Sarah Martin '12, with her hedgehog at the annual Blessing of the Animals at chapel on Friday, May 11,, 2012. (Photo by John Froschauer.)
Sonny the cat watches the world from inside his carrier during the Blessing of the Animals at chapel . (Photo/John Froschauer)
The critter and human parade lining up to begin the blessing ceremony.
Critter with their humans enter.
Erin McKenna, Professor of Philosophy, wrangles her three dogs, Tao, right, Maeve and Kira, left, before the blessing of the animals.
Erin McKenna with Maeve and Kire.
Checking out who is there.
Lady Jane, a resident of the Women's Center, sporting wings.
Coop meets Lady Jane before the blessing of the animals.
Lady Jane looking for more friends.
David Robbins, Chair of the Music Department, and his wife, Karen, holding Colin, join a hymn.
Boone appears to sing along with Allison Roberts, senior director development research.
Boone was apparently off key.
MaryAnn Anderson, holding Tryge, reads a scripture.
Marley, Paul Tegels' dog, watches from behind the piano. (
Cayanne keeps an eye out for potential treats from Sheri Tonn, vice president of finance and operations.
Chuck Bergman, professor of English, delivers a homily with his cat Sonny in a carrier on the stool.
MaryAnn Anderson holds Tryge while she and President Loren Anderson listen to to the homily.
Coop surveys the scene during the blessing of the animals.
Cayanne watches mom, Sheri Tonn.
Erin McKenna, professor of philosophy, with her three dogs, Maeve and Kira with Tao cashing in on a head scratch from Michael Clark '13.
Blessing of the animals
Tryge, back, checks out Cayanne.
Rev. Nancy Conner blessing Tryge, held by President Anderson and MaryAnn Anderson.
A sugar glider squirrel pokes its head out of the shirt of Mark Christensen '12.
Rev. Dennis Sepper makes the rounds at chapel to bless the animals, one by one.
Rev. Dennis Sepper blesses Lady Jane as she is held by Jennifer Warwick, victim's advocate of the Women's Center.
Rev. Dennis Sepper blessing a hedgehog.
Rev. Nancy Connor blessing Colin, held by David Robbins.
A sugar glider squirrel after the blessing of the animals at chapel.
Group photo after the blessing of the animals. Smile everyone!