Saturday, April 1, 2017

Today My Special Cuddle-Bug is TEN!!


Ten years ago a special kitty was born. A silver gray tabby, who didn't have a home, but had one of the most incredible foster Moms EVER.  She said he was her favorite and she had named him "Prince."

The day I first saw Cody in July 2007, how foolish of me that initially he wasn't my first choice. My heart had been shattered by the passing of my 18-year old "soul-kitty", Bobo  a mere two weeks before. I was more drawn to Cody's litter mate, a female, who was identical to Bobo. When I picked her up it was clear she wasn't the "one" for me. Nor was Cody's male litter mate.

My eyes then fell on the silver gray tabby who was jumping and prancing in the back of the cage with glee. I asked to hold him. From the moment he entered my arms, he DID NOT LET GO. He climbed up my chest and cuddled close. He did NOT want to be put down. 

My precious boy climbed into my heart and is a "soul-kitty" in his uniquely "Cody" way.

Cody is fearless, loving, determined and takes everything in stride. He loves people. He greets all who enter our home. Not much rattles him. Not even his Sheltie brother when he barks in his face. He tolerates going to the Vet with no "singing the song of his people" in the car.  

In ten years I have heard him hiss once. Cody is kind, and will happily show his belly to anyone who happens to be near, hoping they will take the time to pet it. 

Happy, Happy 10th birthday to our feisty, silly, loving and precious boy.  Thank you for CHOOSING ME and THANK YOU for all of the joy you bring EVERY DAY!

You are cordially invited to attend Cody's Colossal Cat Toy Birthday Give-Away this Monday, April 3rd. It is a world-wide give-away!!!  See you there!





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  1. Awwwwwww...so sweet Caren. Happy birthday Cody! You're one awesome cat. Hope you spoil him rotten today with all his favorites. :-)

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    1. thank you so much!!!!!! Yep!! He got TONS of his fave treats!! xoxo

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  2. Happy birthday, Cody! I know your human will make it extra-special for you.

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    1. Thank you!! Oh yesss! My human got me a giant canister of Temptations treats!! YESSSSSS!! Love, Cody

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  3. Happy Birthday, Cody!

    Beautiful post :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  4. Happy Birthday, Cody! Being ten is pawtastic!!
    We helped our petcretary make you a card:

    http://kimages.imikimi.com/image/1qtzM-26J.jpg

    Have a furbulous catabration of this milestone and may you also have way more of them!

    Sending love and hugs!
    ((((( ♥ )))))

    Pipo, Minko & MrJackFreckles

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    1. Thank you for that most pawesome card!!! Mom and I LOVE it and we love you!! xoxo

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  5. Aww very sweet post! Happy Birthday Cody!! You are both very lucky to have found each other :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes we sure were. What I left out, (that I should include in the future), is the Petco that had the adoption drive where I adopted Cody closed not long after I adopted him. Had I not gone that day, I never would have found my precious Cody!!

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  6. Happy, happy birthday, Cody!
    May you and your Human spend many more birthdays together!

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  7. Happy Birthday Cody and here's to many more.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  8. You knew ... and she knew ... and it has never been any different from that special moment until now. Happy Special Day to you both!

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    1. Well, I knew!! MOL!! she was a little slow on the uptake!!!!! Thank you! Love, Cody

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  9. Happy Birthday, sweet Cody! I loved hearing the story of how he chose you. Here's to at least another decade together for the two of you!

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!! Ohhhhh Mom and I sure hope so! xoxo Love, Cody

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  10. Happy Birthday Cody. Have a great day.:)

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  11. Happy Birthday! Ten is great, I'm ten, and for a cat, it is really not a big deal to be ten! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you!!! YAY we are both ten! Dakota is too! Yep, Mom says the same as you but she keeps her paws crossed anyway! Love, Cody

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  12. Cody, 10 years old! Such a handsome mancat, I hope to meet you in the fur some day soon. Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy!

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    1. Thank you!!!!! Ohhhh I am SURE that you will!!!! Looking forward to it! Love, Cody

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  13. Happy happy birthday Cody. Wishing you many more.

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  14. Happy Birthday Cody! We liked your story about how you chose your Mom. We purr you have an amazing day (extra amazing) with treats, nip and cuddles.

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    1. Thank you!!!!!! Oh yes I got a HUGE canister of Temptations!! YESSSSSSS!!!! Love, Cody

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  15. Happy Birthday Cody and welcome to the double digit club! You and Mom are quite the wonderful team!

