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.







8 comments:

  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.
    ~GG

    “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.”

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    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???

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

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

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

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

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