Once a year we can bring our pets to church for the blessing of the animals. It's a day to celebrate what animals add to our lives. It was mostly a dog day in the chapel. Plus 2 cats and 1 hamster. Each song was punctuated by barking of some sort. Amazingly, my dog was very well behaved and one of the children took it upon herself to pet her throughout the service. We also sung a hymn that I hadn't heard for a long time, but really enjoy, which is "God of the Sparrow." Hopefully this blessing will mean that my dog will be on her best behavior....at least for a day or two.