So don’t tell her she looks exactly like the first cat of the emperor of Japan.
Here's the teenage emperor of Japan in the 9th century bragging about his cat, the first recorded instance of cats in Japan. pic.twitter.com/gYnM114Jgn
— Shaenon K. Garrity (@shaenongarrity) September 3, 2021
I was going to take a photo of her to demonstrate how much alike they are, but I just noticed that we’ve been adapting the house to suit her. She has a strong preference for resting on black surfaces, so we’ve been putting down black blankets for her to reign from. I’ve got a black backpack — if I leave that on the floor I’ll come back to find her nesting there. We’ve been able to control where she sleeps in our bedroom to a small degree with a black cloth in a corner. You try taking a picture of a cat whose color is like the deepest ink, who likes to disappear at night.
Wait a minute — why is this cat acting like a ninja in our home? What is she scheming?