Wigglebutt Wedding WrapUp Surprises

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On the end of one of the top 5 weekends of my life, the Wigglebutt Wedding was a smashing success: All 2-1/2 days of it. We spent nine months planning and organizing so that every detail could be covered. Our hearts our filled with gratitude. We will continue to help the Cockers and we will formally be announcing our 2014 event within the next week or two. We are already planning and next weekend, we head to Connecticut to get the ball rolling. We will continue with a yearly event in the name of helping dogs.

For those unfamiliar with it, the Wigglebutt Wedding is a creative way to raise funds for Life's Little Paws Cocker Spaniel Rescue Group. What started out as an idea to have a small backyard wedding to raise funds for Life’s Little Paws, who incidentally rescued the bride the day she was scheduled to be euthanized, has evolved into a full-scale formal affair covered by media, resplendent with sponsors, and ripe with celebrities in the dog world.

We've only just begun. We will do this yearly in the name of dog and to raise funds, with a different theme each year. The two groups benefiting from our 2014 fun-draiser are: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. so we can buy a police dog in the area of the party a bulletproof/stab proof vest, which cost about $1,000. You can read more about that on my Pet360 Dog Appeal blog.

The rest of the funds raised will be given to OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue, an amazing group that helps Cockers in need.

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As I told many folks at the wedding who want to help pets in need, want to blog or do already microblog here on Facebook and not sure what to do next: Come to the BlogPaws Conference in May of 2014. It is one of the best things you can do for under $200 with all meals covered for three days with your pet by your side.

Thanks to all who were involved and watch for thank yous, post wedding media report, tv segment with Lauren Collier of Pet Talk News12CT and more.

Wiggle on, we are the Wigglebutt Warriors: Crusading to Save Dogs' Lives, and we have THREE surprises to share.

First, the video we showed at the Wigglebutt Wedding. This video explains exactly why we did this.


Are you familiar with superstar Pug, Loca? Loca has a condition called cerebellar ataxia, in which damage within the nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle coordination results in loss of coordination, or ataxia. His family launched a video about Loca and it has gone very viral. Well, Loca also gifted us with a very special wedding present from Dexter to Zoe.

And finally, the three Wigglebutt Warriors: Myself, Darlene Bryant, and Val Sorensen, wish to thank our amazing sponsors without whom none of this would have been possible. We encourage you to visit their websites, check out their products and services, and enjoy!

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 Official Gold Level Sponsor: Pawvogue Pet Fashion Portal

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Official Television Show: Pet Talk with Lauren Collier

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Official Pet Parent Resource: Pet360.com

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Official Blogging Network: BlogPaws.com

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Official Florals: Phyl’s Flowers

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Official Groomer: Grooming to Go, LLC : 203-386-9648

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Official Cake Topper Artist: Miniature-dogs-cats.com

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Official Magazine: PupCultureMagazine.com

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Official Canine Cake: BubbaRose.com

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Official Baker: SweetPawsBakery.com

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Center for Naturopathic Medicine: Center for Naturopathic Medicine; 203-377-1525

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Official Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford

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Official Retro Artist: RetroPets.com

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Brandy’s Bark Bar Sponsor: HaloPets.com

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Saturday Fashion Shoot Photographer: Paul Nathan, Couture Pets

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TPPCtv.com: Be sure to check out the #1 Pet Podcast Radio Show in the world, where we are monthly guests!

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IandLoveandYou.com: A premium brand of high-quality, natural pet products for your dog and cat.

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AtlantaDogSpa.com: Atlanta Dog Spa is voted by their clients as the best dog-care facility, with plenty of room for all our furry friends. They provide your dog with love and attention, while you’re at work or traveling far from home.

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Sony Action Cam and Dog Harness (Sony.com)

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PetsAddLife.org: The PAL – Pets Add Life campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets.

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Just4MyPet.com: Personalized pet products.

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DoodiePack.com:  A light weight highly functional utility dog backpack and durable pet waste management system.

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Helping Udders.com:  A dog toy made from recycled rubber liners used in machines to milk real cows.

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ThreeDogzLLC.com: Fun upscale and unique products for you and your furry kids

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DrMcGraths.com: Dr. McGrath's Original Conditioning Animal Shampoo embodies our meaning of sensible simplicity -Made with plant based cleansers, apple cider vinegar, natural emollients, glycerin, and organic herbal extracts
it's old school but with a nod to modern grooming science.

