Friday, January 31, 2014

Prayer Request

Dear Friends,

A pall of sadness has settled over Bon Bon Acres.  Our heart and soul is seriously ill. Kikki, our beloved Maine Coon cat, was given a preliminary diagnosis of terminal spleen cancer on Tuesday.  He has an appointment on February 4th with a specialist from the University of Minnesota.  We are praying the diagnosis is wrong. 

A friend to everyone—dogs, other cats, birds, humans—Kikki  has brought friendship, joy and unconditional love  to all he has encountered.  With a heart so pure and kind and unselfish, he is a model for all that is good and right and Godly.  If I could be half the "person" he is I would consider my life a success. The world is a far better place with Kikki in it.

Healing prayers are deeply appreciated.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

LaBonBon and Sweetpea

P.S.  If you, or someone you know, has an animal family member that is sick, The Catholic Stewards of Creation will pray for your pet.  Please visit their website and fill out a short form so your pet can receive their healing blessings.: 

Our Pet Prayer Line invites you to share a prayer need for a beloved pet family member. You are not ALONE! We at Catholic Stewards of Creation believe that God loves all that He has created and allows nothing He created to fall away from His sight.

Our team will pray for your intentions as we offer your prayer to the Creator of all creation through the intercessory aid of the great saints of the Catholic Church who loved and were loved by animals: 

Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Gertrude of Nivelles, St. Roch, St. Bridget, St. Anthony of Padua, St Blaise Sebastea, St. John Bosco, St. Francis Xavier, St. Gerasimus, St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. Martin de Porres, St. George, St. Tryphon, St. Sergius of Radonezh, St. Cuthbert, St. Gerasimos, St. Keneth, St. John of Shanghai, St. Modestus, St. Paul of Obnora, St. Cosmos, St. Damian, St. Priscia, Saint Ailbe, Saint Giles, Saint Rita, Saint Germaine, Saint Herve, Saint Comgall, Saint Felix, Saint Fronto, Saint Werburgh, Saint Gudwall, Saint Kentigem and Saint Rigobert.
Dearest Lord:


We pray for the beloved pets petitioned here through the intercession of your most holy saints that showed such great love for animals while in their earthly life. You Lord are the Physician of Life and know the need that exists. Please hear us in your mercy and hear the intercessory voices of your saints for all of these pets as we pray for—healing, for a lost pet, for the hunted, for the suffering, for the frightened, for sickness, for an operation, for comfort, for medical issues, for the reception of a dying pet, for loss of a pet, for the abused, for the abandoned, for a broken heart, for compassion, for a miracle.


Thy will be done.


Catholic Stewards of Creation wishes to include any prayer requests you may also have for the animals, wildlife, ecology, environment, climate and the sanctuary of nature.

We invite all the many daily visitors to this site to also offer a prayer for those who have posted a prayer need. May all our voices together be heard at the door of Heaven!

Please complete the form below with a prayer request for your pet. If you would like have a picture of your pet included with your request, we will be happy to post it. Please email the picture to with your pet’s name in the subject line. We will post your request within 24 hours. Please share this website with others in need of prayer for their pets. We encourage you to respond to fellow steward’s pet prayer requests by clicking on the “comment” link below each post. Thank you and God Bless!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Weather Update

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Hump Day

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter Weather Update

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thoughts for the Winter Week Ahead

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Snow, Snow, Snow!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Weekend Wishes

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Gone to Pot

Yes.  Last week we were sending out an SOS—the universal signal of distress—on account of a major inconvenience.

Never one to get ‘throne” for a loss, Bon Bon Pond’s best buddy Jeff was “johnny on the spot” to respond to our lower level’s wayward water closet—the first such problem in nearly 45 years.  Since the issue occurred on the season’s coldest day we weren’t sure what was causing the loo to “poop” out:  a freeze up or plug up?   Armed with plumbing gadgets from Menard’s home improvement store, Jeff was ready to “plunge” ahead and get to the “head” of the problem.  With the help of a $6 closet snake we soon determined a clog was the culprit.  “Flushed” with excitement, Jeff quickly took care of “business” and in a "biffy jiffy" away went my worries, down the drain!”   

“Butt” seriously, thanks Jeff for helping us out of a “jam!”

Thursday, January 23, 2014


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

More Precipitation on the Way

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More California Dreamin'

Oh, no, here comes another Arctic Blast!  As much as we love winter, well below freezing  temps are a concern—mostly for the wildlife.  Food, fresh water and shelter are available so hopefully all God’s creatures around Bon Bon Pond will weather the frigid wave with little difficulty. 

Subzero is always a good time for some California Dreamin’ with our west coast correspondent and chief photographer.  Today’s subjects:  a Western Meadowlark and a herd of Mule Deer.
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To see more of Chandel’s incredible wildlife artistry,
please visit her wonderful website: 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thoughts for the Winter Work Week Ahead

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Brunch in Winter

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekend Wishes

Friday, January 17, 2014


Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Ties that Bind


The birdies of Bon Bon Pond send out special calls of appreciation to our west coast correspondent and chief photographer for her gift of the way cool brightly-colored nylon twisty ties that now decorate the suet feeders. Each basket must be securely tied to keep the crows from flicking the latch open and devouring the entire cake. In addition to protecting the food for the smaller avians, they add a festive touch to a world of white.  Muchas gracias!

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