Translation: 2017-03-31 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170331.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Panku’s Graduation

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Panku-kun did a good job as a member of the cat staff at Kokoneko.

Pure white cats find foster homes unexpectedly fast but we were waiting because the sister of the person who rescued him said she wanted him. But we lost her letter(^_^;) And he got bigger(^_^;)

He has such a cute personality but (lol) nobody requested him(^_^;) We kept thinking, why, why why(^_^;)

 

We dispatched him to Kokoneko because he loves plays with toys, which makes him perfect for a cat cafe. He was also the youngest. He worked very very hard as a staff member (lol) I’m so happy that he was loved by the owner and the customers(●^o^●)

And he finally found a very lovely foster home(=^・^=)

 

Panku was dropped off at the bathhouse area of a construction site and was the brother of our Mozuku.

Compared to his younger days, the color of his eyes and body shape have changed a bit. Since he went to Kokoneko he has become quite the polished man.

In order to be delivered to his new foster home, we collected him from Kokoneko. The owner was giving him a good brushing for the last time.

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The owner really loved Panku and doted over him quite a bit. He was a good boy who even got in the cat carrier on his own.

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Miiko-san came and saw him off♪

 

The road was pure white from snow on this day, perfect for Panku’s graduation.

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*I stopped the car to take a photo.

 

He was adopted by a family with a very very sweet little girl. At first they have a trial run, but I’m sure it’ll all go well(*^_^*)

Be happy, Panku♪

Translation: 2017-03-30 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170330.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: The Buds Are Still Tough at Yonomori

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Yesterday and the day before we did activities in the former evacuation zones. I was feeling a little down in the dumps… tired… things hurt here and there… sluggish… headache… can’t move (or is that typical for me(^_^;))

Sorry for cutting corners with this entry, but I’ll at least give a report…

We had no issues doing rescues for two days in Namie. The cat we believe to be a father cat born before the disaster was very cautious, and even though he was obviously very hungry as he circled around the rescue cage he wouldn’t get inside.

We put food into a dummy cage and let him get to it for several days and he finally got inside in the middle of the night. We rescued him first thing in the morning. As we departed, Occhan and the other laborers saw us all off.

It’d be great if they found happiness.

Just like the cherry trees of Yonomori the buds in the former evacuation zones are still tough and we can’t predict when they’ll blossom.

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People think blossoms will start to open after the 12th, and as we went to town hall to get our permit we heard them saying that holding the festival on the 8th might be too early.

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The logo for Tomioka Town was apparently designed to include three “To” characters.
Flower motifs are often used in logos, but I’m surprised it’s not a cherry blossom.

 

Yonomori’s Tsutsumi Park has had early blossoming✿

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There are rows of plum trees there but they’re not being tended to, so they don’t bloom quite as vigorously.

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At the time sanctions were lifted in this area, radiation levels were at 2.4 microsieverts. It will be a long while before cherry blossom festivals can be held once again at Tsutsumi Park.

Tomioka’s Sakura Mall opened all of their stores today, and I really wanted to go but I couldn’t… A supermarket was opened in a lively area and the people that have decided to live here must have waited for so long. This is something that makes us volunteers very very happy(=^・^=) I’m so happy to see the life return to Tomioka Town, which suffered so much cruelty after the disaster. There are various problems, but it seems that from now, medical facilities should improve.

We’re cheering you on.

Translation: 2017-03-29 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170329.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Yohira-chan Really Fought Hard.

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Yohira-chan.

She appeared out of nowhere on the shelter grounds one day, so used to humans that a volunteer picked her up with bare hands. It didn’t make sense that such a trusting cat we’ve never seen before would suddenly show up. She was certainly abandoned so first of all added her to the shelter as another member of staff.

The volunteer N-san caught Yohira. I’ll never forget the “what do I do???” look on their face (lol)

During surgery after being rescued they discovered a lump around her shoulder area. We discovered that it was caused a hormone capsule that was used to spay her without the use of surgery. I’ve heard that some veterinarians recommend these capsules but I had never seen one actually in a cat’s body. Seeing one made me realize that it should not be used.

I wonder if Yohira was wandering and made it to us. She was really skinny when we rescued her but

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she gradually got better and her body weight grew favorably. Kaboom!

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I think this is what they call fat with happiness((∩^Д^∩)) She’s so puffy that it’s like her face from the time of rescue is gone (lol)

 

But from the time that her mouth sores became horrible, her kidneys worsened, and she suddenly became so thin. For a while she left the cat room and spent every day receiving the warm and courteous care of the staff in the recovery isolation room.

