We have a new addition to our family - a beautiful Betta fish who my son loves and has named "Blue" (can anyone guess what color he is?). Our church is having its annual St. Francis Day pet blessing this Sunday, and I asked ds if he would like to bring Blue. He thinks that this is a great idea and wants to hold him on his lap. I have been wanting to participate in this service for several years, but our cats get too stressed in their carriers. I love the idea of blessing our companion animals who are such important members of our families, though, and I'm excited that now we have a pet that we can bring!
Pet blessings are a popular tradition in the Episcopal Church, and I am curious if other faiths have something similar. Has anyone here participated in a pet blessing? What is the most unique blessing that anyone has participated in?