by Lois Betterton
Ten years ago I spotted a very unusual kitten at my vet's office. I noticed that she had unusually long arms and legs, a full plumed tail, and her coat glowed a rich chocolate brown in the sunlight. After passing by the vet's window for several days, I adopted this unusually-coated cat and named her Cocoa (her nickname is Puff, which she seems to prefer).
She's extremely affectionate with me, is very shy with strangers, and doesn't socialize well with her other two feline housemates.
Her gorgeous fur is silken and she sheds in dark fluffs. Still, she's a great companion and is quite vocal...she responds to my voice and even "whispers" when I whisper quietly to her. She's a unique and enjoyable, though quirky, pet.
Now I've learned that she's a York Chocolate Brown...and, coming from New York myself, she's even more special to me.
Here are my other two feline friends. Lydia (Lavender Lilac of the Tropics) is a Snowshoe Siamese acquired from a breeder 12 years ago in Sarasota, FL, and Olivia is a Feline Diva who captivated me at my local vet's office 8 years ago...
Cocoa Puff aged 10:
Hi Lois.. thanks for visiting and sharing. Great name by the way.
If you have more photos and want to upload them feel free to email me.