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.