Blind parrot and a dog share best man duties at wedding
WHOEVER heard of a blind parrot and a dog taking best man duties?
No, it's not a joke, at least not to Sue Lowe and Mick Clarke.
They will tie the knot at Carmarthen Registry office tomorrow, but are having a full blown wedding blessing performed by Inter-Faith Minister Barbara Thomas-Brown at Pembrey Country Park.
Sue and Mick, from Rhydcymerau, in the Talley Valley, met through their interest in sled dogs, and said their day would not be complete unless Oliver the blind parrot could share the best man duties with their lead sled dog Norman.
Mick said: “Oliver is in charge of the rings but my concern is that he won’t give them up unless he his coaxed with a slice of apple.
“It’ll cause a flap if we have to search his wings in the same way a best man traditionally loses the rings in his waistcoat.”
Bride Sue said that with the wedding on Friday the 13th she was expecting a chaotic time.
“My worry is as an eclectus parrot Oliver is quite a talker and really cheeky and at the critical time he will jump in with an ‘I do’ before Mick.”
Oliver the parrot belongs to dog rescue and trainers Fran and Mark Packwood. He was born blind and was going to euthanised when Fran and Mick adopted him.
After the ceremony, Sue and Mick’s sled dogs Luna, Fyre, Blue Measha, Bonnie and Clyde will take the newlyweds on a tour of the main arena, where Burns Dog’s Day Out will be taking place.
They will be spending their honeymoon nights in their van with the dogs.