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Today we continue our journey through Animals in Ancient Art, featuring works on view at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. The Chrysler Museum is free to the public, so you can see how impressive these works are, up-close.

As shown here, animals have inspired objects created for daily use and ritual use for many centuries. The bond between humans and animals is not a modern creation; animals have been revered for their strength, wisdom, and as symbols of good fortune throughout history.

Learn more about the symbolism of animals in ancient Chinese art. 

The artworks in this gallery were collected in Persia, China, and Japan. The oldest object in the selection presented here is a Chinese wine jug featuring birds and fish; it is dated to approximately 500 BCE. 

This is only a sampling of the items you’ll find in the museum’s collection. Enjoy!

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Recently, we blogged about Animals In Art, featuring contemporary artworks spotlighting our beloved pets. At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, we know that animals have been revered throughout human history as a source of fascination and inspiration.

Today, we begin a walk through Animals in Ancient Art, featuring works on view at the Chrysler Museum. The Chrysler Museum is free to the public, so grab a friend or loved one and see these amazing works [some estimated at over a thousand years old!] for yourself.

Today’s journey through Animals in Ancient Art begins in the Americas (Mesoamerica). Many of these sculptures are estimated to have been created in the years 100-900 CE [Current Era, aka A.D.], and one may have originated in 100 BCE. The “cat cloth” is estimated to have been created in the years 1100 – 1460 CE. For complete details on the age and origin of each piece, visit the Chrysler Museum. 

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Pet Blessings taking place at area churches in October 2018

Each year in October, Christian churches in Norfolk and beyond celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by blessing your pets. Don’t miss out: choose a church, click the link, and get the details!

October 4

*St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church(VB) http://discovermass.com/church/st-gregory-the-great-virginia-beach-va/
Blessing of the Animals will take place on Thursday, October 4 at 5pm in the Pavilion at St. Gregory’s.

October 6

*Christ the King Catholic Church (N) http://christthekingnorfolk.org/calendar
Pet Blessing at 9 AM

*Church of the Holy Family (VB) https://www.holyfamilyvb.org/bulletins/20180930.pdf
On Saturday, October 6, there will be the Blessing of the Animals Service at 11:00 a.m. and a tour of our Church gardens.

*Hidenwood Presbyterian (NN) https://hidenwood.org/
Pet Blessing at 10 AM, outside

*St. Mary Catholic Church (Ch) http://www.clusterparishes.com/
Pet Blessing Service at 9:30 AM

October 7

*St. Andrews Episcopal Church  (NN) http://www.standrews-episcopal.org/upcoming_events
Pet Blessing at 1 p.m. at the River Road entrance to the church
Invite your friends and neighbors and bring any of God’s creatures, large or small.

*Wycliffe Presbyterian (VB) http://wycliffepresbyterian.org/e-news.php
Bring your pets to this special afternoon service at 4 pm on October 7. Please invite your friends and neighbors – spread the news! Donations of animal toys, food or other pet-friendly items are welcome and will be taken to an animal shelter.
(It is recommended that all animals be on a leash or in a secure carrier.)
Contact Bess Mann (496-2833) for more information. (Rain date: October 14)

*Emmanuel Episcopal Church (VB) http://beta.emmanuelvb.com/news-and-events/?month=2018-10
Pet Blessing 3 PM, Side Yard

*Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (N) http://goodshepherdnorfolk.org/CurrentAnnouncements
Pet Blessing 10:15 AM in the church


October 14

*Episcopal Church of the Ascension (N) https://ascension-norfolk.org/
Blessing of animals and Holy Eucharist Rite II
When: Sunday, October 14, 2018 @11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Outside

Bonus: Click here for a classic post with prayers for pets!

We have attempted to accurately reflect each church’s information for the event, but be sure to check with your preferred church for accuracy and any last-minute schedule changes, especially in the event of inclement weather.

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For everyone who has loved and lost a special pet, there is National Pet Memorial Day, on September 9th.