While she got tons of love from the staff she fought hard every day while undergoing her difficult treatment. She spent each and every day slow and steady.

The other day at the hospital we were shown a catalog that said a new medicine for kidney disease would be on the market soon. Finally! Let’s give this to Yohira! We thought we’d definitely get it by the end of the month. So just hang in there for us…

And we thought she could…

 

But she really did fight hard. It’s okay to stop fighting though.

Her kidneys were bad for a little under a year and we thought of undergoing treatment before she passed away. We were so close to getting medication that was good for kidney disease. If only it had gone on the market a little sooner. I keep feeling those kinds of regrets that couldn’t be helped. But I think Yohira found her days at the shelter to be heartwarming and full of love from the staff.

Yohira-chan’s funeral will be held today before noon.

Thank you to all the volunteers who gave Yohira their love!

Translation: 2017-03-28 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170328.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: About the Cats of Namie

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The other day I wrote about these cats. I’d like to talk about the little ones of Namie.

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Thank you for sharing and distributing! Their destinations have finally been decided!

 

Our connection with this area is almost over and we’re currently working hard on rescues. I promised to submit this entry, but we’re currently in the middle of rescues(^_^;)

 

There is a very cautious little ones among them that is a mother, and her babies seem to have been born before the disaster due to her age. Because we need to rescue all of her babies we set up a dummy rescue cage. For a few days they will be eating the food we left in the dummy cages, and next week we plan on doing the rescue.

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Mommy cat.

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The little one we saw last time wasn’t around this time.

A little one we saw for the first time was a peculiar little white and black cat, but we didn’t get a picture. I hope we can rescue them…

Translation: 2017-03-27 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170327.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: The Best Time to See Takizakura

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Regarding the time that Takizakura will begin to bloom…we still don’t know(^_^;) This is last year’s prediction.

Once we entered February this year the warm days have continued, and aside from the super duper hot days it’s been a fairly warm winter. I saw on a TV program that there’s a “600 degree rule” that claims if the combined high temperatures pass 600 degrees after February, cherry blossoms will be opening. It depends on the type of trees, but if there are many warm days like we’ve been having this year, the blossom prediction should be sooner.

I remember the year of the disaster and the following year having blossoms open quite late. And actually, the blossoms started opening around April 20th those two years.

Every year, we hope that we can host an adoption event around the time when Takizakura’s blooming, which is when visitors come to Miharu Town the most and the town is energized. But it seems likely that it will happen one week sooner.

There’s a live camera here, so for those of you that would like to check before coming, you can easily do so(*^_^*) Here is the route map near Takizakura. According to the predictions on this website, the blossoms should open around April 12 and be at full bloom around the 18th. If you are able to visit, please stop by the shelter as well(*^_^*)

The route Rika-kun and I walk on allows us to see Takizakura from above.

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A squirrel?

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Looking down on Takizakura.

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I want to go all the way to Takizakura, but I don’t have confidence that I could go on the slopes with Rika(^_^;) I think I’d die if I fell down these steep steps (lol)

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This is the viewpoint of the mountains from around Shirakawa to Nihonmatsu.

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Not even plum trees are blossoming so of course the cherry trees still have a way to go.
They don’t even look close. The Yoshino cherry tree buds are still hard but they’re starting to swell a bit.

I’m always excited for our typical walking route to be dyed pink(●^o^●)

Translation: 2017-03-26 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170326.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Shinkai-san’s Proof of Life

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Shinkai-san was a feral cat that roamed around the home of I-san, who took care of Aka, Happy, and John. They were one of the many cats I-san performed TNR on in Miyakojima.

A little while ago their face began to swell and they became weak, and it seemed like the end was near… We wanted to take them to a hospital but they weren’t used to us, so we weren’t sure what we could do. We decided to bring them into the shelter until they recovered.

After taking them to the hospital, we found that the cause of the swelling was due to the terrible mucus built up from a cold. The cold got worse and either pus built up, or bacteria entered a wound from a fight, or perhaps there was a tumor. In order to aid the symptoms, antibiotics were administered and we waited to see if the swelling would reduce.

Before the rescue we heard that they wouldn’t eat at all, and only drank milk. So we gave them milk but a short while after taking them in they completely stopped drinking it. They had a stuffed nose and the facial swelling wasn’t healing so we switched to more coercive feeding methods. They finally ate, and we cared for them as we changed their treatment.

