Scruffy Rubin and Snickers Carter tied the knot, in an event to the tune of $5000. The bride wore a couture dress, Snickers had a tux and in lieu of gifts, the couple asked that donations be made to The Orphan Pet Oasis Humane Society of the Desert in Palm Springs (What an acronym that must be: OPOHSDPS. It might even be a key of Solomon.)
Oh yeah. And Scruffy and Snickers are little dogs.
Photo by Wade Byars for the Desert Sun
I mean, I'll be the first to tell you that having Elka is like having another human in the house. A non judgmental, only partially communicative human. But, couture? Live band? Catered event? Open bar? But no gifts, guys, because the widdle orphan animals really need it.
I mean, this is America here, if you want to throw a party like that and say it's a wedding for your dogs, okay fine. But to jacket it in a venue to gain charity donations, the juxtaposition of excess and altruism don't really do it for me.
Imagine what that $5000 could have done for that humane society; heck, the Doberman Assistance Network only wanted a measly $1000 for their fundraiser. And I don't think that 5k takes into account the attire of the bride and groom, and their wedding party. How much money did they "raise for charity"? I don't really know; it would be lovely to find out. The Mother of the Bride, Ernie Rubin, said "the donations we collected for the shelter were just amazing."