Cat Travel: Neko no Jikan Amemura – Osaka Cat Cafe Part 5

Hi everyone,

This is the fifth part in our Neko no Jikan Amemura series. For those that missed the others click on the respective post number for them: part 1part 2, part 3, part 4.

Today we are focussing on a very interesting cat that we spotted in the cafe first of all hiding away on one of the top shelves!

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Have to admit I had to think of the Gremlins movie when I first spotted him. 😉

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Just like the other cats he too LOVED this box, not surprisingly as we all know how much they love boxes. 😀

But do you see the black cat mother with her kitten logo? This is the logo for one of the main delivery services in Japan. 🙂

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And he sure was adorable!We think that he was a Cornish Rex mix of some kind.

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If you look closely at his fur you can see that he has got very short almost curly fur.

Whatever breed he may be… We really just wanted to stick him in our bag and take him home. Not sure how their Royal Meowjesties would have thought about that though!

Below you can see a map for directions to get to this Cafe. 🙂

More details can be found on their website here. (In Japanese)

We hope you enjoyed the second part of the Osaka cat Cafe – Neko no Jikan and are looking forward to more photos of the resident kitties. 😀

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Healthy From Head to Tail: When to Visit the Vet

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve once again teamed up with our friends from petco to provide you with their Healthy From Head to Tail.

There is something pretty wondrous about welcoming a new animal into your home.
But after you’re done appreciating the newness of the animal, it’s time to make a plan to keep them fit, healthy, and happy for as long as possible. And that plan needs to include a regular schedule with your preferred veterinarian.
Different animals at different stages of their lives need different check-ins with a pet-care provider. Very young animals such as those cute kittens and puppies, for example, probably need to visit the vet more often than adults. That’s because their immune systems are still developing and they must reach certain growth milestones.
But even after they’re fully grown, your animals need you to help them be seen regularly by a vet. To learn more about what those visits look like and what you can do, check out this graphic.

The first post looks at preventative measures:

For further information check out their health page.

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Marc

Guest Star: MEAOW-DESTINY’S CHILD

Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes from Ranjeeta and I am afraid tissues will be required. :(:

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With my son Rhishabh under whose bed Meaow used to sleep

“Sheroo stop it.. come back!!  Don’t chase the cat…!”, I vividly remember admonishing my youngest dog Sheroo, as he used to chase ‘Meaow (a stray cat)’ across my lawn and the vegetable garden for one whole year.  But little did I know that I would end up grieving for him later.

While lazing in the shade and enjoying the few me moments with only my dog by my side, I saw the cat cross my garden, but it was limping badly. I tried to go near it but it got scared and limped away as fast its 3 legs could carry him. According to him I was not to be trusted. Here I was a dog owner, whose dogs never lost an opportunity to chase him. Why should he trust ME of all the people…?

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Then after a month it suddenly happened.  My husband had taken the elder two dogs, JW and Simba out in the garden to play and what do they find…!! A cat (Meaow) sitting bang in the centre of the garden and refusing to get up. He panicked and got the dogs inside not wanting a confrontation between both. We decided to let the feline be and took our dogs to our backyard. After that ‘Meaow’ maybe understood that we’ll not be chasing it away and started resting under the ledge of my kitchen window. I would find him there every day. With the mercury rising to 42 degrees, I decided to keep some water/milk for him to drink, thus started our bonding. Now he wouldn’t run away… either he decided to trust me or he was in lot of pain… either way it suited me fine as I could now feed him food as he had visibly reduced to half of his former self.

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Meaow & Me

After 3 days he allowed me to stroke him and reciprocated back with deep purring, a raised tail and rubbing himself against my legs and back. Gradually I had the courage to cuddle him in my lap and he fitted in purrfectly, as if he belonged there. He was old…! Very old. Must have been somewhere between 15-17 yrs. He had only three incisors left, and his claws were either missing or broken at base. A combination of white, black and vandyke brown, light as a feather and beautiful as hell, he was very unique stray cat in appearance and had longish hair, like a Persian cat with flowing tail… He must have been an extremely majestic and handsome cat in his younger days, and to have survived so many years on streets  as a stray is a wonder… A stray doesn’t normally live up to being this old…!!

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But there was a big problem….!! His leg had started to rot, and he had stopped grooming himself. With a cat it is bad news as cats are obsessive self groomers. He had lost control of bladder and bowels. Old age can be torturous for animals, specifically if they are strays. I took him to vet but his condition only worsened… though only silver lining was  that he would recognize my voice and respond to his name ‘Meaow’, (that I had given him in our 20 days of friendship.) He had placed his full trust in me which was phenomenal, and learnt to ignore my dogs (who in turn had accepted him and had learnt to let him be)… Right from cleaning his wounds, to injections at the vet and having a bath he never objected and let me take care of him. In the mornings he used to rest inside the house and evenings he used to roam my lawn.

Going…Going… Gone

Then suddenly he started disappearing and I had to hunt him out for hours only to find him hiding in drains, or resting under bushed hiding away. His voice has become feeble and it was three days since he had eaten anything, not even water. He would go up till the water bowl, make a herculean attempt, and then walk away deciding not to drink.  He had started to waste away. He couldn’t even walk now, and his leg had rotted refusing to heal. And now came the hardest part… euthanizing him….!! He definitely did not deserve to die in a gutter like an unloved and a forgotten stray…! He deserved better. With all the love and trust between us, he deserved to die with dignity of a much loved pet, cuddled in the arms of his humans whom he loved and trusted in his final moments. And that’s what he got. He crossed the rainbow bridge at 6:30 pm, on the Maha-Ashtami day, on 14th April 2016, cuddled safely in my arms, leaving us all in tears. He’s at peace now and lies buried in my garden’s flower bed, where he often used to sit in his last days, as if he had chosen that spot for himself.