When we re-prescribed a different antibiotic the pus was relieved a bit and some of the swelling went down. At first the antibiotics didn’t work so we were thinking to cut and remove the pus but we figured it was okay. The staff, despite having very little time to spare, really cared for them throughout the cold treatment, the eye treatment, and the coerced feeding.

A few mornings ago when they went to see Shinkai, unfortunately, he had passed away.

We thought the fight was just starting.

The day before they were rubbing their head all over us and purring. It was the sweetest they had ever been. I’m sure they were trying to say thank you to the ones that cared for them. We all saw Shinkai’s proof of life. The life of a stray cat is truly difficult, but in the end he could come to think that humans aren’t so bad.

Yesterday, at Shinkai’s cremation…

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Shinkai-san, we’re so grateful that we could watch over you. I hope you’re up in the sky, running about with all the other little ones☆

 

This morning, Yohira-chan passed away.

She appeared out of nowhere on the shelter grounds one day, so used to humans that a volunteer picked her up with bare hands. It didn’t make sense that such a trusting cat we’ve never seen before would suddenly show up. She was certainly abandoned so first of all added her to the shelter as another member of staff.

Her kidneys were bad for a little under a year and we thought of undergoing treatment before she passed away. We were so close to getting medication that was good for kidney disease. If only it had gone on the market a little sooner. I keep feeling those kinds of regrets that couldn’t be helped. But I think Yohira found her days at the shelter to be heartwarming and full of love from the staff.

We will announce when her funeral date has been decided.

 

I apologize for all these sad announcements, but let’s pull ourselves together!

 

Today is an adoption event!

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Dogs and cats are both participating!

Definitely definitely stop byヾ(o´∀`o)ノ

Translation: 2017-03-25 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170325.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Aya-chan

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I think I wrote about this a long time ago about Aya-chan.

She is such a beautiful color, so she seems like the type anyone would choose after just seeing her.

Since Aya-chan is always off hiding.

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When new people come she just won’t come out(^_^;) But compared to the time where she was always hiding, she’s progressed. She’s finally started coming out when volunteers that come often are in the room. If it’s someone she’s really familiar with, she’ll even beg for pets while rubbing all over them.

She’s really shy but so cute.

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Finally, we found a foster home for her!!! So she’ll be graduating soon(●^o^●)

They’re also going to take another little one from the same room as her. We are thinking of recommending Tomikichi-kun, who was returned to us once before.

 

The little ones in this room are a little up there in the years, but they’re so cute and are so used to humans. Koa-chan loves humans by far the very most(=^・^=)

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She also came from Ookuma Town, and was wandering for nearly three years after the disaster. She has painful bronchial tubes and occasionally she seems to have discomfort. But other than that, she has no other issues. Her kidneys used to be in poorer condition but now she’s recovered from that as well.

She loves sitting on laps and snuggling up close❤ We recommend her to someone that wants a laid-back life with a cat. Where is the person that can take in Koa-chan’s love?

We are waiting for your applications, foster parents!

Translation: 2017-03-24 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170324.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Long Time No See, Kokoneko

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Long time no see, Kokoneko

We wanted Perotan to meet with the owner of Kokoneko once again. But mostly, I wanted to meet with everyone at Kokoneko♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪

The little ones here are all sooooo cute(〃ノωノ) We sent them little ones that are very charming but have gotten a little bigger than the size that many foster parents prefer, so that people can come to the cafe and find their charm and find a perfect match. There are so many that are extraordinarily used to humans, so please please come visit this place(*^_^*)

Rescue Cat Cafe Kokoneko
Address: Kamigawara-22 Tamuramachi Moriyama, Kooriyama-shi, Fukushima-ken 963-1155, Japan
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Open hours 12:00-18:00

 

Perotan had some friends here, so we let her roam free. Ah, what a free bird! Er, rather, free cat♪

She got a little mad at the persistent Panku but she was able to freely explore her old home for the first time in a long while❤

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Here is Perotan with the other owner.

Yesterday I wrote that many misfortunes befell Perotan. The person who owned Perotan at the time of the disaster went missing but the previous owner before them came to Kokoneko to see Perotan. Because of family circumstances, they gave Perotan to a new owner in Ookuma. 3 and a half years after the disaster, Perotan was rescued after she was found wandering Ogawara in Ookuma Town.

