8.25.2008

My Special Visitor

One of my Mom's best friends, Janet, came over with her son, Cody. Cody was born with Down's Syndrome and has very limited verbal abilities. I don't usually go up to strangers when they first come in my house, especially teenagers.

However, Cody came in the door and quietly sat down on the floor. I came up to him and allowed him to actually pet me! Janet loved it and said I must had sensed that Cody was special. He had the biggest smile on his face when I allowed him to pet me and then played with him with one of my new toys. Mom says I helped to make his day!


Hello Cody, What do you have in your hand? Is that one of my new toys?

Let's play with my fev-ver butt mouse.

Ok, Cody, if you want to pet me, you can!

Note from Mom: I asked permission from Janet to post the pictures of Praline with Cody. She said she would love it. I have known Cody since he was born almost 17 years ago and he always calls me Paula Girlfriend. I didn't know how Praline would react to Cody because she doesn't generally like male teenagers, but she was wonderful with him! Of course, she was also the stereotypical, aloof Persian/Himmie that she is and lost interest after a few minutes (just like she does with me!)

26 comments:

Chesney Cats said...

You were very nice to your special visitor, we bet your mama was proud of you. We know it's because you are truly "Sweet".

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oh, how very sweet of you! It's good to be nice to visitors, and we're sure that boy was really pleased to be able to pet you.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Praline, you have made your new special friend happy, that was sweet! Bet he went home smiling and was so glad to make you his furend=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Beautiful Praline, you have shown today part of what makes up so very special, being able to bring smiles to faces so easily.
You has very serious karma points from that one :) You iz such a good girl!

Kim said...

Anna: Ohhhhhh. Nice!

Zuzu: Ohhhhhh. Yes. (Nods.) We like this. Our mommy worked with developmentally-disabled adults for years. We think we would love Cody to come visits us a WHOLE BUNCHES!

Anna: WANT HIM TO CALL ME ANNA GIRLFRIEND!

ZOOLATRY said...

Beautiful and true... our kitties have a special sense that we humans are often not blessed with...

Anita said...

You are so sweet, my friend Praline.

Nice week!

Tracey and Huffle said...

You are a very sweet Praline! I'm glad Cody was nice to you.

Huffle Mawson

The Meezers said...

Praline, Cody looks like a very nice teenage boy. You sure are sweet!!

goldenshade said...

That was very sweet of you, Praline. You must have made Cody's day! And Janet's. And your mom's.

It doesn't take much to make beans nice and happy does it? ;)

purrs Goldie and Shade

Forty Paws said...

That was very special of you to accept Cody into your world, Praline!

Luf, Us

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Such sweet pictures! You have made a very special friend.

We wanted to stop by and thank you for wishing Shay, our foster, well.
Sadly he had to go to The Bridge yesterday. Our Momma has cried a lot and is so sad.
~ Timothy

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Praline, we have goosebumps reading this story. You are such a sweet girl! No wonder your momma named you Sweet Praline. Our Himmie sister who came before us was also very gentle with those in not the best health. Mom would always take her to visit at the health center where her auntie lived. She was such a good therapy kitty.

Laila and Minchie

Tybalt said...

How wonderful of you, Praline! I bet Cody felt super special that you actually let him pet you . . . everyone knows how special you are, after all!

Cody seems like a sweetheart. I might have let him pet me, too . . .

GOMA+SACHIE said...

oh hai Cody!! Nice to meet u!! Mai name is Goma!! Praline has too much fun with u I can tell!!! you can come over mai house next and pulay!!

Kelly Cat said...

You did good, Sweet Praline.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Praline, that was so sweet of you to play with Cody and show him attention ... you are one special girl! You have put big smiles on all of our faces! We agree about us kitties having that sense about things, too.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Daisy said...

Praline, it looks like you and Cody are going to be fast friends! Cody knows how to treat a cat right.

PB 'n J said...

What a wonderful visit - it's nice to have a kind friend to play with. Cody looks like just the guy for the job!

The Island Cats said...

Praline, you are a very good girl to play with Cody. I think he really likes you!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Lux said...

I just love those pictures of you and Cody. You are so very sweet, Praline!

Marian said...

What a heartwarming story and we love the pictures of you and Cody! You are truly a SWEET Praline.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

GRRRETA said...

It looks like you and Cody both had fun. Very sweet story.

Lorianna said...

Animals and children, especially special needs kids, have the purest souls. Praline, you are such a sweet girl! Cody looked so happy to be near such a pretty kitty like you!
My eyes are a bit teary, but in a good way. Thank you for sharing this special moment!
Please eat better okay Praline?
Feel 100% percent better Mommy Paula and Praline. I'm worried about you! :)
Sending Love and Hugs,
Lorianna

Patty Skypants said...

Two cutie pies! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, Praline, those are such purreshus pickshures of you with yur furriend. You are such a sweet gurl!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!