After Losing Her Cat Husband, Widow Plans To Marry Dog

Written by: Claire Beaudreault

July 28, 2015

After losing her husband of 16 years, Dominique Lesbirel was obviously heartbroken. She’s still grieving, but the widow from the Netherlands has plans to remarry. Doerack, her first husband, died of kidney failure. Doerack was a cat.

Her fiance, Travis, is a dog.



The lady met the tramp on a beach in Greece. He stole her shoes, then her bag, then her heart. They’ve been together ever since. Lesbirel is no stranger to the world of interspecies nuptials. She started the website Marry Your Pet in 2003.

“There are rules, as with any marriage,” she told the Daily Mirror. “The difference between a church ceremony and my online chapel is that I don’t allow divorce. I don’t want to let anyone abandon their pet.”

Lesbirel continues,

“We all need that unconditional love, but it can be hard to find with a person, especially when everyone withdraws from behind their phone or laptop screens. So why not look to a pet instead?”


Featured image via PA Real Life

h/t New York Daily News

Written by: Claire Beaudreault

July 28, 2015