Two pampered pooches who have ‘been in love’ since they met in a park have got ‘married’ in a special ceremony.
Doting Percy has been ‘madly in love’ with fellow pug Mabel from the moment they first met while on a walk in the park two years ago and they have since become inseparable.
Now their owners have walked them down the aisle at their own wedding, attended by 80 human guests and 30 pugs.
The impassioned pooches, who are both two, have spent hours each week lovingly playing together and only had eyes for each other.
Danii Clarke, 24, bawled her eyes out after ‘giving away’ Percy on Sunday (Aug 15) who was dressed in a tuxedo harness.
Danii is engaged herself, but said she spent the last year focused on organising the pub wedding with Mabel’s owner Julie Goodall, 59.
Percy and Mabel arrived at the wedding bash in the Office in Brighouse, West Yorks., in a convertible BMW accompanied by best man Arthur the pug and bridesmaid Coco, also a pug.
Around 80 human guests and 30 pugs were in attendance at the ‘stunning event’ which was even officiated by a celebrant.
Party-goers were treated to glasses of fizzy ‘paw-secco’ and a dog friendly cake was served to the giddy guests.
Danii said it was one of the proudest days of her life and felt like she was giving away her child in marriage.
Danii, from Bradford, West Yorks., said: “I’m just so excited for them, we’ve been waiting for this day for so long and I’m so proud.
“I never expected at my age to be giving away my ‘child’ in marriage, but as I took Percy down the aisle, I just felt so emotional.
“And my dog is getting married before me.
“It was just such a beautiful day, and it’s been one of the proudest days of my life.”
Danii, who works as a teaching assistant, said that Percy ‘only has eyes for Mabel’ even when they go on their walks with up to 30 pugs.
She said: “Their love is the real deal. You think dogs would try it on with any dog, but he only tries it with Mabel.
“Whenever we go on our pug walks which are attended by up to 30 dogs, he will only have eyes for Mabel.
“It’s honestly incredible, they just have such a strong connection.
“He always tilts his head whenever I mention Mabel.”
Danii said her partner of five years Tom Grimshaw, 25, thought she was ‘crazy and mental’ after she devoted a year organising the special day.
She said: “Tom thinks I’m crazy and mental, but he loves me and has to put up with it.
“Especially after the year we’ve had with lockdown, it’s such a wonderful thing to happen.
“Tom and I are engaged so I should be planning my own wedding but I’ve been planning my pug’s instead.
“There might be pressure on him as I don’t know how if he’ll top it.”
Mabel’s owner Julie said that many other pugs have had their eye on her pooch, but her enamoured dog only ever had eyes for Percy.
Julie, from Halifax, West Yorks., said: “We noticed that Mabel and Percy were getting on well and we could see that Percy was quite fond of her, trying to climb on her.
“We carried it on from there, we take them out for walks and people always comment how nice they look together.
“When I look at them, I know they’re in love. They love being around each other. They’re madly in love and there’s a definite connection.
“There are other pugs who have had their eye on my Mabel, but she’s only got eyes for Percy.”
The loved-up pugs announced their engagement as part of The Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association (PDWRA) Valentine’s activity week.
PDWRA looks after hundreds of pugs across the country and helps to find new owners for pugs in need of a loving home.
If you want to help the charity you can donate here: https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/donating-to-pug-dog-welfare/