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This Monastery Adopted A Stray Dog, Now He Enjoys His Life As A Monk
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This Monastery Adopted A Stray Dog, Now He Enjoys His Life As A Monk

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Meet Friar Bigotón (Friar Moustache), the stray doggie who just became a member of a St Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The saint after which the Franciscan order was established is known as the patron of animals, so it’s only natural that the monks extended their helping hand to the pooch living on the streets. Now he is one happy doggie who gets to enjoy life to the fullest. “His life is all about playing and running,” fellow friar Jorge Fernandez told The Dodo. “Here, all of the brothers love him very much. He is a creature of God.”

Friar Bigotón even gets to wear a habit. Maybe inspired by his outfit, the doggie was caught seriously attending to his monk duties: “[Here’s] Brother Carmelo preaching to the fish,” wrote Franciscan Kasper Mariusz Kaproń, who first posted these adorable photos online.

“If only all the churches of our country [would] adopt a dog and care for him like Friar Bigotón,” Proyecto Narices Frías (Cold Nose Project), a local animal rescue, wrote in a post on Facebook, “we are sure that the parishioners would follow his example.”

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Meet Friar Bigotón (Friar Moustache), the stray doggie who just became a member of a St Francis Monastery

The saint after which the Franciscan order was established is known as the patron of animals…

So it’s only natural that the monks extended their helping hand to the canine living on the streets

Now he is one happy doggie who gets to enjoy life to the fullest. “His life is all about playing and running”

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“Here, all of the brothers love him very much. He is a creature of God”

The doggie even gets to wear a habit. Maybe inspired by his outfit, he was caught attending to his monk duties

“[Here’s] Brother [Bigotón] preaching to the fish”

The doggie’s adoption was initiated by Proyecto Narices Frías (Cold Nose Project), a local animal rescue

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They hope it will inspire other monasteries to help pets in need

“If only all the churches [would] adopt a dog… we are sure that the parishioners would follow the example”

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Cassie
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally, somebody who can fit the habits the dry cleaner shrunk. ^_^

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never seen a schnauzer, that ever learned the value of "STFU". If this one is different, the monks deserve great credit.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I understand not all schnauzers are quiet, but ours is the quietest dog we've ever had!

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Lillian Chesak
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this and the monks compassion towards a stray dog

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Cassie
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally, somebody who can fit the habits the dry cleaner shrunk. ^_^

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never seen a schnauzer, that ever learned the value of "STFU". If this one is different, the monks deserve great credit.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I understand not all schnauzers are quiet, but ours is the quietest dog we've ever had!

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Lillian Chesak
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this and the monks compassion towards a stray dog

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