Saturday, March 31, 2018

World's Largest Mosaic is Created at Petco Foundation's All For Love Adoption Rally

Remember when we blogged about the Petco Foundations's Love Changes Everything campaign?

Well, here is the end result!

More than 30,000 adopters came together to create the world's largest mosaic mural of adopted pets and their people both online AND in New York City!

The mosaic is powered in by the Petco Foundation in partnership with  WholeHearted pet food and MUTTS! 

On Sunday, March 25th adopters and more than 20 animal welfare organizations came together with the Petco Foundation in New York City's Union Square Park to see the mosaic come to life at their huge All for Love Adoption Rally.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Passover and Easter Fall Together This year!

Passover is first on the agenda because it arrived Friday, March 30th at sunset and will be celebrated until April 7th.


What Is Passover?

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 10–18, 2017. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus. In 2017,
In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑dpassed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.

The Passover Story in a Nutshell

After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, G‑d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.
At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as G‑d’s chosen people.
To read the complete Passover story click here
To our Jewish friends:
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To those who celebrate,
Chag Sameach!!

To our friends who will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 1st, we are wishing you a Happy Easter today because some kitty is having a BIRTHDAY this Sunday!! Can you guess who?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T...Find Out What It Means To ME!" #NationalRespectYourCatDay

Hi all it's Cody!! Yes, yes, yes, I KNOW that ALL of you are going to say that cats should be respected EVERY DAY and YOU ARE RIGHT!!!  Respecting cats shouldn't be just one day a year at all, I couldn't agree more! But because March 28 is a historic day for me and my feline friends, today is the day that was designated as National Respect Your Cat Day because allegedly,
 on March 28, 1384, Richard II of England forbid the consumption of cats. Why anyone would want to eat a cat anyway is beyond me, but I digress...

So, in honor of this momentous occasion and as a reminder to my Mom EVERY DAY, here is a little somethin' somethin' which will hopefully get through to my Mom for something that SHE does that I take issue with,  AND make YOU laugh!!! My deepest apologies to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin for taking some liberties with the lyrics to RESPECT.

Kitties what kind of EXTRA respect do YOU need shown to YOU today!!! I know we are shown respect EVERY DAY by our humans, but we can always use MORE!!!



Monday, March 26, 2018

Cat Humor: "I"M NOT SORRY: Poems By Cats" by Rosa Silva (International Give-Away!)

About the book
These cats have destroyed curtains, scratched couches, bitten hands, shredded toilet paper… and they are not sorry. Now they decided to celebrate their achievements in these insightful and funny poems written by themselves. 

With titles like “It’s 6 a.m., time to wake up”, “I hate the vet”, “Oops, I did it again”, “Let me in”, and “Red dot, red dot”, this collection of laugh-out-loud poems offers a cat's view on common wacky and exasperating feline behavior. It’s the perfect gift for crazy cat lovers who appreciate hilarious insights into the feline nature.

FROM CAT CHAT WITH CAREN AND CODY:I am not sure if any of you know but today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.  After reading "I'm Not Sorry:Poems By Cats" by Rosa Silva, we have decided there should be a new holiday named after this book, "I'M NOT SORRY" DAY!

When Cody has done something particularly bratty or even a little bad, I will look at him after he has been reprimanded and marvel at how he is completely nonplussed that he has just been yelled at. He will either go right back and do what he got in trouble for to begin with, or go on to something else. The bottom line is he is definitely NOT SORRY. Truth be told, I bet most, make that ALL of your kitties, when they do something wrong, aren't sorry either!

When Author Silva extended the offer for me to review this witty book, after I saw the title, I knew it would be right up my alley and I was right! It is the purrfect book for you too!  

The poems are written by various cats with names such as: Mr.Fuzzybottom Stinkypants, The Third The Quatrain Master (I am hoping one of you will be honest enough to admit that YOU had to look up what a "quatrain" was too!!)

One of my favorite poems in this book was written by Petey O'Malley The Most Shameless Cat In The World:

It's 6 a.m., it's time to eat.
It's 9 a.m., it's time for a treat,
It's 11 a.m., it's time for brunch.
It's 2 p.m., it's time for lunch.
It's 4 p.m., it's time for a snack.
It's 6 p.m., I could eat a macaque.
It's 8 p.m., it's time for dinner.
I'm sure this diet will make me thinner.

