Depends on Diet

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Meow, mom looks delighted after checking numbers on a scale. She makes it a rule to weigh herself with an empty stomach and good perspiration from horsey riding. Are you kind followers interested in mine? It is not weight but a place to take a nap which I care. Mom has to hold me on her legs first, then I squeeze onto warmed-up sofa. Oh, Mr. Kura-maru, please do not occupy my bed.

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Joy of Gingko

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Meow, dad declared to resume weight control. He went on a business trip to Toyama the other day, brought home one of mom’s favorite sweets called 銀杏餅. Written in Chinese letters, they have taken it as icho-mochi so far. However, this wrapping paper taught them that it is ginnan-mochi. Either will be all right, just enjoy giving all left to mom.

Purr …

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Joy of the Sea: 2

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Meow, mom told me Mr. Ichiro, a steller sea lion kept at Aquamarine Fukushima looks like me when sleepy. Do you kind followers agree with her? More rare species is Mr. Kura-maru, only one ribbon seal in the world who stays in such an artificial environment. A fluffy image of him joined me and Mr. Junto on the sofa. I’m generous enough to allow boys taking a nap with me, purr.

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Dance, Dance,

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And dance, mom, only 3 weeks are left until you perform 恋の手習い on the stage. You went out for a lesson at Master Bando’s place in the morning, came back early in the afternoon. Futon mats are sunbathing in southern verandah where Princess Cymby, her younger sister and Mademoiselle Vert stayed from spring. They came indoors yesterday, expecting flowers in 2 pots in coming next year.

I am the best blossom of course, purr …

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Tricky Moons

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Meow, I heard that tomorrow is the day of “trick or treat?”. Mom is not so much interested in it, while loves to give treats to young friends. They say a full moon will celebrate it as well, yet pretty quietly this year. She took several photos of it recently, including one on 20th from a train. I think her technique is poor, only when compared to my images of course, purr.

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My Day

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Meow, it is a bit cloudy from early in the morning. Mom bought a new futon with lovely coverings, among which she chose this one full of green dinosaurs for the first night. And it is my privilege of course to relax on it in gentle sunlight, purr. After taking a slight nap with me, she left at noon to dance with horseies. All right, I’ll keep a good girl until you come back.

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Blanket Baby

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Meow, mom told me that we would have a new moon tomorrow night. It means lunar September starts giving 朔日, the best day to make a wish to Gods. However, weather forecasts say rain might fall all day long. She therefore visited the nearest shrine by car in this morning, drew two omikuji lots. One was 大吉 or the luckiest for dad, the other 末吉 or the least lucky for herself.

Meatball maker for me

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Joy of Cat

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It’s me who is on the top of mom’s list, purr. She recently purchased a food processor to make my stew smoother in mouth. Thanks, I can eat it more. By the way, meow, who is this red tabby? He lives in a soba noodle restaurant mom and dad visited the other day, sniffed her scarf carefully to recognize me. Well, such an attitude is quite favorable — not too friendly but polite.

Their table set open to a little pond full of goldfish

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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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