Today I performed a ceremony for a deceased five year old female husky named Fiona( I was surprised because my pendulum has the same name). Fiona had died in a yard near by and her bones were scattered everywhere. I will explain the way I got confirmation from this animal in order to lay her remains to rest.
Animals, when they are a spirit and no longer of the physical plane, have many ways of talking to a person(if they are trained to listen).I used my intuition and my pendulum to actually make contact with her.
She showed me where all of her bones were and then I took a plastic bag a filled it with her bones. I let her choose where to be buried and proceeded from there. I dug a hole with my knife(I don't have a shovel) and placed her remains in the hole and covered them with the soil. After that I took several large stones and placed them on top neatly and purposely according to my traditions. Then I stood up and prayed over her grave followed by the following incantation:
"Now is the time. Let her go in peace" over and over again. I blessed her spirit and then asked the angels to protect her and guide her as she passed over. Now I do not know exactly what most people believe is the right way to to this kind of ceremony,but I know the tradition I was taught and that is what I went by. I also will follow tradition and place flowers at her grave on the first of the month.