Last updated on May 7, 2013
My dog is getting married…to another dog…in a real wedding atmosphere by a real minister and with witnesses. And I haven’t flipped my lid, as I used to be an “eye roll” person when someone told me their dog was going to be married. What is wrong with these people, right? I mean, seriously a dog getting married. Has she lost her marbles? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Fidose of Reality fans can also be a part of it and win some major swag to boot. Here’s the down low on the Wigglebutt Wedding:
To raise money and awareness of Cocker Spaniels in need of their forever homes, Fidose of Reality’s Puppy Relations (PR) Manager, Dexter, formally paw-proposed to his girlfriend, Zoe, a Cocker Spaniel who was rescued by Life’s Little Paws the day she was scheduled to be euthanized. Dog lovers around the world are invited to paw-ticipate and send a gift. Hold up, though, we don’t want gifts for the happy couple; you simply donate $5 minimum to Life’s Little Paws and are officially listed as one of the donors in the Official Wigglebutt Wedding program. Ideally, every Cocker Spaniel mom and dad, every dog parent, and anyone who has ever had a dog touch their heart are invited to donate and make a difference. Dexter is so smitten by his Rescue Fiancee, he wants everyone to celebrate and help save other dogs’ lives!
From now through Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, follow along the Fidose of Reality blog for dating, adventures, escapades, and wedding planning fun between Dexter and Zoe. Then on February 14, 2013, the Fidose of Reality Wigglebutt Wedding Contest begins. We are giving a grand prize to one lucky person who can participate in the event!
Media Coverage: The Wigglebutt Wedding will be televised on News 12 Connecticut’s 13-years-and-running-strong television show, Pet Talk, with hostess Lauren Collier. Dexter and Zoe will be wed by a real minister. Zoe has selected her sister, Abby, also a rescue Cocker who is now blind and lives life to the fullest, as her Maid of Honor. Dexter has selected Ricky, his brother, as his Best Man.The wedding will also be covered via blog circuit and traditional media print and online formats.
Reception: A full-scale formal reception will be held in Stratford, Connecticut on June 28, 2013. Food will be catered courtesy of Kiss the Chef Personal Chef/Catering Service, who provides a wide range of food choices from hors d’oeuvres, various ethnic cuisines, special diet meals, vegetarian…you name it! Dog-inspired recipes and tips for dog cooking will be shared over these next 9 months with Fidose of Reality followers and fans.
Sponsors: An array of pet product sponsors will be involved and helping to raise awareness of adoptable dogs in need of forever homes. We can’t reveal them all yet, but they are big!
Videographer: The entire gala will be videotaped and made available for viewing on YouTube and other websites so all dog lovers can celebrate and join in the Wigglebutt Wedding Celebration of love and adoption awareness.
Twitter: The event will use hashtag #WigglebuttWedding on Twitter. Follow the hashtag for updates, log on to Fidose of Reality for more, visit Kiss the Chef to find recipes and yummy ideas for meals, AND watch for more updates and surprises. Remember, YOUR dog can be involved, YOU can help us make history, and together WE can help Cockers in need of their forever homes. Follow @fidoseofreality on Twitter.
Who is Life’s Little Paws and Why: Life’s Little Paws is an ALL volunteer cocker spaniel rescue group. LLP is dedicated to saving the lives, ensuring the best health possible through vetting and holistic means, and the re-homing of cocker spaniels. They are a group of volunteers that have formed a reliable transport team and loving foster homes from Ohio to Maine to Georgia. LLP can assure everyone that they are able to move cockers that need us in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with all local and state regulations.
Two of the five Cocker Spaniels that belong to the bride’s mom came from Life’s Little Paws.
Lots more surprises in store, many details to share, and the bride has selected a Princess-style formal wedding.
Dexter proposed, in true romantic fashion, to Zoe on a beach on August 26, 2012, and Zoe said yes. Here are some moments our photographer snapped before, during, and after the big day. Share in our love and adoption awareness. Add some wiggle to your life: Adopt or Donate to a Cocker In Need!
Dexter is ready to pop the big question to Zoe
The bride-to-be gets ready to open some girlie gifts
Dexter and Zoe walking to the beach for the “paw-prosal”
Dexter asks, “Zoe, will you marry me and help save other Cockers?”
- The magic moment when Dexter asked Zoe to join him in life forever.
Zoe says, “Yes, you handsome boy, I will marry you and help save Cockers!”
The happily engaged couple awaits Wigglebutt Wedding, June of 2013.