The two hit it off and after falling in love, they decided to get married.With Jack being a major player in his love story, Christoper knew his furry friend had to be there.
So he decided to put a wee tuxedo on him and make the doggie his best man.When it came to Christoper and Margaret saying I do, little Jack got involved and sneezed to give his blessings.‘We had a lovely sentimental day, and Jack played a big part,’ gushed Christopher.
‘He loved it, he really did. I wouldn’t have considered getting a rescue dog because of his age – he’s around six.
‘But when he went up to me, we just clicked. Little did I know that I’d meet my future wife at the rescue centre too.
‘I don’t believe that I rescued Jack – I think he rescued me.
Parrots, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), are the nation’s fourth most popular pet; according to a 2012 survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 3.1 percent of U.S. households owned birds. Some parrots can scream as loud as an ambulance siren. These birds are beautiful, but they’re difficult to care for and require lots of space, so the HSUS doesn’t recommend keeping them as pets at all.
‘When we decided to get married, Jack had to be there. This is our family now, me, Margaret and Jack.’
Margaret, a care home worker, had been initially looking to rescue a small dog at the rehoming centre but did not find anything suitable.
But when she met Christopher they bonded over their shared love of dogs and enjoyed watching Jack progress.
Both Chris and Margaret believe that rottweilers have an unfairly got a bad reputation as a breed and should be given a chance.
Their big day was a success too. ‘He was a star – he posed for all the pictures,’ said Margaret.
‘The registrar said it was the first time he’d seen a dog being the best man.
‘We did think about Jack carrying a cushion with a ring. He had his wee tuxedo on but he went into the garden and got a bit mucky.’
The pair had an intimate ceremony, inviting 15 people which included staff from the Dog’s Trust