Mar. 25th, 2007 09:41 am Patron Saint of Dogs and Dog Lovers
Last year, I made a point of posting everyday during the Lenten season. I intended to do that again this year, but I drove into a ditch on the road to Damascus. I found this tail and I thought I should share it with you.
Rock(St. Rock, also called St. Rocco, St. Roch or St. Roc) was born the son of a wealthy nobleman. While ministering to the needs of the sick, Rock became infected himself. It was his nature not to burden others and he stayed in his hovel. While he lay dying, a dog from a nearby villa found Rock and brought a fresh roll from his master's house each day.
The dog's owner noticed this strange behavior and his curiosity led him to the house of Rock. Touched by the sick man and his condition, the dog's owner befriended him and Saint Rock recovered.
This might explain why the best "Rocky" movies costar a dog! Yo Butkus! Yo Punchy!