As is becoming our tradition, we will begin our summer services with a blessing of and by the animals with whom we share our lives. The Soul Matters theme for June is “Play,” and one reason many of us love sharing our lives with pets is the playful element they bring to our relationships with them. Send in pictures of your pets, whether playful or serious, for an Animal Blessing slide show. Photos should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 16th. Please include the name of your animal companion(s).