The Rev. Tari Stage-Harvey, right, blesses Kilohoku, the Rev. Judy Shook's dog, during a Blessing of the Animals service on Aug. 15 at the Mendenhall Glacier. Dogs, crabs, one brave cat, pet owners and pastors the Rev. Bob Stevens of Saint Brendan's Epsicopal Church, the Rev. Tari Stage-Harvey of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran, and the Rev. Judy Shook of Aldersgate United Methodist Church,gathered to give thanks for and bless pets and other animals.
From left, the Rev. Tari Stage-Harvey, her dog Haika, the Rev. Judy Shook, her dog Kilohoku, and the Rev. Bob Stevens participate in a Blessing of the Animals service on Aug. 15 at the Mendenhall Glacier.