Perform this Wiccan ritual on a night when the moon is full and shining brightly, preferably the first night of the full moon at the exact moment when it enters into its full phase.
To find out the exact phase time, consult an up-to-date astrolgical or lunar calendar, book of days, or almanac.
If you desire, you may instead or also perform this ritual on your pet's birthday (if the date is known), or the anniversary of when he or she first became part of your family, or whenever you feel it to be the appropriate time.
Please note: This simple blessing can esily be adapted for dogs as well as your other furry friends and familiars.
Light some fragrant incense and place a gold candle (in honor of the Horned God) and a white candle (preferably one in the shape of a cat or your pet) on the center of your altar.
Cast a circle around your alter in whatever manner you usually cast it, and call upon the four elemnts of Air, Fire, Water and Earth to be present and to serve as guardians of the circle.
Light the gold candle and then humble invoke the powers of the Horned God:
O GREAT HORNED GOD CONSORT OF THE GODDESS I INVOKE THEE AND INVITE THEE INTO THIS CIRCLE.
Light the white pet candle and then, holding your pet gently in your arms, knell before the altar and recite the following prayer:
O GREAT HORNED GOD, FATHER OF THE WOODLANDS AND LOVING LORD OF ALL CREATURES THAT WALK, CRAWL, SWIM AND FLY, A THREEFOLD BLESSING I HUMBLY ASK OF THEE ON THIS SEPCIAL DAY: MAY THIS (ANIMAL NAME)'S LIFE BE A LONG, HAPPY, AND HEALTHY ONE; MAY SHE (OR HE) ALWAYS RECEIVE YOUR DIVINE PROTECTION; AND WHEN OUR INCARNATIONS IN THIS WORLD BEASE TO BE. MAY WE FOREVER BE REUNITED IN THE GREAT WICCAN OTHERWORLD KNOWN ONLY AS SUMMERLAND. SO MOTE IT BE!
After the prayer has been recited, gaze into the flame of the candle and chant thrice the name of your pet, each time followed by the words: BLESSED BE. Give the pet a loving kiss and place her or him down in the center of the circle. If the pet chooses to exit the circle at this point this is all right.
Give thanks to the Horned God in your own words and bid him farewell. Next, give thanks to the four elements in your own words and then bid them farewell. Uncast the magick circle counterclockwise, and say:
IN PERFECT LOVE AND HARMING NONE THIS PAGAN BLESSING NOW IS DONE SO MOTE IT BE!