Coco the Community Cat’s Appreciation Party

When Coco’s main-person decided to visit her rellies (Aussie slang for ‘relatives’) in Australia and England for a month, she left Coco in the tender care of all her staff-persons along our end of the street.

Coco’s main-person returned a week ago, (the rellies having been thoroughly visited) and invited all the staff-persons over for wee bit of a ‘do’ on Saturday night as a way of saying thanks.

Music was danced to, nibbles were consumed, drinks were imbibed, (our esteemed hostess makes a mean blueberry martini) and holiday memorabilia shared around to be ‘ooh’ed and ahh’ed over.

A good time was had by all.

There are four main housholds involved, three of which, we discovered last night, Coco has managed to convince to feed her the choicest morsels from their tables, because, of course, she would waste away to a mere shadow of her former self it they didn’t. Perish of the starvations, even!

Mrs Widds and I, heeding Coco’s main-person’s request not to feed her, have valiantly refused to succumb to the blue-eyed bandit’s blandishments.

Which is why I felt a certain sort of moral superiority when listening to the horror stories from those who had fallen from grace:

“As soon as she hears me turn the BBQ on, she’s right there waiting for her share.” … and,  “we tap on our window to let her know we’re home.”

It appears that our specialty, cuddles and a quiet safe place to nap, is enough to keep our place on Coco’s daily dance card secure for a long time to come.


Mirabeau, our house mouse, who wears her heart on ... the outside, has formed an empathic bond with Coco, the Community Cat

Mirabeau, our house mouse, who wears her heart on … the outside, has formed an empathic bond with Coco, the Community Cat


“May I offer you a restorative cup of tea? I hear from the humans that it’s the best cure for ‘the day after’, whatever that means.”

“Erm …”  (burps delicately) “Par’n me … perhaps not at the moment.”

“Le sigh.”

17 comments on “Coco the Community Cat’s Appreciation Party

  1. A cat seems a good thing to share. But keep an eye on its girth: overfeeding isn’t good for them, no matter what they think.

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  2. Jay says:

    This is the best excuse to party I’ve ever heard. Are you sure you aren’t living in a sitcom?

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  3. Sue Vincent says:

    They are hard to resist… my son’s cats are probably community cats… though they apear to have elected him main-lap and feeder.

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  4. catdownunder says:

    Miaou Coco – you have trained those humans well!

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  5. A blueberry martini, oooooh. Now that’s something for me to think about. Coco has a lot of wonderful loving Humans.

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  6. It sounds like Coco was well cared for and is going to continue to visit with the staff. 🙂

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  7. Coco is skilled at manipulation…as I am convinced all cats are. We are their humans, after all.

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