Canine Bride Magazine is pleased to welcome newly engaged couple, Lilly Faye and Mr. Frank, to our monthly interview column, She Says, He Says.
Canine Bride: Lilly Faye, congratulations on your engagement to Mr. Frank! Tell us how you two met.
Lilly Faye: Thank you! Frank and I crossed paths a few times while I was engaged to my beloved Jakey Wakey, the greatest Briard who ever lived. Sadly, Jakey passed away before we could be married. I was just getting used to being single again when Frank moved in next door. He made a big play for me right away. He's so sweet and protective, I couldn't help falling for him! I knew he was serious in November, when he asked me to be his girl.
Canine Bride: Frank, is that how you remember it?
Mr. Frank: I was dating Crystal the Basset Hound back in the old neighborhood. When I moved, I left Crystal behind. I could tell Doll Face was interested in me from day one. She kept coming over whenever I was outside, striking a pose, obviously hoping I would notice her. She's a little spitfire. I gotta admit it, I was flattered.
Canine Bride: We're thrilled that you two are officially announcing your engagement in our magazine. When's the wedding?
Lilly Faye: As soon as possible! I have Dizzie, my blog intern, working on a guest list right now.
Mr. Frank: I favor a long engagement. What's the rush? Heh, heh.
Canine Bride: Have you given any thought to the type of wedding you want? How many attendants, that sort of thing?
Lilly Faye: I've waited all my life to get married. I have my heart set on a big, formal affair with all the trimmings! I expect Frank to ask Dizzie to be his best man. I'd like my friend Cali to be my bridesmaid, and Alfie Cat has volunteered to be the ring bearer. I just hope Alfie doesn't run off with the rings.
Mr. Frank: I was thinking of something small and quiet. My sister, Ceecee, is the only one I want standing up for me. She's my best friend and confidant. We do everything together.
Canine Bride: I hope that doesn't include the honeymoon!
Tell us a little bit about yourselves.
Lilly Faye: I'm a model and life coach, but I'm best known for my blog, A Poodle Looks at Life.
Mr. Frank: I'm a musician, chef, and entrepreneur. You may have seen me with my tuba, busking in front of Trader Joe's. I also accept private gigs. My goal is to open my own upscale restaurant where I can be both the head chef and the headlining musical act. For the time being, I operate a chili cart downtown in the winter, and I've opened a couple of pop-up restaurants.
Canine Bride: Our thanks to both of you. We hope you will let us know when you set the date!
Mr. Frank: I'd just like to add that I can be reached at Mr. Frank on Woofer and Dogspace, for all your catering and musical needs.
Lilly Faye: Not now, Frank.
Editor's Note: The bride-to-be is wearing Carolina lace from Barcelona, Spain, and a triple-strand pearl necklace that belonged to Mr. Frank's great grandmother, Francis.