Turning 15 isn't only a rite of passage for young Latinas — it’s also happens to be for this one special kitty.
A family in Charlotte, North Carolina decided to throw their pet car, Luna, the purr-fect quinceañera to celebrate her 15th birthday. A quinceañera celebrates a young girl’s passage from childhood to adulthood, so when the Olavarria family’s domestic cat turned 15, the family thought it was only appropriate to continue the tradition for their four-legged friend.
“Our family adores Luna and we really wanted to celebrate her long life in a memorable way,” Brigitte Olavarria, Luna’s owner said. “Since Luna is such a princess, I often joked about throwing Luna a lavish Quinceañera party, but never thought it would actually happen.”
Luna, who had been part of the family since she was 3-weeks old, got all dressed-up for the occasion in a custom pink gown Olavarria's mom, Maritza, found an Amazon. “My mom found the dress on Amazon,” Angel Olavarria, Luna’s brother told Dodo. “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’s mom, who started planning the lavish party a week in advance, also made sure to send out the invitations to close family and friends. Luna was surrounded by plenty of decorations, flowers, and twelve people who made her birthday a special day. Of course, no party would be complete without a cake. Luna enjoyed from traditional tres leches cake from the family’s favorite bakery, before finishing off with a can of tuna.
Feliz quince, Luna! Take a glimpse at this lucky kitty's extravagant quinceañera below, and follow all of her teenage adventures on her Instagram account.