A lot of my clients tell me that the wedding of their pets was one of the best days of their life. As a pet celebrant, that’s always wonderful to hear. It does make me wonder, though: what comes next? The answer, of course, is the journey of wedded life for the happy couple, which generally includes making a home together. It’s got me to thinking about a gap in the market for advice on pet friendly home interiors and kitchen renovations.

I’m no interior design expert, but I’ve read my share of hints and tips, being a long-time subscriber to Dogue Living magazine. Perhaps I could fill this niche by adding ‘home renovations adviser’ to my list of professional hats. Dog houses tend to be a lot more manageable to kit out than human houses, after all – they’re a lot smaller, and usually only have one room. There’s no need to worry about the latest trends from local kitchen designers, for example, when your end-user doesn’t have opposable thumbs. 

I guess the other problem is that many of the couples I marry tend to continue living separately. Even so, there are things that could be done to help the marriage go the distance. I’m thinking photo walls and maybe even something along the lines of a baby monitor, so they can talk to each other whenever they want. No opposable thumbs doesn’t mean no mod cons, after all. The idea that dogs can’t use technology is such an outdated way of looking at things. 

In fact, some scientists believe that burying bones is an ancient but highly advanced communications technology, creating a sort of antenna for other dogs in the area if the bone is positioned at the correct angle. It’s thought to be a bit of a lost skill, this. Maybe I should focus on reviving it with the dogs I work with, and helping them to use it for contacting their significant other. I don’t know if they could do it from the comfort of their houses, though, unless we renovated to include a sandpit for the purpose. Food for thought, anyway.