Monday, December 31, 2012


It's New Year's Eve, and Dylan and his ladycat Halle are 'headed off' to a party at a New Orleans restaurant called 'Gautreau's'.  There will be dinner and dancing, so it's quite a fancy affair.  Gautreau's is well known, in Louisiana, for it's fine cuisine.

(Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry, modified by Wendy)

Dylan is dressed in his new black velvet suit, which is studded with rhinestones.  His shirt is peachy-pink and he is sporting a silver bowtie with salmon-coloured accents to complement it.  Yes ladies, real mancats DO wear pink (and derivatives thereof)!  Dylan has 'cuffed' himself with sterling silver fleur-de-lis-engraved links in tribute to the French cuisine he hopes to sample tonight.

Halle is wearing an Oriental silk dress with a mandarin collar in royal blue with bright pink flower detail.  Simply stunning!  She has accessorized with sterling silver accents such as Japanese hairsticks, dangle ball earrings and a matching bracelet which tinkles ever so softly as she walks along.

With their stellar PURRSonalities and shiny bling, these two really sparkle!

Shortly after they arrive, Dylan and Halle are seated at a table for four with another young couple.  It seemed they had a lot in common, as there was definitely no dearth of conFURSation.

The waiters presented them all with menus, and there were four different choices for dinner, each of which included an apPETizer, main course and dessert.

Dylan and Halle both chose the "Dinner #1" because it had their favourite 'seefood'.  They joked "When we see food, we eat it" (an oldie but a goody)!  And they also had one of their favourite desserts -- creme brulee.  They couldn't have planned it any better!

If you want to see the food they're eating, take a good look at the "Sauteed Shrimp", "Parmesan-Crusted Halibut with Lemon-Beurre Blanc", and the "Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee".  Doesn't it just make your mouth water?

Heaven knows, both Dylan and Halle were salivating both before and after tasting these 'suckulent deliCATcies'!

After dinner, the tables were cleared away to make more room for all the couples to dance.  The music was bright and lively, as was the general atmosphere.  There was such an upbeat feeling to the night -- so much hope for the future!  It wouldn't be long before the Year 2013 made it's debut.

Dylan and Halle were all ready for the ball to drop.  They had on their 2013 speCATcles, their New Year's balloons tied to their tails, and their noisemakers at the ready.

The instant the clock hit midnight, Dylan threw away his glasses, turned to Halle on bended leg (ouch!) and popped the question!  Halle was temPURRarily speechless.  Dylan took the opportunity to take the box out of his pocket and present her with a blue velvet and diamond engagement collar.  The diamonds formed a bow in the front.

This was enough to shake Halle out of her reverie and she shouted "Yes!" at the top of her lungs.  She wanted to make sure Dylan could hear her over the roar of the celebrating crowd.  No one was more surprised than she.  Dylan popped the cork soon after popping the question and now both Halle and her champagne were bubbling eFUR so eFURvescently.  Dylan was simply ecsCATic!

There were fireworks both outside and inside their hearts that night!

(Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry)

 Halle's mind flashed back to when she first met Dylan in February 2012.  He had seen her blog and asked for her phone number and they chatted for hours and hours every day.

(Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry)
And then they finally met in PURRSon on Febuary 17, 2012 and that's when they first kissed.

Dylan had come down for Mardi Gras, so they had a grand old time.  They were both 'bead-decked' to the nines!

(Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry)
Dylan continued to go back and forth between his house and Halle's.  By March, they had fallen in love!

In July, they attended the Olympics together in London, England, along with a group of their friends including Milo and Domino and Alfie and Cory.

Then in August, they PURRticipated in Brulee's Birthday Circus.  Dylan was the magician, and Halle was his lovely assistant.

In October, they celebrated their 9-month anniversary by going to "Paparazzi's" for a spaghetti dinner.  It was very romantic.

Then at the end of October, they dressed up as a gangster and his moll to attend a swanky Hallowe'en party with Dante and Sascha, and Domino and Milo.  What fun they had!

And just last week, Dylan and Halle spent their first Christmas together with Halle's family in Louisiana.

(Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry)
"We've been through so much together!", exclaimed Halle.  "And now we'll be together FUReFUR!"

Dylan and Halle only have eyes for each other.  This is what true love is all about!  They have so much to look forward to.  It's a brand new year, and a brand new start in life for them both.

Won't you join in wishing the happy couple ...

... and ...

And they wish you, too, a very Happy 2013 from start to finish!

P.S.  Later that night, Dylan and Halle wanted some PURRivacy and we really didn't want to disturb them, but ...
(Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry)
... you know the PaPURRazzi.  We just couldn't resist!



Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

CHEERS for the happy couple !
Wish you a HAPPY NEW 2013 :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

A perch in everee pocket
A salmon in everee sock
Hope yur new yeerz eve
Trooly doez rock
A whitefish in everee wagon
A bass in everee bowl
Hope yur new yeerz day
Trooly doez roll
A herring N everee hammick
A trout in everee tanx
High pawz N headbonkz
For yur friendship we due thanx

We hope everee one haza pawsum
awesum soooper grate happee healthee
2013; may yur lives bee enriched with
loves N thanx for putting up with all
R burd non cents de live long yeer

Brian's Home Blog said...

How exciting and such a wonderful and happy couple!!!

Mollie said...

Wow that must of taken you hours but how fantastic. Have a wonderful Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true for 2013..Big Hugs xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

THey have had a very exciting year!

Terri said...

Concatulations on your engagement! We think you are an adorable couple--and what a New Year's pawty! We wish you and your pawrents a healthy and happy 2013!

The Island Cats said...

What a fun time!! Dylan and Halle make such a cute couple!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, my handsome, darling Dylan, what a wonderful, exciting evening and now, this lovely post depicting our courtship=I am beyond stunned, thrilled and so very happy!!...I love you, I love you, I love you...Always...your Halle xoxoxo

Jacqueline said...

Happy New Year, precious friends and now, almost family!!...Wishing you all the very best=happiness, love, health and joy!!...We are so happy to be joining our families through Halle and Dylan's engagment=we love you guys...xoxo...J, Calle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Cat said...

Mon Dieu what a night!!! Congratulations on your engagement kids, it's been a whirlwind year for you both and we are so very happy for you :-)

We would like to wish you and your families a wonderful new year and a healthy, happy 2013!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Mew Year from all of us at the Katnip Lounge! It's been such a romantical two make the funnest couple. We can't wait for the wedding!!

wildcatwoods said...

Concats to the happy couple! May 2013 be a year of happiness, peace and laughter for you and yours.

cats of wildcat woods

Just Ducky said...

Such excitement, concatulations.

Happy New Year.

Unknown said...

Yous is one mighty fine looking couple!
May the best of this year be the worst of next!
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters - Bob and Cinnamon and the Pawrents