Tina Daily of Kennewick keeps a tight grip on the lead for her 30-year old horse named Ricky as Father Richard Sedlacek officiates at Friday's 29th annual Blessing of the Pets ceremony at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Kennewick.
The annual event honors the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Eighth-grade student Meredeth Martin follows Daily wearing the school’s mascot costume of Diego the Mustang.
Pet owners will have an opportunity at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 to participate in another pet blessing ceremony at All Saints Episcopal Church in Richland.
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