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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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2016-01-26 10:40   The story of Kuma 1


I think I haven't introduced myself yet. Well, as you know (I suppose) , I'm a cat. My name is Kuma. I was born somewhere and was brought up somewhere. I mean I was a stray cat. One cold day in January, I was rescued by a volunteer who took care of stray cats.


She took my photo and uploaded it to the famous adopting website for cats. I didn't know what was what, anyway several days later I was pushed into a carry bag and got in the car. And then, the place where I arrived was J and Y's house.

I still remember the first month at the house clearly as if it was yesterday. At that time, I was an only cat at home. There was a big cat tree, a big water bowl and a dish for food. Everything was ready for me. I had a full of sense of satisfaction. My new life had started smoothly and happily until the second cat came.


I couldn't understand why my humans decided to adopt another cat. In February, a female cat Kemeko came to the house. At first, I was a little grumpy, but Kemeko was very friendly and my feelings changed. Yes, she had a cheerful disposition and was a lovely cat.


February is the coldest month in Japan. Kemeko and I used to sit on a cushion together and warmed up. We became tiddas (best friends).

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2016-01-23 11:04   The long garden bed project


garden bed

One of my family members J likes woodworking. And Y likes gardening. They discussed and decided on a new project. Well, I think you already got one. It's a garden bed project. They have already built a garden bed and a veggie patch before, but this time they are going to build a long garden bed. Maybe I can also call it a long veggie patch because they are going to grow vegetables there.

garden bed

The shape of the garden bed is uneven, and it looks like gear teeth. It is divided into lower frames and higher frames. The reason they designed this shape it is easy to reach the rear side of the garden bed from where there are no lower frames.

garden bed

Moreover, they can take care of plants while standing. It is tiring to crouch down. And there's one more reason. This reason is special to Australia, kangaroos don't enter the garden bed if they make it higher. If kangaroos really wanted to jump on the garden bed, I think they could do it easily, but I don't think they would.

While they are making it, their imagination has spread bigger and bigger, and they have decided to make additional things. One of the ideas is making a bird's place, putting a water bowl on the garden bed and arranging branches around the bowl. Another idea is making a possum box. The imagination is infinite, the budgets are limited. That is the problem.

The long garden bed project is on.

garden bed

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2016-01-14 08:10   T.Rex Jr.

Y (Kuma's owner)

There are various types of animals that come to my yard. Mostly they are some kinds of birds or marsupials. The reason I wrote "Mostly" is because another type of creature is also coming, reptiles.

The poisonous snakes are one of the dangerous species in Australia, but luckily the reptiles that come to my yard aren't snakes. They are Bearded Dragons. The size isn't so big, between 30 to 40cm from the tip of nose to the tip of the tail. To me, before coming to Australia, a lizard whose size was more than 30cm was big enough, but I got used to the bigger size lizards now.

My friend sees Goannas that grow up to 2.5m in the back yard. Comparing with a Goanna, Bearded Dragon are much smaller and cuter. I gave them a nickname " T. Rex Jr.".

T. Rex Jr. is mild-mannered and has no wariness. Even if I walk in front of him, he doesn't care. My neighbour said they eat fruits from hands. It was surprising because the impression of their stern face and eating fruits doesn't match. On cold days of winter, they enjoy sunbathing. They are as still as ornaments. I sometimes see them on the driveway when I come home. Even though the car comes in front of him, he doesn't move. So, I get out of the car and say "Excuse me, Mr T.Rex Jr., would you move, please?"

He is tough-looking but peaceful. I love the gap between his looks and characteristics.

Eastern bearded dragon

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