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This journal is written by Kuma (Felis catus) and Kuma's owner Y (homo sapiens). We have moved from Japan to Australia in 2011.


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2016-03-30 01:23   Mittan

Y (Kuma's owner)

Today, I will write about Mittan, our female ginger cat.

Mittan was a stray cat. She is a small cat and has a bent short tail and short legs. Her coat is a bit longer than ordinary cats. Her coat on her tummy almost reaches the floor and it makes her legs look shorter than they are.


When she is running, she looks like a cartoon character of fast forwarded films. Her short legs make her look funny. I like to watch her running. Someone said that she must be a Munchkin cat, but I don't think she is. Her legs are shorter than normal cats, and longer than Munchkin cats.

People who know about cats well think that Mittan is a male cat, because most ginger cats are male. I don't remember the scientific reason, but it is related to DNA.

Her favorite things are playing with a ball and chasing small insects. Sometimes, I hear the noise of a ball rolling on the floor in the middle of the night. The first time I heard that noise, I was very scared. I thought somebody had sneaked into my house.

For her unfortunately, she is an indoor cat, so she doesn't have much chance to see insects. Actually, I don't want her to catch insects, except mosquitoes and flies. There are lots of mosquitoes around here and I want her to catch them. If she catches mosquitoes, it would be a big help but she doesn't.

"Common, Mittan! Why don't you catch the mosquitoes?"

Cats are cats, they don't care what we say.

She has a special ability for opening sliding doors. When I was at home alone, I heard the noise of the sliding door on the upper floor being opened. It made me really surprised and I thought somebody had come into my house again. I wonder how many times she has scared me.

She has scared me a lot, although she is easily scared. She is very timid, and she doesn't like anyone who she is not familiar with. And of course, she doesn't like the vet or vacuum cleaners.


She had a vaccination last month, so she won't have to see the vet for at least one year. I think she is happy now.

According to Japanese legend or rumour, a cat that has a bent tail brings luck. I usually don't believe in legends but O.K. I will. I'll hope that she will bring luck someday.

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