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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Has Marriage Gone To The Dogs? Literally?

Here's the dumbest thing you'll read all day. It was bound to happen sooner or later.

From the Daily Mail:
And they called it puppy love.

Joseph Guiso bends down to kiss his new 'bride' in a wedding ceremony with a difference - one of the parties has four legs and a tail.

An Australian man staged a 'marriage' to his beloved his yellow labrador in an outdoor ceremony and promptly sealed the union with a kiss.

Joseph Guiso and Honey were 'joined in matrimony' at Toowoomba's Laurel Bank Park - and the real surprise is that 30 friends and family members turned up to witness the event.

'You’re my best friend and you make every part of my day better,' Mr Guiso read in his vows.

A self-described 'religious guy,' he said he could no longer stand the guilt of living with the canine cutie out of wedlock.

But, 'it's not sexual,' he assured the wedding guests.

Honey, dressed for her big day in a white cape, was adopted by her husband five years ago when she was just a puppy.

The pair decided on the wedding during a walk through Laurel Bank Park one afternoon.

Spying another wedding taking place, Mr Guiso had an idea.

'I said "that could be us",' he told The Toowoomba Chronicle.

'She didn’t say anything so I took that as a yes.'

According to his MySpace page, Mr Guiso a 20-year-old student majoring in education. who describes himself as straight, single and Catholic.

And the trivialization of marriage continues. I'm thinking of Mt 7:6 here: "Do not give dogs what is sacred..."

Couple observations: assuring his guests that the relationship is platonic doesn't make this any better. I bet he still lets the dog sleep in the bed.... He describes himself as religious. Hogwash - he's nothing more an attention hound (pun intended, btw). A religious person wouldn't dare do this.... And why is it important to mention that the guy is Catholic? Possibly because the Church staunchly defends marriage as between one man and one woman?.... The priest (I'm presuming that's a priest in the photo, given that the guy claims to be Catholic) should have smacked him upside the head rather than preside at this sham ceremony.

I give this 'marriage' two years, max. I guess that would be fourteen for the dog, right?