I thought I’d introduce you to the other member of the Roversi family!
CoCo came to us from one of my best friends who also had two dogs at the time. We looked after her as a kitten while she went on honeymoon and she was a delight. Many evenings of the two weeks were spent with her laid in my lap while I watched TV so when my friend returned and saw how happy she was, she asked if we wanted to keep her as she felt like the dogs were surpressing CoCo loving side.
Pah! Loving side?! This cat is obviously a bloody good actor because the loving cat we had for those two weeks disappeared and we were left with a moody cat who hates being cuddled and only pays you any attention when she wants something…mainly food!
She did have some good points though as she would sit next to you on the sofa (as long as you didn’t get too close) and did the occasional funny thing that made us laugh. See pictures!
Now we’re in our forever home, we barely see her. She is either out or hidden in the spare bedroom. She graces us with her presence at her meal times and is an annoying pain in the arse until she is fed. Mornings she will jump on and off the bed until we get up an feed her, if she’s hungry. If not, she stays in the cat cave (like a man cave but for cats).
In addition to this, as much as the day Mini R was born was the happiest day of our lives, it was the worst for CoCo. Her quiet, peaceful home was invaded by a small, noisy infant that now likes nothing more than to chase her around and attempt to stroke her (well, it’s more of a smack unfortunately) and pull her tail. Mini R smiles with delight when he sees her. I know when she is at the door wanting to come in as he will exclaim “CoCo” repeatedly and every other cat he sees is a CoCo. His first word was “dat” aka “cat” which he seems to have forgotten now! He runs as fast as his little legs will carry him towards her and CoCo has a look of fright and disgust as she pegs it away from him. Mini R lives in hope that once day he and CoCo will be the best of friends but I’m not getting my hopes up!
CoCo is also known as “CoCo Channel”, “CoCo Butter” and “CoCo Bean” by myself. I’m not a huge fan of her name but it wasn’t fair to change it when she had got used to it. I prefer to call animals normal human names….I had a hamster called Colin at university. If I’d have named her she would probably be have called Shirley or somethin which may have added to her hatred of life.
I don’t want you all to worry about CoCo, I am exaggerating…kinda. She does live a lovely life and is well looked after. She’s just a moody cow…or cat if you like. My husband loves her and refuses to believe she is the ungrateful, bitter bitch that I say she is…but he still thinks she enjoys the hugs her gives her, as her paws push against him trying to keep him as far away from possible and that low, warning rumble is heard from her throat.
Still, it’s nice to have a pet ☺️ One day we will have a pug, but that’s a story for another post.