We’re going to breeze through breakfast because this morning’s blog post topic includes two of my favorite things: Dogs and weddings.
Breakfast this morning was an unattractive but delicious smoothie.
Into the blender went:
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- Handful of frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition protein powder (extreme milk chocolate)
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 spoonful almond butter
- 1 packet Starbucks via instant coffee
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- Enough almond milk to get everything moving
The packet of instant coffee made this smoothie loosely remind me of a Frappuccino.
Dogs in Weddings
With more than one of my best friends getting married next year, my interest in the wedding pictures that pop up on Pinterest seems to have exploded overnight. Since Pinterest wasn’t around when I got married (well, no one knew about it), I’m having a little too much fun scoping out fun ideas for bridal showers, bachelorette parties and the big day.
Last night I saw a bunch of different ideas for incorporating a couple’s dog into their special day. I remember a few of you guys asking whether or not Sadie would be involved in our ceremony back when we were in the middle of planning our wedding day.
A great idea… in theory.
Sadie is the most energetic and happy little thing, but she’s also a little shy around strangers, gets stage fright and only has one speed in her repertoire (sprint).
We saw Sadie’s involvement in our wedding going like this: She is dressed in a lovely little dress which goes smoothly because she loves playing dress up. My sister walks her down the aisle in her harness, which ruins the look of her dress a bit, but is necessary so she doesn’t bound down the aisle like a crazy. Sadie spots Ryan. Goes insane. Sets off in an all-out sprint, pulling my sister down the aisle with her. Arrives in front of the pastor at Ryan’s feet. Begins high-pitched excited whining. Rolls over. Pees herself. Sees me begin to walk down the aisle. Sprints up the aisle toward me. Whines. Pees herself again. Realizes strangers are watching her and immediately wants to be held. Ruins entire ceremony.
Plus, Sadie doesn’t do well playing second fiddle to anyone. Even a bride.
Yes, that is what she wore to the brunch the day after our wedding. (You can see her running around in all her dog bride glory in our wedding video at minute 4:55.)
I’ve never attended a wedding where a dog has been involved, but I would love to see a dog flower girl or ring bearer. I think it would be adorable!
(Photo credit: Dottie Photography)
(Photo credit: Lucky Pictures)
You just need a dog with the right temperament to handle it! (For the record, I did not find even one picture of a vizsla involved in a wedding. Pugs, on the other hand, seem quite popular in weddings.)
Question of the Morning
- Have you ever attended a wedding that incorporated a pet into the ceremony?
- Would you ever consider including your pet in your wedding day?