Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dog as Beloved Wife?

Liz emailed me a story about a guy in India that married a dog as penance for two dogs that he hung 15 years ago. He claims that he has had bad luck since then. I was thinking that just maybe he's had bad luck because he's someone that could murder a dog...or maybe because he's someone that would marry a dog?

"A MAN in southern India has married a dog in an attempt to lift what he believes is a curse. P. Selvakumar wed Selvi, a female stray dog, in a traditional Hindu ceremony as atonement for stoning two other dogs to death, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported.

An astrologer reportedly told P. Selvakumar that the wedding was the only way to lift the curse.The newspaper said the groom and his family enjoyed a feast, while the dog got a bun." (source)

Thankfully the story ended before any details of the honeymoon were divulged. And hopefully that guy won't read this story or Selvi might suffer the fate of the first two canine victims...

"A 75-year-old man in Nepal married a dog in a local custom to ensure good luck only to die three days later, a newspaper reported.

With his son and other relatives by his side, Phulram Chaudhary tied the knot with a dog in Durgauli village in the south-western Kailali district on Saturday." (source)

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