Three weeks ago, Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook got married! And while their honeymoon was wasn’t exactly picture perfect, the actual wedding was beautiful.
Now, Kaley has taken to social media to share the best wedding photo of them all.
It features the newly married couple with their five most important guests.
“#tbt,” Kaley wrote on Instagram late Thursday evening. “To what I think is the best family wedding photo ever.”
While some would argue that it’s not really a throwback if it’s from a few weeks ago and you’re only now sharing it, it’s difficult to dispute the rest of her claim.
In this precious photo, we see Kaley and Karl … and their family.
Their four dogs stand lovingly with them, but that’s not all.
Look in the background and you’ll see Kaley’s horse.
Kaley and Karl actually have a number of pets, including a couple of rescue pit bulls named Shirley and Norman.
In the photo at the top, you can see Kaley holding little Ruby in her arms for the portrait.
The couple has multiple show horses, plus a mini-horse named Shmooshy.
Kaley is particularly passionate about pit bulls, in part because they have a massively unfair reputation that leads to their mistreatment and even death.
Contrary to how they are portrayed by alarmists and in the media, pit bulls are naturally gentle dogs with a caretaker’s disposition. Like humans, they can become aggressive if they have been tormented with violence or otherwise mistreated.
Biologically, the most aggressive dogs are actually dachshunds. (Yes, really)
Before Kaley and Karl even began to date, she was telling friends and family that her next man needed to be a dog lover.
It is so important for couples — particularly those looking for a long-term commitment with each other — to have certain things in common.
Sometimes, religious differences can be managed — especially if a couple isn’t planning on having children.
But if one loves dogs and the other does not, that’s a potential problem.
And plenty of dog-lovers would consider someone not lovings dogs to be not just a deal-breaker, but a huge red flag.
As we mentioned, their wedding was great. Their honeymoon wasn’t exactly a romantic dream.
In fact, Kaley Cuoco spent the honeymoon in the hospital, undergoing some much-needed shoulder surgery.
Fortunately, the surgery was not emergency and had been planned about a year in advance.
It was non-urgent, and Kaley decided that she’d rather wait to recover from surgery (recovery is usually painful and is never fun) until after she and Karl tied the knot.
She’s spent the past couple of weeks recovering at home.
If Kaley’s family wedding photo rubbed you the wrong way — maybe because you object to the idea that dogs (or a horse) can be family — keep that in mind.
Specifically, when you’re dating. If you don’t feel that special connection to dogs or horses or other animals, maybe find someone who feels the way that you do.
We’re so glad that Kaley found Karl, because the two of them can share their passion for their furbabies within their relationship.