Ok so I LOL'D AND MOL'D at this one! It is not only a peek into Cody's day, but I am pretty certain it is a peek into the day of one of YOUR cats too! That's what makes  "I'm Not Sorry: Poems By Cats" a delight, the humor is universal. Anyone and everyone who has ever lived with, loved (and sometimes hated) their cat, can relate to this book! Oh and guess what, our cats will readily admit that they sometimes hate us too! (By the way, who else had to look up the word macaque in the poem above? Please tell me you had to also!)

Don't let the size of this book fool you, it might be small, but the content is purr pure genius! It's not easy for these kitties to convey their mischief as poems and they are purrfectly written. Cody and I give this book a resounding 4 PAWS UP! Author Rosa Silva obviously is adept at understanding not only HER kitty muse, but she has a PURRFECT understanding of cats as a whole. Wait til you read the "O Christmas Tree" poem, you will see for yourself!  For More info visit:

You are in luck! Rosa has generously allowed me to do a give-away! One person who is 18 and over and who is located ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, can win a copy! JUST LEAVE A COMMENT THAT CLEARLY STATES THAT YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED. IF YOU DO NOT SAY YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERED! The give-away is open now and will end on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH 2018, AT 5PM. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR AROUND APRIL 6TH, 2018. GOOD LUCK!

About the Author

Rosa Silva is the author of “I’m Not Sorry: Poems by Cats” and Stop Meowing and Go the F*ck to Sleep“. When she’s not working on her next book, you can find her reading, travelling, or writing the next post for her blog Cat Lady Confidential. She shares her home with (surprisingly) just one cat.

Friday, March 23, 2018

So Happy to be "Watching The Wheels"

Ahhh what a week it has been!  The past few days I have been doing a lot of reflecting, I have observed a number of things on social media that has reminded me of what I posted back on January 16, 2018, and how it turned out to be one of the  best decisions I have made in quite some time. The paragraph below is a snipped from that blog post.

"Due to life getting in the way, we have been doing some serious reflection (that's always a dangerous thing for us). As a result,  we have thrown worrying about stats/numbers to the wind,  we don't have a plan, a goal, have no desire to promote ourselves, we are simply here when we are here to share whatever flips our switches! Our "plan", (if you can call it one), is to return to the reason that we began blogging to begin with. We are returning to our roots, we want to blog simply because we LOVE CATS....THAT'S IT plain and simple. No more chasing our tails, and feeling as if we are on a perpetual hamster wheel. Just articulating it makes us feel as if a choke collar has been removed from our necks! Our new mantra? "Let the kibble fall where it may!" 

Watching The Wheels
People say I'm crazy
Doing what I'm doing
Well, they give me all kinds of warnings
To save me from ruin
When I say that I'm okay, well they look at me kinda strange
"Surely, you're not happy now, you no longer play the game"

People say I'm lazy
Dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice
Designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
"Don't you miss the big time boy, you're no longer on the ball?"

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

Ah, people ask me questions
Lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there's no problem
Only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and they look at me, as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time
I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go

Songwriters: John Lennon
Watching The Wheels lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

Guess what??? As a result of my new mantra I could NOT be happier!! Stopping the "merry-go-round" was the BEST DECISION EVER!!  Sometimes you  have to remove yourself from all of the "noise" around you, (primarily on social media). You have to focus on YOURSELF and just BE.  That my dear friends, has been a breath of fresh air.......smooches!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

"SPRING Rolls" Anyone?

IMPORTANT:Spring officially arrived in the Northern hemisphere at 12:15pm EDT.........for those living in Michigan, SPRING WILL NOT ARRIVE UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY.

Monday, March 19, 2018

National Let's Laugh Day

Laughter. It is one of my favorite things to do. From as far back as I can remember I have been a laugher, a LOUD laugher at that! Today is National Let's Laugh Day 

"Observed annually around the world, March 19th is National Let’s Laugh Day.
We have all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  This is the day to take your medicine.
Some studies have shown that laughter may boost your immune system, relieve tension and help you relax.  Who does not need any of those things in our busy and hectic world?"

I absolutely LOVE to laugh and I love those who can make me laugh! There are many of you out there who make me laugh a number of times a week and I am deeply appreciative! 
Because Cody doesn't really "smile", I decided to share a photo of someone in our family who DOES, and he does so often!

If, when you visit us, you get a laugh or two, or maybe three, then that makes Cody and I (and Dakota too!), super happy! Now, make this a good day and remember to LAUGH!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Photo Flashback Friday:World Sleep Day

Some humans (namely my Mom), are feeling sleep deprived this week due to the time change, and it just happens to be World Sleep Day, so I decided to  dust off an oldie but goodie to celebrate! Enjoy!

