|Tsutsuji Fair at Komuroyama Park-- Azaleas in brilliant bloom...|
It's "Golden Week" here in Japan-- so called because there are five holidays that are nearly back-to-back so that most people get a week off for travel or visiting family. We went to O-Baasan's house near the city of Ito down on the Izu Peninsula-- and it's Azalea Time. More about that tomorrow:-)
Since we just got home and it's a bit late for me, this post will be a little shorter than usual-- mainly just an update about our Kitty...
First, he's as healthy as can be (apart from the diarrhea he came down with the night before we left for Grandma's...)-- playing, jumping, climbing, scampering, gobbling his food down, and already using his little toilet more or less by himself (still having trouble covering up the poo without actually stepping in it, though...).
O-riko da, ne! (what a clever one!) The cousins were immediately enamoured of him (although they just took in a kitty about a year or so ago, so Mom said 'no' to another one), as were Grandma and Grandpa (a good sign).
Second, we don't get to keep him. Even though I thought of him as my kitty by the time we got home from the vet and the pet shop for kitty food. Even though it appears that Ceiling Cat approves of the match. Even though everybody voted that we keep him (thanks everybody!). I would keep him. Koshi would keep him (when I woke up this morning, I looked around for Kitty--found him curled up on Koshi's pillow next to his head:-)). But I've been down the road of keeping a Secret Kitty in company housing before, and it's not an argument I want to have again.
Which brings me to number Three: O-Baasan *is* going to keep him! Yay! Three cheers for Grandma! So that means that whenever we go to see grandma, we can play with Kitty (name is currently Under Advisement... possibly Haru; possibly Mario) and maybe even catsit from time to time.
|Who could say No to that face? (Japanese Zabuton cushions were made for Kitties...)|
And I'm very glad for that.
But I already miss my kitty...