Tama Now A Shinto Goddess

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You may sadly recall that Station Master Tama passed away on June 22nd. An estimated 3,000 people turned out for her Sunday Shinto-style funeral. Now C.O. reader Amy S. has alerted us to the fact that Tama has been granted the posthumous status of…Shinto Goddess.

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Quoting The Guardian UK, “This is in keeping with the indigenous Japanese religion’s practice of honouring animal deities. She will be enshrined at a nearby shrine for cats in August, according to Mitsunobu Kojima, president of the Wakayama Electric Railway.”

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Himeji, Japan

C.O. welcomes Robb S. back for another Cat Café visit…Nekobiyaka Cat Café in the castle town of Himeji, an hour west of Osaka. This one is exclusively black cats, too!








When You Go™:

*Addy: Himeji, Hyogo, Ekimaecho 322, Mifune Bldg 2F.

*Cost: Cover charge is Y1000 for the first hour.

Online: Website.

*Hours: Open noon-9pm. (Sun noon-7pm.) Closed Tuesdays.

Phone: 090-6757-2810.

Pretty Prosh Pair O’ Pandas

Twin pandas Ouhin and Touhin continue their Blorpular ways in The Big J. Not a thing wrong with that!

Full House

This is Bob. Bob’s a friendly Goldie (aren’t they all?) in São Paulo, Brazil- he lives with his hoomin, eight birds, and a hammie. Not a bad way to live when you think about it.

Naturally, Bob has an Instagram.


And a Facebookster.





















(Bored Panda.)

Down The Hatch!

Maybe Haru The Hamster needs a LITTLE TINY HAMMIE SEAT BELT? You know they gotta sell ’em over there.

(From Andrew Y. as seen on RN24.)

C.O. Trading Cards: Grumpy Cat

GRUMPPPPPPLast week we featured Maru, and this time up, another cat who needs no introduction. But we’ll do one anyway. It’s Tardar Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat, #8 in our NEW series of C.O. Trading Cards! Collect all our NEW C.O. Trading Cards here and trade with your friends! Stick ’em up on the office bulletin board. Drive the office manager crazy with all the toner you’re using! Yay!

(Photo from The Washington Post.)

Needs A Name And Is Gonna Need A Home, Too!

IMG_20150702_185253963 (893x1280)“This little guy was brought to us by a caring gal who found him hiding out under a rhubarb leaf in her garden” says Glenna M.

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“Apparently, he had been abandoned by his mother, and with our local temperatures in the triple digits recently, (Newport, WA.) he would not have lasted long on his own. He was emaciated and very dehydrated, but we got him to one of our wonderful fosters who got some subcutaneous fluids into him right away.”

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“His guardian angel thought he was about two weeks old, but we think he’s closer to 4 or 5 weeks old, just very tiny, only about 9 oz. when she brought him to us.”

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“He’s now thriving, eating well and has excellent litter manners.”

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“His foster mom says he’s a ‘perfect kitten,’ he never complains and is always happy and playful.”

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“He seems to be very grateful to be safe and have all the food, water and love he needs. He has yet to receive an official name, I’ve just referring him to as ‘rhubarb kitten.’ :) He has several weeks to go before he will be adoptable, but it’s the height of kitten season, and we have many more available for adoption. They can be seen at our website or our Facebook page!”

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Toronto Toesday

_DSC1164-2-3“I was hoping that I could submit my little Jackie Boy’s toebeans for your Toesday celebrations. Jackie was saved off the mean streets of Toronto, as a very sickly kitten, by Annex Cat Rescue. Don’t feel sorry for him because he is blind in one eye – he gets by just fine and tortures his older brothers constantly. Thank you to Annex for saving my sweet boy and looking after him until he found me.” -Vanessa.


R U My Mom?

[You hafta be- we’re both black and white! So slow down and don’t go in circles- I need some meelk!!!]

Time For Your Weigh-In, Harold

You know the drill- don’t give me that look, you’re the one with the Krispy Kreme obsession. Now be a good hedgie and plop down in your cup so we can weigh you, that’s a good sport.”

(The Squid.)


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