Then she came to our organization. Then she went to Kokoneko. I think Perotan’s previous owner happened to chance upon the various media revolving around her.

She is a little one blessed with luck and a strong will to live. Her foster home trial is going smoothly. I hope that this home will be her final dwelling, and that she will live the remainder of her life in a laid-back and lazy pace.

 

Panku often fights with Naru-kun, a recent recruit at Kokoneko.

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Among the cat staff at Kokoneko, he is the youngest and the biggest rascal. But now he fortuitously met a kind foster parent and will graduate next Monday! You have until Sunday to meet with Panku♪ So please go see him for us(*^_^*)

 

Miiko is… the same as ever(^_^;)

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If she sees a cat carrier, she’ll get right in(ノ∇≦*)

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Cats usually run the instant they see a cat carrier!

Miiko is so splendid. It seems like her diet is going well(^_^;) Her face is still so small but her belly is a bit saggy (lol) Don’t mistake it for a pregnant belly, please。゚(゚^∀^゚)σ。゚

Translation: 2017-03-23 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170323.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Perotan’s Graduation

Introductions of the animals looking for foster homes are summarized here. Please, introduce this to your friends and family, and if you could put flyers in stores around your neighborhood we would be very grateful!

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The month before last, Perotan graduated from Kokoneko. Quickly after returning to the shelter, a foster parent appeared and we started making arrangements.

The other day it was decided that Perotan would graduate to that foster home.

The day before she was sent off I went to Perotan’s room to cuddle up. Even after returning from Kokoneko, Perotan was her usual free self, the type that walks her own road. She blended into her old room like she never even left.

 

If you lay on the ground Perotan will definitely come over to you.

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These times were pure bliss.

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It’s so lonesome to think that I won’t be able to spend this cuddly time with Perotan once she goes to her foster home… I’m so sad to think that her sweet little kisses will go to someone else( ノД`) But I can’t take over all these little ones. So I happily have to see her off(。-_-。)

I’m sure the owner of Kokoneko felt the same way. Before her departure to her new home, we stopped by Kokoneko to say hello. *This will be covered in tomorrow’s blog entry.

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No matter where she goes, Perotan lives magnificently,

 

Many misfortunes befell this cat. But now she can enjoy a relaxing life with her foster parent.

Congratulations on your graduation! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Translation: 2017-03-22 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-date-20170322.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Puppies Looking For a Foster Home!

Introductions of the animals looking for foster homes are summarized here. Please, introduce this to your friends and family, and if you could put flyers in stores around your neighborhood we would be very grateful!

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Puppies from Miyakoji Town are looking for a foster home!

Soramame ◆ A 3 month old boy that has the possibility of becoming a large dog.

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◆Traits and Information◆

He is the child of a wandering stray. Both of his parents were large breeds. We think his ears will stay droopy. We believe he is 3 months old because his mother’s stomach was indented at the time. He’s pretty big(^_^;) He’s a scaredy-cat but he absolutely does not bite. *Once you get close, we think he might play-bite. Below his chest and the tips of his toes are white.

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Azuki ◆ A 3 month old girl that has the possibility of becoming a large dog, but she is smaller than Soramame.

◆Traits and Information◆

She is the child of a wandering stray. Both of his parents were large breeds. We think her ears will stand up. We believe she is 3 months old because her mother’s stomach was indented at the time. She is a scaredy-cat but she absolutely does not bite. *Once you get close, we think she might play-bite. Her feet are white. She’s a rascal with an unyielding spirit. She really loves people. When she’s happy she pees a bit(^_^;)

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We prioritize foster homes in Fukushima. *This is not a limitation. Foster homes near Kantou region are acceptable. In other regions where volunteers live, it may also be possible.

 

◇Application Conditions◇

We do not give dogs to homes intending to use them as watchdogs or wild boar repellers.

We do not restrict living conditions to indoors, but we give priority to those who can provide that lifestyle.

You must take responsibility for spaying or neutering your dog!

In the case where they are raised indoors, we require some sort of barrier that will prevent dogs from escaping.

In the case where they are raised outdoors, the environment must be suitable and they have to be placed on a long leash.

Please walk them twice a day for over 30 minutes.

 

If you are interested, please fill out this questionnaire and email it to us at nyanderguard.at.fukushima★gmail.com (change ★ to @). Please read this as well.

 

If you know anyone that wants to raise a dog, please recommend us! But please understand that if we will deny people that we do not feel are a suitable match.

Please share and distribute!

Thank you very much(^-^)/