Thought i’d do a blog on my cat Coco as it’s her birthday today! I can’t believe she’s 17 years old!
I was helping out at a cat sanctuary quite a few years back and ended up coming home with two cats. I remember sitting in the pen, Coco came over and immediately sat on my lap and purred so loudly.
I had Coco for about a year and then she went missing. I was heartbroken. I registered her as missing and never gave up hope. People would say, maybe she was hit by a car or something, but I didn’t want to believe that.
About three months later I visited the cat sanctuary where I originally got Coco from. I had a spare mini fridge that I no longer wanted and they were going to use it to store medication for the animals. I again mentioned about Coco missing.
About a week later, I had a call from the cat sanctuary. A family had found a tortoiseshell cat. They said they thought she was about a year old (Coco was about 9 at the time), but I thought, it just could be her, you never know!
I drove to this beautiful house, and was shown around the back. They opened the shed door and out popped this tiny tortoiseshell cat. I looked and looked again. Yes, it was her!!! She went to run off and I shouted her name. She stopped in her tracks, turned around and stared at me. I picked her up and gave her a great big hug. She was back, but had lost so much weight!
I took her home and she fell asleep on her back with her legs in the air. I still treasure the photograph I took of her (see below). She was exhausted!
I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful cat. And she’s cheeky too!
Here’s Coco checking out a hedgehog and wondering why it is eating her cat food!
And here is a gorgeous photograph of Coco at Sunrise
When I come home from work i’m always greeted with lots of meows. If you have animals, you’ll know how special they are!
Happy birthday Coco and let’s hope for many more!!!