Mews and Nips: Photos of Japan’s Cat Island

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Earlier this week, Business Insider, of all publications, featured a series of wonderful photos of the cats on Japan’s “Cat Island.” Aoshima is home to more than 140 cats, who outnumber humans 8 to 1. The island has become a bit of a tourist attraction, and people donate food for the cats from all over Japan. For more photos of the cats, please visit photographer Sayokoi Shimayamo’s photostream on Flickr.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we praised the value of doing nothing, on Monday, we told you everything you need to know about feline heart disease, on Tuesday, we reviewed the new Katris Lynks, on Wednesday, we introduced you to the new Feline Sampler Box from animal artist Bernadette Kazmarski, on Thursday, we told you about a new line of treats that benefits Big Cat Rescue, and on Friday, we reviewed To Catch a Cat.

Today’s video is an older one, but I love it so much, I thought I’d share it again. I thought of it last weekend when I had the incredible experience of seeing dolphins in the Potomac River just off the Chesapeake Bay. I was on a friend’s boat, and the dolphins were only about 20 feet away from us. I hope you enjoy the video!

Have a great weekend!

Photo by Sayoko Shimayamo, Flickr Creative Commons

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Photos of Japan’s Cat Island

  1. Janine
    July 30, 2016 at 6:58 am (3 years ago)

    I would be in heaven living there.

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  2. Janis Mullen
    July 30, 2016 at 5:49 am (3 years ago)

    Does anyone know if the cats on the island are being TNR’d or getting vet care?

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    • Ingrid
      July 30, 2016 at 5:51 am (3 years ago)

      According to some reports, the Japanese government is trying to implement TNR programs on these islands.

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  3. Diane Ricciardi Stewart
    July 30, 2016 at 3:06 am (3 years ago)

    I would so love to visit this island!! I would feel VERY at home!! ♥♥♥

    Reply

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