On her wedding day, dog blogger Gigi Chow (who runs Wet Nose Escapades) dressed her two pooches in cute outfits to be part of the festivities. She also asked her teenage niece and nephew to handle them before and during the ceremony, then check in with them from time to time in the bridal suite during the cocktail hour. All went well – at first.
"Roger and Penny were perfectly fine when someone was with them, but trouble arose during cocktail hour when they were left unattended inside the bridal suite," she says by email. In an unfamiliar environment, "they were barking up a storm and got in trouble with management who claimed that they had an accident inside the suite, which they didn't. During the reception, I made sure that my niece and nephew took them out for a quick walk/potty break, but then they missed my brother/their dad's toast."
For all these reasons, Chow wishes she'd considered a concierge service "so that Roger and Penny were under watch the entire time without the need to bother my own family."