Monday, October 02, 2006
When And Where To Draw the Line!
I came across an article in 'The Australian' about dogs being entrusted with ceremonial roles at their owners' weddings, some (the dogs, that is) even wearing matching outfits! I was reminded of a wedding years ago in which I was one of the attendants. During the rehearsal, the bride-to-be carried in her arms a dog basket decorated with tulle, ribbons and flowers, bearing three or four chihuahua puppies. The mother dog ran around our heels at the altar. I, of course, jokingly and with a touch of sarcasm, made a crack about having them at the wedding ceremony. To my shock, this is what the bride was planning!
On the day of the 'great' event as we strolled down the aisle, the mother of the brood, with ribbons around its neck, nearly got stood on by me a few times (purposely a couple of times!). The basket with the puppies in it had already been placed in front of the altar! When the wedding party congregated outside after the ceremony to get our photos taken, the dogs had pride of place in every photo taken. I think when the photos were developed I was in none of them as when they were being taken, I kept easing myself out of the frame! The whole thing was a joke and an exercise in bad taste, to my way of thinking! People really do go overboard sometimes. By the way, the marriage lasted only six months! I wonder why! I guess the groom wasn't prepared to take on a ready-made family!
Don't misunderstand me...I love my two cats...but there is a limit to everything!
graphite drawing by Lee