It’s not every day that you get invited to a wedding for cats. Even stranger is when you learn that one of the first two are bonding in your marriage.
But that was the strange case of Ashley Shields, an Iowa woman and mother of four, who found herself inside.
Even more curious were the refreshments promised by the thrift flyer: “There will be tuna cake.” The dress code was equally perplexing: “If you come, you don’t have to dress nicely, but you can if you want.”
The author of the handwritten note: her 11-year-old neighbor, a boy named Brady.
According to Dodo, the budding suitor had once noticed his family cat, Silver, repeatedly to Pedro, who lives next door with the Shields clan.
It was time, he decided, for the kittens to steer their relationship to the next level.
“He watched them hang out a lot, and he was like, ‘I’m not sure what they’re doing, but I felt like as long as they hung out a lot, it might be time to get married.'” A relative had to say of the boy-like machinations of Cupid.
Taking the sheer seriousness of it all, Shields, her daughters, and her friends go all out for the festivities by making room for a party, bringing accessories for the bride and groom (veils and ruffles, respectively), and baking the aforementioned. tuna cake.
Later that week, an audience of 30 devotees gathered in the dining room at Shields for the merger.
And while Silver seemed to enjoy the pomp and circumstance, Pedro was a measure less enthusiastic: “We had to give them some kind of tuna cake early so they’d stay in place for vows, and the ceremony would have been settled.” (Typical male behavior, am I right or am I right?)
In a welcome stroke of serendipity, Shields was already authorized to marry couples in the state, so she stepped in to oversee Silver and Pedro’s union. After a brief recap of the duo’s flirtation, “promises” were exchanged and indeed done.
From there, the ceremony followed a typical wedding script: Champagne was served, while the new couple mingled with the guests.
Will the husband’s love stand the test of time? That’s what needs to be decided, but at least one attendee thinks the sparks will still fly:
‘Whether they stay married or not, they seem crazy for each other given the time they spend together… I think a cat friendship lasts forever.‘
For more shots of Pedro and the silver wedding, bounce over to Imgur.
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