came across this in yahoo news today.
BOY MARRIES DOG IN INDIA TO WARD OFF TIGER ATTACKS
“An infant boy was married off to his neighbours’ dog in eastern India by villagers who said it will stop the groom from being killed by wild animals after the boy, who is under two years old, grew a tooth on his upper gum. The Munda tribe see such a growth in young children as a bad omen and believe it makes them prone to attacks by tigers and another animals. The tribal god will bless the child and ward off evil spirits after the marriage. The groom, Sagula, was carried by his family in procession to the village temple, where a priest solemnised the marriage between Sagula and his bride Jyoti by chanting Sanskrit hymns. The dog belongs to the groom’s neighbours and was set free to roam around the area after the ceremony. No dowry was exchanged, the witness said, and the boy will still be able to marry a human bride in the future without filing for divorce.”
ok, ok many questions/ concerns came to mind after reading this article. such as:
1)yeahhh ummm, what kind of dowry were they expecting Jyoti to have exactly?
2)how embarassing and awkward would it be to be at the mall and have to say to your friend “oh god, thats my husbands first wife, let’s dart into Express!”
3) any prepuptial agreement?
4) why are they concerned about tigers attacking this kid? im pretty sure he’ll beat up suffieciently once he hits middle school. he’s married to a dog and has a funky tooth for god’s sakes!
5) what kind of dog would i marry?
after much consideration, a french bulldog! The French Bulldog is a clown in a lap dog. It enjoys playing and entertaining its family, as well as cuddling and snoozing with its favorite person. It is amiable, sweet, companionable and willing to please
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The French Bulldog can entertain you for hours and will make every effort to please their family and show affection. French Bulldogs love to play, especially with children (hello father to my children!) French Bulldogs tend not to be fond of strangers (aint gonna be cheating on me) Frenchies require the minimum amount of exercise (i dont require, but do request minimum amount of physical exertion possible).
I can’t wait to spend half our holidays in France, how romantic!