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Blessing of the pets procession

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A procession of animals walked in front of Saint Joseph Middle School today for a special ceremony and blessing.

The ceremony was performed by a priest and was held in remembrance of Saint Francis's love for all creatures.

It's the 27th year community members have brought their pets out for the custom.

Some animals seen in the blessing today include dogs, cats, fish, horses, chickens, and even a turtle named rocky.