What would you do if the man (or woman) you loved told you that you had to get rid of your beloved canine companion before walking down the aisle? Would you try to rehome your dog or just tell the guy to take a hike, like Karishma Walia did? Depending on your answer, today’s dog news story will either make you stand up and clap or say “what was she thinking?”
Woman calls off wedding when fiance asks her to ditch her dog
Karishma Walia, who is from Bangalore, India and currently lives in Gurgaon, India, was all set to get married. That was until he told her that she needed to get rid of her dog before they got married. She wasn’t about to do that, so it caused her to call the whole wedding off.
The marriage was an arranged one, one they had discussed at length and one both set of parents approved of. He was an eligible bachelor from New Delhi, India who hails from a wealthy family. Karishma is employed as an analyst at Deloitte in Gurgaon, India.
— Not Monika (@blahfamous) September 13, 2016
This story came to light when one of Karishma’s friends posted a snapshot of the couple’s conversation on WhatsApp. She (@blahfamous) made the post on her Twitter account on September 13, 2016, at 12:23 AM and since then, it has been retweeted 883 times and liked 853 times.
So, the dog in question name is Lucy, and she is a huge part of Karishma’s life. Lucy even has her own Facebook page, which has since been taken down along with all of Karishma’s social media accounts. Now I am just speculating here, but I am assuming Karishma deleted her social media accounts because I am sure she got a ton of negative comments about her decision to choose her dog over a guy.
So the basics of the conversation that has everyone talking is that this guy she was going to marry said her dog would be a problem and asked her to get rid of the dog. She said she would not abandon her dog for anyone. He then got upset because she chose Lucy over him. You can see the snapshot of the conversation above, but I included a link here for easy access in case it doesn’t show up for you.
Karishma did speak to Andre Borges at buzzfeed.com about the viral Twitter post and she stated, “My mom thought he’s an excellent match because he’s good-looking and well-off. There was a lot of family pressure, and they still think I did the wrong thing by raising the concern about my dog.”
@KarishmaWalia Read the story..Good decision..Some guys should just accept that girls need not sacrifice anything whatsoever..
— Anu (@tkanurc) September 13, 2016
Surprisingly, she had a great deal of support from the Twitter community regarding her decision. For instance, @tkanurc said, “Good decision. Some guys should just accept that girls need not sacrifice anything whatsoever.” And @DroidArm said, “Support your decision on the dog. Pets are family, and you had your dog first.”