Foster’s Diary [Ice-beauty Luna]

There is no shelter for Tokyo ARK. Rescued animals stay with foster families.
Today’s report is from the foster family of a calico cat named, Luna. Her previous owner died and she was taken to Tokyo ARK in June this year.

★June 12th “Luna”

A new lady joined our office yesterday. A cute girl named Luna. So far her special skill is hiding herself. I am not sure if I can get a whole body shot or not.

Her head is hidden, but the butt remains…

★June 14th “Name”

Luna must be named after the moon because she comes out when the moon comes up.
I prepared her bedding under the bed where she hid herself yesterday. But she did not choose that place today and went under the blanket.

Probably she will spend most of the day under the blanket.
She does like using the litter box and having a midnight snack at night. Do you really like this life, Luna?

★June 14th “The moon rose up!”

Fiinally! Luna came out!

I was told she comes out to get attention at night, but I was not sure if that day would come. She even let me pet her.

A bit relaxed

She let me brush her fur…

This is the whole body of Luna the princess.

In the middle of the night, I went into her room to see if she got up. She had already started her activities. When she came up to the desk where she usually is, I poked her with a toy. (I was timid as she stared at me with her big eyes…). I started rubbing her and she asked me for more by sticking her back up into the air. Ok, then, I will start to brush your fur. Once that started she wanted more. She seemed to enjoy it.
Finally, the princess got down from the desk and went to a cat bed under the desk. Could you rest there?

But once the sun comes up, she may turn back to an un-friendly princess…. I am still nervous…

★June 20th “Agenda of the day”

In the morning she hid herself before anyone woke up. In the afternoon she continued to hide.

Luna spends daytime under the bed. Around 5 pm, I came to check on her… but she had gone somewhere!
Oh no, I should have closed the door. I am not sure where she is… I have to wait until night…

At night, around 8 pm, she mewed and came out. She came into the room and looked relaxed. She started sharpening her claws and played with a toy. She got a lot of rubs as well.

Sharpened her claws.…

Seems a bit more relaxed?

Getting sleepy….

★June 20th “Luna x 2”


★July 5th “These days”

Luna is not a moon cat anymore. When I lay down on the bed, she comes to lie beside me.
When I am sitting, she comes to sit next to me. Sometimes she hides herself, but she is basically a spoiled type.

Luna probably hides herself because she wants to sleep at ease. She still has anxiety and isn’t comfortable sleeping anywhere in the house. But when I was with her she finally relaxed and was able to sleep on the bed. She is starting to lay down next to the window but gets nervous and moves away before I can get a picture. Soon it will be a month since she arrived.

★July 13th “It’s been a month”

It’s been a month since she came. She was rescued from a tough situation. I have seen her change a lot in this short time. The first 2 weeks she was frightened, hid herself and looked cautious. I felt sad seeing her like that. But gradually, she started getting used to life here. Now she sleeps like this.

My desk is like a cat tower for her.

She still hides herself under the bed sometimes, but she also lies down in the hallways and explores the rooms. And she comes out from wherever she is when I call her. She jumps high to play with toys and purrs during grooming.
Once I lay down on the bed, she comes up and relaxes.... She always pushes her body next to mine.
Now she likes to look outside.

She climbs into things.

She usually runs away from my husband. She never approaches him outside of her room. But in her room she plays with him. They are often caught talking to each other:
Husband : Let’s play together.
Luna: No!
Hus: Come one.
Lu: No, meow meow!
Hus: you are mean…
Lu: meow meow, meow! (don’t touch me, go away!)
I see love in their conversation.

Luna, you are beautiful, smart and funny

★Sep 16th “Luna’s mind changes as often as autumn weather”

Last night, specifically in the early morning of today, Princess Luna slept near my husband for the first time.
What happened? Some feeling or sense of smell changed?
You always come to sleep next to me and get spoiled in the morning.

Now I can relax and sleep on a sofa

★Nov 20th “No special changes”

Luna is doing fine these days. No specific thing to mention.

I was a little bit worried about her constipation. I talked to the ARK office about it. But soon it resolved itself.
She likes sleeping on laps. And she likes sunbathing these days as it is getting colder.
If I try to touch her when she relaxes in the sunlight, she says, “go away!” with a cat punch.

It is now official that she loves bags.

Open up for sunbathing

Thank you, Luna’s foster family!
It is wonderful and so easy to see how Luna will change if she gets adopted.
Most calico cats are smart and Luna is also.
She is not good at environmental changes and so we don’t put her on the participant’s list for adoption events.
If you are interested in Luna, please call ARK Tokyo.

Would you like to start “Fostering"?

ARK photo exhibit in Shiga : Open on Sat, Sun & national holidays☆

Jan. 6th, 2013 Adoption event at GREENDOG☆

Jan. 12th (Sat), 2013 Adoption event in Komazawa☆

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