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Family Throws Cat Quinceañera
I think I'm going to throw my cat a quinceañera now. She deserves it!
D.G. Sciortino
06.10.17

A quinceañera is a special event in a Hispanic girl’s life where she and her family celebrate her becoming a woman on her 15th birthday. It is a tradition for her family will throw her a huge party, where she gets to wear a big fancy dress as she celebrates herself with those she loves.

Nowadays, it’s also a pivotal time for the family’s female cat.

Angel Olavarria thought his mother was playing around when she said they would host a quinceañera for their cat Luna who was turning 15-years-old.

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She, however, was not.

“I totally thought my mom was joking when she said she was going to order a dress for her, but my mom never jokes about our pets,” Olavarria told The Dodo.

This wasn’t too much of a surprise considering how much the family dotes over Luna. They found her all alone one the side of the road when she was just 3-weeks-old and decided to take her home and make her part of the family.

“Luna is an absolute sweetheart, loves curling up with people and loves laying on her back on the floor,” Olavarria explains. “We have spolied her with abundant love and she has outlived all of our pets. On her 15th birthday, we decided to give our little cheese ball a surprise quinceañera.”

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This party was a year in the making and Olavarria’s mom went into full party planning mode a week before the big day. There was the cake, decorations, food, and of course, a beautiful gown for Luna that was purchased on Amazon.

I mean, what would a quinceañera be without the beautiful dress?

When the big day came the family’s home was all decked out with a pink tablecloth, pink, balloons, and pink flowers to match Luna’s pretty pink dress.

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When 12 of the Olavarria’s family members arrived, they all celebrate how special Luna was with a traditional Tres Leches cake from their favorite bakery, tons of food and loving company, while the birthday girl sat at the head of the table.

The Olavarria’s dog Noodle and other cat Leo were also at the party and may have been slightly jealous, according to metro.co.uk.

Luna, of course, had her own special birthday cake that was just for her topped with birthday candles in the shape of a “15.”

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“She was such a good sport through the whole thing that we think she actually knew we were celebrating her,” Olavarria said. “She loved it even more when we opened up a nice can of tuna for her.”

The party cost around $100, but the family says it was totally worth it to celebrate their special girl.

Photos of the party were posted on Reddit and Facebook and now Luna has gone viral.

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“‘My mom said she’s like one of the Kardashians now that she is famous,” Olavarria told metro.co.uk.

“It’s great because when Luna’s long years are done, we have this amazing hilarious memory to treasure for the rest of our days as well. We are excited as well because we think this will get people celebrating their pets more and having a lot of fun with it, building those memoris themselves.”

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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