I am heavily immersed in the world of dogs. This is no secret to anybody I know. I have two dogs, one of which is a rescue. I also work at the Kennel Club and I volunteer for numerous canine charities as well as writing lots of blogs relating to the topic.
However there came a point recently at which I questioned my own sanity. I have just been invited to my first dog wedding, and I found myself typing ‘dog wedding gift ideas’ into my search engine.
If you didn’t know, now you do. This is actually a thing!
From tips on writing the vows, to ceremony guidance, wedding favour suggestions, cake recipes and bespoke outfits, it’s all there, and it goes on and on. The more I read, the more sane a concept it seemed to become. Although there would be no legal or legitimate binding whatsoever, this is a lovely gesture of unity between two dogs that are clearly inseparable and wish to spend their days together. In the meantime, the owners get to celebrate the love between their dogs and indeed for their dogs… and the guests, both human and canine, get to have a party, doggy treats and cake.
Whether it’s going to be a lavish do or an intimate gathering with friends and family, it’s the owner’s choice to make. To those who say this is crazy, I ask, what is the harm?
This coming August – yes, it’s a summer wedding – myself and my two dogs will be donning our finest attire and dusting down our hats for the wedding ceremony of two pugs; Biggy and Sophie, who are our old foster dogs. Now in a loving home after suffering a lifetime of the worst conditions and a cruel use for breeding, they will gather with their human and doggy friends to be bound as Mr and Mrs. They will be surrounded by nothing but love – and quite frankly, I can’t wait.
Now all I need to do is find a suitable present for the couple… Any ideas anyone?
Would you let your pets get married? What wedding gifts would you buy for animals?
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