A Special canine MASS for DOGS and their owners in Nicaragua…

In from MASAYA, Nicaragua…Hundreds of dogs, many dressed as babies or clowns, were taken to celebrate mass in this Nicaraguan town on Sunday, an annual ritual where the owners pray for their pets to be cured or avoid falling ill.

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A long queue of Catholics, carrying their pets or leading them on leashes, waited their turn to pass by an image of a saint in a tiny church in this town 20 miles to the south of the Nicaragua capital, Managua.

The faithful thank the saint for curing their pets or ask for the dogs to be protected from illness. The town’s priest always conducts a special canine mass.

“We brought him so he does not get sick,” said local resident Nora Espinosa, talking about her six month old Basset Hound, dressed in a soccer outfit.

393399070_14fbdf50fa_m.jpg This area has a volcano, as well…

Locals say the tradition goes back to the colonial period after the Spanish conquest.

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Thank you Reuters and Reportor Ivan Castro ans writer Chris Aspin

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Is that not the sweetest thing???

 Being a DOG lover…perhaps one year I will go and so will Paris Hilton and Michael Vick…

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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~ by thebabyboomerqueen on March 11, 2008.

One Response to “A Special canine MASS for DOGS and their owners in Nicaragua…”

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