Sunday, July 28, 2019

Adoptable Cat: "Athena" Please Adopt Her in Honor of Cody's 12th Gotcha Day!

Hi dear friends!! Today, is Cody's 12th Gotcha Day and in honor of this special day, it is extremely important for us to feature a certain beautiful adoptable cat named Athena.

I stole this photo from the Paws for Life Rescue Website
I first met Athena at the Petco located at 29335 Orchard Lake Rd in Farmington Hills, MI over a month ago. It could easily have been TWO months ago, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why she hasn't been adopted.

The first time I met her, she was eager to stick her paw out of the cage and play with me. She has the most charming personality. She is precious.

Photo stolen from https://www.adoptapet.com/paws-for-life-rescue/pet/athena/

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO ME?

Today, when I went to Petco to pick up cat food for Cody and some dog treats for Dakota, as I walked through the doors of Petco I prayed that Athena would NOT be there. But.........there she was. She was in a different cubby but it was her. I mentioned to the salesperson at Petco that I was shocked that she was still there, the salesperson said it wasn't the same cat, (puhlease....I know my cats)... I remember her being there because each and every time I would go in I would stop and play with her.  (this is the 4th or so time I have seen her over at least a 2 month period of time),  IT IS DEFINITELY  HER. I remember her name because of our blogging friend Athena, and because I LOVE her name.

It was ironic that I went there today.  Lately I have been getting Cody's food elsewhere, but today,  (this blog post was written on Saturday, July 27th and Cody was adopted on July 28th, 2007),  it is 12 years almost to the DAY that Cody was adopted. He was also adopted from a Petco in Farmington Hills, but at their former location further down the road.

Cody and I on his adoption day at Petco on July 28th, 2007


Cody has brought me nothing but joy for the 12 years he has been with us (well, he CAN be a pain but we adore him) and in honor of Cody's 12th Gotcha Day it would mean the WORLD to me if this sweet girl would be adopted too.

ABOUT ATHENA:


Photo stolen from https://www.adoptapet.com/paws-for-life-rescue/pet/athena/

My Story

Hi ya! My name is Athena. I was born in November 2017. I am a beautiful short-haired kitty with white and brown tabby markings. I am young, playful and full of life. I love to play with toys. I love to climb and perch atop the cat tower. I will chase kitty wands and pounce on feathery toys, but when I'm not playing, I am ready to settle down for a comfy catnap. I always use a litterbox like a good girl and I am ready for the home of my dreams. You can come meet me at the Petco store in Farmington Hills any time its open. I'll be there waiting to fall in love with you. Adoption fee: $60. Adopt a pair: $90. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and 30 days of free pet insurance.

YOU CAN FILL OUT AN
 ADOPTION APPLICATION HERE

And....you can also meet Athena at the Petco Adoption event on Saturday, August 3rd at the Petco at 29335 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan (just south of 13 mile road). Not all adoptable animals will be there, so once again if you are interested in Athena you can fill out an application here  or visit the Petco on Orchard Lake Rd ASAP to meet her in pawson!!

Photo stolen from https://www.adoptapet.com/paws-for-life-rescue/pet/athena/

WHY DIDN'T I ADOPT ATHENA?

Believe me, I came close. History almost repeated itself...almost. I had to stop myself. Years ago our Vet felt it wouldn't be a great idea for us to adopt a third pet for a couple reasons: 1) he was afraid it would disturb the unique dynamic that Cody and Dakota have 2) financial. I just don't think we could afford a third pet, especially now. Both boys are 12 years old. Dakota now has hypertension and Cody is on Pred for a cough he has had for a few months (he hasn't coughed since being on Pred). Our Vet trips have become much more frequent, and at this time, and at the stages of both of their lives, I am afraid it wouldn't be fair to anyone. Not to Cody, Dakota....or even Athena. I am not sure how they would feel about a third pet, plus our condo association rules are no more than 2 pets per unit.


If I can help Athena find a home and right on Cody's 12th Gotcha Day no less it would be the most beautiful thing EVER!!!! 

If you are in Southeast Michigan, won't you consider adopting Athena? If you can't then, would you please share her? I don't care about sharing MY post...just simply share HER. You can click here for her page at the Paws for Life Rescue 
You can also call Paws for Life at: 248-906-8752

Cody and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!
Happy Happy 12th Gotcha Day to my special cuddle bug!!!!



38 comments:

  1. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody!

    Athena is quite the beauty, isn't she?! Petcretary wishes she could bring her to our den, but that will not be possible for many reasons, and there are three furry ones here right now. Pipo seems to enjoy getting all the attention since becoming an only kitty.
    We sure hope she finds the purrfect home ASAP!

    PS: Did you find the card we sent to you, Cody?? Ask your Mom to check her email...ptherwise you can steal it from our blog, the next time we post.

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    1. Thank you my furiends!! My AWFUL, AWFUL Mom just found your email now (obviously she is behind on email!!) We are so sorry!!!! We are going to feature it on the blog tomorrow!!!!!!! We love you and thank you and I apologize for my Mom being inept! Love, Cody

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    2. Aww, Cody, give her a break, if its like at my den, I can totally relate. Busy...tired...not home...work...yup, I know all about the excises, MOL!
      Lets forgive our peeps, afterall, they love us and they feed us...and scoop!

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  2. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody!

    Athena is beautiful. We will share her wherever We can.

