Partners In Crime
Back in June we witnessed a furry wedding proposal involving a kitten named Luke, while this week brings us the heartwarming tale of Dhare and Becka, a cat-loving couple who recently got engaged, thanks to a little help from their beloved cat, Tucker.
Becka posted the news of Dhare's touching proposal on Reddit, and I followed up with her husband-to-be on all of the details of how he popped the question to his girlfriend of 7 years.
How did Tucker come into your lives?
Becka and I adopted Tucker almost 4.5 years ago from a kill shelter in New York. Tucker had been laying in a cage for 2 weeks and was on the docket to be euthanized. As the other cats were yelling for our attention, Tucker laid quietly in his cage. For some reason, his defeated posture caught my attention and Becka and I knew he was coming home with us.
We also adopted another cat that day - Seven of Nine. A grey short haired cat who was the loudest of the bunch clamoring to get our attention.
For the last 4.5 years, both cats have been a huge part of our lives. Becka and I like to go upstate to get away from the noise of the city and we always bring our cats with us.
What inspired you to include Tucker in the proposal?
Involving Tucker during the proposal made perfect sense for me considering how important he is to our lives. I've used Tucker in a lot of my photographs and he's always been a trooper.
How did the proposal go down?
I woke up at 5am to tie the ring around Tucker's neck. As I carefully went back to sleep, I prayed that Tucker wouldn't shake the ring off and eat it. I awoke to Tucker jumping on my stomach - letting me know it was breakfast time. As he walked over to Becka, she woke up and noticed the ring. And obviously she said yes.
Special thanks Dhare and Becka for sharing such a personal moment from their lives with us! We wish them a long, beautiful life together, filled with lots of love, happiness, and kitties!