When I heard the story about the man having his pet bear serve as Best Man in his wedding, I was shocked. The bear, named Brutus, weighs in at just over 800 pounds and fronts a pretty vicious appearance. After watching the video and viewing the astonishing photos, I was left with a few questions:
• Which wedding guest would be unlucky enough to be seated next to the beast?
• What do you tell the caterer to bring to feed the bear? A bucket of raw fish?
• Did the tux shop have a big enough size for Brutus?
This story got me thinking. Surely there are other grooms that have wanted their pet to serve in the wedding party. I asked around and discovered a few similar stories involving members of the animal kingdom being present on the wedding day. Like the bear, there were some definite pros and cons for each instance:
Pro – Kept the dance floor clear of rodents.
Con – Fell asleep during ceremony.
Pro –Actually memorized and recited a wedding toast.
Con – The bird wasn’t potty trained, therefore the bride wasn’t the only one in attendance wearing white.
Pro – Watchdog’s loud barking alerted bride and groom of wedding crashers who were promptly escorted out.
Con – Kept trying to “fetch” the bouquet and bring it back to the bride.