Living Life in the Moment

Living Life in the Moment

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dog Wedding in New York

Dog Wedding Announcemen
Sunday was an certainly interesting day for me. At the moment I'm in New York attending the Westminster Dog Show, but today I had the opportunity to attend a fun event for pet lovers at the Petco store in Union Square, New York. It was a 'Dog Wedding' between a Chihuahua named Zoe and a Puggle named Reese. Before I go any further I should just point out that this was merely a whimsical distraction for people with a sense of humor, so if frivolity upsets you, or you are generally a crabby cynic, then it may be best to skip this post. But if you are aligned with the majority of pet lovers, you will likely find this to be really cute. Judging by the number of attendees and wedding guests who witnessed the event, it was a real hit.
The store did a great job decorating, creating a little altar setting with paper wedding bells, and tufts of pink paper satin flowers. The white "rose petals" were tissue paper, and the rosettes along the posts were all hand made with white and pink tissue paper. Here are a few fun photos:
Maid of Honor: "Baby"
Groomsmen Luke and John
Wedding Party: Seamus the McCaw
Groom: Reese and Best Man: Ziggy the Guinea Pig
Bride Zoe was radiant in white
Wedding Guest Miss Peach
Distinguished Guest Mr Poopy
Father of Bride walks Zoe down aisle
Once all the guests were settled in their places, and tails stopped wagging, the wedding party assembled to prepare the big moment.
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The wedding processional music played "Here Comes The Bride",  Zoe's father walked her down holding her up high for all the guests to see more easily.
Reese, the groom checked with Ziggy his best man for the wedding ring collar. while Baby the Maid of Honor checked Zoe's veil before the ceremony began. As I looked around the room, I noticed one or two of the female (human) guests shed a few tears of joy.
After a brief "officially unofficial" ceremony, with very amusing vows, Zoe and Reese were pronounced "Dog and Wife". Reese looked over to his Best Man and smiled with approval, while Zoe showed off her happy face with a few licks of joy, stamping her feet too. The wedding guests barked, purred, squawked, flapped wings, wagged tails and fluffed fur to express their happiness...but demanded the outward sign of their new matrimonial puptials.
The guests didn't have to wait long for that. The wedding official announced the new couple, Mr & Mrs Reese Kraft. With that, she told Reese that he could kiss the bride, which he dutifully performed to the delight of everyone in the audience.
Once the wedding ceremony was out of the way, the attendees decided to party like animals, so they headed to the Wedding Reception. The humans passed trays of hors d'ouevres which were slices of Natural Balance dog food rolls, turkey, lamb, beef and duck, along with a few dog biscuits too.
As the guests milled around the reception, I went over to check out the wedding cake, which was in the shape of a bone. The guests were all snapping photos of the cake, and began asking when it would be served. I wondered how they would handle this part, but soon that too was revealed...
The happy canine couple dispensed with the traditional "bride feeds the groom" nonsense. and instead they both tore into their wedding cake. The guests were very excited. Lots of tails were wagging in approval, and tapping on the floor. I thought I noticed some drool on the floor near the Maid of Honor, but that may have just been wedding party gossip from the in-laws.
For their Honeymoon, Reese and Zoe are planning to curl up together on the sofa next Saturday morning to watch "Who Let the Dogs Out" TV show on Animal Planet. I think Tillman is their idol. They posed for wedding photos with Tillman's TV show poster in front of them. I gave the happy couple a few bags of Tillman's Treats as a wedding gift to enjoy on their Honeymoon. I hope their paws can work the TV remote control. I suppose they have a human on hand to handle that sort of stuff. It was a fun day, and certainly a first for me.

3 comments:

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Cheryl said...

This is so sweet. Was a video taken of the event? I'm sure it would go viral! As always, thanks for sharing Rick.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

"puptuials?" adorable!

smiles, bee
xoxooxoxoxox

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