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Blessing of the Animals Marco Island 2011

Bennett blesses Ian Campbell'l leopard gecko. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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Bennett blesses Ian Campbell'l leopard gecko. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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  • Harley, a golden retriever who came with Ronnie and Christy Marino, takes a close look at the camera. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Rev. Bennett blesses Sammy and Marco, lhasa apsos held by Roe and Diane Tamagni. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Babby  and Joan Pernice with Nina, an Australian labradoodle. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Shane Totten sings 'Dog Breath.' St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Rev. Dr. Kyle Bennett strikes a colorful note. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Joan Pernice with Nina, an Australian labradoodle. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Susan May came in her wheelchair with two dogs, including Bella. San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Polly Ann, Susan May's Shihtzu, is all dolled up for the occasion. San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Jan Miniutti came 'to get the devil out of' Alfie, her labradoodle. San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Maria Lampload holds Jasmina and Orchidea. San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Father Tim Navin of San Marco Catholic Church reads the Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning. Navin sprinkled holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Peter-Gabriel Michael-Thomas Gates, two, got his stuffed animals blessed. San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Twinkles the cockatiel tries to get a closer look at Paco, a male of the same species. San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • St. Francis of Assisi is the ecclesiastical forefather of the ceremony. San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Kim Adamson is director of religious education at San Marco Catholic Church. They held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Helen Mallon, a long time member of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, with her Pekinese, Shorty. Anne Claire Shilton/ Banner Correspondent
  • Melanie, Kay Lorine's shihtzu, is a professional model. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Melanie, Kay Lorine's shihtzu, is a professional model. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Bennett blesses Ian Campbell'l leopard gecko. St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrated the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. The service in the fellowship hall included animal-themed songs, with a good deal of singing along by the dogs. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

San Marco Catholic Church held their Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning, with Father Tim Navin sprinkling holy water on a multitude of dogs, a few birds, and one annoyed cat.

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