Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Cody!!!! You're 6!


I can barely believe that today
my "boy" is
SIX!!!


Looking at these photos it seems they were all taken in the blink of an eye. Times goes by much too fast. Cody was a blessing sent to me by my Angel Bobo who passed 2 weeks before I adopted Cody. He helped soothe my broken heart.

Cody is a lover, cuddly, a great brother, clever, cunning, a clown, food obsessed,  and he has a belly that swings from side to side when he runs! Our lives are truly blessed!

Today we are celebrating Cody's SIXTH BIRTHDAY with the SECOND of what will be FOUR GIVE-AWAYS! ( If you missed the first give-away click here,  there is still time to enter!)  We hear that a number of other kitties have celebrations today as well, everything from more birthdays, to gotcha days to blog-o-versaries!
Cody and I want to send lots of love to ALL KITTIES CELEBRATING TODAY!

In honor of Cody's birthday, and the special days of our friends, we have a special give-away from our friend Kelly at:

I simply LOVE Kelly from Bax Cat & Co. and all of the special things that she makes!  Kelly specializes in organic catnip toys, cat mats and "other homemade goodies for your special cat"


About Bax Cat & Co. (courtesy of their website)
In the winter of 2011 I noticed that one of my cats wanted to play, but was bored of her usual toys.  On that day, I made a simple string cat toy out of fabric I had in the house.  Who knew that such a simple toy would elicit such an excited response from Zazu?!  The joy I saw as she played on that day made me open my eyes; it was on that day I pledged to make durable cat toys that would make cats happy across the globe.  Soon after, I branched out and started to make cat mats as well (these pads give my cats a place to sleep once they grew tired from playing so much!)  


I was honored that Kelly agreed to do a give-away in honor of Cody's birthday, and look at the adorable catnip toy that Kelly sent to Cody for his birthday!

It's a GREEN BIRD from Kelly's Etsy Shop!

Branch is NOT included :)

These birds are special
because they were the
very first toys
that Kelly made for her shop!

From Kelly's Etsy Shop: This catnip cat toy bird would love to nest at your house! The purr-fect addition to your cat's toy collection, in a great bright green fabric and filled with certified organic catnip! Here are some things you should know about him:

Measurements:
- 4.5 inches from beak to tail
- 3 inches tall
- 1 inch thick

Materials:
- Body is cotton fabric in a green Celtic-inspired print
- Wings are made of white cotton fabric
- Feet and beak are made of orange felt
- Stuffed with polyfil and certified organic catnip
- Body is fused with interfacing for durability; wings are fused to body fabric and then stitched to body
- Polyester thread - triple-stitched for extra playtime durability
Here are photos of Cody enjoying his present!



Cody and I loved that the package
was not only attractively wrapped,
but it was wrapped using eco-friendly materials
"Earth-friendly Packing"

Pardon the blurry photo
but it was evident
that Cody smelled
catnip in the package!
Cody is carefully
inspecting his new Birdie!
Look at those claws!
The catnip toy
was a HUGE success!!!!

This bird  is too adorable ( the fabric is durable, even the TAG says Bax Cat & Co.!)

Cody thinks it is highly swattable, huggable and bunny-kickable which all translates to FUN!


WANT TO FIND OUT HOW TWO PEOPLE WILL WIN?
You will, AFTER you check out some of Cody's birthday cards!

Cody is such a lucky kitty!!! He  received two super cool birthday cards! The first is from his buddy Sammy from the adorable blog One Spoiled Cat!
Oh wow!!! Look at this
CATABULOUS CARD
that my buddy Sammy made me!
Is this COOL or WHAT?
Be sure to visit Sammy's blog here
Then! I got a card from one of Dakota's favorite friends!! Easy!! (Yes, "Easy" IS his name!) He is easily one of the funniest dogs on the web! If you haven't read his blog, you MUST read it right here!

Thank you both sooo much! You are great furiends!!

Now, would you like to know how you can enter the give-away?

GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW. THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS!!

 ONE FROM THE U.S. AND ONE FROM ANYPLACE ELSE IN THE WORLD!!
 (Both winners will be chosen by www.random.org) and will each  WIN ONE catnip birdie!
 (a $7.25 value)

 Winners will be announced on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH!!

TO ENTER: Leave a comment wishing Cody a Happy Birthday and be sure  that you mention that you wish  to enter the contest!

WANT EXTRA ENTRIES!? FOLLOW KELLY!Complete any or all of the items listed below and leave a comment telling me which ones you chose. Those are worth one extra entry each!


Etsy shop: www.baxcatandco.etsy.com
Website: www.baxcatandco.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/baxcatandco
Twitter: @baxcatandco

Good Luck and HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SPECIAL BOY!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

105 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Cody! We hope you have a wonderful day.

    Please enter us in your contest.

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  2. Happy Birthday Dear Cody! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws going for ya full force buddy and wish you the most awesome of days and Birthdays! Very cool catnip birdie, the design is beautiful. We would like to enter please for the international giveaway!

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  3. Happy Birthday Cody! This is a very good time of year for birthdays!! :-)

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  4. Happy Birthday to Mew,
    Happy Birthday to Mew,
    Happy Birthday dear Cody...
    Happy Birthday to Mew!

    Enjoy your super special day!
    Love,
    Katie, Glogirly & Waff

    (we'd LOVE to be included in the birdie giveaway!)

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  5. We liked Bax Cat and Co on Facebook for an extra entry.

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  6. And we're following them on Twitter too!

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  7. Have an awesome birthday, Cody! My human says we have too many toys already! Which I think is not fair because I think Bax Cat's toys are awesome too.

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  8. Happy Birthday Cody!

    And yes enter us for the contest. Feel free to visit www.riverfrontcats.com to win our Litter Genie giveaway as well.

    Many blessings. You are so handsome. we have a Riverfront kitty with gray fur and green eyes that is your female counterpart. Would love to get her off the streets. Would you like a mirror image?

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  9. Aww Happy Birthday Cody! I love the picture of him nomming the package, he looks like he wants it really bad lol. I'll enter this giveaway, maybe one of the barn kitties likes catnip? Idk yet! I followed Kelly on Twitter.

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  10. Happy Birthday, Cody! We love how happy you were with your Birdie Nip Toy! :)
    We would love to get our paws on one of those birdies too!

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CODY!
    We really like the collage with all your photos. It's always fun to see how we change through the years.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

    PS, please include us in the giveaway. No kitty can have too much catnip.

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  12. Happy birthday to you, dear Cody! And to think that you are generous enough to share presents with your friends, too! We would like to enter to win that cute catnip toy!

    Happy day to you!
    Purrs from your kitty friends (and Mom) at Kitty Tales

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  13. Awwwwwwwww!! Handsome wonderful Cody!! Happy Birthday to you!! And yay for your fab pressies too - we love your super claws! Wow!! Enjoy your special day and thank you for such fun giveaways too! Good luck to all! Take care
    x

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  14. Happy Birthday Cody! Hope it's a great one!

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  15. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday Dear Cody
    Happy Birthday to you..HIP HIP HORRAY..XXXXXX

    Hope you have a wonderful day and many more to come.
    Yeah, I can enter... Pop my name down down :)

    xxx00xxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  16. Happy Birthday Cody!! I'd love to enter the contest. But happy birthday pal!

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CODY! I hope this is an extra special day for you - I'm sure your Mom, Dad and Dakota will make sure of it but let me add my best wishes for a fab birthday as well. Love your new nip birdie - OF COURSE I'd love to win your giveaway so sign me up will you? Enjoy your sixth birthday my friend.......

    Special Birthday Hugs, Sammy

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  18. Happy Birthday Cody! Have a PURRfect day! xx

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  19. Happy Birthday, Cody, from Allegra, Ruby and me! Hope it's filled with lots of treats and purrs!

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  20. Happy Birthday Cody! I hope you all have a lovely day.

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  21. A very Happy Birthday to you Cody. That looks like a great toy. Hope you have a terrific day. Take care.

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  22. Happy Birthday Cody!

    And yes, my cats would love a chance to win this great looking toy.

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  23. Happy birthday dear Cody!
    Hope you have a wonderful celebration with lots of nip.

    Yes! We'd like to win the nice birds toy.
    xxoo
    Maggie, Tommie, Ms. Grace Lillian, and Mickey Mouser

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  24. The happiest of birthdays to you, Cody! We hope you have the best celebration ever. :-)

    Good luck to those who enter for the give-aways, we won't.

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  25. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Cody! Happy Birthday to you. We would love to win one of the organic cat toys, we love organic cat nip.

    milene_hollon@yahoo.com

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  26. Happy Birthday, Cody! You are a lucky boy! Your stuff looks fun! We would be happy to enter your your giveaway.

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  27. Happy Birthday Cody! Hope you have an amazing day! :D

    I join in with the giveaway too!
    I follow them on facebook, and added them to my favorites on Etsy. :)

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  28. HAPPY HAPPY 6th birthday Cody !
    What a great party you have :)
    Me too fo course want´s to be in your give away !
    XOXO

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  29. Happy Birthday, Cody. On your birthday, we would try to refrain from chasing you. Luv and licks, Beckett and Keltic.

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  30. Happy Birthday Cody! Purrs from all of us!

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  31. Happy Birthday sweet Cody!!! Hope you have a PURRRRRRFectly fabulous day and there's NO FOOLIN' about you making this a great April 1st!!! Love from Rosie,Topaz and your BEEEEEEEGEST fan..Sue <3

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  32. Happy Birthday sweet Cody!!!

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  33. Happy Birtday, darling Cody!! We hope you have a wonderful day and are so grateful that you have such a loving and happy home to celebrate in! The birdie toy is adorable and our Zee would love to add it to his collection! xoxoxo - Purrs from the Zee/Zoey gang!

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  34. Happy Birthday Kitty Kitty, Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Cody Kitty, Happppy Birthday...to youuuu! Wishing Cody a Happy Birthday & I would love to be entered into the contest too.

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  35. Happy Birthday Kitty Kitty, Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Cody Kitty, Happppy Birthday...to youuuu! Wishing Cody a Happy Birthday & I would love to be entered into the contest too.

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  36. Happy Birthday, Cody! Party purrs just for you!!

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  37. Happy Birthday Cody!!!!! The bird looks pawsome of course we would like to enter the contest. ~Socks & Family

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  38. Happy Birthday, Cody! We hope you have a treat-filled day! You have a good start with that nip birdie!! oxoxox

    We'd love to win a birdie of our own!

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  39. Happy Birthday Cody! How pawsome that we have birthdays on the same day! Hope you have lots of fun today. Purrrrrs.

    xoxo Cory

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  40. Happy birthday, Cody! We love you, pal!

    We'd love a chance to win one of those awesome bird toys. They are almost too cute to play with. Almost.

    Hugs!

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  41. Happy Birthday, Cody! Looks like a special present!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  42. Woof! Woof! Happy Birthday Cody. Have a Purrrrday celebrating. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  43. Hippo birdie two ewe, Cody!

    - Heidi P.

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  44. Happy Easter Cody!!
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  45. Happy Birthday and Easter too!

    cats of wildcat woods

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  46. Happy Birthday Cody! We just checked out the website and those toys look pawsome. We're following them on FB now too! Please enter us in the contest!



    The Florida Furkids

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  47. HAPPY BIRFDAY, Cody!!! Dat iz wun COOL birdee u'z got, dere... 'n I can tell it'z a reely PAWSOME toy, frum da way u'z keepin ur sharpeez dug in deep, molmol! Wishin u a purrfect day... 'n menny, menny, MENNY moar purrfect dayz ta come!
    xoxo, Boomie

    Birthday wishes from me, too, dearest Cody! Here's to many (many!) more years of bringing oodles of joy into your parents' lives, sweet boy... big hugs and kisses, Diana

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  48. ^The Tomcat Family lines up!^

    Happy Birfdayz to Cody
    Happy Birfdayz to Cody
    He is one Bloggin Kittah fur sure
    Happy Birfdayz to Cody
    Yay Whoop Whoop

    Have a wonderfur day Cody. Purrs

    And could we be entered to win this cool toy!

