Here We Go: Woman Marries Her Dog

A freelance embalmer tied the knot to her pet pooch – and says despite people thinking she’s barking mad, he’s ‘perfect’ for her.

Celebrating her eighth wedding anniversary to Cork-born Henry, Wilhelmina Morgan Callaghan, 43, calls him her ‘king,’ praising his unfailing loyalty and support through several major crises.

‘Things have fallen apart somewhat since we married in 2009,’ said Wilhelmina, of Northern Ireland. ‘I lost my job in a morgue, so was forced to become a freelance embalmer, there is not much money in that, and then my house flooded.

‘But Henry has been great throughout – he is so loyal.

‘I call him ‘Ri’ which means ‘King’ in ancient Gaelic, because he is like a king – my king.’

Wilhelmina adopted Yorkshire terrier Henry in 2009 from a friend who had a litter, and was inspired to become his bride after learning about people marrying their pets online.

‘I saw something on the internet and I thought it would be wonderful,’ she said. ‘I’m certainly not the only person to have married a pet.

‘One woman married both her cats and another lady in Australia tied-the-knot with her snake.

‘And Henry is great, he’s wonderful. He likes cuddles, food and television.’

Henry – whose full name is Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan – and Wilhelmina, became dog and wife via a website, with her friend Rebecca Carter acting as a witness.

Although they were given a certificate, as it is not legal to marry your pet, their union is a spiritual one, although she takes it completely seriously.

A big fan of Sealyham Terriers – a medium-sized Welsh breed – Wilhelmina runs a Facebook page dedicated to them, under the pen name Celia Ham. She also has 10 other pooches, including Chihuahuas, Chinese-crested dogs and Schnauzers, which she has acquired from places as far flung as Slovenia, the Ukraine and Lincolnshire.

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Source: Daily Mail