Of dogs, Vatican city and the Pope…

dogs pope vatican city

Amid the chiming bells at Vatican city, I asked the lady at the counter, “Ciao signora, No takers for doggo calendars?”

She smiled and said, “They are more famous than Pope, you see.. theirs is the third set I have unwrapped since morning.

And even Papa Francesco seemed to smile upon hearing that.⠀⠀⠀⠀

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In 2014, while comforting a boy whose dog had died, Pope Francis — who took his papal name from the patron saint of animals, St. Francis of Assisi, said, “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.”

Far beyond realms of religion, we believe that if there’s any heaven, we will meet all our doggo friends there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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The Incredible true story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Beagle

Meghan Markle beagle

Meghan Markle, the people’s princess, is a champion crusader for all things right. The Duchess of Sussex is a devout dog lover and an advocate for rescuing animals in need of a home as against buying pets.

Megan, in fact, has two rescue pets – a Beagle named Guy, and a Labrador-Shepherd mix named Bogart. The antics of her beloved beagle was, in fact, one of the highlights at the Royal wedding reception.

However, it wasn’t always Kensington Palace, for this now famous beagle as he was once in a kill shelter. From road to royalty, it has been a phenomenal journey for this little pooch!

Meghan Markle dog

Meghan Markle’s Rescue Beagle

Guy was found abandoned in the woods in Kentucky in 2015 and was taken in by a shelter when no one came forward to claim him.

Unfortunately, he didn’t find a home in the shelter and was put on the euthanasia list. Days before he was to be put down, a Beagle rescue group in Canada was contacted by the shelter and decided to take him in… to Canada.

Groups of dog lovers took turns driving the Beagle in one-hour shifts from Kentucky to an adoption event just outside of Toronto where the then Suits actress Meghan Markle was filming.

Drawing parallels to a Hollywood script, Guy’s life was to be turned all for better from here on!

Meghan Markle ended up marrying Prince Harry and Guy, the stray beagle from Kentucky now lives at Kensington Palace.

Meghan Markle's Rescue Beagle

Over to you, please #AdoptDontShop 

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