Though the young woman in this ambrotype from the 1850s has a tired look in her eyes (quite understandable given the newborn nestled in her arms!), there's also a clear sense of maternal joy and pride there, too.
Protective Blessing for Dogs, "Diana, Goddess of the Wild, Keeper of dogs both fierce and mild, Hold (name of pet) safely in Your arms, And protect this creature from all harm. And should the day come that he/she roams, Guide him/her to the path back home. Bless (name of pet) with a joyful life, Free of hardship, stress, and strife.” This blessing found at everythingunderthemoon.net