Summary: 2017-07-02 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-299.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Pī-chan

  • Pī-chan moved rooms!
  • When she first came to this room, she was picking fights with other cats.
  • She’s gotten a bit weaker lately, so she was being overwhelmed by Saku and Sakura.
  • She started defecating in her bed and vomiting often, which was worrying.
  • We got her tested but there was nothing wrong with her, so we decided to move her to Room 1-A.
  • Right now she’s interacting with the others from within her cage, but the little ones in this room are very gentle. As long as she isn’t a bully, she can spend her time peacefully here.
  • Pī-chan has some mood swings, but she loves being pet and will purr happily. Volunteers, please spend time with her(*^_^*)

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Summary: 2017-07-01 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-298.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Miharu Town Rice Paddy Art

  • After coming back from my hometown, the amount of work that built up here at the shelter is so overwhelming that my blog updates will be irregular for a little while longer.
  • Right now we only have two staff members here at the shelter, so we’re really low on manpower.
  • I’m so absorbed in taking care of the animals so I have practically no desk hours, but reporting to all of you is also part of my job.
  • Please allow me a bit of time to catch up with everything before I get back to updating daily.
  • Miharu Town’s rice paddy art isn’t exactly famous, but we are having an exhibition!
  • It’s not quite grown in yet, but our art here is the Year of the Rooster and Takizakura.
  • In the town we are even having a stamp rally event.
  • You can even walk your dog around here, because the asphalt isn’t too hot under the shade of the trees!

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Summary: 2017-06-27 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-297.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Comet-san

  • A little while ago we found someone in Namie Town that may have been Comet’s owner, but he’s not very friendly so I was doubtful.
  • They visited the shelter and said that their pet cat was a girl, so it could be Comet.
  • Wait. Wait– wait? Comet’s… a girl, right? I double checked all our information, and confirmed with staff, and… yep, Comet’s a boy(^_^;)
  • Comet-san transferred to our organization and when we took him in we thought he was a girl.
  • Usually stray cats that have been spayed or neutered have clipped ears, but this wasn’t the case with Comet.
  • Comet is currently roaming the room freely, coexisting with Kanna and Tsumu.
  • He isn’t friendly with humans yet, but he’s still become such a good boy.
  • He was a little one fighting to survive in Futaba Town. We’d like to find him a home before he gets too old, but it’ll be a bit difficult.
  • This year we’ve had two pet owners come looking for their pet cats from the time of the disaster.
  • Compared to last year, this number has dropped significantly.
  • It’s been six years since the disaster, and most people have given up. They’ve started new lives, and gotten new pets.
  • There’s nothing wrong with raising another pet, but how many of those people have prepared enough to prevent this from happening again?
  • Pets are family. But I don’t know how many people believe this.
  • I can’t help but feel the lack of love and care for animals in Fukushima.

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Summary: 2017-06-26 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-296.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Omi-kun’s Graduation

  • Omi-kun graduated♪ Omi-kun was born last year in an area in Motomiya where lots of stray cats live.
  • We did TNR on the mother cat and rescued the kittens.
  • For a while we couldn’t find a home for him, but a volunteer from Nagoya was looking for a cat that would pair well with their existing cat, and Omi-kun seemed like a good fit!
  • This lined up with my visit home, so on the way to Shizuoka I passed through Nagoya to deliver Omi-kun.
  • Our staff member I-san really loves Omi-kun, and they were so happy to see him find a home!

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Summary: 2017-06-25 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-295.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Sorry for the long absence.

