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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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2016-09-22 04:15   Free Accommodations for Wild Birds

Y (Kuma's owner)

My husband and I love birds. We made four nest boxes last year and put them up in the trees in the yard.

bird nest

We didn't expect the birds to use those nest boxes last year but it may be they will use the boxes this year. I have seen a pair of Pale-headed rosella come and peek into the nest box several times. I wanted to tell them how good those boxes are.

bird nest

The box has a one bedroom with a stylish circle shaped entrance. The nest box is a simple design and it's in harmony with nature. The walls are made of natural timber with no artificial chemicals and there are some tiny holes to get fresh air. The location of this nest box is high enough to prevent an attack from predators. There are nice branches around the nest box and they are very convenient to take a rest. When your kids leave the nest, these branches would be a nice place to practice flying.

a water bowl for wild birds

The water bowl which is always full of clean water is under the tree. You can enjoy taking a bath anytime you want. You don't need any rent fee or deposit. It's completely free.

We are looking forward to your visit.

bird nest

| | Category Birds

2016-09-20 21:53   The big change in the small town

Y (Kuma's owner)

In 2013, my husband and I moved to the house where we live in now. At that time, this town was just a small country town that had a population of about 5,500. We loved small towns, so this town was the perfect place to live. We sometimes saw kangaroos in the mornings. I liked seeing them hopping in the yard.

However, there was a plan to develop this town. I didn't know about it and I was surprised. One day, some workers started tree felling and leveling the huge area near the centre of the town. It was a place that had many cattle. The scenery changed dramatically.

I heard there was a plan to build a new school, a small shopping area and a residential area. One the opposite side of the town, they are developing another area for industrial purposes. The town seems to be getting bigger.

Honestly, I feel in a complicated state of mind. Since the construction has started, I rarely see any kangaroos. I'm disappointed, I really am. However, it's not all bad. The new shopping area will be the closest one to my house. It must be convenient. I want nature and I want a convenient life. Yes, I know I am greedy. These two things are incompatible. I'm wondering if there are any good ideas.

| | Category Misc.

2016-09-18 08:42   Pulling Paper Tissues

Y (Kuma's owner)

Human beings have hobbies. Everybody does. But please don't be convinced that human beings are the only creatures that have hobbies.

I have three cats and one of them is young. His name is Midon. He was named after my husband's favorite novel's main character. He is full of energy and has plenty of time to play. He loves toys and plays a lot. Therefore, he will get tired of toys soon. I think he has been looking for something exciting, and he found one. That was a tissue box.


One day, he pulled a paper tissue from the box. I couldn't understand why but he thought it was lots of fun. Once he found something fun, he would repeat it again and again. Then I noticed that he was playing with paper tissues so excitedly and there were some wrinkled paper tissues on my desk.

Since then, pulling paper tissues is his hobby.

Looking at him playing excitedly is pleasant but I didn't want to waste paper. I had to take measures for it and I turned a tissue box upside down. I hope that he won't find out how to replace a box which is upside down.

I have seen some YouTube videos in which cats are playing with toilet paper. Midon might find toilet paper someday. Maybe it's just a matter of time.

I want him to have fun and a happy life without pulling papers.

| | Category Cats