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Lexi, a 6-year-old, long-haired chihuahua

St. Boniface blesses pets

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Lexi, a 6-year-old, long-haired chihuahua

Barbara Ford-Coates and Phineas, a 4-year-old miniature poodle

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Barbara Ford-Coates and Phineas, a 4-year-old miniature poodle

Bella, 6, a cavalier King Charles

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Bella, 6, a cavalier King Charles

Angus, a golden retriever, seeks attention from Charlie Farrell during St. Boniface Episcopal Church’s annual animal blessing on Oct. 1.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Angus, a golden retriever, seeks attention from Charlie Farrell during St. Boniface Episcopal Church’s annual animal blessing on Oct. 1.

Mat, a maltese cockapoo sniffs Gracie, 11, a beagle.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Mat, a maltese cockapoo sniffs Gracie, 11, a beagle.

Retired priest Ralph McGimpsey led the Saturday morning service.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Retired priest Ralph McGimpsey led the Saturday morning service.

Daisy and Tilly, both lynx point siamese cats, rest in their carrier.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Daisy and Tilly, both lynx point siamese cats, rest in their carrier.

Sue, a schnoodle, poses for the camera during St. Boniface Episcopal Church’s annual Animal Blessing on Oct. 1.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Sue, a schnoodle, poses for the camera during St. Boniface Episcopal Church’s annual Animal Blessing on Oct. 1.

Reverend Wayne Farrell blesses Lexi, a 7-year-old long-haired chihuahua, while her owner, Gray Davis, holds her.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Reverend Wayne Farrell blesses Lexi, a 7-year-old long-haired chihuahua, while her owner, Gray Davis, holds her.

Mac, a bichon frise, waits to be blessed during the annual animal blessing at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Oct. 1.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Mac, a bichon frise, waits to be blessed during the annual animal blessing at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Oct. 1.

Before the animals were blessed, guests attended a Saturday morning service on St. Boniface Episcopal Church’s outdoor patio.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Before the animals were blessed, guests attended a Saturday morning service on St. Boniface Episcopal Church’s outdoor patio.

Rick and Gwen Mendel with their four-legged friend Lucy Ruth

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Rick and Gwen Mendel with their four-legged friend Lucy Ruth

Lassie, 7, a collie, gets blessed by Reverend Wayne Farrell at the St. Boniface animal blessing on Oct. 1.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Lassie, 7, a collie, gets blessed by Reverend Wayne Farrell at the St. Boniface animal blessing on Oct. 1.

Gracie, an 11-year-old beagle looks up to her owners during the St. Boniface animal blessing on Oct. 1.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Gracie, an 11-year-old beagle looks up to her owners during the St. Boniface animal blessing on Oct. 1.

Mary Alice Seemeyer and Buddy, a 13-year-old maltese

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Mary Alice Seemeyer and Buddy, a 13-year-old maltese

Suzanna and Bunny Coelingh with their bichon frises Riley, 11, and Ricky, 15

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Suzanna and Bunny Coelingh with their bichon frises Riley, 11, and Ricky, 15

Lexi, a long-haired chihuahua, plays with Snuffkin, a terrier -shih tzu mix. Snuffkin turned 10 months old on Sept. 30.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Lexi, a long-haired chihuahua, plays with Snuffkin, a terrier -shih tzu mix. Snuffkin turned 10 months old on Sept. 30.

Megan, 5, and Beth Murdock with their dogs, Newton and Dewey, both french bulldogs

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Megan, 5, and Beth Murdock with their dogs, Newton and Dewey, both french bulldogs

Reverend Wayne Farrell blesses Dewey, a french bulldog.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Reverend Wayne Farrell blesses Dewey, a french bulldog.

Snuffkin, 10-month-old terrier-shih tzu mix.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Snuffkin, 10-month-old terrier-shih tzu mix.

Snuffkin, 10-month-old terrier-shih tzu mix. He is the 12th humane society dog that Judith Rock has fostered.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 |

Snuffkin, 10-month-old terrier-shih tzu mix. He is the 12th humane society dog that Judith Rock has fostered.

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