A kitten named Coconut

My new siamese kitten, Coconut sleeping in the curtains like a hammock!

It’s been a great week! sorry for the late post!


I hung out with my friends D & J, who I haven’t seen in person for 6 months! We wore masks and did a distance visit. His birthday was last month, so I brought a present, and it was a blast! It was like we picked up where we left off last time. We’ve kept in touch over texting, but it’s just not the same as visiting in person. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, I wouldn’t have reconnected with old friends, family and new friends. It took this awful situation to show how much I miss people in my life. While my socializing is mostly limited to Facebook, I’m grateful to have it.


Coconut in the cat carrier on the trip home. Born June 13th.


For a few months, I’ve been looking for a new cat. My preference was a kitten or year old Siamese or Bengal kitty. This year was the only time we’ve only had one cat in the house. For the past 8 months, our tuxedo cat, Lucy has been the queen. Until now. Meet Coconut!

Lucy has only been on the main floor once since last Monday. She saw the kitten in the cat carrier, ate her canned cat food for dinner. She gave us a look that said “we need to talk about this later” as she ate. Lucy went upstairs after.

Later that night as I went to bed, Coconut climbed up my bed, which is a good 3 feet from the floor! And curled up by my hip. This is pretty amazing considering that she is all of 8oz, and smaller than a shoe.

Yay! We got a box cat!


Coconut is playing with everything as she explored the house. Giving squeaky mews as wanted company as she crawled into any gap she could fit into. Everything was a toy, including our toes and fingers. When hungry, she jumps onto my lap and attempts to burrow into my shirt. She’s a ball of energy.

On Tuesday night, i visited with my cousins and grandfather via zoom. I wrote about my grandpa in this post: https://theunknownreillyblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/not-a-eulogy-a-letter-of-hope/

It was Gumpa’s birthday turning 92! My cousins set up a zoom meeting so we could see each other. Gumpa is doing better since I last visited him a couple months ago when he got out of the hospital! My amazing uncle and my cousins have been taking care of him during this time. I got to see my cousin R for the first time in a long time on zoom because he is stuck in Canada due to the borders closing to covid. We haven’t had a family gathering since last year, and it was so nice to catch up. I feel like I took my large family network for granted. I’m so thankful to have them, and if it wasn’t for this personally challenging year plus covid, I would not have realized this. I appreciate them for being in my life.

On Tuesday night, I discovered that Coconut had fleas. 😦

Coconut attacking this art piece cage.


My mother and I gave Coconut a bath, since Coco is too young to administer the flea medicine, advantage. This wasn’t hard to do as Coconut was compliant with us as we rinsed her with lukewarm soapy water. The poor kitten had so many fleas 😔. After we rinsed the soap off, we dried her with dry towels, then blankets. It helped that it was another hot day. As a result, I had to wash all my sheets, some clean clothes, and to vacuum the house. The vacuuming was necessary before discovering my kitten had fleas, as Coconut managed to track every speck of dust and dirt out in her exploring. I didn’t mind.

Coconut and me. She loves to get on my shoulders. I need to trim my beard, but Coconut loves to rub against it! …which has meant I’ve had to wash my “fur” to kill any fleas.

Wednesday night, Coconut woke up me in the middle of the night. She was purring, and was licking/nibbling my chest. She found my man nipple 🤣, and tried to “milk” it by biting it. Needless to say this didn’t work, and woke me up from the combination of velvet fur ticking me, her squeaky meow, and the jolt to my sensitive areas, lol.

Maximum cuteness in a Kleenex box, ready to play. I cut the box open so she could get in.


I had a therapy appointment, and I introduced Coconut to my therapist. I haven’t met her in person yet, as all our appointments have been over zoom. I do them at my PC with an old school webcam and headset setup. Right on cue, Coconut sat up and turned around to look at the camera. I have a feeling Coconut will be a sociable cat too!

That therapy appointment went well. Thanks to all the socializing this week, I was able to see I’ve made progress in therapy. I haven’t felt so at peace with my life in years. I’m not perfect, I’ll always have things to work on, and my life could be better, but it is what it is. I’m okay with that for now. (Note: for anyone in therapy, or considering it, do not be afraid to talk about anything with your therapist. They can’t read minds. You really can talk about anything. So, say whatever is on your mind if you don’t know what to talk about. It may lead to a break through!) Coconut proceeded to climb all over me, on top of my chair, and attacking my headset. It was pretty funny. She settled down and took a nap on my lap.


A blur due to Ms Coconut. Wished a good friend happy birthday on Friday. It’s been a few months since we last visited, but should catch up soon.

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