By Helen Le Caplain
A ‘jealous’ doggy flower girl marked her territory on a couple’s wedding snap by POOPING during their first dance – while staring at the groom.
Demi Bishop and new hubby Luke Bishop were slow dancing to Carrie Underwood hit ‘Inside Your Heaven’ after their sunset beach ceremony on May 12 when friends and family started to laugh.
Unbeknown to the happy couple the other love of Demi’s life, golden retriever Hazel, had other ideas to make the moment even more ‘special’ in Treasure Island, Florida.
The three-year-old pooch trotted behind them and squatted for an unscheduled toilet break – all while giving Luke the stink eye.
The snaps of Hazel, decked out in a tutu, veil and crown, doing the deed and the mortified expression on Demi’s face is one the 22 year old says she’ll treasure forever.
Interior designer Demi from Savannah, Georgia, said: “I gave Hazel the title ‘flower girl’ for fun, I wanted her in the wedding somehow.
“We’re both animal lovers and because Hazel is a service dog, providing emotional support to me, she was allowed on the beach.
“My friends and family were all gathered to watch us take our first dance after our beautiful sunset ceremony when that photo was taken.
“Everybody started laughing but nobody said anything – I just knew it was something to do with Hazel.
“The photo is of my expression just after I saw her and what she was up to. Luckily we had poop bags to hand just in case she needed to go.
“It’s such a funny photo to have captured and makes me very happy.”
Demi had Hazel before she met her 24-year-old computer sciences student husband Luke back in 2016 meaning that Hazel had to get used to a man in their lives.
Demi said: “Hazel has a funny thing with my husband. When he came along she wasn’t used to boys being around and was always giving him the evil eye.
“Even now she doesn’t really listen when he says something but does as I ask straight away.
“She was looking him in the eye when we were dancing and she was pooping.
“She’s not a mean dog, she’s just protective.
“After the poop, she went into the ocean and on the spur of the moment I joined her while still wearing my wedding dress.
“I’ve never seen her so happy, we live close to a beach but the water isn’t as nice. She was in there with me for about 15 minutes having the time of her life.
“I got my beautiful dress wet but after I got out it dried off itself, the material was amazing.
“I wanted her to be a part of our special day and between that and the pooping she certainly contributed.”
Owner of Suncoast Weddings Sue Ashton said: “At our weddings, the bride and groom don’t usually get photobombed during their romantic photo session but there was just no stopping Hazel – she had other ideas.”