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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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A man in southern India married a female dog in an attempt to atone his actions for killing two other dogs 15 years earlier.


P. Selvakumar married Selvi, a stray dog chosen by his family, in a traditional Hindu ceremony because he said he has been suffering since he stoned two dogs to death and hung their bodies from a tree.

After the cruel act, Selvakumar said he became paralyzed in his hands and legs and lost hearing in one ear.

An astrologer had told Selvakumar the wedding was the only way he could cure the maladies. It was unknown whether his situation had improved since the wedding.

Deeply superstitious people in rural India sometimes organize weddings to dogs and other animals, believing it can ward off certain curses.

After the wedding the groom and his family had a feast while the dog got a bun.

Dog: "What did I do to deserve this?"

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

Are they planning on puppies?

What does one give a canine bride? Where is the pooch registered?

I am sure the ceremony was not sanctioned by the Government.
Sounds like a very primitive culture that would even entertain such lunacy.

Odd,very odd.

Tue Nov 13, 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

and they call it puppy love! If the wedding took place in China, his "bride" may also have been the feast. Is it still an insult when his buddies say "you married a real dog"?

Tue Nov 13, 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Another black dog not chosen. I guess he was afraid of a mixed marriage, too.

Tue Nov 13, 11:30:00 PM  

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