Sat. Jul 09, 2011
In Memory of Coco, 1992-2011
At the beginning of this year, our home contained six souls. Now we’re down to four. In January, we lost Bosco, and last night, we had to put Coco to sleep.
Coco was our “special” kitty. He was a bit slow, not terribly co-ordinated, and seemed to lack some basic kitty skills. But he had a good heart.
When we adopted two kittens in 2007, I figured Bosco would be their “mentor,” and Coco would want nothing to do with them. Turned out to be the opposite, as I watched Coco deliver positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement to the young ones, who would curl up with him to share a sun spot.
Coco and Bosco grew up together, so when Bosco passed in January at the age of 19, we knew Coco might soon be joining him. But it happened so fast, He faded quickly over the course of just a few days, to the point we could not let his pain continue.
And there are four souls in our home who are a bit lost today.