Today is Coco’s 10th birthday. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I’ve written him two posts. Well, actually, one post (this one) and one page (MEET COCO). Here’s how you find Coco’s page, his very own PAGE!
Chock full of photos of our gorgeous and beloved Snowshoe Siamese cat, A Boy Named Coco, his very own page should satisfy not only his giant, healthy cat ego, but all cat lovers alike.
Also, to satisfy his giant cat ego, I’ve written a Seuss-ical poem in honor of his birthday. And, he’s getting all his favorite treats today, including potato chips (I know, I know; it’s shameful – but, I’m only giving him a tiny, itty-bitty piece!)!
So, in honor of Coco’s birthday today, here’s his Seuss-ical poem:
Coco, the Semi-Social Cat
A tiny male kitten lost, alone and out in the street
Sat shivering from cold with nothing to eat.
As luck would have it, a passing angel hears his mewing cry
Scooping him up in her arms to the animal shelter they fly.
Where more angels nourish him, cuddle him and keep him warm
Safe from traffic, dogs, hawks and terrible storms.
‘Til one day Carole and Charlie come to the shelter for a look
For a female kitten or some such gobbledygook.
Darling baby Snowshoe Siamese kitten, a male though he be
Decided that Charlie was the perfect human for him, you see.
Jumping on top of Charlie’s foot to play with his shoelaces
What can this boy kitty do to get in Charlie’s good graces?
Well, purr every time Carole picks him up to move him away from Charlie’s feet
Until she throws up her hands and announces “well sometimes in life, things choose you” in defeat.
Off to a new home went this darling itty-bitty boy kitty
And the challenge of picking a name for this sweet boy because he’s so pretty!
What shall we call him? What should his name be?
Carole calls the family for help, that’s the key!
Over the telephone, she describes this gorgeous blue-eyed Snowshoe Siamese kitten
With a cream-colored body, dark chocolate tail, ears and face, and a white chest, mustache, and mittens.
Sky? for his blue eyes or Got Milk? for his mustache and nose?
He looks like a cuppa hot chocolate, a Starbucks Frappe or a cuppa joe!
Dark cocoa, creamy latte and frothy white
He surely is a most beautiful sight!
So, Carole ask the kids for ideas of names
“Coco,” nephew Ryan blurts out, “for hot chocolate fame.”
“He’s a boy, silly,” Carole counters, but then Ryan retorts,
“He doesn’t give a hoot – after all he’s just a cat!”
So “Coco” is the name this itty-bitty boy kitty sports
No more chitchat because it’s settled and that is that.
He purrs when he wants and never sits in laps
Preferring to sunbathe and take solitary naps.
Occasionally he sleeps at the foot of the bed
And sometimes he sits beside Carole for a belly rub and scratch on his head.
But, try as she may, try as she might
Carole couldn’t teach Coco how to love right.
Scampering across the room and jumping in the air
Chasing his tail and stalking shadows without care
Coco brings life to Carole’s and Charlie’s house
Dragging his feather duster just like it was a mouse.
Yowling, howling and caterwauling with such force
Do you think Mr. Coco has any remorse?
Gadzooks, egads, by-golly what’s the matter?
Is it really necessary to keep up such a chatter?
Remorse? Of course not, not he!
He wants what he wants and his people better get it
Or he’ll keep wailing and yowling and never, ever quit
Until his people give into his demands and submit!
“I’ll fix you, I’ll make you famous,” Carole scolds Coco one day.
“I’ll post you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and along the way
I’ll include Google+, StumbleUpon, Instagram and as luck would have it
All you have to do is pose pretty and sit.”
With her fancy, dancy camera Carole snapped pictures of Coco left and right
And she posted pictures all over the social media platforms all thru the night.
Accolades, comments, fans, friends, likes, and pins poured in
The social media world was abuzz with Coco until he was more famous than Rin-tin-tin!
So, what did Coco do with his new found fortune and fame?
He hid under his blanket wrapped up like a cocoon and vowed to change his silly name.
After all, don’t you silly humans know,
You can’t name a boy Coco because he’s a beau;
Any more than you should name a boy Sue,
But Prince Charming of Casa Bella will do!