Two Pooches Tie The Knot In Adorable Dog Wedding Ceremony
Two pooches have declared their love for each other in an adorable wedding ceremony at an assisted living care home.
Poodle Flossie and labradoodle Boy have been in a relationship since September, after dating for a year and parenting a litter of pups.
During the ceremony, blushing bride Flossie wore a veil, tiara, diamanté collar and a tulle skirt, while walking up the aisle to the tune of 'How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?'.
Boy also scrubbed up well in a collar and bow tie, but he seemed more interested in the dog treats rather than the ceremony, which was attended by 80 guests and five fellow dogs.
Of course, it wouldn't be a wedding without cake and favours. Flossie and Boy dug into a wedding cake featuring bones made out of peanut butter, and canine guests were given goody bags full of treats, chew toys and tennis balls.
The ceremony was dreamt up by the dogs' owner Maleka Clarke, 38, the director of nursing at the Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington, Vermont, USA.
Maleka decided to stage the wedding when she found out that Flossie was expecting.
She said: "I got Boy from an Amish farm and I have always said that he is a good Amish dog.
"Good Amish men have to get married and so when I discovered Flossie was pregnant with Boy's pups, it seemed like such a fun idea to have them tie the knot.
"We were joking around but the crazy idea took hold. I spent months planning it.
"I made the collar for Flossie to wear and we got the veil from a wedding teddy bear. I made her skirt with tulle."
The wedding was intended to be a shotgun wedding but Flossie gave birth to her seven pups early, two weeks before the big day.
Maleka said: "I didn't want her to get pregnant. I separated her from Boy when she was on heat but they obviously found a way.
"I kept thinking she was just getting a bit heavy but then the vet told me she was pregnant.
"The puppies were at the wedding. We put little blue bows on their collars and they arrived in a wagon."
Residents helped local florists bedeck the home's living room with flowers for the wedding and enjoyed a photo booth where they posed with bones and dog masks.
The residents cuddled Flossie and Boy's puppies throughout the ceremony and read out poems about love and dogs at the reception.
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