A barking mad dog lover shelled out a whopping £6,000 on a HEN PARTY for her pampered pet pooch .Helen Turner planned the bash - complete with a pink stretch limo, doggy cocktails and even a canine STRIPPER - after her chihuahua Chi Chi fell in love with her friend's pet pomeranian Harvey.
"Harvey would never pay any attention to any of the other dogs, it was always all about Chi Chi.
"Harvey's owner lives in Bournemouth, so we only meet up a few times during the year - but it's always the same when they're reunited, they can't get enough of each other." Read more : Terminally ill dog's adopted owner creates bucket list that includes Mc Donald's and hot dates But while it may have started out as a joke, Helen and Harvey's owner soon began to take the idea of a doggy wedding more seriously.
The dog lovers saw it as a great opportunity to bring all their pooch pals together for a massive celebration - and decided to go ahead with the extravagant wedding.
Helen said: "I went all out with the hen party - I wanted to give Chi Chi a great send-off into married life.
"I hired a pink limousine to take Chi Chi and her girlfriends from my house to the salon I run, and I made the whole shop completely pink.
"There were pink balloons everywhere, L plates, two specially made doggy cakes - all the hen party traditions.
"I had a butler in the buff to serve the dogs smoked salmon canapes, and two waitresses dressed as flamingos to hand out doggy cocktails made from chicken stock.
Helen, who runs a dog grooming salon called Any Paw, now reckons the extravagant doggy wedding, set for this summer, will cost a staggering £20,000 - as much as the average lavish human wedding.
Helen, from Burnley, Lancs, said: "It all started as a bit of fun - a joke really.