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Blessing of the Pets

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Lauren Loesch talks to Rev. Davis about her pet hermit crab, Whirlpool. Whirlpool was the smallest of the animals at the ceremony.

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Nala, the cat, cautiously peers out from her cage at the dogs that are busy greeting each other.

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Kelsey Spurio brought her pet Chinchilla, Moonbeam to the blessing.

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Ronnie Willett gives Maybell another bone to chew.

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Still feeding Maybell a bone, Ronnie Willett presents his pet to be blessed.

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Each of the animals received a certificate at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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Animals enjoy meeting each other and getting blessed.

Saturday morning, the Rev. Scott E. Davis of Trinity United Methodist Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.