Category Archives: Cat

Essay: Euthanasia for Tomi

One month has passed since I sent Tomi, my female feline companion for the last 18 years, off on her new journey.  She was put to sleep because she was suffering from kidney failure. Prior to her falling critically ill, … Continue reading

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Essay: Euthanasia for Malice

When I first saw on TV at home in France the scenes of the coastal towns and villages in the Tohoku area totally devastated by the massive tsunami immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, I somehow … Continue reading

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Essay: Attention seeker

Taro was a lone and apartment-bound cat. Perhaps for this reason, he demanded much attention in the evening while awake. If I brought work home or tried to write letters, he came to sit right on top of whatever was … Continue reading

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Essay: Midnight hair stylist

One night I dreamed that someone was softly combing my hair. It gave me such a good feeling, as when my mother used to do so when I was a little girl.  But this tenderness did not last too long … Continue reading

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Essay: A Grieving cat

We all have different shades of emotion.  We may feel happy, sad, serene or angry, depending on what situation we are in.  Cats also have feelings.  Do you know how a cat expresses its sorrow when it loses its loved … Continue reading

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