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Major Dog News Announcement to All Dog Lovers

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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 Life's Little Pawsto 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.

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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

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 The bride-to-be gets ready to open some girlie gifts

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Dexter and Zoe walking to the beach for the “paw-prosal”

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 Dexter asks, “Zoe, will you marry me and help save other Cockers?”

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The magic moment when Dexter asked Zoe to join him in life forever.
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 Zoe says, “Yes, you handsome boy, I will marry you and help save Cockers!”

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 The happily engaged couple awaits Wigglebutt Wedding, June of 2013.

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  1. Tasha Bella says

    OMG!!! Congratulations to Dexter and Zoe!!! That is soooooo exciting!! Boy, you are even getting married before me & Cuba!! BOL BOL All the best, Tasha xo

  2. Ellen says

    How can anyone not want to help with this????? I love it, a dog wedding to help cockers in need. What a fabulous way to help dogs and at the same time, have so much fun doing it. Congratulations, Dexter and Zoe. I’m so looking forward to following the exploits of these two.

  3. Tharice says

    I am so in on the donation part I wish I was closer to participate I am excited that Dex and Zoe are getting’ hitched on V-Day next year

    • Carol Bryant says

      The wedding is in June of 2013, but the engagement started. On Valentines Day from Feb 14, 2013 through April 14, 2012 we are having a HUGE contest around this, so stay tuned, Tharice.
      Max and Patches aka Matches MUST be at it all. xoxox

  4. Nancy says

    Patches and Max want to know when the Bachelor party is going to be. They want to be invited it and the wedding. They also said that your girl Zoe is beautiful.

  5. Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider says

    Awesome news! @jazzydacat just eloped me to Vegas while I was knocked out getting a tooth pulled at the vet. I don’t remember any of it, but there was a big to-do about it on Twitter when I woke up, so I guess it’s true!

    Good luck my man! She’s a doll!


  6. Val Sorensen says

    Good to see so many excited supporters! It will be so much fun! I think we’re going to really make a difference in the lives of lots of rescue pets with this event!!

  7. Linda says

    Very excited to be a part of this. I believe that Moxie will be planning a bachelor party so stay tuned for that. He’s going to try to enlist his friend Smudge to help out.

    • Carol Bryant says

      Yay Moxie! This will be an affair to remember…. what happens at the Cocker Bachelor Party stays there, remember that 😉

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