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Something Borrowed, Something Chewed

by Valerie DiVecchio 8. July 2009 20:48
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Cute title, huh?  Wish I could take credit, but it was actually an article in the "Healthy Pet" magazine that we receive quarterly from our veterinarian.  It contained some great advice on including your pet in your wedding.  Now, there are some pluses to incorporating your furry loved one into your ceremony, but there are also some cons.  You need to really know your pet well and know where their limitations lie.  If you have never had your pet around a crowd of people, this is probably not the best way to test them.  I adore my dogs to death, but I could pretty much predict disaster if I tried to get my hyperactive Jack Russell to be the ring bearer!  So to ensure that your pet will work well in this setting, solid planning is critical.

1) Obviously first you need to make sure that your venue is pet-friendly.  Not all places like the idea of dogs and/or cats in their facility.

2) Designate an "escort" to be responsible for your pet during the entire event.  This person would have the important tasks of taking the pet out for bathroom breaks, getting water and most importantly, remove him/her from the scene if it gets too overwhelming.

3) Have a Plan B... no matter how many times you practice pets can be unpredictable.  They make refuse to walk down the aisle or may try to run in a different direction.  Having a wagon or being carried in a basket is a great back-up plan in case the dog or cat simply refuses to do what you practiced.

Later this week I will give some advice on how to incorporate your pet in your wedding if you prefer for him/her to be in the comfort of their own home.  For now I'll leave you with a picture of why my dogs will never be allowed near any of my events!

    

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