Thursday, February 1, 2007

Coco Opens the Door

This is Coco, my 6 month old Siamese kitten. We found him in November, wandering around lost in our neighborhood, and since nobody claimed him we finally ended up keeping him. At first our other cat Cleo couldn't stand him, but in less than a week they became inseparable. Cleo even grooms Coco as though he were her baby.

What we didn't know when we took him in was just how smart he is. Usually the two cats sleep in the kitchen, which worked out quite well until one night Cleo decided to stay out partying all night. We left Coco in the kitchen with the door closed as usual and went to bed. In the middle of the night I was suddenly awoken by something attacking my feet, and I looked up to find Coco playing on the bed, which is really annoying when you're trying to sleep.
I thought Jesús had let him out because he was meowing or something and I was tempted to let him stay, but he wouldn't stop jumping around so I put him back in the kitchen and closed the door. In morning, much to our surprise, we found Coco sleeping in our bed, curled up between the two of us. We figured he felt lonely without Cleo and came looking for company. We realized that we have one smart cat on our hands who had learned to open the door all by himself (If you want to see him in action just go here). He even opens the door to the stairs when I go down to the laundry room and follows me downstairs. Now we have to put two chairs up against the door to keep him in at night.


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