4.24.2010

Kids and Pets Photo Entry

Jan's Funny Farm is sponsoring a Kids and Pets Photo Contest to help celebrate National Kids and Pets Day on April 26.  I started to submit an entry of me as a kitten with mom's nephews from 14 years ago, but then I remembered this special moment with my special friend, Cody.  Cody is the son of my mom's best friend, Janet and he has Down's Syndrome.  He always calls my mom his "girlfriend" and my mom just smiles every time he says it.  A few years ago, Cody and his mom came over to visit my mom after her foot surgery.  Mom reminded Cody to be very quiet when he came in the house because I am not used to little beans and don't like loud noises.


I have a ritual everytime I meet someone new.  You must put out your hand and let me smell it.  If I turn around and offer my backside to you, it's my way of saying that it's okay for you to pet me.  I must tell you that I don't always let people pet me.  In fact, if I walk away from you, I'll never accept you or come to you.  As you can see, I turned around immediately and let Cody pet me.  Don't you just LOVE the smile on his face.


The next thing that happened totally shocked my mom!  After Cody petted me, I turned around and licked his hand.  I've only licked two people's hands my entire life:  my mom and my mom's friend that took care of me as a kitten (who also rescues all types of animals).  Mom says I made Cody's day (and hers!).  I just smiled inside, knowing that I helped to make a special child's day even more special.  Mom says what makes this story even more amazing is that I've never let a child anywhere near me (other than when I was a kitten).  Do you have leaky eyes yet?



And for extra points, I still wanted to include a picture of me as a kitten with my mom's two nephews, who are her life (since she never had any children).  Russell is 26 years old now and William is 21.

24 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing those purry special and sweet moments!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Pumpkinpuddy said...

You made my eyes leak. what a wonderful post.

Jacqueline said...

Great entries in the contest; those are sweet photos and stories, thanks for sharing...You are a real sweetheart, Praline...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

What a sweet kitty you are. You knew just how special Cody is.

Zoolatry said...

The sensitivity of our kitties (and woofies, too) never fails to amaze and touch the heart.
A beautiful story, and pictures, of a beautiful young man and a very beautiful and special kitty.
Thank you for sharing.

Remington said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing!

Furkidsmom said...

Those are great pictures. Kitties are good judges of people!

Mom wants to enter the contest but she can't scan the pictures.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Praline, those are really sweet pictures and such a wonderful story about Cody!! Good luck in the contest!

Brian said...

I totally loved that story about you and Cody...you didn't need any extra points after that!

Margaret said...

Everybody loves Praline! You've always been a cutie!
Cat Mandu

Marg said...

Oh Praline, you sure did make Mom's eyes leaky with that story and pictures of you and Cody. That is so great and I hope your Mom enters those pictures in the contest. That is just the best. What a good girl you are for giving Cody a nice kiss.

Baby Patches said...

Awwwwwwwwww you really are a SWEET Parline my furriend!!

Luvs you! Its a wonderfur entry fur sures!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrs

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Praline--what a sweet kitty you are! I know why we always say SWEET when we say Praline!!!

Ginger Jasper said...

That is the best story.. You knew as we kitties do that Cody needed you to be nice to him. Cody's smile said it all.. Hugs GJ xx

Patty Skypants said...

Who would have expected anything less from U, my Sweet P! xxoo Bhu

Cindy said...

You looked like a tiny ball of fur! Great story, wonderful.

catsintrees said...

You are a real sweetheart. Just as we always thought you were.

KarenMcG said...

Aww, Sweet Praline, what a sweet story about your new friend. You both look so happy together.

Hansel said...

You succeeded in a leaky eyed mom. That was a great post friend!

Noll's Nip said...

How sweet you are Sweet Praline. Cody is a sweetheart too. Good luck in the contest!

Tristan and Crikey said...

Oh Praline, you were so nice and sweet to Cody! We love you even more now:)

Angel and Kirby said...

It is so sweet of you to enter Cody's picture in the contest.

Simba said...

That is a lovely entry, Sweet Praline.

jimbo said...

wow...you sure made our eyes leaky..beautiful story my Sweet friend..:)