Murphy, 18 months, an Australian cattle dog, sniffs a bag of dog treats after being blessed by the pastor.
Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
In honor of St. Francis, a lover of animals, members of King of Kings Lutheran
Church in Fair Oaks brought their animals to a spot outside their church, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, to receive a blessing from the Rev. Lynn Miller. She made the sign of the cross, placed oil on each animal’s forehead and gave their owners a certificate of blessing.