Mews and Nips: Two Japanese Cats Watching Their Humans Eat Become Instagram Stars


Japanese cat guardian Naomiuno has turned what is probably a fairly common occurrence in most homes – cats watching their humans eat – into an Instagram sensation. She has been posting photos of the two cats inspecting (and probably judging) each meal, and has amassed more than 64,000 followers. The cats names are believed to be Hatchan and Oko, and you can see more of their adorable photos on Instagram.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we reviewed Yogi Cats by Paige Hodges (enter to win a copy), on Monday, we told you that you don’t have to worry about your cat hating you for putting her on a diet, on Tuesday, we shared some of our favorite cat beds, on Wednesday, we shared information about a fascinating new study out of Sweden that analyzes the various sounds cats make, on Thursday, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, and on Friday, we reviewed The Creative Cat. And don’t forget to enter our 7th Anniversary Giveaway for a chance to win one of seven grand prizes!

Today’s video will surely make you go “awww” – what a patient little kitten!

Have a great weekend!

Photos via Naomiuno’s Instagram

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Two Japanese Cats Watching Their Humans Eat Become Instagram Stars

  1. Traci D
    March 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm (5 years ago)

    In some of the other pics on Instagram, one of the cats where’s a circle-shape material item around their neck, do you know that is for? Is it purely decorative or does it serve a medical purpose?

    • Ingrid
      March 20, 2016 at 5:09 am (5 years ago)

      I was wondering the same thing, Traci, but haven’t been able to find any information about it. My thought was that maybe it’s to prevent the cat from overgrooming, since it would prevent her/him from reaching certain parts of her/his body.

  2. Janine
    March 19, 2016 at 6:32 am (5 years ago)

    That’s cute. One of my cats sits and looks at my food too.

  3. safepethaven
    March 19, 2016 at 1:44 am (5 years ago)

    I have several foster-failure rescues and most are respectful around people food, but I have a few that are impatient and very bold. Ok, a couple of them are downright rude when it comes to just watching my food prep (or even their own food being prepped) meals but not touching, until/unless given permission. At times it gets so bad they have to be put in time out in a separate bedroom until they can behave. This is within 30 minutes of them having already been fed their favorite food.


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