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Beyond Puppy Love: Man “Marries” Dog

An Australian man who is smitten with his dog staged a marriage with her in front of 30 friends and relatives, and sealed the deal...

Maria Goodavage  |  Dec 3rd 2010


An Australian man who is smitten with his dog staged a marriage with her in front of 30 friends and relatives, and sealed the deal with a kiss. The Daily Mail reports that Joseph Guiso, 20, married Honey, his yellow Lab of 5 years, because “he said he could no longer stand the guilt of living with the canine cutie out of wedlock.” The Mail reports that Guiso is a self-described “religious guy,” and that he said their relationship is strictly platonic.

During the ceremony, Honey wore a white cape, and Guiso held her paw while saying his vows. “Youre my best friend and you make every part of my day better,” Guiso said as he read his vows.

The two have been getting a good deal of publicity since their nuptials. Guiso, an education student, says he is happy to be half of “Australia’s hottest new couple.” But he does have some new concerns about his future. Although I’m wondering if all the attention might make it a bit hard to get a job as a school teacher after I finish at university,” he told The Chronicle.