Now go and take a nap!

Love, Cody

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Cat (Begrudgingly) in the Hat

Hi All!! Just a quick post because yesterday Mom had her zillionth lithotripsy and is still a little high on the drugs that they use to make you go to sleep, but she wanted to help me do a quick thankful Thursday post!

A few weeks ago Ms.Ellen over at 15 and Meowing had a give-away for a Dr.Seuss hat and some other cute items.

Well, Mom didn't win (which I was BEYOND grateful for!), but........unbeknownst to me, Mom whined and whined on the post where she entered the contest, and after, about how much she LOVED the hat that Ms.Ellen made.

Well, Ms.Ellen who is one of the most thoughtful and kind people on the planet surprised us the other day by sending a package.

Inside were some adorable Dr.Seuss stickers and some handmade toys (all Seuss related!) that you will (hopefully) see next year on Dr.Seuss Day.......but...rather than wait, Mom decided to torture me put the hat on me EARLY because she was sooo grateful and excited to have it!

Needless to say I am NOT sharing in her excitement, not one bit!! But, it was extremely kind of Ms.Ellen to make Mom so happy! Oh wait! Ms.Ellen made ME happy too because she made me a couple of Seuss toys and I DO LOVE the toys!
Thank you sooo much Ms.Ellen!!! You are the BEST!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

National Pi Day & Albert Einstein's Birthday:My Life with Albert Einstein

Hi my furiends! It's Cody and today is a pretty cool day! Today is National PI Day

FROM NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR:The 3rd month and the 14th day of the year is a consistent day to celebrate the mathematical constant π. Also known as pi, the first three and most recognized digits are 3.14.  National Pi Day is celebrated by pi enthusiasts and pie lovers alike!

Today happens to also be Albert Einstein's Birthday

FROM BIOGRAPHY.COM: One of science's greatest minds of all time, Albert Einstein, was born on March 14, 1879, at his family's home in Ulm, Germany. He shares his birthday with Pi Day, a celebration of this special never-ending number. Einstein's life in science started early, with him writing his first scientific paper when he was only a teenager. In 1905, Einstein published several influential works, tackling such topics as relativity and introducing his most famous equation on mass and energy  E=mc2. And, in 1921, he earned the Nobel Prize in physics.



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

My Cat Is a "Mischief Manager"

I have had pet insurance with Trupanion for a number of years now and I also subscribe to their emails. Last Thursday they sent a super fun quiz where you answered questions and then received a description of your pet. I answered the questions based on Cody and they could not have been more spot on!!! Here is the result of my quiz:

I used an old meme I had created and I actually don't care that part of Cody's face was cut off because to me, the expression in his eyes says it ALL!!

Here is the description that Trupanion included:

Your pet deserves the mischief manager badge for their resourcefulness and playful nature. 

Your pet is the perfect combination of brains and a sense of humor. Whether they’re snagging your socks or sneaking a taste of your dinner, your pet has an uncanny way of making you laugh.

You know you secretly love their antics and wouldn't have it any other way. You'll never be able to predict the hijinks they'll pull next, so it doesn't hurt to prepare yourself.

That could not be more accurate! Not sure if this will work for you but click here and see if you are able to take the quiz.

FYI: I was not compensated for sharing this. I pay a monthly fee for my pet insurance policy with Trupanion. We could NOT be happier with them! 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

"Pedal to the Metal (or Clutch) " in Honor of Madison D. Cat's 16th Birthday!

Hi all!! Happy Sunday and Happy 16th Birthday to Madi!!!!! Cody and I rarely blog on Sundays but for the "Sweet 16 Kitty Girl" we have made an exception. First, we love Madi and her Mom, and second, when I read what Madi (and her Mom) would like their friends to share, I just HAD to participate!

Here is what Madi's Mom wrote: "We thought it would be fun to have all my friends tell about learning to drive: if your parents taught you, if you went to driver's ed and the fun or not so fun things that might have happened"

Ok, you asked for it!!

I didn't learn to drive until I was 27 years old. Yes, you read that correctly, I was 27! Why? there were a host of reasons:

1) Had I learned to drive at age 16 I would have had nothing to drive, my reasoning at that age was "what's the point?" My parents wouldn't let me use the family car so forget it.

