Monday, March 5, 2012

New members of the wedding

Let's assume the best: Even the woman who carries her tiny dog around in a stylish tote bag could be doing that because she likes having her best friend with her. That may be a small example of how people want to involve their pets in their most important activities. . . like weddings.

When it comes to nuptials, dogs and cats -- and chickens -- are in some wedding parties. They may dress for the occasion, and they may even stay dressed for the occasion.

It's all in a NYTimes story that ran earlier this year about the growing percentage of couples who involve their pets in their weddings.

You can read more about this trend at, which includes a link to the Times coverage. And that nj,com site is strictly about pets, by the way, so you can drop in often for stimulating reading and some good ideas (we hope!).


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 31, from 12-4 pm: the grand opening of the NEW Ewing Animal Shelter. Around 12, the township mayor will cut the ribbon on the new facility, and after that come building tours and "tabling" by other animal groups, Ewing's health dept., vendors and trainers. There may be pet adoptions that day too -- after all, that's what the shelter exists to facilitate.

Check local media, this blog and for more details as the date comes closer. And please help spread the word.

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