scottish fold cat hides under couch after earthquake hit japan
On the day the earthquake hit Japan, Nekoyanagi takes refuge under the couch
cute scottish fold cat stays in kitty bed comfort snug cozy
Nekoyanagi helps conserve energy by keeping himself warm and cozy

It was quite a scare for Nekoyanagi (Cat Willow) when the earthquake struck Japan on March 11. All the persistent shaking that followed suit seemed to never end.

“Nekoyanagi is ok. When the earthquake occurred, we were both at work. All the trains had stopped working, but we somehow made it home on foot,” said Nekoyanagi’s mom.

Nekoyanagi was little frightened, hiding under the couch for a long time. Even when his human parents came back, he remained in his refuge and refused to come out. His family left food by his side, so he could eat some when he felt comfortable. It was the aftershocks that kept him under the couch especially when there was a big tremor.

Because of electricity shortage, the government has scheduled power outages throughout the country and encouraged residents to conserve energy. As a result, the house temperature has dropped quite a bit. In order to keep warm, Nekoyanagi slips under mommy’s comforter and stays there for as long as he wants. “That’s the way he cooperates with the energy conservation plan – by sharing the bed with us,” added mom on her blog.

When Nekoyanagi is tired of the human bed, he will switch it up by using his fancy cat bed with a soft throw cover on top, keeping him all snug and cozy inside.

“It is a good energy-saving bed,” said mom.

Nekoyanagi and his family want us to know that there are still a lot of people and animals that need our help and prayers.

How to help:

Photos and story courtesy of ©Nekoyanagi.

cute scottish fold cat sleeps under comforter snug cozy
The temperature dropped. Nekoyanagi nestles in mommy's bed to stay warm
cute scottish fold cat stays under bed covering
cute scottish fold keeps warm in kitty bed
cute scottish fold cat stays warm in kitty bed

Here are 3 photos of Nekoyanagi before the earthquake:

cute scottish fold cat nekoyanagi roll on floor
cute scottish fold cat sits upright on couch
cute scottish fold cat gives paw shake