Pets line up to be blessed

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October 4, 2010 4:42:36 AM PDT
Call it a Snail Mary.

Pet lovers and their animals lined up at a Salem, Oregon, church yesterday for the annual blessing of the animals.

There were the usual cats and dogs, and even a snail.

A local paper reports kids brought their stuffed animals to Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, too.

The service celebrates Saint Francis of Assisi, the 13th century friar known for his love of animals.