Pet Blessings and Pet Funerals

Both blessings and funerals are intimately related, let me explain!

The custom of blessing the animals is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. For The Vicar of Dibley Geraldine who is struck at how upset people are when their pets die and resolves to hold a special day in Dibley when everybody is encouraged to bring an animal to church. Of course the day was a huge succes. So much so that I took a leaf from her book. One thing usually leads to another I realised that I too could hold a Pet Blessing at my small farm which I had at the time but have performed recent ones here on the central coast.

I was so proud to see my two cats accept all the “strangers” from neighbouring farms drift in. Amidst the barking, braying, meowing, quacking, squeaking, honking, bleeting and mooing we sang hymns and prayed for their safety all followed by a feast catered for all.

So now back on the Central Coast I continue to bless the animals albeit my venue has changed.

Please let me know if I can help arrange your pet blessing or funeral.

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Hello my name is Kristina Visser and I would love the opportunity to be your Celebrant. I take my role as a Wedding Celebrant seriously. I treat every occasion professionally but also like to mix in a lot of fun. I live at Horsfield Bay on the exquisite Central Coast of NSW just a stepping stone from Sydney and the Hunter Valley which includes the beautiful hinterland with all of its abundance of natural venues from rainforests, national parks to our beaches not to mention quaint chapels and restaurants. Come and visit! Life as a CMC has been an on-going project for me filled with musings and possibilities requiring compassion, tact and understanding. I love researching and exploring the variety and significance of celebrations, particularly interfaith. This is combined with my natural writing skills and a background in journalistic studies. I am keen to pass on the gifts of my learnings. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.“ Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally So if you feel you have a rapport with me please send me an enquiry so we can get started. Congratulations again! Detailed information on Weddings For other rituals and celebrations I offer please see Services Kristina Visser Mobile: 0417 298 046 Email:

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