The scary idea of becoming a "cat-lady" suddenly fills my heart with precious love. Enjoy your day!
All pictures by this very talented lady whom happens to be Misao grandaughter.
Profiles of Misao and Fukumaru:
Ihara Misao: 87-year-old resident of Chiba Prefecture. Has farmed the land since marrying into the Ihara family in 1964. She loves nothing better than relaxing in the sun.
Ihara Fukumaru: Eight-year-old white cat. Normally weighs 5.6 kg, but bulks up to around 6 kg in winter. An “odd-eyed” cat, with one yellow eye and one blue, born to a stray cat in a barn on the Ihara family’s land. Hard of hearing since birth. His name comes from Ihara Misao’s wish that the god of “good fortune” (fuku) will come and smooth out everything like a “circle” (maru).