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47-year-old UK woman ‘marries’ pet dog

Puptial knot! A 47-year-old divorced woman in the UK has ‘married’ her pet dog because the canine had all the qualities she needed in a life partner. Apparently dismayed by men, Amanda Rodgers, from south London, married her loyal pet terrier called Sheba.

The wedding ceremony took place in front of 200 people in Split, Croatia in August 2012, ‘Metro’ reported. “Sheba had been in my life for years, making me laugh and comforting me when I was feeling low,” Rodgers said. “I couldn’t think of anything more I’d need from a life partner,” she said. Rodgers had married a man 20 years ago but the relationship ended within a few months, the report said.

“I got down on one knee and proposed. I could tell by her tail wagging that she said ‘yes’,” Rodgers said, adding she wanted things to be just right this time. “I’d dreamed of a perfect wedding dress since I was small, I made it myself for the ceremony.

The day was wonderful, more fun than the marriage. I gave her a kiss to seal the deal and then everyone threw confetti. It was a wonderful moment,” Rodgers added. Rodgers said the wedding to Sheba may not have been real in the legal sense “but it was a nice way to mark what Sheba means to me”.

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