Coral Gables church blesses pets

  • Sandy Warshaw holds her Yorkie Zsa Zsa Galore as interim pastor Rev. Monica Styron blesses her pet. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of the congregation line up with their pets and stuffed animals to be blessed by interim pastor Rev. Monica Styron, left. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sarah Geman, 10, shows Ryan, center, and his father, Eric Konkol, her lizard Gretel. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Interim pastor Rev. Monica Styron, left, blesses Gavin Harrison's Snoopy stuffed animal as Kathy Sults of Miami looks on. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Church volunteers Lanier Smith, left, and Kelly Nevling share a laugh while Nevling holds the pastor's dog Abbey. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lady Zsa Zsa stands at the feet of her owner, Sandy Warshaw, center, of South Miami, as the congregation sings hymns during service. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Interim pastor Rev. Monica Styron blesses lizards named Hansel and Gretel, held by sisters Emilee, center, 11, and Sarah German, 10, right. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Brandon Bestard, left, of Coral Gables, plants a kiss on Jordan, a Pomeranian mix, as his girlfriend, Stephanie Smith, looks on while interim pastor Rev. Monica Styron, blesses their pet. Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables held the Blessing of the Beasts worship service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF