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Japanese furballs

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

Look at the duo the CatSwoppr team managed to discover in the country of endless discoveries!


Image via usagineko1212 on Instagram.


Guri-Chan(left) and Noru-Chan(right) are two cats based in Kyushu, Japan who are known for having a love-hate relationship. 11-month old Guri-Chan was adopted by her owner (or rather, she chose her pawrent!) from a local shelter in Saga Prefecture. Guri-Chan is a mongrel cat. A mongrel cat is a cat whose ancestry is unspecified. Mongrel cats are generally low-maintenance and known for their friendliness. Therefore, do not let Guri-Chan's grumpy looks fool you! She is a sweet girl. Her pawtner-in-crime is Noru-Chan, a 13-month-old Norwegian forest cat. Noru-Chan is as sweet as she looks. However, looks can be deceptive. These little delinquents are infamous for their activities. Their crime records include stealing and deception. Noru-Chan and Guri-Chan have routinely deceived their pawrent into preparing them a second breakfast every morning! In addition, they were caught red-handed whilst attempting to steal treats from the kitchen cabinet!


“Time spent with cats is never wasted." -Sigmund Freud

In line with the words of Sigmund Freud, despite the long list of offenses of this duo, their pawrent says that the time they spend with their beloved cats is something that cannot be purchased with money. Their pawrent feels immense peace in the presence of Guri and Noru Chan. These goofballs spend time with their pawrent and help them relax and rejuvenate after a tiring day at work. In return, they get scratches and Churu cat treats. A great trade-off, indeed!


Yet, not everybody involved invests the same amount of energy! When we asked who is more affectionate, Noru-Chan or Guri-Chan, the pawrent never hesitated a second. They immediately agreed that Noru-Chan is the cuddle bug! She often demands attention from Guri-Chan but is sometimes left hanging by Guri-Chan’s irritable mood. Coincidentally, Noru-Chan is also more photogenic. Look at her posing in the picture above! Those toe beans look very squishable.


What a lovely duo! This is certainly a friendship we all envy. They go together like salt and pepper except for when it is mealtime. They may hiss or hit the other too hard sometimes, but they are an inseparable team. For their pawrent, it is twice the affection, twice the purring and twice the grooming. Oh and of course, it is twice the wet food bills! But their pawrent finds it extremely rewarding and this is what matters at the end of the day!



Noru-Chan and Guri-Chan have their own instagram page. You can stay up to date on their shenanigans at usagineko1212.


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