The morning service at St. Giles Anglican Church this week was filled with laughs, barking and meowing. Brushed and dressed up pets joined their owners on Sunday to receive a blessing. And if for people the morning service was joyful but usual, for numerous animals it turned to be an exciting opportunity to have a day out, attend the church and meet new buddies be it other pets or their owners. The Venerable Wilma Woods and the Rev. Deacon Barb Wright didn’t miss a single furry creature and gave blessings to all the dogs, cats and even a hamster that came to the church for the Blessing of the Animals. A couple of cats from the humane society also joined the service. The open offering was given to the Estevan Humane Society. Those present could also make some donations to the shelter.