|Cody resting on my belly!!!!|
Thursday, January 22, 2015
National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day!
I was elated when I received an email from our friends at FetchingCommunications informing us that today is National Answer Your Cat’s QuestionsDay!! I asked Cody if he would like to participate, and he eagerly agreed! Thanks Cody for using some of your valuable nap time to ask me these great questions! Cody and I hope you all will enjoy Cody’s questions and my answers!
CODY: Mom, why did you adopt me instead of my litter mates?
MOM: Well, to be completely candid, I DID hold your litter mates first, but neither one of them liked me! Your little sister was the spitting image of my Angel Bobo that had passed a mere two weeks before you were adopted, naturally I was drawn to her first, but she wanted nothing to do with me! Then, I picked up your brother, it was the same thing. Cody, YOU were different! When I picked you up, you sat in my lap and crawled up to my neck to cuddle me, just as you do today. You showed NO desire to leave me. I KNEW that you were a most special and loving boy from that moment. I adopted you on the spot. I love that you are STILL my “cuddly little boy!"
CODY: Well, Mom if you were so happy with me, why did you go and get a DOG too?
MOM:Blame your father for THAT! (I’m Kidding!) Sort of! I had wanted a new dryer, not a dog! Dad knew that I had a dream (yes, YOU might call it a bad dream), of having a Sheltie since I was a little girl. When Angel Bobo was alive, a dog, (or a cat for that matter), was out of the question, because Bobo wanted to be the “ONLY’ pet in the household! Since you lived with, (and liked!) dogs at your foster home, Dad thought getting a dog would be a good thing for YOU and for me. He surprised me the day before my birthday with Dakota! Cody, you know you are happy with your brother. I KNOW that you love him! You and Dakota are the BEST of friends, I know you won’t admit it, but you LOOK for him when he is not home and I can tell that you miss him when he is at the groomer, or at the Vet, or when he is not at home doing whatever it is that he does!
CODY: Ok, I’ll give you that! I DO love Dakota (but don’t tell my kitty friends!) I have another question, why can’t I “free feed” all day?
MOM: Because Dr.Smiley says so! Why? Because you are TOO FAT! There are cats who will stop eating, but NOT YOU! If I were to put a bowl of kibble in front of you to "free-feed" throughout the day, you would inhale it ALL in one sitting!
CODY: Mom, nothin' like the pot calling the kettle black! Geeze, publicly embarrass me why don't cha! Anyway, I have one last question, why do so many kitties not have a forever home like me and they have to live in shelters? It makes me sad to see so many kitties without homes.
MOM: That upsets me too Cody. Some kitties with no homes are in Shelters because their humans are no longer alive, became ill, or hard luck fell on them and they could no longer afford to keep them. Many kitties are in shelters because some cats were not spayed or neutered, and the Kitty Moms had kittens and there was no place but the street for them to live. There are many reasons, and none of them are the fault of the kitties. I hope, as you do, that one day EVERY kitty will have a forever home. I know that would make you happy and it would make me happy too.
CODY: Yes, it would Mom. It would make me extremely happy. Mom, thank you for taking the time to answer these impawtant questions. I am a lucky kitty to have a Mom who takes the time to listen to my concerns. I love you Mom.
MOM: Cody, you do not have to thank me! I am your MOM! Adopting you was one of the happiest days of my life. Your Dad and I will do everything in our power to help keep you happy and healthy. I will never, ever not provide for you or love you. You never have to worry about not having a loving home.Thank you for choosing ME to be your Mom. It is the greatest honor, and one that I do not take lightly. Thank you for sharing your life with me, my sweet, brave, loving, funny and feisty boy....you are the best kitty I could ever hope to have. I love you with all of my heart and soul.