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Pet Blessing, St. Mark's, 2013

See smaller Judy Gelo with her little girl, Zsa Zsa, a teacup Yorkie. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Judy Gelo with her little girl, Zsa Zsa, a teacup Yorkie. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Mark and Kris Merrill brought Jake and Brody to be blessed. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Spotsy the lizard is guest-held by Jose Herrera. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Judy Gelo with her little girl, Zsa Zsa, a teacup Yorkie. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Helen Totten gets Freddy, her lizard, blessed by Father Kyle Bennett. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Brody, a golden doodle brought by Mark Merrill, seems to be having a great time. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Father Kyle Bennett presides. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Ozzie is a cool kitten among all the commotion - and available for adoption from For the Love of Cats. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Ellie Bennett, 15, said Cotton, a Portugese water dog, is really dad's dog, and dad is Father Kyle Bennett. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Taylor Weis accompanies Cici, a golden doodle. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Dave Darrow keeps the 'dogs' coming. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Nia a miniature poodle brought by Jim Kunze, is ready for his closeup. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Cameron Campbell makes the most of his time dogsitting yellow lab Oliver. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Spotsy the lizard checks out the fried chicken. St. Mark's Episcopal Church held the annual Blessing of the Animals Tuesday evening in the church's activity center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Pets, no doubt, are a blessing to their owners. And on Tuesday evening, some of those pets had the favor returned. As he has for eight years, ever since taking the helm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Father Kyle Bennett celebrated the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi with the Blessing of the Animals, celebrating and polishing the haloes of about 50 furry, finned or scaly friends, who showed up with their human companions to be blessed.

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