Aww! Neighbours who were matchmade by a CAT are getting married


by Emma Dodds |
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Tanya Gatehouse and her neighbour Stephen Voller only met after her rescue cat Georgina kept drawing them together...

Tanya, who lives with her son Nikolas in London, adopted Georgina the black and white cat from Mayhew, an animal shelter, in September 2015.

She had never met Stephen before, who lived near the family - until one day when her cat got stuck up Stephen's chimney.

Tanya's friend tried to get the cat out, but instead fell through poor Stephen's garage... Oops.

Georgina was determined to bring the couple together (Credit: Mayhew) ©The Mayhew

Tanya explained: "A friend of mine kindly offered to climb up and try and rescue poor Georgina, but unfortunately they lost their footing and fell through Stephen's garage.

"I felt terrible and offered to pay for any damage that had been caused, but Stephen refused to accept any money for it, so I suggested a meal to say thank you instead."

Food is the way to the heart, don't ya know.

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But that wasn't the end of Georgina's meddling.

Only two weeks later, the cat got stuck up in Tanya's tree - not once, but TWICE.

Stephen and Tanya are now engaged (Credit: Mayhew) ©The Mayhew

And who did Tanya get to help?

You guessed it.

Like butter wouldn't melt! (Credit: Mayhew) ©The Mayhew

She said: "Stephen kindly offered to get his climbing gear and rescue her both times; this was when sparks started to fly.

"Shortly after the second rescue, Stephen asked me out for dinner and our first date was in a pub, aptly called The George, and the rest they say is history.

"Stephen asked me to marry him on the 2nd January 2017 and we are set to wed this September. For the wedding we are having a little model of Georgie on our wedding cake, a small one at the bottom as a reminder of who orchestrated the whole thing."

How cute!

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