Friday, August 8, 2014

Now We are Six

Happy Birthday, Coco Chanel!
You didn't arrive in my life on this day 6 years ago. But, my heart was calling out for you. I had started feeding a neighborhood kitty a few weeks before your birthday, and each time I would walk away from him I felt sad. Then, right after Labor Day someone sent to me a photo.
And said that this little kitten needed a home. That email changed my life. I can remember the conversation I had with the woman who was seeking to place her--she explained what a special kitten she was, and that her birthday was 08/08/08. How could I say no?
We'll celebrate again on your "Gotcha Day," but for now, let's think about you turning Six. 
My mother so loved Winnie the Pooh. I think my favorite Pooh album (yes, I had Winnie the Pooh albums) was Now We Are Six. Here is the poem, for Coco from my mama and me:

When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six
now and forever.
 Author: A.A. MilneHappy birthday to my sweet and saucy Coco Chanel. Thank you for saving me.


  1. Awwww... I think my heart just melted. : )
    Happy Birthday, sweet girl. Thank you for saving our friend. We know she will love and cherish your forever and ever.

    “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
    "Yes, Piglet?"
    "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”

    1. Dear Glogirly, Z-girl loves WTP quotes. Loves them. Thank you for leaving that particular one, it is a favorite...and I had a fabulous birthday. Lots of hugs and snuggles and Z-Girl sang to me all day...I think we are kinda like Pooh and Piglet. Did they have to deal with a bunch of other cats, though???

  2. So beautiful! Happy belated gotcha day, Coco Chanel. You sure did gotcha yourself a wonderful forever home. :)

    1. Thank mew Mr. Kevin! I like it here. Well, except for all the other cats.

  3. Awww.... so sweet... hope you had a wonderful BD darling girl! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey Gang!

    1. Thank mew Miss Deb! I felt very special on my birthday!


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