The whole community is invited to the blessing of the animals at the church across the street from Jared's new apartment. People will be taking all kinds of pets to the celebration of St. Francis's day. And Jared, being a great dog person, wants to take his Labrador retriever for the blessing. The only problem, as his mom points out, is that he's Jewish. But, Jared counters, they've attended weddings and funerals at Christian churches, and blessing are always bestowed, why is this occasion any different? It's ultimately up to Jared alone to decide whether or not to attend, and his resolution - as mature as it is personal - will certainly surprise readers.
Used availability for Michael Rosen's For the Blessing of the Animals
May 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition