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Coco and the Cat Nap

Updated on July 26, 2013

Once Upon a Time

One day coco the cat was walking down the beach. He looked down and found a dollar in the sand. “who could have dropped this?” he wondered. Coco came across an old wooden pier that he didn’t think had been there before. Being a cat, he was curious. He decided to investigate. Tied at the end of the pier was a small boat with a pirate sail. He walked down the pier. At the end of the pier he noticed there was a small wooden box. It had a sign on it that read, Boat Rides $1.00. Well he was in luck because he had just found one dollar.

 He slipped his dollar in the slot in the wooden box and climbed down into the boat.  Just then a wind came up and filled the sail.  The boat started moving away from the shore.

 He was enjoying his ride till he noticed that the land was so far away that he almost couldn’t see it.  The waves started getting rough. Coco slunk down low in the boat and mewed while looking quite miserable.  Eventually Coco saw that he was approaching an island.

Meeeooooowww
Meeeooooowww

Land Ho

When the boat landed he got out and sniffed the beach. Coco noticed strange smells. He decided to see what was over the dune at the edge of the beach. As soon as he crested the small dune, he was frightened by a large bird.

The bird asked him if he was hungry. Coco was feeling a little nervous. He replied to the bird “Ah, uh, no, that is, I do not eat birds. That is not why I came here, um, Sir”. At this the big bird laughed. He said “Of course you don’t eat birds. We already knew that,  otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to see the boat. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Pierre, and today for lunch we are having fish”. Cocos eyes lit up.

Eeeeeek!
Eeeeeek!

 “Fish? Well glad to meet you Pierre.” “Yes, we always eat fish.” Pierre told Coco. They went down the dune a ways where there were other pelicans, gathered around a bon fire.

Coco was introduced all around.  Then it was time for lunch.  

Lunchtime!
Lunchtime!

After eating 3 fish sandwiches, Coco was much too full to go sailing. So they all sat around the beach singing songs. Each bird had a different song. When the birds had all finished singing, Coco surprised them with a song. When Coco was finished with his song, he yawned.

Paper Moon Production of Coco's Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSYfeI37Y94

Music-Meow Meow Lullaby by Nada Surf

 “I need a cat nap, I guess I had better get sailing.” The pelicans all asked him to stay, but Coco replied, “I can’t stay or I’ll get big and fat.” . They all laughed and said their goodbyes. Coco got back in the little boat and waved as the boat headed back for home. When he finally got home he stretched out for a big cat nap.

The end.

 

The End.
The End.

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    rogue ant 8 years ago

    You are so creative. reading the words, watching the video and listening to the song - such a happy moment for me.

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Thank You, that is an honor coming from you. :D

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    Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

    Very cool and dripping wet with charm! Well done!

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Thanks Cindy. I had the story and wished I could draw well enough to illustrate it. Then it dawned on me, duh, collage the pics. I do that all the time. It worked out to my satisfaction.

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    Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

    This is cool and loved your illustrations!

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you reading my hub.

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    hipriestess4u 8 years ago

    I write short stories too. Loved this one

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Oh my, Thank you. You are most certainly welcome and thank you for your kind comment. :)

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    trish1048 8 years ago

    Beyond purrfect! absolutely adorable, thanks!

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Alas, the only pic that I did not make. But I loved it, and it was so appropriate for the ending. Glad you enjoyed.

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    Sciantel 8 years ago

    I love cats. I loved the pictures. Especially the last one. The seashore with the prints.

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Frieda my love- I have to click into it and watch it full screen. That little video window is too small.

    Janetta- Thanks. I was trying to think what song the cat could be singing and then like, Duh. It hit me like a brick in the head. My daughters favorite bedtime song, and favorite bedtime story (that I have made up so far) both cats! Sometimes I am slow. LOL I have learned it on the guitar too (lamely) it is catchy.

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    Janetta 8 years ago

    I loved your pictures and the video was the best!! Im going to be singing that song all day now...

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    Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

    I am so in love with this hub. I keep watching the video. I've got to stop! great animation in that one. I was wondering about the purring too. I forgot it was at the end of the song. Well worth all the effort you put into this. Beautiful job.

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Thank you. I am glad you traveled to this hub and found something to your liking. :)

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    Aya_Hajime 8 years ago

    Love the illustrations and story. When I was growing up, I used to love this story about an enchanted tree, and every day there would be a new fantasy land on top of the enchanted tree.

    Your story reminds me of that because of the travelling to some place totally unexpected and interesting. You never know what 'new land' and 'new adventures' to expect. Extremely creative. Thumbs up, kudos, and a cat's meow!

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    TC- so very nice of you to drop by on this sunday funday. Glad you like it. :D

    Candie- My daughter is singing it now too. THX!

    Froggy- thank you for hop, hop, hopping over. Comments like this are the cats meow.

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    Andria 8 years ago

    Paper - purrrfectly done I think ... after reading this I'm feline fine. Like the cats whiskers. And the pictures cature the essence of the story!

    Altogether endearing and easily giving a big thumbs up :)

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    Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

    meow meow meow meow meow! One day I'll be bigger!!! Oh, that song will be with me all day!! Wonderful!!

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    treading concrete 8 years ago from Jungle of steel.

    This is beyond sweet.

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    alekhouse- Oh, I can not take credit for any part of the last pic, I had found it online quite some time ago. So........other than that, the visuals were mine, the music was not.

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Jodi- Thanks, I hope I have fixed all the typos, the pics and especially the video took me into the wee small hours of the morning.  I hit publish without even reading it   :O     

    (not a good thing to do!  LOL)

     

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    FP- You must still have plenty of lives left in you. :)

    Alekhouse- Thank you. Yes I did the pics, that and the Video took the longest. Although I cannot take credit for the purring, it is on the song. I could not find a Video of the Song that I liked so I put it to my pics and added the animation.

    Gypsy Willow- I am glad you enjoyed it. I made up the story for my two youngest, it is their favorite. Glad you enjoyed.

    dianacharles- The song is by Nada Surf, I fell in love with it the first time I heard it. When my youngest daughter is all wound up at bed time, this one always does the trick. Sometimes I have to play it twice.

    Triplet Mom- I am glad that you approve. Thank you for your comment.

    G-Ma- I just showed my two youngest the pics that I made for it. Success, they loved them. They laughed and giggled to see their cats in pictures to go with their favorite story. Thanks for supportive comments. I always love it when you stop by.

    ljrc- :D Thanks!

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    Jodi Hoeksel 8 years ago

    Very sweet story and amazing illistrations! You are so talented PM! :)

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    Laura Cole 8 years ago from Michigan

    LOL

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    Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

    Meeeeooowww.......That was wonderful...I Loved it you are so good with the pics also...I have so much to learn...Big smile on my face...Thanks for a good start with this hang-over from the 4th celebration...:O) Hugs

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    Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

    Awesome song and pics. Loved it!!

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    dianacharles 8 years ago from India

    What a sweet song and lovely visuals.Maybe you can do the birds songs too. Who was that singing and purring?

    So they didn't dance by the light of the moon?? ( Edward Lear's..The owl and the pussycat) :)

     

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    Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Wow what a lovely story and clever illustrations, loved it!

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    Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

    Charming story. And the pictures are wonderful! Love the colors. Did you do them? And the video, did you make it? You can really tell you love cats. Me too. The purring at the end of the video was a nice touch. Meow...........

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    Feline Prophet 8 years ago

    Curiosity is killing this cat! :P Very intriguing...

    Nice song!