A Dog Marriage for All the Right Reasons

A woman’s wish to marry her dog … was this another article poking fun at “crazy dog people”? A closer look at a recent New York Times feature (in the Weddings section no less) revealed much more. The set-up: Lilly Smartelli has always wanted a “big Italian wedding,” but with no prospects in sight and a health prognosis of “one or two good years left,” she decided she would symbolically marry Bernie, her dog.

An excerpt from the New York Times article by Vincent M. Mallozzi:

Lilly Smartelli dreams of marrying her best friend on Valentine’s Day.

“Bernie and I have been looking for just the right wedding venue to stage our big Italian wedding,” said Ms. Smartelli, 55, who lives in Phoenix.

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