Saturday, January 31, 2015

Date 144 - Meow and Furever!

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Type: Life Event
Cost: $$
Planned By: Both

Adam and I have a big announcement. Obi has become a big brother!! We would like to introduce you to our newest furbaby:
Nicodemus (Codi) Neubauer

Adam and I have been discussing adding a cat to our home for quite some time. We both work full time and travel a lot, and we were  worried that Obi was getting lonely without us. We decided it was time to get him a kitty friend.
We went to a PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Society) Adopt-A-Thon and met Codi. We had a lot of doubts about adopting a second cat, but almost two weeks later when he hadn't been adopted yet we decided to apply to adopt him. The PAWS volunteers were excited to get our application and fast-tracked it. Two days later we met up with Codi and took him home. 
You may be wondering about the name. His original name was Cody. He was already about 7 months old, we figured he has grown used to the name Cody. The name Cody doesn't go well with Obadiah so I had to find an alternative full name that Cody could be a nickname for. After finding terrible names like Codratus I finally stumbled upon the name Nicodemus. With the COD in the middle I knew it was perfect. We changed the y in Cody to an i to match Obi's ending. The names Nicodemus and Obadiah go together perfectly!!
The day we rescued Cody we brought him home to a brand new cat bed, litter box and toys. He got all set up in his own room for the day. Obi, being an only cat for over 2 years, was not exactly excited about the new creature in his home. After a couple of days of Obi hissing and Codi howling they have started to bond. Obi and Codi take turns chasing each other around the house and stealing from each other's food bowls. Codi really enjoys running up to Obi and nuzzling him. Overtime, we expect them to become best friends. 
Adopting another cat caused us both anxiety and worry, but it has been a week and we both think it was a good decision. We have a vacation coming up and I am very happy Obi will have a friend to play with while we are gone. 
If you are thinking about adopting a pet, go for it! Animals are the best. We have adopted through the Cleveland APL and now PAWS and both organizations are wonderful. Cats need a furever home, and I'm glad we were able to give one to Codi. We are a very happy family of four now! :)

Head over to the blog post where we adopted Obi.. here!

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