Neko Sanctuary

About cats, and persons who love cats.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Neko-Sanctuary Chronicle 5:Era of persecution

Now, I have to write about the era of persecution to the Neko-sanctuary.
Hateness is scary, and the voice of bad people is louder than good ones.

The first course of persecution to the Neko-sanctuary was occurred from an vacant plot near the gate of elementary school where a lot of cats were living.
There was also  a dormitory of construction site, and people who came from countryside to work fed cats until the construction of  building started.

During the construction, other cat ladies were feeding cats.
PTA of the elementary school suddenly claimed that it's very filthy cat food could being  mixed to school lunch for children. And then involving neighborhood association with a primary school, and ward office, it caused a sensation.

Also at the cat sanctuary, signs of "no-no feed the cat" were hanging in the trees, and feeding cats, the manager of the bicycle plot came to us to  complain.
Crazy people came to a nasty prank.

Cold winter was coming.
Before 2005, houses for cats made of carbon boxes and  polystyrene foam were settled in the Neko-sanctuary and protected cats from cold rain or snow, but all houses were broken and broken.

Dried food placed for cats that couldn’t come feeding time, some crazy guy put pepper or makeup stuff in them. That has been continued until 2007.
The signs of "no-no feed the cat" are yet now.

Though, some good people came to us and give some money for the cats.
I think all people don’t hate cats, or they are a few, but bad voice is louder than good one.
It is easier to offend some weak creatures.  

Living on the street is tough to cats and humans.
If there weren’t these persecution, almost cats could live longer.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Neko-Sanctuary Chronicle 4:Kogane-maru, Mari, Tomoko, and Sasuke

Before the persecution to the Neko-sanctuary, other four cats still had to say goodbye to the Neko- sanctuary in addition to the black grandpa.

Kogane-maru had been at the feeding spot for the large Neko-sanctuary since I started to feed.
It was early in 2004. He was a bright yellow tabby male cat, old, and good-hearted.
It's said to have been popular among kids of elementary school located right next to the large Neko-sanctuary. He had caught a bad cold all the time.

At that time, I got a lot of cheap small dishes, and used them for feeding cats.
At one point, Kogane-maru had dropped one of the dishes of pottery in a stone pavement from the bench he sat. I cannot forget his embarrassed face.

I think it was the fall of 2004 I saw the last Kogane-maru.

Mali, Tomoko, Sasuke was the cats of the  small Neko-sanctuary.

Mali, she was an old female gentle cat. Her body was covered by red tiger fur.
She had got Tommy’s mother since he appeared suddenly in November 2004.
Tommy was a kitten, about 2 or three months.

Mari was modest, but well accustomed to humans.
M-san made her ​​a cat house before winter came.
She put the sign on the house not to be broken, asking "please be gentle to her because she was an old cat."
However, Mari disappeared somewhere at the end of 2004.
She might have been sick.

I remember her sitting  with Tommy at the back gate of the elementary school.

Tomoko and Sasuke were a couple.
Maybe they both were neutered.
Tomoko was a black-and-white female cat, and Sasuke was a slender black tiger male cat, such as lizards.
They had a good relationship, but even if  the other male cat (KiIchiro) was bullying Tomoko, Sasuke was just only watching her in the immediate vicinity.
Though he wanted to help her, it might get complicated superfluous, I thought.

I saw Tomoko the last was January 2005, Sasuke was also disappeared for a while, but he showed up once in May 2005. It was the last.

My husband rescued a kitten looking like Sasuke at the bicycle plot of our apartment in 2012.
The kitten becomes a large cat now, and enjoying his life.
I noticed recently that he might be the reincarnation of Sasuke.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Neko-Sanctuary Chronicle 3: Black-Grandpa

The cat, I called the Black-Grandpa, was an old black male cat.

He had lived in the Small Neko-sanctuary (the place around the back gate of the primary school) until the early days of 2004.

I didn’t know how old he was. He was calm, and wasn’t afraid of humans. I often saw him taking a nap or walking on the fence of the primary school. One of cat ladies (M-san) fed him apart from feeding place for the other cats.   

September of that year, the Black-Grandpa moved to the big Neko-sanctuary (the bike parking lot). I didn’t know why.

September and October of that year, there were a lot of rainy days, and it was getting cold in October. After my feeding, he used to take a nap on my lap because he might feel cold. I  regretted why I didn’t allow him to sit on my lap for long.

On October 27th the Black-Grandpa died in the small plaza of the bike parking lot. I knew the news from an email of M-san

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Neko-Sanctuary Chronicle 2: Peaceful age

From 2002 to 2004 there were many cats in the Neko-Sanctuary, and enjoying their peaceful lives.

At the first time In the big one, around the bike parking lot, Umetaro (black and white male), Jiro (black tabby male), Shiro (white male) were the leaders, and Socks (black tabby male), Daikokumaru (black male),   Yuki (black and white female), Koyuki (black and white female, a daughter of Yuki), Anna (black and white female) .

They are all neutered. One of cat ladies payed the surgery fee for them.
She had plans to take a trip somewhere, but instead of that used her money for cats.

When I went to feed them, adding above cats, came Koganemaru (red tabby male), Utamaro (black tabby male), and Kuro Grandpa (black male) came.

The first members Except Daikokumaru and Socks were all died in about 2006-2007.

In the small nekosanctuary, there were Mari (red tabby female), Kiichiro (red tabby male),  Tomoko (black and white female), Sasuke (black tabby male), Lishu (long hair red tabby male), Lui (long hair black tabby), Stera (red tabby female).

When Tomy (black and white male)  joined them, he was a kitten, so brought up by Mari and Kiichiro. Kosette appeared in 2005, she got to be Tomy’s girl friend.