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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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2017-05-08 21:59   The Senior cat Mittan

Y (Kuma's owner)

I have three cats and one is a female ginger cat named Mittan. Mittan was a stray cat in Japan and rescued just before euthanasia with her two kittens. People love kittens, they are so cute and lovely. Mitten's kittens were adopted after they were rescued but Mitten had remained. She wasn't a kitten but was very adorable and I and my husband decided to have her at our home.


Nearly eight years have passed since we adopted her. She was young when she came to us, now she is about 10 years old. I sometimes call her Ojochan (young lady) , this is my habit. My husband says she is not young anymore, I know it but I cannot help but call her Ojochan.

So, our ginger lady thinks she is still young too. Usually, commercial cat food packages are printed as Senior Cat food, age 7 plus. Mittan is 10 years old and old enough to be called senior. I give her senior cat food, however she seems not to like it. I don't know how she figures out the difference between cat food for young cats and senior food.


Cats have a keen sense of smell, so that maybe she can smell the differences. My twitter friend suggested me to mix the food, I tried it but rather annoyingly she picked up only the young cat's food and left the senior food. She is pretty good at eliminating food.

The war of wits will be continued.


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