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A nine-year-old girl got a lesson in married life recently when she married her town's resident stray dog. We kid! Well, the part alluding to men being dogs was a joke. She really did marry a mangy mongrel.
When Karnamoni Handsa's family discovered she possessed what her tribe considered to be a bad omen, a tooth rooted to her upper gum, they took her to visit a village jury that determined she either had to marry the dog or face the bad omen. Her family planned a wedding for 100 guests including live music and homemade alcohol.
"I have no regret in marrying the dog, Bacchan. I am fond of the dog who moves around our locality," Karnamoni told the AFP. "Bacchan is a stray dog who survives on leftovers. I will take care of the dog."
(Insert another joke about stray dogs and husbands here.)
According to BBC News, Karnamoni's symbolic marriage to the dog won't affect her future relationship prospects. Her mother tells them that they will find her an appropriate mate when she's old enough.
If you thought you had an embarrassing childhood memory that could stop you from getting married, chin up! At least your family didn't make you marry a dog. If Karnamoni can have a good attitude about her little furry husband, so can you.