Puppy love will be in the Oak Park air this weekend as the town readies to break the world record for simultaneous dog marriages. At the "I Do, Doggone It!" mass canine wedding event going on this Saturday, pet owners hope to match more mutts than ever in holy matrimony. According to the almighty Guinness (book, not beer) the current record set in May 2007 in Littleton, Colorado stands at 178 canine weddings. In an effort to beat this number, a doggy "speed dating" event will take place first, which we imagine will include a lot of quick n' dirty butt sniffing among the dogs and plenty of giggly awkwardness among the owners. A wedding reception, photos ops and games and prizes will follow. Register here.
(Do we understand this correctly? Dog marriage, totally natural and supercute! Gay marriage, potentially ... immoral? We're confused.)
Saturday November 8, Marion St. and Westgate between Lake and North Blvd in Oak Park. Registration and Speed dating at 11 a.m., Wedding at 1 p.m., Reception to follow.
Photo by Kacper (tow.zwierz).