The Phoenix

Monday, January 02, 2006

Love at First Swim

Let's kick off the new year with some bizarre human behavior...

British woman marries Israeli DOLPHIN.

Millionare rock concert producer Sharon Tendler,41, married a dolphin she has been visiting for years in the Israeli resort of Eilat. (Picture of actual ceremony left). Tendler, had been visiting the city on the Gulf of Aqaba two or three times a year to spend time with her 35-year-old underwater sweetheart, Cindy. And Cindy is a male dolphin...go figure.

Sharon Tendler said, "I came to the dolphin reef, when it first opened and the first dolphin that ever came to me was Cindy and at that moment, I fell in love with him. I have been coming back for 15 years."

Just before Christmas, Tendler finally asked the dolphin's trainer for the mammal's dorsel fin in marriage. The wedding took place Wednesday, December 28th. Sharon wore a white dress and pink flowers in her hair and walked down the dock to where the groom was waiting in the water. Cindy's grooms-dolphins swam nearby as well (probably looking for human sugar mamas of their own). Shocked spectators watched as woman and dolphin exchanged vows of some sort. She kissed him, to the cheers of the crowd and then, after the ceremony was sealed with some mackerels, Sharon jumped into the water so she could swim away with her new husband. I wonder if Sharon was able to catch the mackerel in her mouth?

"We've got a prenuptial agreement - that he's allowed to go off with all the other girls but when I come back it's only me," she told an applauding audience. "He will still play with all the other girls there," she said of their agreement.

This is a great place to add some colorful commentary, but come'on...does this story really NEED that?

"It's not a perverted thing. I do love this dolphin. He's the love of my life," she said Saturday.

Sharon, dear, you DO need help.

"I made a dream come true. And I am not a pervert," Sharon added.

Sharon, dear, yes you are. You are perverted. You whispered "I love you" into a dolphin's blowhole...yes, Sharon, you are perverted.

"Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore Cod hath joined together, let not man put asunder." She might not let man put their marriage asunder, but keep her away from the sea lions.


Blogger siren said...

Here's a good example of someone who needs a life, or at least a better dating service.

1/02/2006 10:42 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

I have now lost faith in the human race :\....

1/02/2006 10:50 AM  
Anonymous feithy said...

Bizarre. Truly.

Thanks for sharing. :)


1/02/2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Oh, good grief!!!! That is insane!
I don't think it's fair to the dolphin.
He didn't get any say in the matter. Maybe he doesn't want to be married to her. Where's PETA when you need them?

If the new year keeps bringing more stories like this one, then we will be very well entertained. Aren't bizarre people FUN to make fun of?!

1/02/2006 11:14 AM  
Blogger Jillian said...

LOL Siren - Yes, if nothing else - definately a better dating service. ;-)

Other than that, I feel kind of bad for people who feel that they have to do this to fulfill their lives, etc.

It's sad really ha ha - Another great entry by Phoenix. ;-)

1/02/2006 11:39 AM  
Anonymous delmer said...

Where was this story a week ago? One of my kids just asked me if a person could marry an animal. I told him I wasn't sure.

1/02/2006 11:56 AM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

You know, us Californians are always getting a bad rap for being goofy New Agers, but I think the real prize needs to go to England. It seems they're always nattering on about fairies under rocks, or angel sightings, or marrying fish or something. Plus, they seem to hang out in bars all the time... we have a name for people like that here.

1/02/2006 11:58 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

the weirdgirl :0 I never hang out in bars....Annnd I saw on Jerry Spinger ages and ages ago some guy who married his horse. :P

1/02/2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

Maybe the better dating service can hook her up with some sexy killer whale.

Maybe PETA's power doesn't extend to Israel.

Delmer, tell your son that NO, you cannot marry an animal. Never show him this article.

Pixie is definitely NOT on that long list of British weirdos. However, they do keep ranting about fairies under rocks!

1/02/2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger kim said...

*grin* I was reading this off the BBC last night and KNEW you'd pick up on it. I love my dog and all, but really, come on.

1/02/2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

When marriage no longer means one man and one woman for life, it means nothing at all.

First no fault divorce, then de facto marriage, then homsexual marriage, now animals ... watch out for legal challenges to pedaphile laws and large groups claiming the financial benefits.

1/02/2006 2:11 PM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

That chick sounds a little fishy to me.

1/02/2006 2:33 PM  
Blogger KC said...

I'd marry my cat but I don't want to divorce my husband. Kidding, of course. My cat is wonderful but he can't cook like the hubby can!

1/02/2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger Kid Jacque said...

