Cocoa in Black and White

Cocoa the cat

I’m thankful for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, since it gives me the opportunity to post this pic of my kitty Cocoa (RIP).

Cocoa showed up in my life in the fall of 2004, just when I needed her. My neighbor had been feeding her, a stray, but she had 3 other cats, and Cocoa was all… the heck with this scene, I’m going to check out the accommodations across the street. Cocoa simply strolled into our garage and then on into the kitchen… deciding hey, nice place ya got here, would be a shame if it didn’t have a cat living in it. Now it does. Boom.

Cocoa was a large and lovely lady kitty, lots to love, and we all loved her a lot. She had a super sweet and interesting personality, and soon we adopted a lil sister for her cuz I liked having two of everything back then. Cocoa was probably 6-8 years old when she arrived in our lives and unfortunately already had a limp from arthritis.

By 2011, the arthritis had progressed to the point that Cocoa could no longer walk without pain. We tried some medications but to no effect. After she stopped going to her food dish, she lost a bunch of weight, and we said goodbye. 😒

I like to believe Cocoa was happy with us for those 7 years. We were lucky to have her. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

~*~

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21 responses to “Cocoa in Black and White

  1. Awww Cocoa was a beautiful kitty. They do have a way of choosing their people, and I’m glad she chose your family to care for her and give her love for many years. ❀

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  2. What a lovely cat she was!

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  3. OMG! Paula, your fur baby was gorgeous!!! I think you were both lucky to have one another to touch each others hearts. πŸ’—

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  4. We had a couple of those stray cats adopt us at different times. They are very sociable little creatures and they do know how to behave when they are looking for a home, and they repay us very well. Here’s to Cocoa and Toonces and Lizzie!

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  5. What a sweet story even though it had a sad ending.
    How nice for her to adopt you.

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  6. Oh I adore Cocoa’s eyes. Thanks so much for playing along. πŸ˜€

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  7. So beautiful and I love the heart shaped nose! ❀

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  8. Gorgeous cat and great back-story!

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  9. Beautiful looking cat πŸ™‚

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