God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. [1John 4:16].

Can there be any doubt that our pets are capable of expressing love for us and their kin? As creatures of God capable of both the giving and receiving of love, is not that relationship to be held up as special? Today, we bless and give thanks for the expression of love in all its forms – including the furry, finned and feathered members of God’s creation.