A Ghanaian woman has married her dog because it has qualities she had seen only in her late father.
Emily Mabou, 29, of Aburi, married the 18-month-old dog in a ceremony attended by a traditional priest and local, curious villagers, reports the Daily Dose.
Her younger brother David Mabou said her family boycotted the wedding which they felt was "a stupid step to combat her loneliness".
But Ms Mabou said: "For so long, I've been praying for a life partner who will have all the qualities of my dad. My dad was kind, faithful, and loyal to my mum, and he never let her down.
"I've been in relationships with so many men here in Togo, and they are all the same - skirt-chasers and cheaters. My dog is kind, and loyal to me and he treats me with so much respect."
In the ceremony, the priest warned villagers not to mock the wedding, but to "rejoice with her as she has found happiness at last".
Asked how she intends to raise children with her new husband, Ms Mabou said simply: "We will adopt."
Sick. But no surprise in an era that's seen marriage ridiculed and defiled by liberals.