Stay or Stray

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Mei-Shun sees many baby geckos these days; their parents live outdoors, themselves indoors. So cute they are, so little that easy to be Mikan-chan’s target. When she meows weirdly, it means one has been locked on. If it is on the wall for example, it would be safer yet on the floor — fluffy honey, you do not need to hunt foods. Tora-chan did before to survive in the field.

My Day

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Meow, we also have 秋分 or autumnal equinox, the 4th of 二十四節気 in current season today. Day and night will be the same in length, as my tail got a bit thinner on both side around the base. Mom, please do not worry too much. 2 weeks have already passed since you saw my home veterinarian Dr. O, who said no tick bit me perhaps. Just hold, stroke and brush me up as much as you can.

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Mom’s Mine

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Meow, it is a bit too cool for me these days. Mom said that rainfalls between 4 seasons in our country are all called 梅雨. The most famous one in June is simply named so, while current another 秋霖=shurin or ススキ梅雨=susuki, Japanese silver grass rain. She likes such shifts in an year, has to take good care of me as well. It means to hold me for at least 30 minutes a day. Purr …

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Friendly Tabby

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Hi, Karin-chan, nice to see you at the front door again. He is one of the cats living in the horsey riding club Mei-Shun goes to, often says hello to her asking for dinner crisps. Many other members feed them as well, yet this boy resembles Tora-chan seems to choose her as a last resort. And Shin has a similar friend nearby his office, who is quite like another named Ye-mon.

Cat & Dog

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Oh, Mikan-chan, you are so cute relaxing beside an open window. Such a figure reminds Mei-Shun of the German Shepherd boy her host family in U.K. kept decades before. He always accompanied them for a picnic, yet often got carsick. Coveting fresh air, he put his muzzle into a small, triangle slit to pull Mei-Shun’s backseat belt tightly. His name was … Trump.

Princess Mononoke

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Mei-Shun started to practice above score on Ms. Piano. It is composed by Mr. Hisaishi, Joe following “Nausicaä of Windy Valley” and “Life is Merry-go-round”. These are all used in animated films from Studio Ghibli, one of the most famous such companies as you kind followers might know. Oh, Mikan-chan seems to recommend “Totoro” as well, leaving a hair accessory on mom’s towel blanket.

 

Oh, Hi,

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You are there, baby gecko. When did you cling to Mei-Shun’s sneakers? She drove Shin to the nearest station in the morning, came home and tried to take them off. Then a piece of dried grass started to move. It is dangerous to stay here, Tora-chan might be interested in you. Relaxed on a geranium leaf, you resemble Mikan-chan a little who loves to cool herself down on the floor these days.

Waitin’ for Ms. Cymby to join us, purr.

Good Girl

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Mom told me that we had 処暑=shosho, 2nd of autumnal 二十四節気 on Sunday. Meow, I feel we really did — even if daytime temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius, nighttime has seen under 25. Perhaps that heavy rainfall, suddenly started around noon, brought cooler air as a gift to us. Great to take a nap after surviving a gap between air-conditioned room and outdoors. Purr …

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Let’s Love

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Meow, I need to relax on mom’s legs at least 15 minutes every day. She likes to watch weather forecasting TV on the sofa, so do I because it is the best chance. She calls me cute always, even when I simply drink water? Purr, thanks. “And you too, merely drinking tea”, dad told her. Purrr, thanks a lot on behalf of her, who knows well that he is the only one to give such a sweet comment.

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Oops!

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Oh, no, Mikan-chan, please do not run through a glass slide door open to a verandah. It is a place for green pots and futon mats, not for bare paws like yours. Are you all right? Come to mom. We hear thunder from minutes before, under such a blue sky. However, it took less than an hour to change into grey. Cumulonimbi seem to approach. Well, Mei-Shun wishes a good rainfall after 11 all-dry days.

Mountain Day@dusk