El Gato Negro just wants to get back to his flat in the Calle de Carretas, have some "Felix" cat food con atun, perch in a window and watch the folks stroll by below... Gawd I miss Madrid!!!
Elspeth

four legs good said...

Zoe, that's a puppy, it apparently it was a chilly day.

This is a big tradition in Madrid. People bring all kinds of animals, including hawks, livestock, cats, dogs, rabbits, you name it...

That cat is saying, "WTF!!! I think that crazy guy in the white robes is a friend of Santorum's"

ThePoliticalCat said...

That cat is thinking, "You're letting TOTAL STRANGERS spray me with water now? Whatthehell did I do? I am SO spraying all your good clothes and books when we get home. And not with water, neither."

Poopyman said...

Are you sure that thing's a puppy? I'm sure I saw it in "Men in Black". Or was it one of the suckier "Star Wars"? I can never tell.

Eli said...

They took the shadowy and mysterious Codename F. to one of these things. She threw up on the priest.

Codename F. was awesome.

Polly said...

That gato negro knows those Spanish priests used to burn his kind beside the witch who cared for him.

Euopean cats have long memories.

four legs good said...

She threw up on the priest.

Excellent. A cat after my own heart.

Eli, did you see Alex?

Terry C, Pelosi Fan said...

The black kitty looks extra pissed!

left rev. said...

Oooh Fun!

I have done many "Blessing of the Animals" services and never once have I spewed Holy Water or any type of liquid on the participants.

You learn early-its never a good idea to try to baptize aq cat!