Likes: Snuggles with mommy, getting brushed and napping!
Pet-Peeves: Pet carrier and the vacuum cleaner.
Favorite Toy: Catnip sock, catnip pillow, round chase toy with ball and furry toy mice.
Favorite Nap Spot: In mommy & daddy's bed or right next to meowmy.
Favorite Food: Blue Buffalo Spa Indoor (dry), Pro Plan Indoor (dry), Pro Plan (canned) & Fancy Feast Medleys (canned). Treats include: Fancy Feast Appitizers and Gerbers baby food "turkey /chicken in broth." He also eats fresh corn & peas.
Skills: Being the very special kitty that he is. Cocoa is also very good at catching flies in mid-air.
Arrival Story: When I went to work one day, the Adoption Van was in front of my place of work and I saw Cocoa and immediately fell in love with him. As soon as Cocoa saw me, he came up to me for pets. That's when I knew he was meant to come home with me and that very same day, he did.
Bio: I was found by the Animal Shelter in a trash can so they brought me to the shelter. I wasn't well at all when meowmy adopted me, but several visits to the vet and special medications and lots of love gave me my health and happiness back. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy several years ago (heart disease) and I'm on medication and have to visit with the cardiologist every year. *10/20/06, 6/8/07, 1/30/09, 4/5/09, 9/28/09~DAILY DIARY, 12/28/06~DIARY OF THE DAY
Today is such a difficult day fur my meowmy because this is the day, exactly one year ago that I made my journey and earned my beautiful wings. As I look down from Heaven, I could see her crying... She has been updating her Facebook and is making this day all about me with beautiful pictures and touching comments from so many furiends. I miss my family purrry much but I also want them to know that I'm ok and that God is taking such pawsome care of me. I have regained my strength and I'm no longer ill. I have also met lots of new furiends along the way.
This was also the month that meowmy received the call that she was diagnosed with early stages of Breast Cancer (last year). During that time, she received several surgeries and HDR (high dosage radiation) 2x daily for 5 days. They implanted a radiation device and catheters into her left breast where she received the radiation treatments. She has been doing well since everything, last year and will be going for a Breast MRI on 8/10//12. Please keep my meowmy in your prayers that everything will turn out good... She is on Tamoxifen daily for 5 years and give her horrible hot flashes. Awwww, poor meowmy!
Well, I better get back to the pawty that they're throwing fur me and all of the angels who made their journey on this day. I have one particular furiend who I'll be spending the day with and his name is CK. Mommy is dear furiends with his mommy, Lazli Ragland. Please keep CK's family in your thoughts & purrayers today as well as my family. This is a difficult time fur them and your thoughts, purrrs and purayers mean so much to me and to them. I will continue watching over each and every one of you and please know that I miss and love you guys purrry much. By the way, did I mention that everyday is a pawty day here at the Bridge? Yup, everyday!
UPDATE: I would like to thank the following kitties fur their lovely gifties and rosettes: My Fam (rainbow star), Munky & Fam (rainbow star),Angel Rocky Ann & Fam (rainbow star), Angel Snowflake & Fam (mousie), Mojo & Fam (hat & rose), Munky & Fam (paw for mommy), Mugsy & Fam (rainbow), Hondo & Fam (rainbow), Blizzard & Fam (cake), Louise LeBeau (cake), Ziggy & Fam (Cake).
UPDATE: Meowmy got her MRI results today and everything looks great. We were all so relieved to hear the wonderful news. Thanks to all of her wonderful Facebook furiends for the lovely "thinking Of You" posts and to our dear furiend, Angel Rocky Ann & Fam fur the lovely Star and message!
This morning, meowmy was waiting fur a special delivery and couldn't leave the home because Boogers mom said that she must be home to accept it. Mom had no idea what it was but knew that she had to be home and figured that it required a signature. Well, she saw the mailman delivering in the Townhome mailboxes so she came downstairs and looked outside by the front door and there was a pawkage to her from Jill Jones. She knows that Jill paints beautiful art so she had her suspicions but still was not 100% sure. She then went back upstairs and carefully opened the pawkage. Enclosed was something wrapped in lots of bubble wrap and underneath that was the pressie wrapped in green tissue with an orange ribbon as well as a card. As mom opened it, she saw that there was the most stunning and realistic portrait of me painted by "Jill". She began crying as she pet my head and held it close to her chest. She then opened the lovely card and read each name and smiled with joy. She was touched beyond words and is so appreciate of the dear furiends who were a part of making this very special gift pawsible. Mom is planning on taking it to be framed and then will find a purry special spot to hang it. Most likely, it will be in the flyer as you come into the home. It will be placed either next to Picasso's picture or on the wall across from his.
I would now like to thank my following furiends who brightened mom's day with their love & thoughtfulness "In Memory Of Me." I will be listing the names in order as they're written on the enclosed card.
- Jo Ann, Ed and the Furry Crew
- Hazel Lucy and Mazie
- Jo Ann, Allan, Chelsea Louise and Deebie
- Jill Jones and angels Tyler, Mr. Boombastic & Missy
- Missy Hodge & Murphy xoxo
- Jazzi, Angel and Family
- Jan, Sky & Big Girl Princess
- Dana & Oly
- Boogers & Co.
- Julie and Lilac McNoNo and angels Frankie and Mac
- Laura Strickland and The Cat In The Clover kitties
- Beth, Sir Bentley and Family
- Kathy Miller & The Murray Cat Family
- Sue Lynn Mauves Ashley
- Margie Whittick
- Martha Ciattei
- Lezli Ragland
- Jen Santos
- Barbara Sutcliffe
- Shannon Szuszalski
- Joanne Gravata
- Dar. Pie & Kitty Crew
(The card reads: To lose a true friend is never easy. Know that you're in our thoughts. They also added "For a very special friend in honor of an extraordinary cat."
Thank You again fur always being there but especially fur there fur my meowmy. She will furever be grateful to all of you. Please know that I will watch over you each and everyday and also know that one day, you will all meet with your furbabies in Heaven,,,
Today, meowmy stopped by the Vet at 6:00 pm to pick up my Urn Chest and bring me back home where I belong. She had to work and it was purrry difficult for her because all she did was cry. I wish that I could help her through this but I'm sure that she knows I'm looking over her every minute and love & miss her so much. She gave me a pawsome 16-1/2 years and I couldn't have been happier.
When she stopped in, the Tech handed her the box that contained my chest and she began crying. She then asked if my paw print was in there and it was. She had put a request in when she brought me in last week to also have the Crematory make a paw print which the did with Clay Paws. Now all she has to do it pursonalize it with what she wants it to say and bake it.
As soon as mom came home, she brought me upstairs to take pictures of my Urn, paw print, lock of fur and Cremation Certificate. Although this was a purrry sad and difficult day fur my pawrents, they also feel closure now that I'm home.
Thanks so much to each and eveyone of you who have been so kind with sending mom sympathy cards, flowers, e-mails & phone calls. It means the world to her and to me.