Blessing all the beasts

DIANNE AVERY/Acorn newspapers
PRAYERS FOR POOCHES AND PETS—Above, Hondo, ridden by Jules Rodriguez of Newbury Park, receives a blessing from Larry Lindsay during the fourth annual Blessing of the Animals on Nov. 13 at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church in Newbury Park. Steven Chase of Newbury Park and his steed Ace await their turn. Right, Pastor Matt Elam of Monte Vista Presbyterian Church prays over Cinder, a black lab. The dog’s family, Christa and Carrie Lamb, watch. Blessing animal...

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