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"I now pronounce you dog and wife..."

Some women say all men are dogs.  For Elizabeth Hoad, that option wasn't necessarily a bad one.

The 49-year-old's love life consisted of four failed engagements and over 200 dates.  So she gave up men and instead, married her dog, a golden retriever named Logan, during a ceremony on live British morning TV.

Alison Hammond, a presenter on ITV's This Morning, pulled double-duty Tuesday as the officiant. Hammond couldn't contain her laughter as she asked if anyone had "a bone of contention as to why they should not be joined together." She allowed anyone to speak, bark or forever hold their peace.

Hoad, decked out in a white dress, even presented a ring to Logan, who was outfitted in a tuxedo with matching top hat.

"It was like we were meant to meet. He's saved me and I've saved him," Hoad said on the TV show. "I was broken before I got him. I got a dog behaviorist when I first got him and she said he'd saved me."

The suggestion to marry Logan came from Hoad's group of girlfriends. Hoad said after trying multiple dating websites, the final straw was speaking to a man on Facebook only to find out he was married. 

"It must be me. I dont know," she mused.  "The older men want the younger women and the younger men want the older women. I've got a son of 25 -- men of that age are asking me out."

And when you consider that 25 human years is about two-and-a-half in dog years, that's pretty young.






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