2) When I went to college everything was within walking distance or I rode with friends who had cars

3) When I had my first "real" job I took 3 buses and a rapid transit (a sort of a train type of a thing) to get to work EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR FIVE YEARS........(I had to leave the house by 6:30 am in order to be at work by 8:15am and most evenings I didn't get home til 7pm).

That all ended in 1983 after a horrible experience on the rapid where a guy virtually went NUTS and was in everyone's face on the rapid. It was quite scary. I decided I would finally get a car.  I don't have a photo that I can share, but it was a 1983 bright red Honda Civic SI Hatchback (manual transmission...THAT IS KEY HERE)

My Dad was friends with a sales person at the Honda dealership and since I didn't know how to drive I ORDERED MY CAR FROM A CATALOG.........(bet you have NEVER heard of that before! And..."OH YES I DID!")..........the salesperson drove it to my apartment where it sat outside for about a week or so. 

A neighbor that lived next door to me in my apartment building offered to  teach me how to drive (I bought a manual transmission because my Dad had said if I learned to drive in a manual transmission car I could drive anything!).  The first couple days were horrendous. I was in tears after every session (I could not get the hang of the clutch at first). I named my car "Diablo" because in my opinion it was "the devil car", partly because it was red, and partly because it was, to me, THE DEVIL. I thought I would NEVER learn to drive it.

After a few grueling sessions for me, (and some terrifying moments for the poor neighbor who was teaching me), I LEARNED TO DRIVE DIABLO!!  I will never forget the first day I drove my new car  to work. We had to park in a parking garage with a GIANT INCLINE leading into the garage (those of you who know how to drive a stick know where I am going with this). It was a HILL....A SHORT, STEEP HILL! In order to get the gate open to enter the garage you had to put your card into this slot (part way up the hill)...well, when I did that I was not adept at maneuvering the clutch pedal at all and........YES YOU GUESSED IT.......I STARTED TO ROLL BACKWARDS DOWN THE HILL........there WAS only one car behind me and thankfully they were observant and saw me beginning to roll and hauled ass to back up and get away from me before I backed into them.

I was horrified and in tears. I was shaking and swore I would never drive that car again.  A friend of mine drove me home from work in their car, I chose to leave my car in the garage at work.

Thankfully, the next day YES I did drive my car, and that little Honda Civic was one of the most reliable and BEST cars I have ever owned....... I have had FIVE Honda's since then......and...guess what? They are ALL MANUAL TRANSMISSION!! Why??? Because I CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME DRIVE AN AUTOMATIC!!! Yep, you read that correctly, I CANNOT DRIVE AN AUTOMATIC! I "GALLOP" all over the road! (The story behind that, is a story for an entirely different day!!! Talk amongst yourselves!)

So Madi, Mom and everyone else............I hope you enjoyed a blast from my past! And Madi? HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Much love from Cody and I!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Petco Foundation "Love Changes Everything Campaign" Invites Pet Adopters to be Part of the World’s Largest Photo Mosaic of Adopted Pets and Their People

Courtesy of the Petco Foundation
Campaign Invites Pet Adopters to be Part of the World’s Largest Photo Mosaic of Adopted Pets and Their People 
While Aiming to Raise $3.1 Million to Save Animals

The Petco Foundation, a leading animal welfare funder, is teaming up with award-winning artist and creator of the heart-warming MUTTS comic strip, Patrick McDonnell for the annual “Love Changes Everything” campaign in an effort to raise $3.1 million to support lifesaving animal welfare work nationwide.

When asked if I would participate by helping to share this marvelous campaign, it was a no-brainer that I would say a resounding "YES!!" Why? Because Cody was adopted from a Petco adoption drive back in 2007,  as a result, Petco is our pet store of choice! 

The “Love Changes Everything” Campaign kicked-off March 3 – 4 with a National Adoption Event Weekend in participating Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores, (just like the one I adopted Cody from!) and runs through April 1 (which just happens to be Cody's birthday!!) 

  But there’s more!!
this year pet adopters can join the Petco Foundation in creating the world’s largest mosaic mural of adopted pets and their people. Adopters submitting photos at will be eligible to win daily prizes,  including a $100 Petco gift card, a signed MUTTS print, and a coupon for a bag of WholeHearted Pets pet food, PLUS a $500 grant award for eligible adoption organizations!  

Heres the link for submissions:

The above photo, albeit AWFUL, is the very first photo of Cody and I that was ever taken. This was taken at the Petco Adoption drive that I adopted Cody from, back on July 28th, 2007. Cody was such a tiny kitty!  

