Blessing of the Animals: A Guide to Prayers and Ceremonies Celebrating Pets and Other Creatures

Animals often provide us with companionship, comfort and unconditional love, which enriches and improves our lives. So, it comes as no surprise that pet-related ceremonies have found favour with people from all walks of life and all faiths, and Blessing of the Animals begins by covering many animal-related prayers, rituals and blessings used in ceremonies throughout the world. Following chapters cover ceremonies, both serious and humorous, vows, 'beauty' pageants, illnesses and the celebration of life of a dearly-departed pet, including moving eulogies and prayers. This fun and enriching volume helps us to express gratitude for the animals who bring joy and wonder into our lives.