Cocoa [repost]

Cocoa the cat

Cocoa showed up in my life in the fall of 2004, just when I needed her. She was a stray and my neighbor had been feeding her, but she had 3 other cats. Cocoa 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. We had a group meeting regarding her name (my neighbor had been calling her Spreckles, which we didn’t like). After much discussion, we decided upon Cocoa with the caveat from my youngest that it be spelled Cocoa not Coco. “Coco looks like a stripper name,” she said. Cocoa had a super sweet and interesting personality, and soon we adopted a little sister for her because I liked having two of everything. 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 she could no longer walk without pain. Also, I had moved and the stress of new surroundings didn’t jibe well with her. We tried some medications, but they had no effect. After she stopped going to her food dish, she lost a bunch of weight, and we said a peaceful, medicated goodbye.

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


Image is mine.

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29 responses to “Cocoa [repost]

  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. 💗

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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. 😀

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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 🙂

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  10. I love that she was the one who decided okay, this is where I’m living.

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  11. Cocoa was a beautiful furbaby. I’m glad that she was the one who chose you. I’m glad that she had your love and care for 7 years.

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  12. Awww a beautiful kitty, it’s hard to lose them. But you gave her love and a home. My Castro was 17 (I lost him a year and a half ago) also invited himself into our lives 😁 funny how they do that. We already had Nutters so they became bros. 💙😻

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