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  3. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody!
    Athena is gorgeous. Such a sweetie. Hope somebody discovers her soon. ♥

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  4. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody, and we hope today will be a Happy Adoption Day for Athena, who truly looks such a nice and loving young lady.
    Purrs
    ERin

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  5. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Cody! Life is wonderful isn't it when we have a great family. I hope you have a super special day and it will be my prayer that little Athena finds her FOREVER in honor of your GOTCHA.

    Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody! Athena looks and sounds like a little sweetheart, I hope she finds her home soon.

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  7. Athena is so lovely and sweet. We hope she finds her loving forever home soon! We've shared widely :)

    Thanks for the mention and Happy Gotcha Day, Cody!

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    1. you are welcome sweet girl! We love you!! Thank you for the Gotcha Day wishes!! xoxo

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  8. Happy Gotcha Day. Shared.
    Sue B

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  9. We are sorry Athena hasn't found a home she looks lovely but 4 cats is our limit, plus 2 doggies. Paws crossed she finds the purrfect home soon. To bad your condo only lets you have two pets.

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody! Athena is a cutie and we can't believe she hasn't found her furever home yet either. We know the purrfect home is there...waiting for her and we purr that she finds it soon.

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day from all of us Cody!!! We hope sweet Athena gets her forever home super soon, she sure deserves it.

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day precious Cody! Purrs and prayers for a forever home for that sweet Athena.

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody! We love you and hope your day is super special, just like you. We also hope and purr that sweet Athena finds her happily ever after today! XO

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    1. Thank you and we love you too!!! Guess what? One of Mom's friends is going to try and get over there to meet Athena today!!!!! Mom used to work with her and she said she was thinking of getting a second kitty so she is going to try and go and meet Athena TODAY!!!! Paws crossed and stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If she adopts her Mom is going to go to Petco and see them (we live right down the street)...........we are so excited we are about to burst! Love, Cody

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day to Cody!

    We're purring that Athena will find her true forever home today too. Purrs and paws crossed.

    BTW, you don't owe anyone an explanation of why you can't adopt her, Caren. I think we all understand the limitations that aging pets and increased vet costs bring, never even mind condo association rules and regs. In any case, it's no one's business but yours re: adopting again or not, and IF you feel guilty for not being able to take on a third pet, please drop the guilt. Hugs.

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    1. I do feel guilty because Athena seemed to love me (and vice versa)...sending (((hugs))) back, I truly appreciate it. Give those handsome boys kisses from me please!!! Also, thank you for the Gotcha Day wishes for Cody!

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  15. Happy gotcha day, Cody! I hope Athena gets adopted by your human's friend - that would be amazing!

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    1. Thank you!! I had hoped so too :( She went to see her and she said that it didn't seem that Athena was smitten with her. Also, Petco won't let you hold the cat without someone from the shelter being there which in my opinion is ridiculous. I'll keep trying.

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  16. ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Cody,♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

    I hope that sweet kitty finds a forever home and soon. She's adorable.

    Have a purrfect Gotcha Day, Cody. My best to Dakota and your mom. ♥

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  17. Happy 12th Gotcha Day, Cody! I hope someone adopts Athena very soon.

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  18. Happy happy Gotcha Day Cody! And I hope you get your wish to find Athena a forever family soon!

    Emma and Buster

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  19. Happy Gotcha Day Cody, we didn't mean to ignore YOUR big day but Daddy got ready to leave when Mommy was typing the first comment for us and she pushed send before she finished saying what we wanted. AT soon as she got home we meowed at her to finish it.

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  20. Happy Gotcha Day Cody! Athena is a beauty. I hope she gets adopted soon. XO

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  21. 🎉🎉🎉Pawkisses for a Happy Gotcha Day, Cody🎉🎉🎉

    What a sweet kitty Athena is. Will send Good Luck Pawkisses on her way to find a furrever home soon💗💗💗

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody! Maybe your mom should adopt Athena??? Hope she finds a good home soon.

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  23. I hope Athena is adopted soon. She's a beautiful kitty! Pets can get expensive from what I'm seeing from other pet owners. Besides not having proper outdoor facilities to keep a pet, the expense is one thing that makes owning an animal just a dream. Purrhaps if we win the lottery then we can adopt lots of pets. :)

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  24. dood. a most happee 12th two ewe N heerz ta 12 mor.....we troo lee wish with all R heartz Athena getz adopted.. N bye de time ewe reed thiz her all reddy haz.....best best fishez two ewe Athena...N happeez N healtheez two ewe cody in de yeer a head ~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  25. Happy Gotcha Day, Cody ! We cross our paws and hope that Athena finds a forever home very soon ! Purrs

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  26. Happy 12th Gotcha Day Cody! Hope Athena gets a home. Too bad I live so far away!

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  27. i really really hope she gets a home--she is so precious and would be a wonderful way to honor Cody!

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  28. Here's hoping she finds a home immediately if not sooner, as my dad says.

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  29. Thank you so much for becoming Athena's advocate! If every animal-loving person picked a homeless pet at a shelter or rescue and became their voice until adopted, it would make such an enormous difference! Animals would find homes faster and the shelters would kill fewer. Thank you again! Athena is amazing and deserves a wonderful home.

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    1. You are most welcome!! I just wish the person that went to see her had felt a bond with her. I am praying that someone will see this post and go and meet Athena and adopt her! I sooo pray she gets adopted!!! xoxo

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