Dutch woman to marry dog after cat husband dies

Dominque Lesbirel, 41, a Dutch woman who married her cat, says she will wed her dog, Travis, because the cat died.

And they called it puppy love or marriage equality.

Widow Dominque Lesbirel of the Netherlands is getting married again, after losing her husband to kidney failure.

She’s getting hitched to her dog. Her first husband, Doerack, was a cat. And why not, after all they tell us love is love.

“Putting Doerack to sleep was horrible, I’ve had him since he was three, but I feel lucky to have had 16 lovely years with him,” she said, according to Britain’s Daily Mirror.

Dutch woman, Dominque Lesbirel to marry dog after cat husband dies

Dutch woman, Dominque Lesbirel to marry dog after cat husband dies

She plans to wed Travis, but wants to wait a while to get over her grief at losing Doerack.

Travis, her intended, has been with her for several years, she said, after she rescued him from being homeless while she was living in Greece.

She found him at the beach, where he stole her shoes and bag while she was swimming.

And then “he stole my heart,” she says.

Lesbirel, 41, performs wedding rites for domestic animals at Marryyourpet.com, a website she established in 2003.

She does not grant every marriage application.

“There are rules, as with any marriage,” she said. “The difference between a church ceremony and my online chapel is that I don’t allow divorce. I don’t want to let anyone abandon their pet.”

In this day and age, Lesbirel says, she completely understands why someone would tie the knot with an animal.

“We all need that unconditional love, but it can be hard to find with a person, especially when everyone withdraws from behind their phone or laptop screens. So why not look to a pet instead?” she asked.

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