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  49. Happy Birthday Cody!!!!
    Lots of love from your brother from another mother - Eugene, and the girls - Nikita and Blanca - and of course from me too, The Mom (Sarah).
    xoxo

    P.S. My pack would like to be entered in the contest - they love cat nip toys :)

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  50. Happy Birthday, Cody! My sisfur Little Bit has her birthday today as well. She's nine, but mommy says it seems just yesterday that she was a tiny kitten that fit into her hand. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

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  51. Oh, and we'd love to be entered in the contest. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

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  52. Happy Birthday dear Cody - have a wonderful day and enjoy this wonderful birdie :o)

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  53. Happy birthday, cody! We'd also like to join the contest. =)

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  54. We checked out the etsy site and i like the catnip cat toy bird, the green one. =)

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  55. Happy Birthday Cody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy your day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. Happy Birthday, Cody!!! We love you and hope you have a purrfect day!!!!! ♥ - Stephanie, Priscilla, and Charlie

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  57. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday Cody! how wonderful to have a giveaway in conjunction with your party.. I'd love to be entered

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  58. Happy bird day dear Cody I mean birthday dear boy much love from Layla, Merlin, Domino, Gris Gris and Odin. We'd love a birdie.
    Congrats too on being making the cut for the AmazeCats Top Cat!

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  59. Cody! Me has come first to tells yous that my post Me scheduled (Man Cat Monday featuring Yous) did NOT publish!!! Me wanted to surprise yous!
    And Now me is going to sing yous the song!!!!
    Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Cody!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

    Kisses
    Nellie

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  60. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CODY!

    May your day be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip. Lots & lots of the nip!

    Purrs,
    Nissy

    PS. I'd LOVE to be entered in your contest. In the "anywhere else in the world, one." And I LOVED seein' the pictures of you openin' your prezzie. Looks like there might be some really good nip in those there birds. purrs

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  61. Nellie told me it was birthday. Happy Birthday to you Cody. Have a pawesome day!
    Sue B

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  62. I liked Bax Cat and Co on Facebook. Forgot to say I would like to enter contest too. Thx.
    Sue b

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  63. Following @baxcatandco on Twitter.
    Sue B

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  64. Happy 6th Birthday, Cody! Enjoy your day from all of us senior kitties.

    Purrs,
    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  65. Aw, happy happy birthday Cody!! Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE your black lipstick? It's just too cute!

    I'd like to be entered please!

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  66. stoppin by with best fishes N happee birthday wishes cody; heerz ta a bazillion mor.....hope ewe enjoy yur day, haz fun, eat plentee oh cake, trout, tunie on hole wheet, ham samiches, pizza pies, sghetti, pork roast, donuts, sea bass, mor trout, flounder, mackeral, snapper, sea bass N white fish. hope ya gets a 2013 CATillac...

    :)

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  67. Happy Birthday Cody My friend! that's a great pressy you have there,xx Speedy

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  68. Happy Birthday Cody!!! You are just a little bit older than Austin! :) lots of love and enjoy your day xox

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  69. Happy Birthday Cody! Six is a great age...and that birdy looks FAB!

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  70. Oh Cody I think it's so cool that you and Boo share a purrday. WE're celebrating right along beside you and wow we would love to enter your giveaway! Happy Birthday and many happy moments today and always.

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  71. Happy birthday Cody. You sure have gotten a lot of attention today as you should. That birdy looks so cute. We'd really like to win one. We promise that we would even share. Hope your day is catabulous! Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Muaricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  72. We stopped by for your birthday Cody... so happy day to ya! But we can never pass up an opportunity for a give away... heh,heh,heh...
    Mom went over to Kelly's Website and Facebook page, so we has an extra chance!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

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  73. Happy Birthday handsome Cody! I know you will have a special day and you deserve it!!!

