A Doggie Proposal

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  1. DJEtzel

    DJEtzel New Member

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    So as of Saturday, I am officially engaged to an amazing man! The proposal revolved around dogs *of course* so I had to share!

    I had no idea what any plans were for the day, but on Saturday morning, we got up, had lunch at an awesome organic grille, gives me some GORGEOUS earrings then he takes me to the zoo. I had no idea we were going there. I knew I needed a bathing suit already and found out during an orientation that we were in a group of 8 to get to interact with the dolphins in the pool & feed them + ask for cute behaviors (and pictures). SWEET.

    We finished up there after a few hours and seeing a dolphin show and he takes me to the ultimate dog show that runs 4 times throughout the day at the zoo. I knew three of his good friends were the trainers running the show. Got to meet two beforehand, and sat down to watch.

    Didn't really think he'd be proposing during the show for some reason, but one of their acts involves a volunteer from the audience bringing an article into the arena and hiding it, then taking their seat again. They bring a few dogs out and "compete" in time to find the article, then track the scent back to the individual in the audience who left it.

    So Tim (tracking dog handler) asks for a volunteer. Willy says, you should do it. I say no. I turn back and Tim is pointing at me, calling me up specifically. I realize at this point it's a set up. So I go up there, hide my purse, and take my seat. They bring one dog out, he finds it. They bring the most amazing tracking beagle out, he finds it, and then Willy's friend Christina brings him to start searching for me. They leave the arena and he's looking, makes one wrong turn and then bounces back in my direction. I was floored at his skill in such a distracting environment. He starts to walk by me, turns around and sits (his alert) and the crowd starts cheering. Willy's friend Christina hands him a headset and Tim, who is also on a headset, asks "what's that on Sam's collar? " or something to that effect and Willy takes a knee, grabs the collar off (which says "Marry me Danielle" and has the ring attached) says some sappy words, and asks me to marry him in front of the entire audience. I say yes. He hired a photographer so most of these pictures are from the rogue photography in the audience.

    He made the collar (out of contact colors- the colors for our wedding) and he sent it to his grandma to embroider, then she mailed it back and he gave it to his friend with the ring a few days ago to hold onto for the show- I thought it was perfect and clever that he made it himself, too!

    So, I now get to call Wildo my fiancé! I'm pretty **** ecstatic about it - moving to Indianapolis in a few months with the dogs! On to the pictures...

    AMAZING DESSERT
    [​IMG]fancy by DJetzel, on Flickr

    WETSUITS
    [​IMG]wetsuits by DJetzel, on Flickr

    DOLPHIN
    [​IMG]Dolphin Kisses by DJetzel, on Flickr

    Sam alerting and returning my purse
    [​IMG]prop by DJetzel, on Flickr

    Willy getting the collar off of Sam
    [​IMG]prop6 by DJetzel, on Flickr

    "Is this really happening?"
    [​IMG]prop7 by DJetzel, on Flickr

    I was shaking pretty bad.
    [​IMG]prop5 by DJetzel, on Flickr

    Reading the collar
    [​IMG]prop4 by DJetzel, on Flickr

    Cue tears.
    [​IMG]prop3 by DJetzel, on Flickr

    With the trainers
    [​IMG]prop1 by DJetzel, on Flickr
     
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    DJEtzel New Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    How stinking CUTE! Huge props to him for creativity!
     
  4. AliciaD

    AliciaD On second thought...

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    That is ridiculously cute and thought out! I teared up a little, <3 Congratulations!
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    So creative!! :D CONGRATS!
     
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    Tortilla Blonde Raccoon

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    That is the CUTEST thing EVER. Congratulations again! I'm so excited for you!
     
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    So stinkin cute!

    Also, I know that curly haired dog trainer, Christina! Small world!
     
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    Ozfozz Highbread Dingbat

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    SO adorable and well thought out!
    Congrats!
     
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    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Congratulations...

    That was a nicely done proposal :D
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    I've said it already, but congrats!

    You left out the best picture.

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    I can always count on you, Julee. ;)
     
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    I said it in the other thread too, but congrats! :)
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    I have to be good for something. :rolleyes:
     
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    Congrats!!!

    Such a fun story you will now have:)
     
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    That's awesome!!

    Soo sweet and thoughtful.
     
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    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    Congratulations! What a sweet add thoughtful proposal!

    Do you guys have a date set/time in mind? And woot for moving to Indy! :)
     
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    DJEtzel New Member

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    Thank you all a ton!

    We're tentatively planning fall 2015- I've been thinking late September/early October outside somewhere pretty, but we haven't talked about it much other than that. I just know I don't want to be married in a church and I want leaves on the ground, but not snow... :p

    Easier said than done? Lol
     
  19. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Hehe, go Julee!

    Congrats, for the millionth time! Willy, I'm still mad at you for stealing my best dog friend.
     
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    Seriously great proposal, and I like the speed you guys are moving at LOL (I'm actually completely serious, because when you find an awesome dog/sport crazy SO, you gotta lock that down!).

    Congratulations once again!!!
     

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