Animals blessed in Thousand Oaks

Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks held their annual Blessing of Our Pets on Oct. 6. Dozens of dogs, cats and bearded dragon were blessed by the pastors. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers PET BLESSING - Pastor Larry Wagner, right, blesses nine year-old golden retriever, Cooper, as he sits on Roxanne Stevenson's lap during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6. Pets of all types were welcomed to the event for a blessing by a pastor. Stevenson's other dog, Gibson, was also blessed.

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PET BLESSING – Pastor Larry Wagner, right, blesses nine year-old golden retriever, Cooper, as he sits on Roxanne Stevenson’s lap during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6. Pets of all types were welcomed to the event for a blessing by a pastor. Stevenson’s other dog, Gibson, was also blessed.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers GREETINGS! - Anita Srinivasa of Thousand Oaks holds onto her Yorkshire Terrier, Lulu, as Trixie Feather Star, a beagle, says hello before the start of the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6.

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GREETINGS! – Anita Srinivasa of Thousand Oaks holds onto her Yorkshire Terrier, Lulu, as Trixie Feather Star, a beagle, says hello before the start of the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6.

MC 237 Pet Blessing TO MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers PET BLESSING - Pastor Steve Herder, left, blesses Striker, a bearded dragon, held by Care Butler during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6. Pets of all types were welcomed to the event for a blessing by a pastor. Striker is the classroom pet in Butler's science class at Ascension Lutheran School.

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PET BLESSING – Pastor Steve Herder, left, blesses Striker, a bearded dragon, held by Care Butler during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6. Pets of all types were welcomed to the event for a blessing by a pastor. Striker is the classroom pet in Butler’s science class at Ascension Lutheran School.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers PET BLESSING - Pastor Steve Herder, left, blesses Molly, a Labrador, as owner Dick Jones of Thousand Oaks holds onto the leash during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6.

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PET BLESSING – Pastor Steve Herder, left, blesses Molly, a Labrador, as owner Dick Jones of Thousand Oaks holds onto the leash during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BLESSED CREATURES - Animal owners and their pets listen to Pastor Steve Herder during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6.

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BLESSED CREATURES – Animal owners and their pets listen to Pastor Steve Herder during the Blessing of Our Pets at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 6.

 

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