Ashley Shields opened her mailbox to a surprising sight: a wedding invitation.
For her cat.
Shields was a little stunned to find out her cat Pedro was set to marry the neighbor cat Silver. Silver belongs to her 11-year-old neighbor, Brady. And he seemed to be the one who arranged the marriage.
According to Carley Johnson, Shields' good friend, there had been a love connection between the two cats for a while, and clearly Brady took notice.
"He'd seen them hang out a lot, and he was like, 'I'm not really sure what they're doing, but I felt that since they hang out so much, it was probably time they get married,'" Johnson said.
Everyone got really excited about the wedding, making it a legitimate ceremony.
Pedro even had a bow tie!
"Silver seemed kind of excited to be all dressed up and fancy," Johnson said. "[Pedro] got cold feet in the beginning, and we had to kind of to give them their tuna cakes early so they would stay in place for the vows and the ceremony was officiated."
Because everything about this is just amazing, it even turned out that Shields is legally authorized to officiate weddings so she presided over the ceremony.
"She gave a description of how the cats met, and talked about how the cats feel about each other, and then she did the 'me-vows' she had written for both Pedro and Silver," Johnson said.
Now, the cats are officially a couple and have a long life together.
"Whether or not they stay married, they do seem rather crazy for each other considering the time they spend together," Johnson said. "I think cat friendship lasts forever."
Cheers to the happy couple!