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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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2016-06-01 10:32   My beloved Kemeko

Y (Kuma's owner)

I've written about the three cats that I have now, but I haven't written about two cats that already passed away. I think I'm going write about a cat named Kemeko that passed away from cancer in 2012.

Kemeko was a female cat. I called her Kemekeme. She was a stray cat. When she was weak and fell down on a street, a high school student found her and took her to the vet. I heard that Kemekeme was almost skeletal. After she was rescued, she put on weight and became a healthy cat. A high school student saved her life.


One of her characteristics was a deep attachment to food. I think that that is because she was starved for a long time.

She was a very friendly and amiable cat. Every time someone visited our house, she rushed to the front door. She was talkative and loved to meet new people.


Her hobbies were licking humans and other cats. Honestly, it was a bit annoying to be licked for a long time. She used to lick other cats' heads too long, and she made them look as if they had set their heads with a pomade. My friend's husband liked her and always put her on his knees. He didn't care about being licked, so she could lick him as much as she wanted.

When we moved from Japan to Australia, we had to send our cats to the quarantine shelter. They stayed there for one month to check their condition.

One day, my husband and I went to the quarantine office in Sydney to meet our cats. It was a big facility and we were looking for our cats. Then I heard a familiar meow. It was Kemekeme. She found us before we found her. We both cried for joy. Kemekeme and the other three cats looked fine. After two or three weeks after the meeting, they came to our house.


Kemekeme looked happy in our house. She got along well with the other cats. As usual, she licked the other cats' heads and ate a lot of Aussie cat food. She liked to watch colourful Aussie birds from the balcony. Maybe she wanted to catch them.

Unfortunately, the happy days didn't last long. One day, she stopped eating. That was unbelievable. The cat that loved eating lost her passion to eat. I had a bad feeling. We took her to the local vet and the vet recommended that we take her to the specialist. She passed away when she was in the specialist hospital on 22nd of September, 2012.

I became lonely as there was nobody here to annoy me. Nobody came to the front door when I got home. She was an ordinary cat but a special one to me. Even if I have chance to have a new female cat, I wouldn't use the name Kemeko. This name is only for her.


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