A cat from Eastbourne is purring with pleasure after getting ‘married’ in a Facebook ceremony on Sunday (September 13).
Cats Maisie and Percival were married in an online ceremony complete with feline guests, homemade dresses and a tiered wedding cake made out of cat food.
The event was organised by the cats’ owners Kerry Stevens from Eastbourne and June Whittick Mcgrath from Cheshire.
Kerry, owner of Maisie and a self-confessed crazy cat lady, said, “It was actually June’s idea not mine, as Maisie ran away for two years and her Percival was a stray so she decided they should get married.
“Maisie is an Eastbourne girlie from right down the bottom of the UK. Her husband is a northerner but she doesn’t hold it against him.
“The cake I made was a layer of tuna flakes in jelly, then a tin of Ye Olde Oak ham. Layer three was John West Salmon set in a little jelly, topped with fresh cooked pork and pea jelly.”
The Facebook thread, titled The Wedding Of Little Maisie Poo And Sir Percival, proved to be a hit attracting cat lovers from across England, Scotland and Wales and as far away as the USA.
The ceremony was conducted by Caroline Kaugher, an American cat lover from Maine.
Opening the ceremony she said, “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the union of Sir Percival Whittick-McGrath and Maisie Little Pooh Stevens in holy catrimony, which is an honourable estate, that is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently and soberly.”
The thread attracted hundreds of comments from cat lovers.
Leonie Harrington said, “What did you do last night Leonie? Well I discussed the merits of a dowry regarding the cat wedding I went to on Sunday.”
Steve Winn said, “It’s finally happened, you are officially the mad cat lady at the end of the street.”
After the ceremony June said, “I’m actually going to have to go and do something normal now just to remind myself that I’m not completely insane.”
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