The Richmond Register

September 30, 2012

Blessing of the animals

Register staff report

RICHMOND — Abby, a golden retriever/standard poodle mix, looks up at the Rev. Glenn Birkett of First Christian Church on Saturday after receiving a blessing in Irvine-McDowell Park during the annual blessing of the animals sponsored by the church and the Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life. Abby is a therapy dog in training who visits McCready Manor about twice a month, said her owner, John Ferguson of Richmond.