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A Grandmother and Her Cat: A Story in Photos
HaloPets.com ^ | Caroline Golon

Posted on 11/13/2012 1:51:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

For the last nine years, Japanese photographer, Miyoko Ihara, has been taking photos of her grandmother, Misao Ihara, and her white, odd-eyed cat, Fukumaru.

Misao and Fukumaru share a special bond and go everywhere together. Although Misao is 88 years old, she still works in the fields, planting and weeding under the sun, with Fukumaru always at her side.

“When I see the way my grandmother is living her life, I really feel that she has a kind of strength that my generation simply can’t match,” Miyoko tells Nippon.com. “She gets up with the sun, and goes to bed when it sets. She loves her cat and the vegetables in her field like her own children.”

Fukumaru, who Misao found abandoned in a shed as a kitten, is almost deaf. In recent years, Misao herself has become hard of hearing too. Yet the two understand each other perfectly.

Their endearing friendship is captured in a photo book, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.

(Excerpt) Read more at halopets.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pix at source.
1 posted on 11/13/2012 1:51:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 11/13/2012 1:53:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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3 posted on 11/13/2012 1:54:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A nice ceiling cat there!


4 posted on 11/13/2012 1:56:38 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I only see one picture, even after clicking on the article?


5 posted on 11/13/2012 1:57:49 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

There’s a slideshow at the bottom. Do you have Flash or Java disabled?


6 posted on 11/13/2012 1:58:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I was thinking David Bowie cat.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 1:59:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This cat looks like my Snowflake, except mine has green eyes.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 1:59:45 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: autumnraine
It is a slide show. Click on the arrow that appears if you put your cursor about midway along the right margin in the picture, or click in sequence on the dots below the frame.
9 posted on 11/13/2012 2:02:14 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mine is the reason I have so many typos. She snoozes on my hands and stretches onto the keyboard.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 2:10:45 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Never mind, clicked on “photo book”, I have it now.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 2:11:16 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks. Now and then I need these nice stories just to know there is a world out there, outside of politics. Cute pics, by the way.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 2:11:32 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A good cat story is the cat returns - a Studio Ghibli anime. Also a great cat bus in My Neighbor Totoro, also Studio Ghibli.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 2:12:41 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is so precious! I have 4 furbabies and I love ever one of them dearly.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 2:15:23 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: Slings and Arrows

The cat looks stunned by Hussein’s reelection in the first picture.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 2:22:16 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
ええ雰囲気ですねん
16 posted on 11/13/2012 2:23:08 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Jyotishi

He’s in good company.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 2:41:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: beckysueb

Three here, and likewise.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 2:41:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Grumpy Cat sez, "BFD."

19 posted on 11/13/2012 2:46:44 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Unsurprisingly so.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 2:48:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: autumnraine

http://whitemanekicat.p1.bindsite.jp/hananoyouni.html


21 posted on 11/13/2012 2:48:57 PM PST by ChowChowFace
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very nice photo record of a lovely relationship. Thank you, my dear.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 3:44:01 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Adorable. Thanks.

One of my cats like to put her paw on my hand. It’s so sweet. :)


23 posted on 11/13/2012 4:48:22 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: TheOldLady

You’re very welcome. There’s obviously a very deep love there.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 7:05:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: autumnraine

click the second link for some cutie pie cutie pix, touching shots really


25 posted on 11/13/2012 7:55:07 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Slings and Arrows

I seed it on icanhazcheesburger too.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 7:57:53 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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