That is crazy talk!

1/02/2006 3:52 PM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Sorry Pixie! Present company excluded, of course. (And anything can happen on Jerry SPringer.)

1/02/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger SquirmsteR said...

Interesting....this takes insanity to a whole new level!

Phoenix, this is my first time visiting your blog. Awesome page you got here.

1/02/2006 4:23 PM  
Blogger BuffyICS said...

Wow Phoenix--great first post for 2006!

1/02/2006 4:27 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I am, for once, rendered speechless.

1/02/2006 5:29 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I heard at the ceremony they played "When You Fish Upon A Star" and "Deep Porpoise"

When the deep porpoise calls over slippery seaside walls
And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky—
In the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh...

1/02/2006 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

What a whackadoo.

But, I bet if you search a little further that won't be the first instance.

I heard of a guy somewhere in the states who married a horse, or was it a dog?

1/02/2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

What'll they name the kids?!?!? heh heh!
Great post!

1/02/2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger Ben Heller said...

I'm marrying the fairies under my Rocks and we're having the service at the local bar.


1/02/2006 6:37 PM  
Blogger Ben Heller said...

She's my obligatory Yellow toothed English fairy and I love her.

We'll hang around in bars together

1/02/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

A very Happy New Year to u Phoenix!

WTF she married a dolphin? What is the world becoming? When I put up a post abt Gay marriages (and I approve of it even tho Im as straight as Chinese hair :), ppl warned me that there will be human-animal marriages...and looks like it's happening now...goshhh!

Im kinda disgusted with this woman...sorry but is she mentally ill or is she some shocking pervert?


1/02/2006 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Nichole said...

I am speechless . . .

She...married a dolphin?

1/02/2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

Yes...she married a dolphin. And she believes she's not a "pervert" as she told the press and the audience that a couple times.

Maybe she could name their firstborn Nemo.

1/02/2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger Reiki said...

I think the fact that she kept repeating the phrase "I am not a pervert" says it all. He Doth protests too much...

Perhaps she was trying to convince herself that she is not a pervert.

1/02/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

What is this world coming to? Unbelievable!

1/02/2006 9:59 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

**Maybe she could name their firstborn Nemo.

ROFL! How abt Willy? lol!


1/02/2006 10:18 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

And Cindy's trainer said yes to this why?? Ah that's right, this is the same freak who decided to names a male dolphin Cindy.

1/02/2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Ummm....I'm truly speechless.

1/02/2006 11:02 PM  
Blogger Mojotek said...




1/02/2006 11:20 PM  
Blogger Anhoni Patel said...

Um...I like how she felt she needed to ADD that she wasn't indeed a pervert. who's she trying to convince -- us or herself?

Weird. Maybe she was his lover in their past life...

1/03/2006 12:46 AM  
Blogger Fated said...

haha, oh my. Just when i thought people couldn't be any weirder

1/03/2006 12:56 AM  
Anonymous Haas said...

Like there aint enuf men to go around :P. Poor Dolphin hope its got a nice pre nup :P

1/03/2006 1:23 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

With tongue firmly in cheek (my own, for now), I think you all are missing the point. This is love -- something she could not control, something that transcends all of us. She didn't seek this out, it found her.

I guess you could say she didn't do it on porpoise.

-- david

1/03/2006 6:42 AM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

Free Willy!

Or how about naming their firstborn "Snowflake" in honor of the dolphin in "Ace Ventura?"

Maybe we're being could be true love.(Celine Dion's "My Heart Goes On" plays in the background) Who are we to say it can't be real? Love comes in many forms...perhaps they are meant to be.

Yeah right. The woman married a dolphin. It Nero appointing his horse to the Roman Senate crazy.

1/03/2006 7:54 AM  
Blogger cube said...

I'm reminded of the woman whose face was bitten off by a seal. It's all fun & games until someone loses an eye...or part of their face. Quite bizarre.

1/03/2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

**Maybe we're being could be true love.(Celine Dion's "My Heart Goes On" plays in the background)

ROFL! hahahahahaha ur too funny Phoenix!!

True love with a dolphin? lol! Maybe she lost her head and the so-called zoo marriage shouldnt have been allowed in the first place.


1/03/2006 7:13 PM  
Blogger ziggystardust73 said...


Phoenix, you are TOO funny. This is bloody hilarious.

1/04/2006 4:58 AM  
Blogger Very_Vera said...

that's my sister...

1/04/2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger Polyman2 said...

That's not so bizarre-
I heard Shamoo is in Miami
doing porn.

1/04/2006 3:28 PM  
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