Q: Why is Coco writing a blog?
A: Coco would like to share her experiences becoming a shelter cat and later finding a wonderful new forever home. She wants to share what she has learned: That, during life’s most difficult times, unimaginably wonderful things can happen.
Q: Why does Coco talk about a light at the end of the crinkle tunnel?
A: That’s a cat expression, similar to the saying, “There’s light at the end of the tunnel.” It’s another way of saying that truly wonderful things can happen during life’s darkest times.
Q: Coco sounds very serious. Is she always like that?
A: Oh, no . . . Coco loves having fun and being silly. Sometimes she dashes madly through the house!
Q: So Coco is a Shelter Cat?
A: Yes. Coco was moved between several shelters before she was adopted into her forever home.
Q: What kind of cat is Coco?
A: She is part Siamese. That means she doesn’t meow quite as much as a full Siamese (unless it’s breakfast time).
Q: What is Coco’s favorite food?
A: Fancy Feast!
Q: How old is Coco?
A: She is about 8 years old.
Q: Where is Coco’s favorite napping place?
A: Her crinkle tunnel.
Q: Is Coco an indoor cat?
A: Coco was allowed to explore the outdoors for the first time in her new forever home. Her Guardian escorts her on back yard walks every day, and Coco never wears a leash. Coco has earned roaming rights in three neighbors’ back yards. She has learned about squirrels, songbirds, crows, and mule deer. (She already knew about dogs.)
Q: How did Coco learn her tricks?
A: The Daughter teaches her, using the technique of clicker-training (making a clicking sound during the behavior to be repeated). Of course, one must always follow each well-executed trick with a treat!
Q: Is Coco writing a book?
A: Yes. She would like to have her story published when it’s finished.
Q: Can Coco really type?
A: Well, she proofreads her story (a work in progress). Her Guardian’s daughter does the typing.
Q: Can Coco come to visit schools?
A: Coco doesn’t like to travel in cars — it makes her worry that she’s being taken back to a shelter. But she is working on making some videos as her way of saying hello.