Summer Striped

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Meow, mom put Mr. Blue into 押入れ=oshi-ire, Japanese-style closet in the bedroom before vacuuming there. So we never have 梅雨寒 anymore, thanks and see you next winter. After cleaning, laundry and futon hanging, she walked to a nearby hair salon. Twice a week, and turn to horsey riding again? No problem, I also enjoyed dancing with Mr. Michelangelo between your hands holding a rein.

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Shore Softness

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Great to see you again, Princess Maria. Mei-Shun tried walking on Tuesday, dancing with you today to rebuild her weakened muscle. Oh, field soil has been replaced by gray sand friendlier to your legs. Perhaps the same for riders, felt like stepping on a beach. Shall we put on swimsuits next time? It reminds her of childhood summer vacation when she enjoyed bathing at 玄界灘.

Joy of Walk: 1

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Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine this morning. Young rice paddies welcomed her who led the way weeks before when both 山櫻 and 染井吉野 cherry blossoms flourished in the garden. A pheasant guy was claiming his territory over watered green, yet never seen even in silhouette. Clear sunlight sometimes reached her hair with no cap. A bit itchy on thighs.

Warm Wind

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Purr, I love morning sunlight here. As seasons flow, it began to enter this glass door toward eastern verandah. Mom often opens it to take photos of a gingko tree grown in our backyard. Once cut at the height of her waist on the 1st floor, it has already reached to her eyes. “He covers you when seen from a car dealer across a private lane”, she says. I’m rather interested in a pigeon house visible thorough his green leaves.

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March Meow

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I made it on the 1st day of a month, purr. My new restroom was installed behind a TV stand in the living room. Mom one day found (or heard) a pool there when nothing but power cables were curled on the floor. She first spread a few potty pads, failed and succeeded. Her second choice was a tray for dogs of my size. Then dad helped her with a nice piece of advice to put some of kitty litter on it.

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Fluffy Friends

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Meow, it is quite windy today. Mom canceled a reservation at her horsey riding club, changed it into tomorrow. Freezing outdoors, warm indoors thanks to Mr. Blue before dawn and after dusk, sunlight during daytime. I feel dry in throat, drink a lot of water. That works as treatment on my muffler, while mom started to use a new bottle she purchased at a hair salon.

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2022 干支

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Lesson by Master Bando resumed from today. Oh, she kept new 舞扇=fan used in kabuki dance for Mei-Shun and Ms. S; the former ordered one with abstract design of 寅=tora, the 3rd of 12 Chinese zodiac symbols drawn on, while the latter concrete profile of a handsome tiger. Both are beautiful enough to let them practice 松の寿 and 寿 more respectively.

Peaceful Paws

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Purr, it makes me really relaxed to sleep on mom’s legs. Mom says that she feels the same to take a nap holding me here, instead of going to the bedroom alone. We used to share futon mats there, yet I stopped it for a few years since my nails easily catch towel coverings. Her choice of cushions, blankets and fluffy friends on the sofa would serve not only for my best place but also her longevity.

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Rainy & Windy

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Here we are in a new month on Friday. Mei-Shun visited a nearby hair salon this stormy morning on schedule: even in 5-minunte walk, it is never nonessential or non-urgent for her. Actually, she and mom-in-law share the same person there; to dye regularly with sporadic bangs cut for the former, to cut and curl for the latter. Joy of lovely teacups might follow.

Murky Moon

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Recent wet and cool Obon season taught Mei-Shun that summer is going, autumn is coming. For example, she was really happy to hang futon mats outdoors after waiting as long as 10 days. However, no warmth was left when she brings them in around 17 : 00 — they kept heat within even at dusk a month before. Sunset is getting sooner, sunrise later. More and more sunlight is creeping into rooms.