Life with cats ネコとの暮らし

We have three cats. Luly (16 old boy black cat), Coco (5 month old girl tabby cat) and Momo (5 month old girl white cat). Momo and Coco are sisters.


I never had a pet growing up, so when Luly started to live with us, I didn’t know what to do with him. One night I found him sleeping in our bed, on my side, I slept on the couch so that Luly could sleep in bed. Later it turned out, as Dave has pointed that out to me many times since then, to be a terrible move to make. So I’m the bottom of the hierarchy.

わたしは子どものころペットと暮らしたことがなかったので、ルリが我が家にやってきたとき、どうしたらいいのかわからず、ある夜ベッドを譲ってしまったことがありました。ルリをベッドに寝かせてわたしはカウチで寝たのですね。 いまだにあれが良くなかったんだとDaveに言われますが、、、それ以来ルリ的ヒエラルキーにおいてわたしは底辺にいます。下僕ね、下僕。

Luly wakes me up 2-3 times every night asking for some fried fish flakes. No, it’s not “asking,” really; it’s more like “demanding,” because he doesn’t stop scratching my face with his claws until I get up and give him what he wants. He comes to wake me even when Dave is awake and around. That’s how I know I’m at the bottom.


Momo likes people. She likes to sleep with or around someone, even my 10-year-old son who is like an annoying brother to her. She likes to be picked up and pet.


Dave used to say he is a dog person but I think he is a cat person now.


Traditional Japanese houses have these paper sliding doors, which don’t go well with cats, obviously. Our house looks miserable.


Coco is more independent. She likes to play with Momo, but doesn’t come to us humans as much as Momo does. She even watches TV on her own (just kidding).


Our house and is a mess, so is the furniture. I have to clean up 4 cat toilets every morning. I have to get up and feed the cats in the middle of the night. They need to be vaccinated, which costs money. But they are too adorable to resist.


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