Her Strategy

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Tora-chan has several safe places to relax on, except for her outdoor bed beside mom-in-law’s living room. It might be one of them, a compressor unit of air-conditioner at next-door the Ys. She seems to choose the best place according to circumstances, not always follow mom-in-law who cannot but welcome her little friend anytime when she rushes into our front door.

Missing You

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Eight years have passed since Mei-Shun’s beloved father started his longest journey. A bit busy in daytime, she made a phone call to her mother living alone in the evening. Yes, mom, it rained 涙雨 during his funeral, left us full of tears before seeing clear sunlight. Oh, look at that 十五夜 moon. She might kindly come up to soothe our mind in spite of rainy season.

Happy Birthday

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It is from me and mom, though daddy Shin is still in the plane to the U. S. right now. That means he sees two birthdays this year, doesn’t it? Mom practices Japanese dance after taking care of me. All right, go ahead. I’ll stay here not to make you panicked at losing me, while to keep quiet.

Meow, are you going to take a nap? Let me join on your futon mat. Purrrr …

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Nose Covering

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Purr, it’s cooler today. Mom, sit down on the sofa. She brought my summer bed from upstairs, but my best place is here — on her legs. You put on cotton dress, make it the most comfortable. Maybe due to temperature change, I’ve got my nose running. Not downward but upward a little. Mom always worries about it, asks me if it is all right. Pas de problème, just let me use paw gloves.

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Never Read

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This is my intention. Mom shouldn’t have left me alone. She tries to bend down on newspapers even after coming home. No, you cannot, hiss! Brush me, look at me eating and hold me. That’s it, purr. It is cool today, a bit freezing for me. I had to stay in the restroom twice in the morning. Now it’s getting better. Meow, what’s this blue one? Iris, you went out to see them at 乙戸沼 Park.

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Last Princesses

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It does not mean to say good-bye but hello. So she is the youngest among the Yellow Card. Her closest sister moved into a vase throne with sweet pea maids of honor. And another princess in our garden has finished her performance, gives her kimono little by little to a friend still asleep at her feet. The latter is called 姫空木=hime-utsugi, also a princess to put on white dress early in May.

Full Bloom!

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Just beautiful, isn’t she? Our garden princess has made her pink dress shining more and more day by day to reach this goal. Rain, gale or even storm cannot hurt her beauty. Speaking of which, Mei-Shun’s mother told her younger daughter the other day that Queen Peach, mother of our princess, looks deteriorating these days. So they also have life expectancy while alternation of generations has been firmly established.