Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dear Cody, also known as the "cat formerly known as....."




A huge thank you to Spitty of Spitty Speaks for originally featuring this bed on his blog, When I saw it I HAD to have it since Cody's first "given" name had been "Prince"! Another HUGE thank you to "Meowmans" from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life for also helping me find one for Cody! I found mine on  a website called Terry's Village


Today is a special day. It is hard for me to believe that 5 years ago today you came into my life.

Has it really been FIVE YEARS?

I want to thank you my precious Cody for helping to heal a heart that was broken. The day I found you at the PetCo adoption drive, my heart was hurting from having  to say goodbye to your Grandpa Bobo just two weeks earlier.

I thought maybe it was too soon for another cat.  That is, until I picked you up and you immediately curled yourself up against me, never making any attempt to move, I felt your heart taking over mine, I knew you were sent from the Heavens.

I can see why your first name was Prince, your Dad frequently reminds me of how I should never have changed it. You truly ARE our "Prince."

You entered your Dad's and my home when you were about 11 wks old.  You had such kitty swagger! You never hid, you strolled through our home with an air of ownership. You had the cutest little pot belly and a sturdy, solid frame. Such a  rough-and-tumble boy kitty you were! As a handsome mancat, you still are.

Your Dad and I would laugh when you would turn and look at us with the most inquisitive, intense stare, your eyes literally appeared to look through us, you never averted your gaze. We could tell you possessed the wisdom of the ages with that look, it is a look you frequently give us to this day.

You are patient, yet determined, tolerant, but no pushover, fearless and loving.

Thank you for the love, laughs and light that you bring to my world, your Dad's and of course your best friend's, Dakota.

As I used to say to Grandpa Bobo, "you MUST stay with Mama til you are at least 24!"

Thank you  for being the incredible kitty that you are, my special boy, I adore you.

Love, "Mom"



46 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post, for a special boy. Rumblemummy is a little choked up... happy gotcha, Prince Cody!

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  2. Happy gotcha day, Cody! That is an awesome bed, and it totally suits you!

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  3. Hi Cody,I always know you had that royal something special and now we know why,Happy 5 gotcha day!xo Speedy and Mum

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  4. That's a wonderful post, one that makes us a bit leaky-eyed.

    Happy Gotcha Day, Cody! We hope you do live to see 24 years in your forever home. :-)

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  5. Happy Gotcha day and we bet the five years have flown past. Have a happy Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Adorable bed and sweet, sweet post! Meow from Skeeter :-)

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day handsome Cody! As we say in the south...ya done good!

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  8. Such a beautiful post. Happy Gotcha Day, Prince Cody! :)

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  9. Awww... such a touching and heartfelt post. We are so glad that fate brought all of you together and what a wonderful bed you found - purr-fect for the Prince that you are!!! xoxoxox

    Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Harley, and Jazz

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  10. That is one terrific post describing you Cody but we also think you are such a lucky kitty to have such a great home. A big Happy Gotch day to ya. Hope you get tons of extra treats. Have a fantastic day.

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day Cody! That is a very fine bed and perfect for the prince you are.

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  12. Awww, not sure who to say Happy Gottcha day to... you or Cody... looks to me like you both were winners that day. :) I think Prince is very fitting for Cody, he is very regal (it really shows in the picture of him on your button, I love that one!) Hope your weekend is Purrrrrfect!

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day Cody! Looks like you are off to a good start celebrating. Enjoy!

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  14. Dear Cody!
    Yous is MY Prince too! Me LOVES that yous has given Caren and your Daddy so much joy! Reading abouts yous and dreaming of yous gives me joy too!
    Kisses
    Your Nellie Belle

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  15. Cody, you picked a couple of wonderful peeps, Happy Gotcha Day! We bet you are gonna get EXTRA SUPER DOOPER spoiling today!

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  16. Happy Gotcha day.. What a very beautiful post.. Really special.. Hugs GJ xx

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  17. @GJ thank you!!! xoxoxo back at ya!

    @Katnip lounge they are but I think that living with YOU would be much better. My pawrents are BORING!! Love, Cody

    @Nellie Belle and you know that you are my "Princess!!" We need to run away and move into a castle together!

    @Chey thank you!

    @Dawn thank you!!

    @Coupon Queen that was so sweet thank you!!! Yes, even at home we have some "regal" looking chairs and those are the ones that Cody gravitates too. It is too funny! Your comment touched me, thanks! xoxo

    @Eric and Flynn thank you! It is super comfy too!

    @Kassey thank you!

    @Marg AWWWW thank you so much! I wish I could have treats but with my darned allergies, I just get extra kibble!! MOL! Send kisses to all of the kitties (especially Mahoney!) from me! Love, Cody

    @Deb and gang thank you! xoxoxo

    @The Furries thank you!!!!!!!

    @Brian "ya done good" love it!!!

    @Sue thank you!! Send Skeeter meows back! xoxo

    @Molly thank you and they sure have!

    @Fuzzy Tales awww you are just too sentimental for your own good!! Say hi to Nicki and Derry for me please! Love, Cody

    @Speedy thank you!!! I would like to meet the Queen, do you think that you could hook me up? MOL!! Love, Cody

    @Sparkle isn't it??? OMC my Mom nearly died when she saw it. As soon as she found it she bought it for me! It is soooo comfy too!!!! Thanks so much! xoxoxo

    @Rumblepurr "Prince Cody" THAT has a good ring to it! Give Rumblemum a hug from me please! Love, Cody

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  18. What a sweet post about a very important day - five years of furry bliss! Cody, you really did great being so adorable your Mom couldn't resist adopting you and bringing you to your forever and ever home. You've got it made dude - and I'm so happy for you! I hope you have MANY, MANY more years of spoiling ahead of you my dear friend.

