Dog is more than man’s best friend for one Australian.
Joseph Guiso, a seemingly normal 20-year-old from the city Toowoomba, married Honey, his 5-year old yellow Labrador, in an elaborate wedding ceremony in a local park.
Thirty or so friends and relatives attended the unusual nuptials, which included Guiso getting down on both knees to read his vows to his freakishly hairy bride.
“You’re my best friend and you make every part of my day better,” Guiso lovingly said, according to the Toowoomba Chronicle.
Honey, who was decked out in a white cape for the occasion, responded by licking her groom’s face, sealing the union for eternity.
A self-described religious man, Guiso laughed off critics and denied his relationship with the dog he adopted five years ago goes anything beyond Platonic love.
“It’s not sexual,” he insisted.
Despite some negative feedback, particularly from animal rights groups, Guiso is clearly relishing the attention the wedding has brought him.
“We’re definitely Australia’s hottest new couple… Brad and Angelina — your time is over.”
That’s not to say all’s going smoothly for the new couple.
“I think [Honey’s] a bit angry about all the publicity; she’s been giving me the silent treatment,” Guiso said.