... she’s forever doing something that she’s not supposed to be doing.

James Kent

James Kent’s dog Baby drives him crazy. Listen to James talk about the love-hate relationship he and his wife have with their furry “daughter.”

When we call her, she doesn’t want to come. She’s always hanging around – somewhere where she’s not supposed to be. You call her around the house, she doesn’t come. But once we come home from work, she jumps at the door. If either one of us comes home – me and my wife come home – and we don’t come right in, she’s at the window, she’s at the door. She’s back and forth.

She’s a wild dog. Sometimes I want to kill her, because she’s forever doing something stuff that she’s not supposed to be doing. Not that she tears up but. ... oh, goodness.  She poos everywhere; poos everywhere. We’ll go to bed at night and we’ll shut the door, and it will be right there at the door! She poos right there.

Why? Really? You couldn’t go anywhere else?! I understand you couldn’t get out, but you had to poo right there at the door?!

Or in the middle of the night. You come up to take a ... thing at the bathroom and of course, she went before you. That’s another thing. Either in the morning or the middle of the night you can step in any ... Oh, my goodness.

Or the other one is when there’s trash everywhere all over the place. You come down in the morning—trash everywhere because she’s ripped open the bag or something.

Baby is, you know, like I say, when our son’s away, Baby is like our second child. That’s pretty much how we treat her. That’s how we do things for her. That’s how she makes us feel.

One person that does not love our dog – and I’m assuming this is for everyone – is the mailman. She nicked him one time. He came by and put the mail in the box and somehow he had his finger under there and she nicked him. So we came home, and a couple of days later one of us was off, me or my wife, and the mail guy is like:

“Your dog nicked me; your dog nicked me!”
“What do you mean, our dog nicked you?”
“I put the mail in the box and he got my finger in the box and he got my finger.”
“Don’t put your finger in the box! Are you kidding?!”

And, oh goodness. She tears the mail apart. So we’ve got two doors; we’ve got to lock that second door.

So, yeah, she’s like our kid. She’s Baby and she’s, yeah, our daughter; but she’s just got four legs.

But that’s our Baby.

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

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This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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