    Happy Gotcha Day.......your pal Sam

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  19. Happy Anniversary, Cody and Caren! Love the pictures!

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  20. Happy Gotcha day, Cody!!!

    your furiends,
    Winston, Chloe and Cecil

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  21. Hello!!
    I put in my blog the "Follow By Mail".
    Thanks for the tip.
    I loved your visit!
    Kisses

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  22. Oh what a sweet tribute to your kitty man! Happy Gotcha Day to all of you!!

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  23. happy Birthday Cody you sweet thing.

    What a lovely post, Caren. Have gone a bit teary :) xox

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  24. Oh, we love this tribute to "Prince" on his birthday! Happy 5th Gotcha Day to ya, Cody!

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  25. Happy Gotcha day Dood! Sounds like you da-cat around there and a prince among cats!

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  26. What a touching post! Happy Gotcha Day, Cody!!

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  27. @The Island Cats thank you!!

    @Tamago thank you!

    @Timmy Tomcat you got that right pal!! Thanks for noticing!

    @Bocci ohhh you know I love the woofies!!! Thanks so much for coming by with your good wishes!!

    @CATachresis awwww I didn't mean to make you cry!!! It's actually Cody's Gotcha Day but since you were crying you didn't see that (wink)....have to tell you Britain did an AMAZING job with the opening ceremony of the Olympics last night. I can't wait to watch tonight! xoxoxo

    @Meg & Quill thanks so much!!!

    @Repositorio that made my day!!! I will be right over! xoxoxo

    @Shawn and gang thank you soooooooo much!!

    @Ingrid thank you!!!! :)

    @Sam awww thanks pal!!! Mom left out how I wasn't her first choice! MOL! My brother and sister were but they didn't like her!!! MOL!! Thanks pal!!

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  28. Happy Happy Gotcha Day, Cody!!!
    You know, Prince ( I mean the artist formerly known as Prince) is practically my neighbor. ; )

    You sure know how to rock that cool crown bed! It's perfect.

    Enjoy your special day...be sure to milk it out over the whole next week. Lots of treats and pressies. And be sure to remind your mom how lucky she is to have a cat as awesome as YOU.

    xo, Katie

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  30. Hooray !!!! I don't miss this ! Happy Gotcha Day Prince Charming Cody !!!!! Oh your mom is so sweet and completely in love and stay in love with you. Really Really Sweet post for your impawtant day : )

    huge special hug to you
    xoxo

    PS : Please tell your mom about email, we are so sorry. my mom was so lame she didn't check any accounts for so long. but we always miss you and your family ; )

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  31. @Mr Puddy I am soooo excited to see you again that I could just jump up and down!!!! I will always love you no matter what! xoxoxoxo

    @Katie you are sooooooooooooo right!!! I am staring at her right now because she is ignoring me :( She is in BIG trouble!! Love, Cody Oh and how cool that you live near Prince!!!

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  32. Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Cody! We enjoyed learning how you came to your forever home to live with your mom and dad and your best bud Dakota. Live long and healthy! Hugs and nose kisses

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  33. Happy Gotcha Day, dear Prince Cody! What a beautiful post your Mom wrote for you. We can see what a wonderful and loving home you were gotcha'd into, and for that we are so very thankful. We love you, and wish you many, many more gotcha days. :)

    Hugs!

    Pee ess: you sure look terrific in your new bed!

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  34. People heal in different ways. My husband had to protect the sacred space of a previous pet. I had to pay the love forward. We eventually (and sooner than later) adopted Shamus who healed us completely. I'm so glad that Cody has healed you too. Happy Gotcha Day, kitty cat!

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  35. Happy belated Gotcha Day our kitty friend! We are so glad you and your mom found each other. Love is a wonderful thing!

    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

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  36. Happy HAPPY Gotcha Day Cody! That bed is fit for a King! Purrs from our fur gang :-)

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  37. @Layla thank you!!! It sure is! Purrs back!

    @Harry Dexter and Tipp thank you!!! we couldn't agree more :)

    @Kim awww that was so sweet, thank you!!!

    @meowmeowmans thank you!!! You made Mom cry :) I have to type this cause mom is such a wimp! Thank you for telling my Mom about that GREAT bed! It is my fave and is so comfy cozy!!! Mom and I so wish we could meet all of you one day! Maybe at BlogPaws? ((((hugs)))) to all, Love, Cody and Mom

    @chancy thank you!! You know we are crazy about you!!! xoxo

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  38. @Layla thank you!!! It sure is! Purrs back!

    @Harry Dexter and Tipp thank you!!! we couldn't agree more :)

    @Kim awww that was so sweet, thank you!!!

    @meowmeowmans thank you!!! You made Mom cry :) I have to type this cause mom is such a wimp! Thank you for telling my Mom about that GREAT bed! It is my fave and is so comfy cozy!!! Mom and I so wish we could meet all of you one day! Maybe at BlogPaws? ((((hugs)))) to all, Love, Cody and Mom

    @chancy thank you!! You know we are crazy about you!!! xoxo

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  39. What a lovely story. Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Mr Cody! Hope you had a good day. x

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  40. How wonderful... happy Gotcha Day to you & Cody! :)

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  41. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody! Your mom sure gave you a lovely tribute. And that BED!!! Lucy thinks she should have one of those, too.

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  42. @Pup Fan thank you!!!

    @cattywampus thank you so much! Oh yes!!! Lucy should have one! She could be the QUEEN!!!

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