On Wednesday, November 15, an unusual player entered the TikTok dog-lovers scene: an Episcopal nun based in New Jersey. In a video she posted, she introduced viewers to the order’s convent dog who keeps “an eye on all the guests” and attends every chapel service.
It’s clear this convent dog named Jennie is living the good life as she lives peacefully with a group of kind nuns who provide steady companionship and a nurturing presence. This pup fits right in!
We have six chapel services a day, and Jennie the Convent dog is so devout she attends them all. (Unless she is otherwise occupied by napping on her chair.) #convent #episcopal #anglican #nuntok #nuntokisthebest #genx #dogtok #conventdog #episcopup #realnun #prayer #monasticlife
Oh my goodness, this is so cute! This sweet pup lives an easy life at the convent, where her only jobs are to make sure all of the sisters attend all six chapel services a day, inspect the guests as they enter the chapel, and nap in the sun. The video posted by TikTok user @nunsenseforthepeople shows Jennie is truly living the good life!
While some might be surprised to see a dog living at a convent, the arrangement actually makes a lot of sense. Dogs are known for their loyalty, companionship, and ability to provide emotional support. They can be particularly beneficial for individuals who may live a more solitary or contemplative lifestyle, such as nuns in a convent. The presence of a dog can offer comfort, companionship, and a sense of responsibility!
People in the comments are totally loving this glimpse into life in a convent for a pet. “I wish I’d been born as a convent dog contently snoozing in a sun beam,” said TikTok user @serenest_beanest.
Other viewers, such as @titti744, love that this dog is such an important part of life at this convent. “Good idea! Convents and monasteries should have pets too! Animals are great companions and good healers too,” they commented.
We hope more and more dogs get adopted for unique lives like the life that Jennie lives at the convent. This pup has it made!