Summary: 2017-08-31 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-325.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Catching Catching Catching

  • We’ve been going between Katsurao Village and Miharu Town doing captures, back and forth and back and forth… so sorry for these short blog entries!
  • And yesterday, finally, finally, finally! We caught the brown and white tabby in Katsurao Village!
  • We did this rescue by the skin of our noses, because today was our last chance.

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Summary: 2017-08-30 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-324.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Goma-chan, to the Skies

  • I’m sure this will shock some of you, but I am sad to say that Goma-chan became a star.
  • It’s not an exaggeration to say that he was Nyander Guard’s idol.
  • Yesterday, he took his final breath.
  • We rescued Goma-chan in Tomioka Town in 2013.
  • He was born after the disaster, and he came to the shelter as a youngster.
  • When he was little, he was diagnosed with an enlarged heart, and he is prone to urinary tract stones.
  • We made sure to keep a close eye on him.
  • Lately he was staying in our volunteer Isshan’s room.
    Because it was such a sudden death, we’re fairly sure he had a heart attack.
  • The other day I held Goma-chan for the first time in a while, and he was still as big and cute as ever.
  • I started to think that since he’s becoming middle aged, we should probably be a little more concerned about his weight and the burden it places on his heart.
  • So many people loved Goma-chan.
  • Because it’s this season, Goma-chan couldn’t wait for the volunteers who love him to arrive for his cremation.
  • When he passed away, he was around 8kg/17.5lbs.
  • Our Goma-chan, who once went to a cat cafe in Tokyo and came back to us, just healed our hearts with his presence. And we loved him so, so, so much.
  • Spend your time well with friends up there in the sky.
  • Thank you to all of you that loved our little sumo.

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Summary: 2017-08-29 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-322.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Kittens Moved to Nekomiya

  • The kittens born in spring were supposed to go to Nekomiya in the middle of last month, but the shop manager is actually coming today.
  • This year was like coccidia festival, because the kittens all had them.
  • We had to administer antiparasitics before sending them off to the cat cafe.
  • I’m sorry we had to make the cat cafe and its customers wait so long!
  • These little ones are all so cute, so you should go see them at Nekomiya because they’ll definitely graduate quickly!
  • Thanks again to Nekomiya for your continued support!

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Summary: 2017-08-28 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-321.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Rika-san Got a Summer Hairdo

  • Rika finally had a bath and got a summer trim!
  • It’s a bit hard to tell from pictures because he just won’t sit still! He also wiggled all around during his haircut!
  • Shuwa and Koro got a bath as well.
  • Rika looked real lightweight after his trim, but once I had him on a leash he showed me he’s just as strong as ever.
  • Thank you to our former staff member, H-chan, for your help!

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Summary: 2017-08-27 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-319.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Nearly Autumn Harvest

  • This year’s summer has been constantly rainy.
  • At night, a cool breeze blows, and it makes me wonder if autumn is coming.
  • The rice growing along my regular walking path is just about ready to be harvested.
  • In the northeast, rice is planted relatively late, but they’re ready by the end of August.
  • It happened last summer too, but Shuwa-kun gets really exhausted in the heat.
  • We have to be careful. He can get really tired on walks, and his skin condition is not that great.
  • He’s a mix breed so we can’t really guess his lifespan, but I want him to live a long life.
  • Sometimes, on days where he seems particularly well, I take him for a long walk to really cherish my time with him.
  • Most of the doggies at Nyander Guard are elderly or approaching that age.
  • Elderly dogs don’t really find foster families.
  • Up until now, it has been rare for us to care for an ailing dog in its final years. Most have found families.
  • But if things continue this way, it’ll probably be us seeing them off.
  • We really want to find foster families for them, because they’re our family, too.
  • Ah, but, Shuwa’s still fine now, though! And he’s looking for a home.

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Summary: 2018-08-26 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-318.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Mikuri is Cute and Pudgy

  • Mikuri is a calico with an uncommon, mostly white fur pattern.
  • The grey in her fur is what stands out the most in photos, but she also has cream colored and reddish spots.
  • We rescued Mikuri a year ago. At that time, we didn’t think she was a calico! We thought maybe she was a Siamese.
  • She was rescued in the same area as Hiramasa, who passed away the other day.
  • Their eyes are very similarly colored, so maybe they’re related somehow?
  • When she was rescued her fur was so dirty, but now she’s so beautiful!
  • We think she was born after the disaster.
  • Her personality is a little odd sometimes, so we’re not sure how she’d do with other cats.
  • We want her to be adopted, for her sake and for the sake of the late Hiramasa.
  • Mikuri-chan is also in the same room as Mike-chan, and we know those two will butt heads!

