Alex Moore and his dogs, Dezel and Nalu, receive a blessing from Fr. David Stout
Jasmine “Jazzy” Bostock pets her neighbor’s baby goat, Naughty.
Fr. David Stout blesses Palani, a 4 1/2-year-old blue heeler as Meela Kobashigawa, 4, looks on during the annual Blessing of the Animals at St. James Episocal Church in Waimea. The service is held every year near the Feast of St. Francis. Photos special to West Hawaii Today