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    1. Thank you and Mom and I LOVE the "double digit club!" YAY!!! Thank you for your kind words! Love, Cody

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  16. Noooooooooooo!! 10??? How is it possible time goes by so quickly!! We love you Cody and hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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    1. You sound like my Mama!! She says "Nooooooooooooooooo" to 10 too!!!!! It makes her sad but she is trying to stay happy about it. Love all of you too!!! Mom bought me a giant canister of Temptations today!!!! Love, Cody

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  17. Happy Birthday, Cody! Wow, you don't look a day over one, MOL! May you have many more in your 9 lives of love. Head bonks & whisker kisses from Karma & Seren (and moi!).

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    1. Thank you and MOL! MOL! MOL!!!!!!! Love, Cody

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  18. Cody, you are such a special guy. Happy 10th birthday! This is a sweet story how the two of you ended up together. I have no doubt it's going to be a great day today for you!

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    1. Thank you!! Mom and Dad think I am pretty special too!!! Oh it IS a great day! I am resting and Mom got me a giant canister of Temptations today!!! Love, Cody

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  19. What a great story. Happy Birthday Cody. Have a fun filled day.
    Sue B

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    1. Thank you!!! Mom cannot believe it has been 10 years! Love, Cody

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  20. Happy happy birthday Cody!!! Enjoy all those special treats and toys.

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    1. Thank you!!! Mom went to the store this morning and brought home a giant container of Temptations for me!!! YAY!!! (I usually get lean treats, but she splurged MOL!)

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  21. Happy birthday Cody! I hope you have a great day. My Angel KaChoo had the same birthday.

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    1. Thank you Ms Ellen!!!!! That is extra special that I get to share the day with your Angel KaChoo!!! ((((hugs))) and love, Cody

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  22. Happy Birthday 10 year old, Buster was adopted also

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  23. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Cody,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

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  24. Happy Birthday sweet Cody. Have a super wonderful day getting lots of cuddles and special attention. Hugs and nose kisses Mags, Pooh and Chancy

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  25. Happy Birthday, Cody! There's nothing better than Mom/kitty love.

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    1. Ohhhhhh you are soooooooooooooooooooo right!!!!!!!! xoxo Thank you!

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  26. Aww, see? That's a forever home that was destined to be! :)

    Happy birthday, Cody. We are so glad you chose your awesome mom (and how you convinced her that you were the one for her). We hope you have a wonderful, love-filled day, with lots of snuggles and whatever your heart desires.

    Love you, pal!

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    1. Thank you! Yep you are so right! At first, my Mom was too blind to see all of the love that was right before her eyes!!!!! Mom bought me a GIANT canister of Temptations!!!! I am sooooo happy! Love, Cody

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  27. It's a good day for a birthday!!! Happy Happy Happy birthday to you!!!

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  28. Happy birthday, Cody. You chose wisely and well.

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    1. Thank you!!! Most of the time I agree! MOL!

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  29. Hello Cody,
    Happy birthday.
    You made a good choice 10 years ago.
    Hisia, Loustiquette et Nat à Chat

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  30. Happy Pawsome Birthday Cody!!! You still looks like a frisky kitten.
    purrs from the Katie Katz.

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  31. Happy Birthday, Cody!
    Meows and purrs from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

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  32. Happy, happy birthday to you, Cody! You're obviously a very special mancat and much loved by your human mom...and many others!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  33. Happy 10th Meowday gawjus Cody. We're so glad you grabbed your mommy and purred your way into her heart. And we're glad to be your furiends. We hope your day is as purrfect as you are. Big hugs fur all

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Thank you for that special comment!!!!!!! Sending lots of love!! Love, Cody

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  34. Happy Birthday, Cody!!! You were a very wise kitty to choose your Mom! Samantha sends big kitty smooches to you from all of us!

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    1. Thank you!! I sure was!! Please give Samantha big kitty smooches back from ME!!! Love, Cody

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  35. Happy Birthday to you Cody!!! Even Amarula is joining on on the birthday song! The art is perfect for the occasion--hope you have many many more Cody!

