When they say the wedding season’s on, they don’t just mean it for humans. Lola, a UK-based Yorkshire Terrier, recently had a £20,000 (approx R14,00,000) wedding with her Facebook beau Mugly. Closer home, too, canines are busy entering the wedlock like never before.
Dr Vishal Sharma of Petsshadi.com, a year-old matrimonial website for dogs where 8-10 pet woners enroll for match-finding every day, says, “People are taking pet marriages very seriously — if the picture of the prospective bride or groom doesn’t appeal to the other party, the alliance is rejected. If the marriage materialises, people shop for pet trousseau, invite friends, cut a cake and even buy presents for the couple.”
“I found a bride for my dog through a common friend. We carried chocolates and a dog collar for her went we went to see the bride,” says Micky Bohra, a dog lover. “Even if the pet doesn’t know that it is actually getting married, I’m sure it will enjoy the love and attention showered on it,” says actor Tusshar Kapoor.
However, some find the idea rather silly. “If you are a dog lover, why can’t you spend all that money on feeding stray dogs? Says Gautam Barat of Frendicos. “I do not advocate such trends,” says actor Purab Kohli.