Winston: She said Yes.

by Jen on July 18, 2012


But how could she refuse?

Like most of you reading this, we love our pooch, Winston.  Winston is a 2 year old English Lab with a whole lot of personality.  I was walking him a month ago while silently debating how to pop the question.  I looked down at Winston, he looked up at me with his Fetching Tags® dog tag that said “Stud Muffin”, and instantly it became obvious!  I reached out to Jen and asked if it was possible to create a diamond-shaped dog tag that on one side said “Lauren” surrounded by hearts, and on the other side asked “Will you marry me?”.  She said yes (a good omen) and it arrived in my possession in just three days.  A few weeks later Lauren and I were spending time at a lake house with family and friends when my opening arrived; the house emptied out, she was sitting by the lake front, and Winston was eagerly anticipating wearing his special collar.  I put the bowtie and dog tag on Winston who then faithfully marched down to the lake front.


Lauren noticed that his collar was not the same and as she got up to read his dog tag I snuck into position behind her on one knee to propose.  She said yes, too!  Aside from being thrilled about being engaged and our future together, we are so happy that Winston was a part of our special moment and we have Jen and Fetching Tags® to thank for helping make this a reality and a very memorable family experience!

Thanks so much.

Brian, Lauren, and Winston


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Nell Mayer July 18, 2012 at 8:12 pm

What a wonderful memory you have created. Kudos to you Jen and Congratulations to Brian, Lauren and Winston. I know you will be 1 big happy family.

David Rose July 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

That is SO beyond awesome! What a great idea. Congratulations to all three of you.

Bridget July 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Brian – I love it! How perfect!!!!!

Jenn July 19, 2012 at 11:08 am

This is such an adorable idea!
And this keepsake will last forever. :)

sharon r July 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

that is cool, so glad she said yes, may you have a blessed i do’s and future together!

Nanette September 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

Loved this story! Dogs say the darnest things…congratulations and many, many more happy moments together.

Brian October 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

Thank you so much for all of the comments. Definitely a wonderful keepsake that will be displayed in our house forever.

I can’t say enough about how wonderful and accomodating Jen was and how simple and great of an experience I have always had with FetchingsTags; from building a dog tag (technically two now) for Winston as well as gifts for our friends’ dogs, to providing a little advice for popping the question. Jen is a rock star.

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