However small was our association (hardly 20days)but you’re being missed terribly Meaow…

If I ever have a cat again, then I want it to be you, so that I could love you more.
Rest in Peace ‘Meaow’.. You deserve it.

Don’t forget out to check Purrfectpawesomefurrytales for more stories.

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Marc

Two Red Cats 14 – Princess of the fort

One of the favorite games of Lily and Vitali is the fort” where they basically compete for the right to stay under a large inverted pot. Vitali has dug an entrance, but Lily does not grant him NEVER to enter the fort.

Video bonus: Lily and Vitaly playing the fort game.


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Oliver: My new favourite place in the whole wide world

Hi everyone,

It’s your favourite Tuxedo cat in the world! ; )

Oliver: So you are wondering why I look so comfy on this red blanket? 😀

Oliver: Well… there is something hidden underneath… something that makes this blanket 10 thousand times better than before…

Oliver: Yes! It’s a purrfect pet remedy heat pad which is keeping me nice and warm. 🙂

Nubia: Silly brother used to sleep on the humans black box… PlayStation I think it’s called… Completely contorting himself…

Oliver: Indeed! Those times are gone thanks to this heatpad. 😀

Oliver: I might even head butt and allow cuddles by the humans while on this. 😉

Oliver: Just not too much…. Or…. it’s LEGS time!!!!

Nubia: If you don’t behave I’ll have your heated bed. :O

Oliver: What! NO!!!!!! I’ll be nice. <3

Oliver: See I am behaving… just don’t take this away from me. 😮

Nubia: But Oli… it’s almost summer?!?

Oliver: So?!? We cats like it WARM all year around… YOU should know that being a cat too… 😛

Nubia: Well… if you’d let me on the blanket… and join you…

Oliver: NO WAY!!! This is MINE.

Nubia: Pffft…. I’ll get the humans to get me my own.

Oliver: Anyway this is the purrfect pet safe heated pad and it’s not just good for heat addicted cats like me but especially great for mother cats, the elderly and of course breads such as sphynx and oriental that like it warm anyway. 😀

Nubia: It even comes with a handy car adapter should you want to take it out for a journey with one of us.

Oliver: To get your paws on one of the pawesome heat pads head over to the Pet Remedy website and as my sister pointed out should you want to use it for a car journey don’t forget to grab an extra car adapter. 😀

Further product Details:

  • With 12v AC electronic adaptor plug
  • BSAVA  approved and recommended
  • Gently brings body mass temperature up to around 39 degs C
  • Maintains optimum temperature
  • 42cm x 38cm x (16.5” x 15”)
  • Ideal for all mammals young or old
  • Only 15 watts so cheap to run
  • Safe to leave on constantly
  • With 2 integral thermostats for extra safety
  • Protective sheath on cable to prevent chewing
  • Wipe-able pad
  • Suitable for use in pet bed, whelping and carry baskets
  • Cable can be disconnected to feed through basket
  • Generous 2.7m of cable

Nubia: We’ve tested it for the last few months and Oliver certainly has slept on it All night and even between meals!!!!

Oliver: Are you trying to say I am lazy?!? 🙁

Nubia: Possibly… But certainly the purrfect tester for this product! 😮

Signed by,

His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief
&
Her Meowjesty Queen Nubia the Disturber of Peace

Purrsday Poetry: Cats

Hi everyone,

Please find below the latest entry in Purrsday Poetry by Brianna Dawn:

Cats

be like the cat
taking all of those balled up strings of nerves
unwinding them, picking them apart
until they’re an even larger mess of
disorganized chaos
but at least you tried to take it apart
with just a little fun
and afterwards you can
lazily sleep in the sun

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written by Tiny Fawns (Brianna Dawn)

If you would like to enter your own poems for Purrsday Poetry don’t forget to email info@katzenworld.co.uk

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Dirk on a roll with Catkins Feather Roller

Fellow cats, I don’t want to make you (too) jealous, but check out my new toy! It’s made of straw and feathers and brings out the inner wildness 😉

My mom likes to throw it around the house for me to chase which is sort of fun. The roller has a rattling noise inside and that makes me really curious. Though honestly, I’m mostly intrigued by the straw and feathers. It’s one of those toys that’s worth taking a break from napping for.

You can sort of play football with it and run around the house. I like rolling around with it all over the floor and giving it some good kicks.

Just look at me, I’m on a roll!

Yeah, so I look kind of silly rolling around the house like this, but who cares. After playing with it I always like to lick the feathers, as I would with an actual prey (if only……)

So, this is a cool toy: I can kick it around the house and then it makes this funny rattling noise, I can really grab the straw with my nails and give it a good kick and finally when I’m tired of all that I can chill with it and lick the feathers 🙂

About the author:

Karen is originally from the Netherland, but now lives in London with her husband and their cat Dirk. She works as a cat sitter for Cat Care London. 

Dirk is a very loving and lovable cat and he loves everyone! First thing he wants in the morning is having lots of cuddles (yes, even when breakfast is ready and waiting).