In a rather unfortunate twist, South Boston couple Donato Frattaroli and his partner faced a surprising hurdle ahead of their dream wedding in Italy. Their golden retriever, Chickie—affectionately named after a ‘Chicken Cutlet’—had chewed through Frattaroli’s passport, throwing a wrench into their nuptial plans.
Often, we hear tales of ‘My dog ate my homework’ in children’s stories, but this incident might just be a new addition for contemporary storytellers.
The drama unfolded just over a week before the couple’s departure. Having just filed their marriage intentions at the city hall, they were gearing up for their big day on August 31. But returning home, they discovered the mischievous act of their 1.5-year-old pup. With several pages of the passport damaged, the couple’s journey and wedding seemed uncertain.
Desperate for a solution, they reached out to state officials for assistance. A visibly stressed Frattaroli expressed gratitude for the responsiveness of Congressman Stephen Lynch’s and Senator Markey’s offices. They have been liaising with the State Department to fast-track his new passport.
With their flight slated for Friday, there’s a race against time. If the passport doesn’t arrive promptly, Frattaroli’s fiancée and the wedding party will head to Italy without him. He humorously added that, in the worst-case scenario, he’d have to greet his new wife and guests upon their return to the US