Dogs are often a part of the weddings I celebrate. At one last summer the bride held her dog for much of the ceremony. Dogs usually make good ring bearers too, although one got distracted by a ground squirrel (with guffaws all around). These two dogs seemed pretty mellow in the chapel and while they do get competitive they’re getting to like things in the new home more and more. I do notice a bit of a gleam in the eyes of one, but maybe that’s just me. Dogs really do create a loving space at wedding time.
Rev. Dr. Forrest Whitman