I met oodles of homeless pets today at the grand opening of the new animal kennels at Loaves & Fishes, which is dedicated to Anneke Vos. I met Raider and Nudge, Danny Boy and Tiger, Afroditie and Lucile, Chuchu and Mia, Junior and Lover Boy, Taz, Leonard, and Bear Bear. All supremely loved. Some even received a blessing. I was even blessed, sort of, at the ceremony. We were in line to be blessed, but I took one look at that crazy man in a tan, flowing clock with a rope belt waving a wet fern frond at me and I made a left turn. Most of the blessing didn’t hit me. I felt a drop. It invigorated me. Or maybe that was the cake crumbs and frosting I licked off the pavement. I met dogs whose owners wanted to be outside, and I met dogs whose owners can’t get inside because they own a pet. I met someone living in their car with their pets. I met someone who has Social Security money to get housing but hasn’t been able to find a rental that will take pets. How nice to meet people who don’t think of their pets as disposable. And I met my first 18-pound cat.
Below is a gallery of photos some of Sacramento’s homeless and their pets who use this kennel.
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