[Los Angeles, April 11. Image via Getty.]

A dog dressed in Easter white sit in a cart in line waiting to be blessed by Cardinal Roger Mahony at the annual Blessing of the Animals in Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2009. The ceremony, which takes place each year on the day before Easter Sunday, is held in recognition of the services that other species provide to humans. Farm animals are the first to be blessed, followed by pets. {ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)