Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Cody



Cody is the youngest of the animals at Camie's Kitties, being seven years old.  Tara's Mother adopted him from Pet Smart as a Mother's Day gift to herself when he was a kitten.  It was only afterwards that she learned that Cody, his mother and his siblings were rescued from the field next to the store.  His early experience of being feral has left Cody very timid.  I included the second picture to show that Cody does enjoy playing, as long as he has an escape route near.  That is a nip snake he is playing with and he has a lot of fun with it.  Cody has always been terrified of people.  He was getting used to Tara's Mother and was beginning to let her pet him, but she died and he went right back to the way he was when he was first adopted.  Tara is very patient with him and he recently has allowed her to give him about five seconds of cheek scritching, which is great progress for him.  Cody is so skittish and so good at hiding that he hasn't been to the vet since he got his hoo-ha-ectomy when he was about six months old.  It's a good thing that he's a healthy cat.  The really good thing is that Cody is not afraid (much) of Tiki and Tavi, or even Camie, unless they move suddenly.  Cody loves wrestling and snuggling with Tiki or Tavi.  Cody may even snuggle with Camie occasionally. At least he has been seen in Camie's bed, though Camie wasn't there at the time. Cody also likes to play with the cat toys, though he seems to prefer to do this by himself.  Cody has discovered that the best thing in the whole wide world is Temptations.  He will come out of hiding for Temptations and will even eat them out of Tara's hand, as long as she stays very still.  Sometimes he comes out and demands Temptations.  One of Cody's nicknames is Ghost Cat, because no one, aside from Tara and her husband, have ever seen him.  They went away for a week once and had a pet sitter live in the house to take care of the cats and Camie.  The pet sitter never saw Cody even once for the whole week.

                                   When it comes to people, Cody is shy.
                                    A stranger's voice will make him fly.
                                             He'll come out for treats
                                             And stay calm while he eats,
                                   But a sudden movement will make him say, "Bye!"

25 comments:

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Cody has pretty green eyes

~ Girl girl

Parker said...

Cody is a very good looking kitty and I bet some day he won't be as shy!
That was a very sweet limerick!

Anita said...

Cody is a cat that needs very love and patience. Thank you for helping him.

Anita said...

Your poems are very funny and nice, you are an artist. I like as you write about the cats and as you compose poems.

Christine and FAZ said...

My before sister Kirkby used to be just like Cody, she was very shy too. FAZ

Mickey said...

Heeheehee,now that limmerick fits Cody to a T!! Well done :)
Purrs Mickey

felinesopher said...

ow Cody, blessed you...

4 Boys and a Lady said...

Cody, we are so glad you were able to find your home. This is such a sweet entry! And we love the limerick.

Tybalt said...

HURRAY! Cody got a cool limerick!

~Holly and Ivy

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Cody is a very pretty cat and I do hope she settles down one day soon.

When you get a chance, maybe you could check out Cat's Eye and write limericks for Diego-San, Thompson and Theo.

Thank you again for all the wonderful limericks!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yeah Cody!!! Great limerick!!!

Daisy said...

I am happy that Cody got such a good home and his special feelings are understood and respected.

PB & J said...

Our pet sitters never see us either - we don't like strangers!

The Cat Realm said...

Oh sweet Cody! He might come around! As I heard from Karl Anastasia hissed at the humans for month! And never let anybody touch her but the maid and the butler. Neighbors and friends of the staff never saw her.
But with the staff she grew very comfortable over time.
I will tell Camie's Kitties that too.
Mrs. OZ

Camie's Kitties said...

Thank you so much for my limerick. It is absolutely perfect for me. All of us really appreciate our limericks. Thank you again.

Cody

zevo calamari said...

It sounds like Cody could use some Rescue Remedy in his water everyday to help.

Thanks for the great limericks. My pet human loves them.

xoxoxoxo

The Devil Dog said...

That is a great limerick. We are sure that Cody will relax more with Tara as time goes by. Ghost cat is an apt nickname.

Roxy

michico*Adan said...

Cody is really special~!!!!
He is a great caring cat for sure~!! I like him!!!!

-d ma said...

hopefully cody will overcome his shyness some day soon. he sounds like he can be a sweet little guy...

Gandalf & Grayson said...

That is a good story, and what is odd for us is that Cody looks like our Cousin Cosmo Kitty, who lives with Gandalf's sister Sarah. Sarah is just as shy as Cody. Nobody ever sees Sarah either, except her Mom & Dad.

China Cat said...

What a wonderful limerick for Cody. I am not afraid of strangers but Willow is terrified and hides under the bed!

Congratulations on winning 2nd prize in the Squillions Contest!!!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Cody dezerved dis limmer-lick!!! Furry well done I would say.

TT said...

This makes it 4 paws up from us kittys for making such great limericks Karen Jo!

Lux said...

What a great limerick for Cody!

Forty Paws said...

Bless his little heart! He sounds a lot like Jenny!!! Great limerick for Cody.

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