Chako – a quiet update

For those of you who have followed Chako over many years, it appears she is finally nearing her end.

She’s as comfortable as possible, with blankets covering her, and a bowl of food. But she’s no longer eating.

She returned to my neighbor’s house where she feels the safest I think. She’s resting quietly.

Here are posts about Chako over the years.

It’s amazing for a stray to have lived this long.

Happy New Year 2022

I hope 2022 brings everybody peace and happiness. And that life starts returning to normal for everybody.

Happy Year of the Tiger 2022 (Reiwa 4)

Here are some sunrise walk photos this morning.

The sun is just starting to rise, and you can see a crescent moon.
First cat encounter of the new year. Night Mode handled this dark scene very well.
Mt. Fuji and the Sky Tree, seen from the Nakagawa on this clear January 1st morning.
Zooming in on Mt. Fuji.
The Sky Tree at sunrise.
First sunrise of 2022.
Taking in the morning glow on New Year’s Day.
Water break.
By any chance, do you happen to have any snacks?
Meeting a friend. There were lots of people out looking at the first sunrise of the year.
This woman really loved Pao. She declined to take him home with her though.

Pao takes refuge from wind storm under blanket

Pao was scared of the very strong winds outside last night. We had a gale advisory. He ran to us and didn’t want to go away. This is a photo of him taking refuge under the blanket as I’m going to bed. It seemed cute.

He didn’t bark all night. But he was still up until at least 2 am anxiously sitting next to my bed staring at the window curtain, and occasionally going downstairs to check on the windows and doors.

Before going to bed he hid next to my chair in the office. He didn’t object to being patted on the head last night. Usually he doesn’t like that unless he’s lying down.

Pao’s 2nd birthday

We had birthday cakes for Pao and his two sisters, Komachi (formerly known as Saran, who lives in the house in front of mine) and Anchiru (who lives next door). They all turned two years old on Friday.

It took Pao about 20 minutes to eat his. Komachi, otherwise known as the “snack recycling center,” took about five seconds to finish hers. Anchiru just had the biscuit part of the cake and is waiting for Hide-san to come home to gobble down the rest. Pao is the pickiest eater of the three siblings.

Two years is about 20 years in human years so I guess they’re not puppies anymore.

I hate to admit it, but Pao actually had the best manners while waiting for and eating his cake.

Kogita-san and Komachi
Yoshida-san, one of her relatives, and Anchiru
Getting Pao’s birthday cake ready
Pao is definitely interested – is it something to eat? Something to destroy?
Time for cake?
Interesting. Though he wouldn’t eat the strawberry. He did clean up the floor though.
Let’s do that again on my next birthday!