A Member of the Wedding: Being Best Dog

Posted by Raja on May 11th, 2010 — Posted in Celebrations

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Congratulating the Bride and Groom

Congratulating the Bride and Groom

Dear Readers, Have any of you had your dog at your wedding?… Please write in to the comments section and tell us how it went!

A few weeks ago we barked about how Raja was going to be Best Dog at a family wedding and we had all kinds of advice about how to have a dog at a wedding.  Were we wrong?  Were we crazy?  Was it the worst idea ever?

NO!  It was a great idea.  Good things happened.  The celebrant (what we called our official who did the ceremony) said that having Raja at the wedding meant that the couple wanted everyone who was important to them to be together.  Raja got a big cheer from the guests.  (Who gets that?)

Afterwards, everyone said it was the most elegant and relaxed wedding they had ever been to.  Why do I feel Raja was a little part of some of that?

Did we learn anything useful?  Yes…

  • Flowers on dogs either wilt or are eaten.  Maybe not needed beyond the ceremony.
  • A shawl doubles as a cozy nest when puppy needs a nap.  No need to drag in a dog bed.
  • Raja was so excited to be at the party that he didn’t want to walk outside, drink or eat… so no problems there.  If your dog is a ham like him, your dog may make it similarly easy.
  • Toward the end of the night when the ladies all dance together, the dogs also like to dance.  Nobody minds.
  • If you don’t get muddy and shabby spending time with your dog in your jeans, you will similarly stay well turned out when you are all dressed up.

Raja says a big, heartfelt “Thank You” to the new half of his family who were so gracious to him.  


Comment by Pat & Buttercup

Raja.. no one could find a more perfect best dog around. With all your swag and style you aren’t to be beat !

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Comment by Carolyn

Raja & Helen,
We love your new blog format! It looks like you have been very busy. It was so nice to hear more about how things went at the wedding. We are still smiling for you here. Raja, I know you make good things happen wherever you go and can make a dog lover out of anyone.
Tasha, Cy & CT

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Raja, you are so very handsome as always. I know your big brother and new sister were thrilled to have you in their ceremony.

Congratulations to you and your family.

And what a gorgeous new sister you have!

Rufus says I have never taken him to a wedding EVER! But then mommy has not been invited to a wedding since he was born.

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 5:31 am

Comment by Donna Stansberry

I know you were wonderful at the wedding, and I’m so glad you could attend since some weddings refuse to allow dogs. Of course, your brother isn’t one of those silly humans who would not allow dogs. You have done a good job of training your humans!LOL

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:42 am

Comment by Raja's brother

Raja was great at the wedding, although I did get a few moments of apprehension when people would pick him up and stroll around the dance floor or head off to the bar.

Raja would watch back over the shoulder as if to say, please don’t let her spin me again!

Great new website mummy!

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

Comment by jo

well done bro

Posted on May 15, 2010 at 7:29 am

Comment by Bedding Collections ·

of the many dog breeds that we have, my personal favorite is the bull terrier coz they are really cute ~;*

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 10:42 am

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