Koko & All Ball
Koko the gorilla lived in the San Francisco Zoo and she was lonely. She knew how to use sign language, so she asked for a cat. The zookeepers gave her a stuffed cat. That's not wanted she wanted, though...she wanted a REAL one! Finally, on her birthday, Koko got a real kitten. She named him All Ball, and he was a grey manx kitten. Koko took care of All Ball just like he was a baby gorilla. Koko groomed All Ball. They played and cuddled together all the time. Sadly, All Ball was hit by a car and killed about six months later. Koko signed words like "bad", "sad", "frown" and "cry". When Koko felt better, she got a new kitten and named her Lips Lipstick. Since then, Koko has had more kittens, including Smoky, Miss Black and Miss Gray.