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Summary: 2018-08-25 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-317.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Mike-san and Tacchan

  • I wrote before about how Mike-chan was really making us wrack our brains.
  • After Bonī-san and Naraha went to their foster homes, we tried letting Mike-san roam free, but her incomprehensibly personality really bewildered our volunteers.
  • She’ll beg for pets, rolling around and rubbing all over you, and as soon as you go to pet her she’ll unleash a flurry of cat punches!
  • And she’ll just hiss for no reason!
  • But we’ve come to see that it’s a bluff, and that she really wants to get close with other cats.
  • Tatsuya is a kitty that gives kisses! I’m always getting kisses from him.
  • He’s a bit of a chubby black and white cat, and so so cute.
  • Our volunteers even got a photo of Mike giving Tatsuya a little kiss on the head!

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Summary: 2017-08-24 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-316.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Everyone Loves Pucchi

  • Pucchi is a cute little girl that was left at the shelter.
  • Pucchi has black marks around her nostrils that give her a really funny look!
  • She’s so cute, but for some reason she’s gone without finding a home for four years…
  • She has chronic colds and her eyes are a bit cloudy, but this past year her symptoms haven’t been too terrible.
  • I forgot to report this, but a volunteer’s daughter fell in love with Pucchi. Right now they’re preparing to take her in as family.
  • It’s a little sad to think that our time with Pucchi will someday end, but it’s such a wonderful thing that she found a lovely home.
  • Graduations for the 4 year olds have been continuing at a slow but steady pace.
  • Lately, Toppu and Fanī graduated as well.
  • If you’re looking for a young but not too rambunctious aged cat, we’ve got plenty that are waiting for homes!

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Summary: 2017-08-23 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-315.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Kuma-san and Hiramasa-san, to the skies

  • Kuma-san, whose FIP outbreak I wrote about the other day, became a star yesterday morning.
  • I was hoping for a miracle to occur, but FIP is a truly terrible disease.
  • Kuma-san was rescued last October in Ītate Village. He was not at all friendly toward humans.
  • When he was in quarantine, he’d always be hiding by the litter box or finding ways to escape his cage.
  • But when his quarantine period ended, he became a clingy, lovey-dovey sweetheart.
  • Kuma-san was wandering in a village with no people for so long, but in the end became close to humans.
  • We are so happy to have met you. We’ll never forget you, Kuma-san.
  • Hiramasa-san, a terribly thin cat rescued this spring when the Yonomori cherry trees were in bloom, has unfortunately also become a star.
  • At the end of last year, we rescued Mikuri-chan in the same place. She was steadily on the road to becoming nice and plump.
  • But for some reason, Hiramasa-san just never got any bigger than skin and bones
    After running some tests, we found that he had a bad liver.
  • Usually liver disease is treated with a special food, but he just wouldn’t eat it. But he needed to eat to live.
  • We did some trial and error with some yummy foods to try and get him to eat.
  • He would eat around five roasted skipjack tuna a day, and would barely leave anything.
  • Skipjack tuna has methionine, which helps with liver function and the expulsion of waste products and toxins, and is a good source of protein… but we really wanted to fatten him up, and that’s all he’d eat!
  • He wouldn’t eat anything but skipjack tuna lately, but he was so excited for it that he’d meow around dinnertime.
  • And even though the night before he died he happily ate all his food despite the fact that he was starting to catch a cold, he suddenly became very ill at night.
  • I hate that I don’t know what we could have done.
  • After fighting your way over to us, I was so happy when you entered the rescue cage that I had set.
  • I promised that things would be okay from now, and that we’d make you happy.
  • For the 4 months you were at the shelter with us, I’m happy that you could eat yummy food.
  • You weren’t quite used to humans yet, but I’m glad you came to trust that magical hand that brought you food.
  • There are plenty of friends waiting for you in the great beyond, where you can run and play without worrying about your physical body.
  • These two will be going to the skies today at 6PM. Please, pray for them.
  • There are still little ones left in the evacuation zone.
  • I’m sure there are plenty of little ones that Kuma-san and Hiramasa-san who are just barely surviving, running out of time.
  • Soon, 6 and a half years will have passed since the disaster. I ask you to not forget about the lives left behind.

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Summary: 2017-06-22 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-314.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Mikan-chan is cute, but…

  • Mikan-chan is so cute, but she’s such an unyielding girl.
  • She sure loves to get in fights. So she’s not suited for homes with multiple cats.
  • She will definitely bring joy to a one cat home, though!
  • She’s so cute! But… there’s one more thing. She has a lot of eating habits.
  • She pulls off the wallpaper!
  • And lately the handle tab on the cat litter bag has gone missing…
  • And cardboard…
  • So we have to let potential foster parents know that the room where Mikan-chan lives cannot have objects that can be ripped and chewed off.
  • Because of these eating habits, she often throws up. This has made her liver bad.
  • When she’s in her cage she doesn’t accidentally ingest anything, but it’s just too sad to keep her in there for a long time. So it’s best to remove objects that she might eat.
  • Mikan-chan is looking for a home with a family that can understand her needs!

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