I mew, I mew: 1,000 cats are only guests at couple's wedding

Off to a purrfect start? A Canadian couple ties the knot at a cat charity in California, with just felines in attendance.

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
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The vows, the gown, the ceremony was all purrfect. When Montreal couple Louise Veronneau and Dominic Husson wed on May 17 at The Cat House on the Kings in Parlier, California, four-footed furballs were the only guests.

The bride told the Fresno Bee that the pair "wanted a wedding that reflected our values, our love for animals," so they held the event at the no-cage, no-kill sanctuary, and asked family and friends to send the center donations in lieu of gifts. "We looked hard at our bucket-list-must-do-before-you-die stuff and devised a wild and fuzzy plan for our big day," she said.

Shelter founder Lynea Lattanzio officiated, though she had to be convinced, telling Fresno's KSFN, "I was afraid I would make a mess and screw it up -- you know, forget my lines." She feared a cat-astrophe, in other words.

Fears aside, the couple was successfully wed, and none of the guests got drunk, flirted with the groom, or made off with the gifts. "(The cats) are so used to people coming through, that they just enjoy the attention that they get," Lattanzio told CBS47.

Fur better, or fur worse.

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