THE cockatoos may have tried to get all the attention with regular 'hello cockies', but they got their 'I'm blessed' bandannas just like the rest of the animals.
And with more than 50 people and their pets turning up to the inaugural Blessing of the Animals ceremony, Sally Wilson reckons she's started something.
"It was a great success. We had pet rats, cockatoos, loads of dogs, and even silk worms," Ms Wilson from the Animal Protection Association of Australia in Corindi said.
"Everybody seemed to really enjoy themselves, there were lots of kids, it was really lovely.
"We had people from as far as Repton. Everyone thought it was wonderful and asking whether we were going to do it next year."
The Blessing of the Animals was held at Woolgoolga's Uniting Church on World Animal Day on Wednesday.
World Animal Day is held on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of animals, to celebrate animal life, acknowledge the diverse and important role they play in our lives, and be thankful for the way they enrich our lives.