Join with others at a free public water lantern ceremony, hosted by Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, to commemorate your beloved pets.

Sunday, September 9th, 7:30 – 8 PM
Pembroke Meadows Recreation Center
4292 Pembroke Blvd, Virginia Beach

FREE event; open to the public; kids welcome
[This is an outdoor event and is weather-dependent]

Be sure to reserve your lantern now! Email hrvethospice@gmail.com

[Little Creek Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Miele are not associated with this event, but we hope you will enjoy it!]

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It’s that wonderful time of year when Hampton Roads churches
welcome your pets for a special blessing,
in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
We’ve rounded up a selection of pet blessings for you.
This year, we’ve added churches in Newport News.
Check with your church if you don’t see its name listed here:

Sunday, October 1
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church…Norfolk……………4 PM
Historic St. Luke’s Church….Smithfield……………………..2-4 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church….Newport News……….1 PM
Use River Road entrance.
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church….Virginia Beach………….2 PM
Accepting donations of pet toys and food for a local animal shelter. 

Wednesday, October 4
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church….Virginia Beach…4:30 PM
In picnic pavilion.

Saturday, October 7
Christ the King Catholic Church….Norfolk…………………………………9:15-10:15 AM
In school parking lot. Accepting donations of pet food for Norfolk SPCA
Church of the Holy Family….Virginia Beach………………………………11 AM
Hidenwood Presbyterian Church
….Newport News………………….10-11 AM

 

Sunday, October 8
Emmanuel Episcopal Church side yard….Virginia Beach……..3 PM
Episcopal Church of the Ascension….Norfolk……………………….11 AM-Noon
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd…Norfolk………………..10:15-11:30 AM
Nimmo United Methodist Church….Virginia Beach……………8:30 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church….Portsmouth……………………………….10:30-11:30 AM

Saturday, October 14
Hilton Christian Church….Newport News………..10 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church….Chesapeake………….10 AM

Sunday, October 15
Baylake United Methodist Church…..Virginia Beach….4PM

We have attempted to accurately reflect each church’s information for the event, but be sure to check with your preferred church for accuracy and any last-minute schedule changes, especially in the event of inclement weather.

 

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The Avalon Church of Christ is hosting its annual Holiday Train Show this week — and it is a perfect Christmas treat for the family. Get photos with Santa, play the train yard scavenger hunt, enjoy tasty snacks, and chat with Tidewater Big Train Operators who love to share the joy of their model train hobby.

Dr. Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian, has been a model train enthusiast since his childhood. He’s passed the love of trains onto his children — not least of all a son who is now a freight conductor for a major North American railroad!

Whether you’re a fan of model railroads already — or just wondering what all the fuss is about — you’ll want to make time in your busy schedule this week to join in the fun. Grab a friend and go!

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The Train Show is FREE and open to the public. Donations are welcome. The show is located at 844 Woodstock Road, Virginia Beach.

There’s nothing like the sights and sounds of multiple trains running at once! Check out these sneak peek videos and slideshow:

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Not sure what you want to do for fun this weekend? We’ve got two ideas for you!

SATURDAY, MAY 17th:
K-9 Karnival at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach (10 AM to 3 PM)
It’s a day for the dogs as they compete in the 2014 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Local Competition, canine disc contest , 22nd Annual Dog-Gonest  Dog Show, and the Agility Course.
Enjoy canine-related product and service exhibits, rescue organizations and canine demonstrations.
Best of all — admission is FREE.
Click here for more information.

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SUNDAY, MAY 18th:
Bark in the Park at Harbor Park in Norfolk (Gates open at 12:05 PM)
Bring your dog to Harbor Park and enjoy a Sunday afternoon game of Tides baseball with your favorite dog. Tickets for dogs are just $5 each, and the Tides will donate all the proceeds to a local pet-friendly organization.
Humans must purchase their own tickets at regular rates!
Call 757-622-2222 for more information or click here.

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