We are located on a special block. Our neighbors are our friends and we tend to look out for each other. One day, a few doors down at the florist Jane Packer, a cat was stuck in their backyard. An employee came over to discuss what they should do because she seemed scared and out of place back there.
We went over to see what the situation was and from behind a planter, this little black head poked out and went right back. There was a bit of a hide and seek game going on but eventually, after all the tricks in the book, she came out shyly to check out the buffet of food we had laid out for her. After she had a little snack, we scooped her up and brought her to the hospital to get her checked out.
She was a very friendly kitten and did not have a microchip. We decided to call her Jane, after where she came from and after about a week of asking around and making sure no one was missing this sweetheart, we decided to find her a home. T came in and fell in love and the rest is history! Here is a note from T:
Hello, friends at Humane Society!
We've had Nanban (Miss Jane) for a little over two weeks now, and things couldn't be better. She's quite comfortable in her new home and has plenty of kitten energy (she has decided to convert the apartment into a race track after meals). She has been so loving, and likes to spend time hanging out with us while we watch movies and do work from home. She is also very spoiled with all of her toys.
I've attached a few pictures of Nanban for your viewing pleasure. She says hi!
Thanks again for letting us be the lucky ones to have this cute little kitty. We'll definitely be back for her yearly check-up.
P.S. You may be curious about the name "Nanban." It is the word for a fried chicken dish, famous in a southern region of Japan where both S and I lived. Literally, it means "southern barbarian." Consequently, our Japanese friends give us quizzical looks at our choice.