Let us paws now for a blessing. Amen.

Monday, June 15, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:40 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 19, 2009
Fran Reynolds named her dog Bailey and has traveled with him from California to New Mexico to Missouri. "He just loves to see the country," she said. After sharing stories from their pets, the church-goers sang, "How much is that doggie in the window?"

COLUMBIA — Some came in on four big paws. Some arrived on four tiny feet. And one made his way on three legs and a lot of gumption.

All were beloved pets brought by their owners to the Unitarian Universalist Church for a blessing.

Pet owners brought in their furry friends for a blessing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia. The tenth annual pet blessing service was held Sunday.
Heather Carver tells the story of her new dog, Tripod, whom she adopted from Columbia Second Chance animal rescue group. Carver got Tripod nine days ago and says, "He puts the 'try' in Tripod."
Adele Dorman shares a story about her hamster, Teddy. The Dorman family also has a new pet — a black and white cat.
Kate, whose mother asked that her name be withheld, holds, from left, Maggie, Bailey and Toby at the 10th annual pet blessing service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia.

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Ray Shapiro June 18, 2009 | 11:27 p.m.

Does anyone administer last rites to the innocent healthy pups killed at the "Humane Society" just before their fatal shot and dumpster drop?

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Charles Dudley Jr June 19, 2009 | 5:21 a.m.

ray shapiro nobody that I know of. So much for charity inside of commercialized Christianity huh?

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John Schultz June 19, 2009 | 9:19 a.m.

Charlie Brown would surely say "Good grief!" at this thread.

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Ray Shapiro June 19, 2009 | 10:33 a.m.

(What Would Snoopy Do?)

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