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  74. Oh Cody darling boy, Happiest of Birthdays! 6 years old and handsome as can be. I saw Nellie's tribute poem to you. I hope you post it on your sidebar. It and you are adorable. xxxooo

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  75. Happy Birthday, Cody!! Those are great cards that you got! :)

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  76. Wishin you a Happy Birthday Cody! It mai birthday today too.
    Pwease enter our name for the birdy toy giveaway.
    Hopez you haf a purrtastic day.
    Panky

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  77. woo hoo Cody!! It's your birthday and we are gonna pawwwwwwty!! Yea!! And 6 years old...we think that is how old I am. Thank you, thank you for coming by for my blogiversary pawty I hope you took something for your long trip home. Paw pats, Savannah

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  78. Happy purrrrday cody! What awesome pressies you got!

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  79. Happy Birthday Cody, those cards are great.

    Can you enter me in the contest please, Cody would love that.

    Sheba.

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  80. Happy Birthday Cody!

    I would like to enter the contest please.

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  81. Happy Birthday Cody!
    Love from Flynn

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  82. Happy Happy Birthday to lovely Cody.. Hope your day is special.. Hugs GJ xx

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  83. Happy Birthday Cody! You sure have quite a haul there you lucky cat

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  84. Oh buddy happy birthday to you!! I hope you have the best year ahead!!

    Q and G

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  85. Happy birthday to my birthday buddy. Zaphod (and Hailey)

    PS we would like to enter our cats in your contest. They never get treats.

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  86. Happy birthday Cody - you look like a kitten still :-)

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  87. Happy Birthday sweet Cody. I would like to enter the contest. I love Kellys stuff.

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  88. Happy Birthday Cody! *Hugs* Barb & Yuki.

    We would love to enter your contest.

    We already follow Kelly on all 4 places. :)

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  89. Happy 6th Birthday Cody !!!!!!!!
    Looks like you will be having fun with your toy,heehee
    have a great day!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

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  90. Happy Birthday Cody. You're looking you found your Mom cos she's a great cat Mom. She loves you bunches. Heh heh, I'd like to enter to win one of those birds. Thank you!

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  91. Happy Birthday Cody! Has another year gone by? It doesn't seem possible! We hope you had a fabulous day and wish you many more happy years. Purrs!

    We'd like to be entered in the give away too!

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  92. OMC Cody! The Human was out for hours and hours....but where we are it's still 10 p.m. on April 1st, so HAPPY BIRFDAY!!! I hope you had the greatest day ever! Love your new birdie!

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  93. Happy Happy Birthday Cody! Wheeeeee! Oh it looks like you had so much fun celebrating! Great pressies :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  94. Happy Birthday, Cody! I know you'll love your catnip birdie - my cats got their first one from Kelly almost a year ago and they still love it (they also haven't managed to destroy it, despite their best efforts)!

    I'm sure my cats would love another one - enter us in the giveaway!

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  95. Yikes and oops! Sorry I missed your birthday, Cody. Which means, Penny the Jack Russell dog and me, her mere human, send you belated birthday wishes.

    Penny's human,

    Gary :)

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  96. Happy Birthday Cody! You are a true friend to me & my 2 blue mancats. Hope you a birthday filled with presents and a wee sip of that Catcord wine for Passover last week. The blue brothers would love to share a catnip birdie. Thanks for introducing me to the Etsy shop!

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  97. Happy Birthday, cody! I wish to enter the giveaway! My cats would love a catnip birdy.
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  98. I favorited www.baxcatandco.etsy.com on Etsy as Amy Orvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  99. Cody dood! We missed your birthday! (we're sooo ashamed!) Our humans went out of town for a passover part 2 with relatives fro the other side of the family and did not catch us up with our friends til now. We TOLD them that was NO excuse!!

    FaRADaY: So...without further ADO... *deep breath*

    Haaaaaaaaaaappppppyyyyyy BIIIIIIIIIIIIIRF-day TOOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
    *deep breath*
    HAAAAAAAP- mmmpf!

    Maxwell: Dood. The bestbelated gift you can give Cody is to NOT sing. Trust us on this.

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  100. Happy Birthday Cody! *Hugs* from Barb & Yuki.

    We would love to enter the contest, and we already follow Kelly and her kitties on Etsy, facebook, twitter, and their blog.

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