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  36. We wish Cody a very happy birthday - it sounds like everyday is happy for him. We really celebrate the lucky day that Cody came into your life, Caren!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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    1. Thank you soooooo much!!!!!!! That is special! xoxo

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  37. Happy birthday, Cody! Wow--double digits! I'm so happy that your mom finally decided to pick you up so you could claim her :)

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  38. Happy, Happy 10th Birthday, Cody ! We wish you a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles ! Purrs

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  39. Happy birthday dear Cody! You already got the best gift, the best forever home. We're sending all our love and purrs for the next decade xoxoox

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  40. Happy Birthday, Cody! We don't know who is luckier...you or your mom. :)

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  41. Happy Happy Birthday Cody!!!
    Smileys!
    Jakey, Arty, Dory & Bilbo

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  42. Catzowey Catzowey Signore Cody! I wishes you the mostest meowvalous and purrrfecto Happy 10th Birthday my pal! Pssst these wishes from yur Senior Mancat Pal (I'm doing the 11 next month) :)

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  43. Happy Birthday, Cody!!! You were one smart kitty when you climbed up on your mom's chest. ; ) And we happen to know that she loves you to pieces. Enjoy your special day!

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  44. Happy birthday Cody! Hope it's a wonderful day and that you have many many more happy birthdays!

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  45. Belated Happy Purrday Cody!!!! We will try to come to your party Monday if the Mom doesn't forget. We swear that woman would forget her head if it wasn't attached to her body. You remind us of Socks, he was a gentle boy who was well behaved on trips to the vet.

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    1. That is an HONOR that I remind you of Socks ((((hugs)))) THANK YOU! Mom was crazy about him....such a good boy xoxoxo Thank you!

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  46. I am so sorry I missed this yesterday, Cody. I hope your birthday was purrfect! I know it was, though, because you have the best mom around. Purrs to you!

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  47. Happy Belated Birthday Cody!!!

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  48. Happy 10th Birthday Cody - You are looking good. It's so wonderful when they "pick us" isn't it.

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  49. Cody, I loved reading the story of how you came to live with your momma and in her heart as well. Her soul kitty. I am mommy's soul kitty as well so I love knowing my furriends are their mommy's soul kitty as well. Happy Birthday dear dear boy and many are as well. Love you muches.
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  50. Belated very happy birthday wishes!!

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  51. Happy belated Birthday Cody!!!

    xoxo,
    Matilda & Matt

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  52. Happy belated birthday, precious boy! I hope you had an absolutely purrfect day :)

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  53. Happy Belated 10th Birthday Cody!
    We purr you have many ,many more too.
    Be sure to get spoiled :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  54. Happy Birthday Cody!! Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  55. Happy Birthday Cody! Good job picking your Mom!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  56. Cody!
    My Darling Man Cat!
    Mes so furry sorry mes a day late! (Glares at Mommy). Mes will sings yous the song though!
    ♫♫♫ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to yoooooooouuuuuuu ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday deeeeeeeeear Coooodddyyyyy! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

    ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥Kisses♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥Your Nellie Bellie♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

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  57. Happy Belated Birthday Dear Cody! You are such a special guy and we are so happy you ended up with your wonderful Mom and family...we hope your B-Day was super-awesome!

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  58. Aw that is such an incredibly sweet story! Having a soul kitty (2) of my own I know what it means! Happy happy belated birthday to u sweet kitty!

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  59. dood...stoppin bye with best fishez, happee day wishez N mice creem dishzez for ewe fora most happee bee lated ten plus two dayz coz we iz knot a loud online on de week oh endz lezz we steel a cell ewe lar N that waz knot happenin thiz week oh end past.....we noe yur day waz total lee kewl, we hope ya getted sum cod cake N perch pizza pie; heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health N heerz two 100 mor !!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♫♪♫♪

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  60. OMC, this brought tears to my eyes. Happy (belated) birthday to Prince Cody! Hope it was the best day ever!!!

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  61. Happy tenth birthday sweetiepie! Our Mama loves your little mug and we are glad you won your Mama over on the day she first met you :)
    Here's to many more happy years with your wonderful family!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. You are so sweet! We love ALL of your "little mugs" xoxoxo Thank you!

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  62. Awww that is a beautiful story of your adoption pal. It was D that I chose at hte shelter cuz M wanted a pretty calico female, who treated M badly. Finally after the 3rd visit, M gave up on hte female and took me home to surprise D. We've been the best of buddies ever since. Happy Birthday pal. i'm sure glad you have hte home you have or we never would have gotten to know you. You are one lucky kitty, and I know your humans feel they are lucky to have you.

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    1. Awww your story is just the sweetest!!! I LOVE your story too! See? things turn out the way they are meant to! Mom and I are sooo glad you were adopted too, you were probably the first kitty we met on Twitter, I seriously think you were, you were (and are) ALWAYS so nice to us! We are blessed to be your furiends!! Love, Cody (and Mom too!)

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