Coco Chanel the Siamese Kitten
by Dielda de Jager
(BRITS, South Africa)
Hallo to all my fans! (Siamese Kitten)
On April the 18th my fiancee and I went to our local SPCA to adopt a kitten after we lost our 15year old baby. At the very first cage there was a siamese starring at me and I couldn't resist entering the cage and picking her up.
I told my fiancee this is the one, there was no need to continue the search but he insisted in visiting all the stray kittens. At last he asked me which one - and I said I told you - the first one.
We completed the forms and the SPCA had to visit our home on the Monday before we could take her home. On Tuesday I called the SPCA because no one visited our home yet. They explained that their inspection van was in for service and that they would visit us on Thursday since the Wednesday was a public holiday. The Thursday afternoon we already decided on a name - Skye. But no inspection van had visited us yet.
I drove to the SPCA on Friday only to get the worst news EVER! Skye passed away on Tuesday evening. Heart broken I asked them to phone me as soon as a siamese kitten came in.
Four weeks later I got the call...a siamese kitten was adopted and returned again to the SPCA and she is mine if I want her. I took leave from work and drove right then and there to pick her up. I named her Coco :) a shy, drawn back, most relaxed kitten.
Today I decided to get the details from the SPCA and to call the previous owner to thank him for taking the time to bring her in and told him how she changed my life. And then the shock waves moved through my body as my brain did the calculations...Coco is ACTUALLY Skye! He adopted her on the Tuesday when a volunteer worked at the SPCA since everyone was on leave and the SPCA thought it was best to tell me she died to cover their mistake. He returned her because she was naughty and he could not control her...NOT the Coco I know!
I am not going to take any action against the SPCA - I am just so thankful Coco found her way back to me. My question is, although my heart knows the answer, could it be that Coco chose me that day? Could it be that she knew the previous owner would take her back to the SPCA if she was too busy and naughty...And did she know that her mom was right there, waiting for her?