  • Sorry for the lack of updates! Upon returning from my hometown in Shizuoka I haven’t been able to work on this blog. I also couldn’t update the Facebook page from home because the internet connection wasn’t great. Sorry if I worried anyone! I’ll be back to updating every day(●^o^●)
  • Thank you to staff and volunteers who walked Shuwa and Rika while I was gone!
  • One thing I noticed while walking my parents’ dog was the fact that people will brush their dog’s hair at the park benches and not clean it up. It’s pretty gross!
  • As a dog owner I find it unpleasant, but I can’t imagine how people who don’t own pets feel when they find these unidentifiable piles of hair at the park.
  • The parks belong to everyone. You may think the fur will just fly off somewhere, but even that isn’t a good result.
  • I can understand why people like brushing their dogs outside, but please, take it home with you!
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Summary: 2017-06-20 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-292.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Feeding and Rescue Activities Report

  • I will be gone from the shelter for a few days. I’m returning to my hometown for a short while. It’s the second anniversary of my father’s death; I can’t believe time has flown by so quickly. Being far away from my home makes me want to believe that he’s really alive there.
  • I really love hydrangeas, which are blooming in the evacuation zone.
  • In this dead town with no people there are animals living and plants growing and it’s like a bipolar living town as well.
  • Weeds are also growing strongly. Some homes are overrun with them, and the fields and paddies have willows that will make it hard to do agriculture again someday.
  • Because I’m returning home soon, I couldn’t do activities for both days.
  • In the morning we went to Namie for a final check and to set rescue cages. Unfortunately, we only caught a raccoon.
  • Namie Town is slowly starting to come to life again. A Tōhō Bank opened!
  • Lately my favorite place to go is a small marketplace near the town hall. I came here so often that the workers here came to know me! There are lots of delicious local foods here.
  • This is our seventh year of feeding and rescue activities. They’ve changed into such gentle activities where we can afford to take a break.
  • It used to be like every second was so important that we were moving at almost dangerous speeds.
  • Our activities won’t come to an end any time soon, so we have to keep our spirits up and keep fighting on.
  • This time I couldn’t go to Katsurao Village. But at the end of this month I will work diligently on my two days of activities.

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Summary: 2017-06-19 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-291.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Walking Along the Leadwort

  • During Rika’s walk, I was curious about this plant I kept seeing. Thanks to our volunteer, I now know its name, which is leadwort.
  • Even though Miharu Town hasn’t entered the rainy season yet, the sky would go between stormy and bright. The weather just can’t calm down.
  • We also saw a rainbow on our walk!

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Summary: 2017-06-18 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-290.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Chai-chan

  • Chai-chan was a mother cat rescued a year ago.
  • She’s such a young mommy! About 2 years old. And yet she had six babies, all of whom graduated.
  • Seeing photos of Chai’s beautiful children that bear her resemblance at their new homes makes me smile.
  • But Chai-chan has some habits that make finding a home difficult.
  • She’s so cute, and she loves to play, but she doesn’t like to be touched. But even her little feet giving me a punch are so cute(^_^;)
  • She must think humans are a bit scary. But we hope she’ll find an owner that will spend enough time with her that she’ll come to love being pet.
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Summary: 2017-06-17 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-289.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Robert is a Handsome Cat

  • After Robert’s good buddy Tomikichi graduated, he seemed so lonely that it was worrying us…
  • But then he got close to Chai-chan and Mumu-tan, even sleeping cuddled up with them!
  • I guess you never have to worry about handsome boys being lonely!
  • He may be a popular cat, but he’s still not quite used to humans. He is quite wary and is typically on guard, but he’s getting better.
  • When he’s in a good mood he’ll roll around and expose his belly.
  • If you approach him slowly, he’ll let you pet him. But if you linger too long, he’ll give you a punch and then flee!
  • Obviously there’s some conflict in his heart. But soon we’ll get him to think, “This human is trustworthy.”

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Summary: 2017-06-16 Entry

ORIGINAL ENTRY: http://nyanderguard311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-288.html

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff

TRANSLATOR: J.Nakamura


Title: Mike-chanΣ(´Д`lll)

  • Bonī and Naraha graduated and Room 1-F has only three cats left.
  • We’re thinking of moving Mike-chan once again.
  • When she’s in her cage, she wiggles all around just begging for pets. But as soon as we let her out, she starts hissing.
  • When volunteers enter her room, we warn them not to be careless with Mike. But she really loves humans, we hope she’ll be like Yōhei and be a cute little hothead.

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