by Janet Blue on October 4, 2020

Sunday Selfies: Week #321


World Animal Day


Lisbeth is here as our selfie representative for World Animal Day (also known as World Pet Day). The day, annually observed on October 4, is an international celebration for animal rights and welfare. World Animal Day unites those who advocate for the better treatment of animals and work in the animal welfare movement. The day began in Berlin, Germany, in 1925. Today, the movement is a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.

October 4 also is the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology and animals. He believed humans are duty-bound to protect nature as stewards of God’s creation. As legend has it, Saint Francis was able to talk to animals. This is why he often is depicted in works of art and statuary surrounded by animals. (We have a statue of St. Francis in our yard in the area where sisters, Daphne, Thelma and Louise, are buried.)

Saint Francis’ Feast Day is the customary day for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold “Blessing the Animals” ceremonies.

If you would like to learn more about World Animal Day, you can visit their website by clicking on the link.

Hopping Time

We cannot think of a better day for hopping than one celebrating animals and the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi. It is a great time to get together and share your cute faces with all your friends. And in the process, you might even meet and make some new friends.

For those of you who continue to join us each week, Kitties Blue and I are truly appreciative. And if you are new to Sunday Selfies, we welcome you and hope you will join us often. As a reminder, it is not necessary to post on Sunday to join us. The hop remains open through Thursday.

Have a purrfect and easy Sunday.


GGof9 October 10, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Love all the kitty pics. I’ve been a cat lover all of my life…can’t imagine life without them. 🙂

Valentine October 5, 2020 at 3:01 pm

Lisbeth, we have two statues of Saint Francis at my house–a small one on my windowsill and a large one out in the garden. In the summertime the vine Mom planted blooms purple flowers around the garden statue. Purr purr purr.
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Spitty the Kitty October 5, 2020 at 12:44 am

We lubs Saint Francis, and we live in a city named after him!
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Raven October 4, 2020 at 11:44 pm

Lisbeth, you took a beautiful selfie. We have a St. Francis of Assisi statue in our garden.
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Melissa & Mudpie October 4, 2020 at 8:50 pm

Adorable selfie, Lisbeth!

Canadian Cats October 4, 2020 at 7:47 pm

Lisbeth you are gorgeous and so sparkly looking. I don’t feel sparkly today. I have to keep moving when I’m outside or the cold gets through to me. Everyone looks content and happy.

How s my guy? Snag, I shall see you soon. Whisker kisses and distance hugs.

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Loulou October 4, 2020 at 5:49 pm

A PERFECT SELFIE. So pretty, very classy, Lisbeth.
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Millie & Walter October 4, 2020 at 5:12 pm

What a great selfie, Lispeth. We didn’t know about World Animal Day.
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The Dash Kitten Crew October 4, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Sorry we are late, it was a busy day yesterday! No idea it was World Animal Day * head desk *

Deziz World October 4, 2020 at 3:09 pm

You be looking very purretty Lisbeth. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Eastside Cats October 4, 2020 at 1:37 pm

Pretty Lisbeth!
Am looking for a St. Francis statue for the yarden, but it’s got to be heavy and that’s not something that I want to have to pay for shipping!
Happy World Animal Day!
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BellaDharma an LadyMew October 4, 2020 at 12:15 pm

Lisbeth yore Selfie iss beeuteefull!! Happy Saint Furrancis Day to all of us!
***purrss*** BellaDharma

Pee S: Aunty Janet mee an LadyMew hope yore feelin bettur-ish. Wee not goin to post fore Hop this week…wee hope to next Sunday OKay?? Butt wee will vissit efurryone…
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noodle cat October 4, 2020 at 11:41 am

We love your selfie!
Happy World Animal Day, and Happy Feast of St. Francis Day.
Have a great Sunday…

Noodle and crew
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The Swiss Cats October 4, 2020 at 10:57 am

Beautiful selfie, Lisbeth ! Happy World Animal Day ! Purrs
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Peaches and Paprika October 4, 2020 at 9:44 am

Lisbeth, you have done a wonderful job of reminding us of an important day we fur-got! Blessings to you.
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Catscue Catmom October 4, 2020 at 9:29 am

What a wonderful post, I forgot about my favorite Saint’s Feast Day, I’ll go post him now. Thank you!
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Ellen Pilch October 4, 2020 at 9:25 am

Lisbeth, you are gorgeous. Nice selfie. Our church used to have a blessing of the animals that I used to bring some of the kitties to. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day! XO
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ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren October 4, 2020 at 8:58 am

Hi Lisbeth, thank you for telling us about World Animal Day.
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The Island Cats October 4, 2020 at 8:51 am

What a lovely selfie of Lizbeth! St. Francis is our favorite saint…of course. 🙂
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs October 4, 2020 at 8:51 am

Lisbeth! What a pretty selfie!

Happy World Animal Day, and Happy Feast of St Francis Day, too!
We have put that statue image in some of our memorial cards, including MJF’s…

Thanks again for faithfully hosting the Sunday Selfies each week. We love it and we love all of you too!
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The Florida Furkids October 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

Beautiful Selfie!!

We’re sad that there is no place for us to go to be blessed this year.

The Florida Furkids
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Noelle October 4, 2020 at 8:34 am

Sawyer, silly Mom forgot to send my headbonks and paw pats to you!!!
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Brian Frum October 4, 2020 at 8:31 am

That is such a sweet and beautiful selfie Lisbeth!
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Katie Isabella October 4, 2020 at 8:13 am

THAT is one of the most beautiful portraits I have seen of her. I am sincere.

Animal welfare is a huge deep concern for me. Happy World Animal Day and until I read the comment above, I did not know it was St. Francis Day too. XX

The J-Cats October 4, 2020 at 6:40 am

That is a furry beautiful selfie, Lisbeth.
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Athena and Marie October 4, 2020 at 5:20 am

Such a beautiful selfie!

Teddy October 4, 2020 at 5:20 am

Lisbeth that’s a great selfie – We love that it’s World Animal Day and the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi day all rolled into one. Perfect combination. As one of the luckiest kitties in the world, I’m wishing that every cat could be as happy and loved as we are!

Hugs, Teddy
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Little Binky and Granny October 4, 2020 at 4:12 am

That’s a beautiful Selfie of yourselfie, Lisbeth💗Pawkisses for a Happy World Animal Day and St. Francis’ Day to all of you🐾😽💞
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Memories of Eric and Flynn October 4, 2020 at 4:11 am

That is a lovely selfie, Lisbeth.
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Gattina October 4, 2020 at 3:46 am

That’s a beautiful selfie !! You really honor the world’s animal day !
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Summer October 4, 2020 at 3:22 am

What a pretty selfie, Lisbeth.
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Erin the Cat October 4, 2020 at 1:24 am

That is a lovely selfie, Lisbeth, and one worthy to lead the selfies, of which we are most thankful that your staff do!
Mrs H says we need to be living up to St Francis as at the moment humans are singularly failing their companionson this planet.
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Toby Tomcat October 4, 2020 at 12:18 am

This surely is a special day and Lisbeth you are definitely the kitty to put forth love for animals in the world. We enjoy every Hop where we see friends old and new and what they do.
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meowmeowmans October 4, 2020 at 12:06 am

What a sweet selfie of Lisbeth. <3

Happy World Animal Day, and Happy Feast of St. Francis Day, too!

Thank you so much for hosting. Love and hugs to you all.

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