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I wanted to have Kyoko’s kitten videos on my new channel so i did a remix and put new music over it.
I like revisiting old memories like how Nice Guy reacted when he was first harassed by kyoko, or how Kyoko played with literally EVERYTHING in sight. Including my pant leg, a bouncy ball and his old wooden brush.

He gets so wild about playing that he even bonks straight into a wall… oops. I believe all of this footage was from the first day we adopted Kyoko.


 

How we got Kyoko:

In June 2011 Kyoko was adopted from a local ad found on the internet for $20, we guessed that he was only about a month old.

Out of all the kitten ads we saw, he was the cutest little guy we could find.
We didn’t want to get a girl kitty, we needed another male kitty to keep our Mr. Nice Guy some company.


 

Why he is named Kyoko

Kyoko was named after a city in Japan called Kyoto.  It was also my name in Japanese class in highschool, it meant “today’s child”. Later we found out that Kyoko is really a girl’s name. He has a high pitched meow, so I guess that is okay!

 


How he related to his humans

He was always curious and watching what us people are doing, as though he will one day do what he sees us do.

 

He gave us long adoring looks, making direct eye contact… with such love!


Nice Guy’s reaction to little Kyoko

He didn’t really like the idea of Kyoko coming to live in HIS home…

 

But he learned to tolerate him, as he tolerates most other things.

 


 

From kitten to adult

 

 

 

 

Our lovely cat Lisa has been with our family for 5 months now and its been the most wonderful time for us!

I got a comment on our facebook fan page asking to see before and after photos of Lisa and BOY DID IT TAKE A LONG TIME TO SORT THROUGH PICTURES to find the first shots i took when we brought her home.

 

Here is Kyoko saying hello to Lisa for the very first time.

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And now for the Before and After adoption photos!

Here is a front shot of Lisa sitting, it doesn’t look like too dramatic of a change.

But if you look carefully you can see a difference in the texture of her fur. It was much thinner when we first adopted her.

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In this next photo you can see how she has gained more muscle mass, I think she even looks more confident nowadays.

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This next shot shows how thin she was.

When we used to pet her we could clearly feel her skeleton, especially on her hips and shoulder blades. She was pretty dehydrated.

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These photos are pretty clear. She was balding on her hind quarters, as you can see this is no longer the case! Thank goodness!

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Here is another example of how her fur used to look. It was thin on the sides around her belly. You can see the stripes that are close to her skin.

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Here is how the fur on the top of her neck  looked, it was thinner as well. Now she has a full glorious mane that any kitty could be jealous of!

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We are so thankful that we were able to adopt Lisa from some very nice people who found her outside their workplace at a music store.

It was a miracle that happened in such an intricate way:

We wanted to adopt another cat… but we hadn’t told anyone. Then my mom visited a music store in my area and got to see a cat who the employees said was a stray. So my mom texted me the details and said that this cat may not live very long. It was my mom’s hope that i would bring the cat food or MAYBE even adopt her. Right away i was all for going to see if we could adopt this mystery cat. When we spoke to the people who had Lisa they said that they had taken her in to the vet and she turned up to be positive for F.I.V. (Our Kyoko is positive too) So they couldn’t take her home to their cat because they were afraid of the illness.

They were astounded that we came in asking about their stray cat because they had tried calling everyone that they knew to adopt her but nobody could do it. Just as we came in to the store asking about Lisa the guy said he was just getting his coat on to leave with her to the shelter. There was so much happiness in the air when we talked about adopting Lisa, both me and the shop worker had a long history of having and adoring cats so it was certain that this would be a good home for their beloved stray that they couldn’t keep.

Here is a link to Videos of Lisa on Meekucat’s YouTube Channel

She is a great cat, a best friend and a brave adventurer. Thank God for cats like Lisa.

Don’t be afraid of helping someone, animal or human just because of a “disease”. Sometimes difficulties try to hide the most worth while things in life. Be brave, be bold and give give give until everyone around you can be just as happy as you are.

May everyone have peace and love in their world!

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