Dempsey wishes everyone a happy (belated) Easter! This year, we thought of taking Dempsey to a sunrise service, but like every other Easter, we ended up sleeping in.
This is not to say that we've been neglecting Dempsey's religious education. Over the past year, we've taken him to a Catholic church, a Lutheran church, a Baptist church, a Methodist church, and a Mega Church. That's right: we're raising him Unitarian.
All kidding aside, there's a serious purpose. Since we don't know who Dempsey's going to pick to be his new partner, we're trying to expose him to all sorts of different rituals, so he's not startled or surprised by anything, and so he'll just lie quietly in the pews during the service. We want him to be an idle worshipper.
Now, I know you might be concerned about this. Dempsey is very friendly and playful, and I've seen him give play bows to a cat, a lamb, a coyote, and a white-tailed deer. If he ever saw a golden calf, I think there's a good chance he would bow before that, too.
Luckily for Dempsey, all dogs go to heaven. Especially service dogs.