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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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2016-04-06 04:24   Midon

Y (Kuma's owner)

Today, I'll write about our youngest cat, Midon.


My husband and I visited Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) in May 2015. Before we visited there, we looked at the website of AWLQ and checked the details of all the cats. The most important thing that we had to check was the personality of the cats. We wanted to adopt a friendly cat, a cat-friendly cat, because we already had two cats. If they were not able to get along with the new cat, we couldn't adopt a new one. Just imagine if you have to live with someone you don't like. It must be awful. I think cats are the same.

I found a young cat named Homer. On the website, there was a special "Friendly" sign on Homer's photo. I thought this was the cat for us.

Homer was sleeping when we arrived at the shelter. He looked bigger than I had imagined, and he had slightly sharp eyes. Honestly, there were lots of pretty cats. I looked around all the cats and wavered a little. I told myself that Homer was the best cat. Just in case, I made sure that if Homer couldn't get along with our other cats, I would be able to return Homer to the shelter. After filling out some documents, we brought Homer to our home.


The first time our female cat, Mittan, met Homer, she threatened him. She was very angry. Our other cat, Moko, was cautious. Homer wasn't welcomed. However, the three of them had dinner in the same room together that night. It was a good sign.

Eating together

We gave him a new name, Midon. This is the name of my husband's favorite hero of a science fiction novel. Midon is a very cheerful boy and quite friendly. He loves other cats and humans. He was so excited to play with the new toys that the senior cats are tired of. Sometimes, he was too excited and scolded by the other cats. Midon loved to play with Moko's fluffy tail and that caused some trouble. In the first month of Midon's arrival, Moko got angry at him frequently. I was very worried about it.

After one month or more, something that I never thought would happen. Mittan and Midon started chasing one another. Mittan is not young, but Midon's presence made her young and active.

The other cat, Moko doesn't much care about Midon now, but Midon loves to sleep with Moko. And now Moko allows him to sleep beside him. And Midon has stopped playing with Moko's tail. He finally realised that it's not a toy. It's autumn now. It will be getting colder and I think Midon is going to stay close to Moko.

Taking a nap with Moko

Well, I think we made a good decision. The "Friendly" sign was right. Midon is a cute and friendly young boy. I thank whoever it was that put the "Friendly" sign on Midon.

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