|Miu and Aki|
I've had a bit of a kitty rollercoaster the last few weeks.
In short, I had to give up on the idea of bringing the cat I raised from a kitten to live with me in Japan, then was turned down by a rescue because of the fact that I had rehomed my last cat, and then found these two adorable shivering lumps and was approved to adopt them.
So, they're not mine yet, but someone abandoned these beautiful girls, so they think people are super scary. Miu, the little white one, tried a combo tactic of making threatening noises and shoving herself in a corner to make the big scary people leave her alone (I am not so easily deterred). Aki, the tabby, simply shrank herself as small as she could get, which is admittedly a tiny lump, as they're only four months old. They have a history of biting when people scare them extra, but my brief pets received no such treatment.
The people who saved them and are caring for them now run a cat cafe. The problem here being they can't justify the expenses to their business for cats who hide from people, as that's the exact opposite of a cat cafe's purpose, not to mention it's not great for kittens to find the tiniest corners they can shove themselves into because they're scared of all the stranger traffic constantly. The only reason I didn't take them home the second I could is because I'm leaving the country for the holidays and will be gone for a week and a half. That's why this is the only photo I have of them, even though it's not great.
But you better believe these little girls will learn what a loving home is like starting in January. They'll find a little hole to crawl into as soon as they get here, and I won't see them much for a while, but I'll win them over.