Australian Man Marries Pet Dog Named Honey

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TOOWOOMBA, Australia — An Australian man who married his 5-year-old Labrador in a city park said his relationship with the dog is “pure love” and “not sexual.”

Joseph Guiso, 20, of Toowoomba wed Honey the Labrador in a ceremony Monday while surrounded by 30 close friends and family in Laurel Bank Park, The (Toowoomba) Chronicle reported Tuesday.

“This was just an event for my friends and I to get together,” he said. “It really was fun. We all dressed up in suits and everything.

“But you can’t actually marry a dog.”

“You’re my best friend and you make every part of my day better,” Guiso said in his vows.

“It’s not sexual,” he said after the ceremony. “It’s just pure love.”

Guiso described himself as a “religious guy” who could not handle the guilt of living with his love out of wedlock.

He admitted however that it is not all going smoothly for the new couple.

“I think [Honey’s] a bit angry about all the publicity; she’s been giving me the silent treatment,” he said.

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