The mosaic, powered in partnership with WholeHearted pet food, will come to life in New York City’s Union Square Park on Sunday, March 25 from noon to 4:00 PM at the All for Love Adoption Rally featuring adoptable pets from more than twenty New York area animal welfare organizations. Attendees can meet MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell, pose for pictures with the famed MUTTS characters Mooch and Earl and participate in other fun activities centered around celebrating pet adoption.

“Patrick McDonnell has been a champion of pet adoption for years, and we are thrilled to join forces again with MUTTS to promote pet adoption and raise funds to help animals across the country. We hope our Love Changes Everything’ campaign, along with this mosaic mural, inspires everyone to join the lifesaving movement by adopting, donating or volunteering. With six adopted pets of my own, I can confidently say that the love of an adopted pet does change everything,
” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation.

Courtesy of the Petco Foundation

Animal lovers can support the “Love Changes Everything" campaign by making a donation in any Petco, Unleashed by Petco store or online at Anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more will receive a limited-edition tote bag featuring MUTTS artwork specifically designed for the "Love Changes Everything" campaign.

To learn more about the “Love Changes Everything” campaign and the photo mosaic, please visit To learn more about Patrick McDonnell and his commitment to promoting pet adoption, watch Episode 6 “Shelter Me: Hearts and Paws” hosted by Kristen Bell and featuring MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell online at ShelterMe.TV or visit MUTTS. To learn more about WholeHearted pet food go to

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Would a Cat by Any Other Name Still be as CRAZY?? (Fun Facts About Names Day)

Today is Fun Facts About Names Day and I thought it would be a great time to give you a little background about Cody's name. But first, here is some history about the day:

What’s in a name? Fun Facts About Names Day encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see how name trends have changed over generations!

What does your name mean? Does it have religious roots? Just how old do you think your name is? What country or culture did your name come from? These are all questions you should be asking today – and of course, with a little research, you should be finding them out!

When I adopted Cody in 2007 his name was "Prince." His foster Mom told me she named him that because he was her favorite. When I adopted Cody he was 10 wks old. To me, he looked like a "Cody." I have always been partial to names that begin with the letter "C" (hmmm, I wonder why?) and I had known some dogs (as well as people who were named Cody and I loved the name.)
When I told Cody's foster Mom I wanted to name him Cody, she shrieked "Oh NO!! Please don't! Every Cody I have ever known has been CRAZY!!" Stubborn cuss that I am, I proceeded to name my adorable gray bundle of fur Cody, and was sure he would NOT be "CRAZY."

Cody as a Kitten Newly Adopted

I was WRONG.

The first few years of Cody's life he wasn't crazy, as time goes on, he has become crazier and crazier!!


1) Most cats like boxes, Cody has liked one or two, but that's it.
2) He doesn't like fish, most cats like fish!
4) He LOVES dogs, (well, specifically ONE DOG, his Sheltie brother), but he has been friendly to any other dog who has entered our home
5) He doesn't sleep on our bed, never has (and he is allowed to)
6) He has no interest in freshly laundered clothes
7) The word "no" means nothing to him most of the time.
8) Most cats don't like their paw pads or bellies rubbed, Cody LOVES it
9) Many cats play well on their own, Cody much prefers interactive play than playing on his own 
10) He doesn't mind the vacuum. (Now don't get me wrong, he doesn't LOVE it, but he doesn't hide either, he just tries to remove himself from wherever it is, but not in a fearful way).

Ok, so maybe he isn't really "crazy", he just doesn't always behave like a "normal" cat, I will cut him some slack.

I was Googling trying to find the meaning of his name and here are a few interesting facts about the name Cody, (I have only included those points that ARE like my Cody):


He's the best boyfriend a girl could ever have. He has a sense of humor, and sarcastic most of the time.. He jokes around a lot. He's a wonderful person inside and out. Attractive, no doubt. He is very faithful and always shows his sensitive side around the girl he love. They will do anything to please them. Probably the best guy you'll ever want. Cody's are the best.

"Aw, he's so sweet to her!"

"His name must be Cody!"


People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.

Derived from the Irish Gaelic surname Mac Óda (son of Odo), a name thought to date to the 13th century. Odo is an obsolete name meaning “wealthy.”

"Wealthy" couldn't be further from the truth, but, considering his original name was "Prince" maybe if I change his name to "Prince Cody" we will hit the lottery? Might be worth a shot!

Tell us how YOU decided to name your cat (or dog or whatever) in a comment below, we can't wait to hear!