Orthodox Rabbi Barry Blum blesses Chiquita in the synagogue.
"God opens his hand and satisfies every living thing with love,"
Rabbi Blum intones. He then opens his hand
and gives Chiquita a treat, during the
Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid's "Blessing of the Animals" event.
Chihuahua rabbi in 2005,
photographed by Jeff Lash of St. Louis.