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TheTiniestTiger.com:  Join the Conservation Cub Club pack and check out their entire line of paw-tastic products, line the hipster bag. ( we love it)

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Too Hot For Spot: Dogcar.biz:  Car thermometer to keep dogs safe. Never leave dogs unattended or alone in a car!

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WelcomePup.com: Unique dog toys and gifts

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Collars for discriminating pooches: Classy-Critter.com

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Melanie Miranda for great dental products for dogs:  oxyfreshpro.com/oxyfreshhealth/Dental

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ScoutandZoes.com: All-natural, long-lasting, organic antler chews for dogs and naturally shed elk antler dog chews and new sweet potato and chicken jerky treats made in the U.S.A.

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GiggyBites.com: Home-Baked Gourmet Dog Treats, Our dog treats are fun, all-natural healthy snacks made with human-grade ingredients. (note: We love their Pupzelles!)

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Centralpapetexpo.com: Join me and Dexter along with bride, Zoe, and her mom, Val Sorensen at the Central PA Pet Expo this fall!

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EarthRated.com:  Green enviro-friendly poop bags.

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Dermagic.com: All natural skin care formulas for dogs and cats

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OliverBentleys.com: Purveyor of premium dog products

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CanineCampGetaway.com: Do you love vacation but hate being apart from your four-legged best friend? If a vacation WITH your dog is your idea of fun, then Canine Camp Getaway of NY is for you! Held twice a year (June 23-27, 2013 and September 21-24, 2013) in Lake George, NY.

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HotBows.com:  Cute, fun & trendy hair bows for tots to tweens and pampered puppies too! Super cute. Great styles available for boy dogs too!

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PetBeam.com: Outdoor lighting on four legs.

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PetsenVoyage.com: Travel souvenirs for pets.

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CashmereHC.com:  Unique cashmere gifts and lovely items

TiredDogRescue.com

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Facebook.com/TheMadDogHatter : Custom hats for your favorite pooch

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Longislandpetprofessionals.com: Networking for pet people everywhere

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Here are our official program excerpts:

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And as if that were not enough, we are giving away one swag bag full of sponsor goodies to one lucky Fidose of Reality fan. All you have to do is reply and let us know in the comments section a wish to the bride and groom. That's it! We will pick one winner at random at the end of next week, which is 07/12/13 at 11:59 pm EST.

IT'S EASY TO ENTER THE CONTEST!

Contest starts NOW! Deadline to submit comment is 07/12/13/ at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE WINNER IS: CHRISTIE ZIZO – CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO ALL FOR THE WONDERFUL WISHES FOR THE HAPPY “PUPPLE”

How to enter: All you have to do is reply and let us know in the comments section a wish to the bride and groom. That's it!

Want a bonus entry: LIKE us on Facebook, come back to the comments and tell us you did so!

Who can enter? Fidose of Reality staff and their families are not eligible to win but anyone in the United States or Canada ages 18 or over is eligible.

What are we judged on? One random winner will be selected.

Can my friends and family play? Sure! The more the merrier. We love to see tails wagging here at Fidose of Reality, so spread the word and make your voice heard. One entry per person, please.

What if I win? Winners will be notified and announced on the Fidose of Reality blog in this thread and via email no later than July 13, 2013. Winners must provide name and mailing address so we can give it to the sponsor to start your subscriptions. If winner does not reply within 5 days, a new winner will be selected.

Official Rules Here

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  1. May they help lots of cockers, get lots of treats, and have lots of toys to play with forever!!

    And I of course like the Fidose of Reality website!

    Christie Zizo
    Lifewithbeagle.com

  2. Kelly Ladouceur says:

    Wishing you woods, wags and cookies for a long, long time!

  3. Wishing the lovely bride and very handsome groom many years of happiness!

  4. Carol Bryant says:

    Testing testing

  5. Vaentino will never forgive me for missi.g Dexter and Zoe’s wedding but some sWag might help :)

  6. Congratulations! Wishing you all the best. You always seem to make me laugh and cry simultaneously. Love the videos!!!
    From Patty and Max too!

  7. Of course we “liked” you on Facebook too!

  8. Karen Tyrrell says:

    Congratulations!!! Wish I could have been there. It looks like it was a wonderful day and all the dogs looked wonderful! Wishing the happy couple many happy years!!!

