Basset hound “No. 1 man” at wedding! www find of the day!

October 24th, 2011 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and No. 1 man of the day lovers……

What a cute story…..

BELLAIRE Mich. — Leah Knotts’ wedding day gave her the opportunity — in front of her loved ones — to stand up next to her “No. 1 man.”

Her husband-to-be, Lincoln, was there, too.

Knotts’ 10-year-old basset hound, Shades, served as the couple’s ring bearer. Shades originally belonged to Knotts’ father, a hunter, who used the hound for what he is supposed to do best: track birds and other small animals.

“When I moved out, I brought him with me,” Knotts said. “He’s not a very good hunter.”

But as a ring bearer, Shades performed his duties in a most excellent fashion. He helped the couple get engaged, too.


“Lincoln proposed to me the day before Thanksgiving,” Knotts said. “He knew Shades was my No. 1 man so he tied the engagement ring to Shades’ collar in a mesh bag. That’s why I wanted him to be the ring bearer. He brought me my engagement ring so I wanted him to bring us our wedding rings.”

End of article….

Is that just the cutest thing?

More loving hounds that are loved later….Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    October 24th, 2011 | 10:09 pm

    Love it!!!!

  2. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    October 25th, 2011 | 8:15 am

    Shades is a lucky man. I wish all hounds had homes like this.

  3. MaureenandSlinky
    October 25th, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Love it!

  4. October 25th, 2011 | 11:20 am

    ARoooo!!! Great basset story and picture. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Tina davidson
    October 25th, 2011 | 12:27 pm

    Awww that is the best!!!

  6. debra
    October 25th, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    My goodness! My hubby and I were married in Bellaire! We visit Bellaire every summer, I wonder why I haven’t seen Shades be-bopping around town. The town isn’t that big!

  7. joni brooks
    October 25th, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    What a greatb story. Good job Shades.

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