Monday, July 11, 2005

Crazy Thai Farmers!

Is it wrong that I am jealous that cows (yes, you heard me ... cows) had a more lavish wedding (oh, you heard THAT right too) than I did?!! I mean, TWO THOUSAND guests!!!!! And check out the dowry ... what the hell???!

Cattle Wed in 2,000-Guest Thai Ceremony

Pair of Rare Dwarf Brahman Cattle Wed Before 2,000 Human Guests, Several Other Animals in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand Jul 11, 2005 — Farmer Amphol Wangboon was hesitant to give up his beloved Thong Khaow for marriage until he found her the perfect match and a dowry he couldn't refuse: truckloads of fresh grass, hay, maize and $2,400.

So Thong Khaow and her new mate, Thong Kham a pair of rare dwarf Brahman cattle were married Sunday morning in a traditional Thai ceremony featuring a banquet for more than 2,000 human guests in central Sa Kaew province.

The animals wore silk outfits and jasmine garlands. Other beasts, including goats, also attended the wedding.

Amphol said Thong Kham's owner, Krachang Kanokprasert, offered him the cash and the feed dowry as part of the wedding festivities.

"I wasn't going to sell her she's a special find but Krachang said he would take care of her and wanted the couple for a display in front of his restaurant," Amphol said. "If he takes good care of her, I don't mind giving her to him."

Of course, with two thousand guests, plenty of alcohol, videographers ...........and goats ....does anyone else see a potential Embarrassing Video Situation here? (run goats run)

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