  9. Jen Angradi says:

    Welcome to the family Auntie Zoe!! Love, your new niece and nephew…, Brynley &Sonny

  10. fiona mcsnuggles says:

    Congrats on your nuptials! it looks like it was wienerific! thanks for helping homeless pets too

  11. Zoey and Dexter, My wish for you both is to have a long happy life and through the years of fundraising together , you bring in lots of well needed funds for others in need . May you always have fun while fun-draising. May your days be happy and your love stay strong, I am sending you Good Karma to get you along.
    *raises glass to toast couple*
    P.S. I am a huge Fidoseofreality fan (but I think you know that after meeting my ma in pawson)

  12. #43 – Annabelle Blue Lee wishes you all the best! You are still cool, even if you are not Basset Hounds!!!

  13. Sharon Gilbert says:

    Lots of wishes to Dexter & Zoe I am woofing you much happiness and a pawsome life as doggies soul mates forever. I wish that the Wigglebutt Wedding will have more doggie parents coming up with lots of ways to raise money and help save our dogs in shelters across the country. That all dogs will be as lucky as Beautiful Zoe and find their Forever Home with a Loving Family to LOVE them. Lots of Smooches and Belly Rub to both of you!

  14. Congwatulations Dexter & Zoe. I wanted to come but my daddy had to work and wasn’t able to dwive me and mommy. We had champagne together in honor of both of you and we toasted to your happiness. May you both have lots of snuggles and butt sniffs together! Hugs and licks to you both!

  15. Linda Konek says:

    I am so glad to be able to read about all the travels Carol and Dexter go on. I don`t have a dog myself but am an Aunt to about 10 of them all who fight for my attention when I go visit my neighbor. Plus I am the dog sitter of them.

  16. I like you on Facebook!

  17. My wishes for DogBride & DogGroom of the WiddleButt wedding (and thanks for explaining it (above) b/c I heard so much about it but didn’t fully understand what it was for), is GOOD HEALTH. It’s so hard watching my babies get older and have more health problems and not be able to tell me where it hurts, not be able to hear me tell them “I love you”, not see the bunnies in the backyard, not be able to chew on chewies like they used to, or not have the “umpha” to do make it around the block on the walks like they used to. So I wish you GOOD HEALTH…and many years of it!!

  18. The Krashs says:

    We wish Zoe and Dexter many years of happiness, good health, belly rubs, smoochie kisses, yummy, healthy food and treats, comfy beds scattered everywhere, and love, love, love!

  19. Cheryl Haralson says:

    Wishing Zoe and Dexter much happiness and a pawsitively pawsome life together with lots of love, licks, and wags!

  20. Zoe & Dexter, Make each day you spend as epically wonderful as your wedding day and, most importantly, keep on butt wigglin’!

  21. sandy weinstein says:

    i wish the happy couple, zoe and dexter, many years of happiness together. i hope that you both have long wonder lives together. please respect one another and enjoy your time together. your wedding day was a wonderful event and i hope that your lives together will be just as glorious. i hope that both your butts will continue to wiggle at one another forever….

  22. sandy weinstein says:

    liked you on facebook…

  23. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Wishing the cute couple health, happiness and much success for their upcoming nuptials.

  24. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I liked you on Facebook as Kelly Ann T.

  25. So amazing, Carol! A hearty congrats on pulling off the “wedding of the year”-and all for a good cause!

  26. my wish is that they are able to continue to help more dogs!

  27. I am also a facebook fan
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  28. Best wishes to the happy bride and groom!

  29. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    To the bride and groom: May your toys never lose their squeak, your tails never lose their wiggle, and may you live together happily ever after.

  30. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I’m a Fidose of Reality Facebook fan

  31. Arlene R. O'Neil says:

    What you have done is nothing short of a miracle! How proud Brandy must be of her Moms, continuing to help others. God Bless all involved!!

  32. Congratulations- Wishing you many years of happiness and the continued opportunity to paw it forward.

  33. I like you on facebook

  34. Stephanie Montross says:

    I wish them many years of happiness. Long walks, yummy treats and belly rubs.

    I already like you guys on Facebook. Have enjoyed the wedding!

  35. Barbara Garcia says:

    I fostered a cocker that was also to be euthanized. She was 13 yrs. old at the time and just this year went to the Rainbow Bridge. I hope the bride brings her groom as much happiness as my rescue brought me and I wish people would realize how rewarding it is to save a rescue dog. They have more to offer than they get credit for. Much happiness to everyone in the wedding.