It’s all going to the dogs. I love dogs, especially Labs, but they have their place or at least I thought that was the case. Now they’re going to weddings. That’s right. I said weddings. I am not on drugs, I am not drunk and I didn’t make this up to get a laugh. My wife came home today and told me that a woman was going to take her dog to a friend’s wedding. Of course, I said bull, but she was dead serious. Not only is the dog going to the wedding, it’s going to the bachelor party and the rehearsal dinner. In the neighborhood where I grew up this would not even be a question. The dog would never make the wedding. When he showed up at the dinner somebody would have said, “I know you didn’t bring a dog in here,” and would have proceeded to show the doggy lover the door. We didn’t like animals hanging about our food unless they were there to be cooked and we never saw that part. A dog at a wedding? Is he going to bark the wedding march? Will he pizz on the groom’s leg if he doesn’t like him? What the hell is a dog doing at a wedding if he isn’t getting married? I sat on the floor and laughed because I know what my wife would have said. “Not at my wedding. The only dog at my wedding will be the one I am marrying”, (that would be me). I truly love dogs but Old Blue would have to sit this one out. I know he would love to see me take the stroll, hell, I wouldn’t have minded myself, but there ain’t no way that would have ever flown with my wife, her family or my family. Old Blue stayed at home and we were married. If there was a dog at my wedding he had better been there to sing, preach or perform the ceremony because one of us would have died that day. I know people who travel with their pets and most have enough manners to stay at a hotel that allows pets or to put them in a kennel. In Europe dogs are often guests of the well-appointed, but if a dog shows up at wedding--he better be leading someone wearing a pair of dark glasses. Either I am out of touch with what’s happening today or that there some places where animals, including dogs don’t belong.