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RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: It took 6 years to leash him after they met at a dog park

By Kimberly Dishongh

This article was published November 12, 2017 at 4:28 a.m.

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Patrick Vest and Grace Townsend were married on June 27, 2015. (They met seven years before in a dog park where they were hanging out with their dogs, Jake and Rascal.) Patrick hid Grace’s engagement ring in Jake’s dog food container. “He’s kind of our symbol of our entire relationship,” says Grace, who was happy to have Jake included in their wedding proposal.

The first time I saw my future spouse

She says: “I thought he was handsome.”

He says: “I thought she was too young.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “I remember being beyond nervous. I remember my hands would not stop sweating and I remember that had never happened before.”

He says: “She was accidentally the first person I saw. I was going to the hospitality room to get a Gatorade and she was coming out of her room, which was right next-door, to take Jake outside.”

My advice for a happy marriage:

She says: “Don’t think you have to win every battle. And put God first.”

He says: “Don’t go to bed mad at each other. And don’t be afraid to say you’re sorry.”

Patrick and Grace Vest have a son, Townsend, 16 months old. Patrick’s father died in 2014, and even through his grief Patrick knew Grace was the one f...

Grace Townsend adopted a dog from a shelter and that dog led her almost directly to the love of her life.

The first time I saw my future spouse

She says: “I thought he was handsome.”

He says: “I thought she was too young.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “I remember being beyond nervous. I remember my hands would not stop sweating and I remember that had never happened before.”

He says: “She was accidentally the first person I saw. I was going to the hospitality room to get a Gatorade and she was coming out of her room, which was right next-door, to take Jake outside.”

My advice for a happy marriage:

She says: “Don’t think you have to win every battle. And put God first.”

He says: “Don’t go to bed mad at each other. And don’t be afraid to say you’re sorry.”

Patrick and Grace Vest have a son, Townsend, 16 months old. Patrick’s father died in 2014, and even through his grief Patrick knew Grace was the one f...

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DEE672 says... November 12, 2017 at 10:39 a.m.

Two boring people have found each other. Cheers.

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