West Seattle weekend scene: Pet blessings, graced with sunshine

It’s an October tradition for St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in south Admiral – the annual Blessing of the Animals in the West Seattle High School parking lot next door. Most of this year’s blessing-seekers brought their dogs; we did spot one cat, Yahzi Farouche:

This was the first Blessing of the Animals since Rev. J.D. Godwin took over as spiritual leader almost half a year ago. Below, Rev. Godwin blessed Pace the dog:

He was joined by Paul Dahlke from the Order of St. Francis. There was a special gift for the people who brought their pets today – this medal:

P.S. If you missed this event – Alki UCC Church usually has a Blessing of the Animals service this time of year too, and the church website says it’s at 10 am next Sunday (October 13th).

1 Reply to "West Seattle weekend scene: Pet blessings, graced with sunshine"

  • 4th of Eight October 7, 2013 (8:04 pm)

    I know Yahzi’s owner.. and Miss Yahzi IS a Blessing!!! Cool to see her get blessed though. All our companion fur-family’s are a blessing to us humans!

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