Sunday, January 24, 2010

Life's a little less Cocolicious...

I said goodbye to my sweetie-girl beading helper, Coco, on Friday. She's been sick for a few months and it was just that time. In her honor...here are a few fond memories...

She first came into my life in front of the BX (that's the Base Exchange) at Aviano Air Base, in Italy, in 2003. I was feeling lonely and there she was with her family who was headed to Japan and couldn't take her. We were a perfect match! My friend, Alicia, was there and we both laugh regularly at my insane response to this family as I rambled on in a crazy-cat-lady-wannabe way that I just had to take Coco with me right then and there!

She was there for a lot of moves (six different houses!), dealt with a lot of craziness, and helped me settle into where I am now...happily married, happily beading, and loving life. :)

Giving me the look..."I know I just ate and I look relaxed, but when can we have treats?"

Sprawling on the new Gabbeh rug which she immediately claimed by clawing

We spent a few years in Italy...she fell in love with the olive wood cutting boards I brought home from a trip through Tuscany. It was the strangest thing, but she would love all over them!She's saying..."uh, nice slippers, crazy cat lady...now where are the treats?"

Helping out with the beading business...by drinking out of "her" water glass on the desk...it was either that or the toilet!

This tub was a hand-me-down from her bud, Max...it was her favorite place.

Because I thought she might want someone to hang out with, I brought Frankie into the family...she looks like she really loved sharing! haaaaaaa

And then I went and got married and a new brother came to live with us...Brando. She was obviously very welcoming! haaaaaaaaa

In spite of all her wonderful Siamese-ness...she was the sweetest, cuddliest and funniest cat. I'm going to miss her dearly; it's going to be hard now that she's not here to run the house! haaaaaaaaaaaa

13 comments:

  1. Oh I'm so sorry.

    I have a 19-year old Himalayan that is in Stage 4 renal failure. He's also diabetic and we give him insulin shots. He's stubborn and is holding on but we're prepared for the inevitable and I'm just miserable about it.

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  2. OMG, Jen! Your Coco and Frankie are like my Casey and Max! I am a Siamese mama too! I am so sorry about Coco. These little critters are really like family. It's nice to see pictures of your beautiful girl. I know she will be deeply missed.

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  3. Goodbye sweet Coco, you seemed to be a lovely girl and a beautiful one too. A new star in the sky.
    Thank you dear Jen to share with us these photos of your beloved baby. All my thoughts are for you and her tonight.

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  4. Jen, I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye. I still miss my beloved pets that brought me so much love and joy ... unconditional ... all of it! I still haven't been able to see the movie or read the book Marley and Me because I miss my Labrador. They are so much a part of our lives for the little bit of time they are with us.

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  5. so sorry to hear about Coco.
    certain animals come to us just when we need them most..and stay for a while longer..
    i have the duplicate of Frankie..Gram love him and his funny blue eyes

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  6. Ah Jenn, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Coco. I know you will miss her greatly..what a fun time you guys had together!
    Jeanette

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  7. Thank you for sharing Coco's story, her photographs certainly brought a smile and belly laughs to me!

    I am sorry for your loss, take care keep all the great memories.

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  8. Good byes are so hard when our furry friends go. Coco looks like she had a wonderful life. I'm sorry for your loss of such a good friend.

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  9. Thanks to all of you for your kind and loving words...being a cat mom is hard sometimes, but it's always worthwhile. :)

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  10. So sorry, Jen. Looks like she had a wonderful life w/ you. So sweet that you had all of those sweet pictures of her... many memories.

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  11. Sorry to hear about Coco, Jen. You shared wonderful memories and pictures, what a cutie Coco was!

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  12. Hello Jen, Sweet memories of your fur-baby. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments.

    Emanda
    Artemisia's Studio

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  13. so very sorry... it is always hard to do, but they cannot talk and we are honour and love bound to do right by our fur-babies... she will be with you - and those are some wonderful pictures...

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