Sunday, December 18, 2016


"Kotatsu" is a heating appliance
widely used in Japan.

We got one for this winter.

First thing first.
We Goro-proofed its electric cord.

Now it's safe to use!

Oh, Goro. Not that we don't trust you.
We KNOW you'd destroy it :-)

By the way, Kotatsu is very popular
among kitties in Japan.

Goro is no exception!

Soon he brought his favorite toys in.
(Goro loves to carry them around.)

Even when heat is not on...

By the way, Niko hasn't used Kotatsu yet.

...Hopefully, he will some day!

We hope everyone stays nice and comfy.
Have a happy new week!


  1. Oh wow, that does look pawsomely cozy and comfy in there.

  2. We wish we had a Kotatsu here to keep us warm and toasty. Niko chan, go ahead and try it out. We bet you'll love it! :)

  3. Awwwww....lovely photos! There is nothing more soothing than a sleeping cat! :)

  4. I would love to have a Kotatsu! Can I move to your house?

  5. That thing sure looks cozy and warm and I'd sure give it a go. Have a fun week everyone!

  6. #1 says that a kotatsu is the best thing in the whole world in the winter!

    The Chans

  7. Niko san-- please try. If it had teeth, Goro san would have signaled that to the entire household. He is your front man. He checks things out. So you know it's safe. Love you sweet boy, and your brofur too.

  8. haha you never know what may or may not eat you. Sure looks like a comfy and warm spot to go though.

  9. You had me laughing out loud at "Oh, Goro. Not that we don't trust you.We KNOW you'd destroy it".

    Yes, i know that feeling.

  10. Oh, you and your cats always put a smile on my face :) The Kotatsu table is quite amazing {I'd never heard of one until now}. I think my Ebony would love one!

    Hugs to you, dear Tamago!

  11. Dearest Tamago-san; OMG, kotatu♫♫♫ As our living room is really narrow, we gave up using it after some years later we married. Oh, Tamago-san I MISS it p:-) It sure is reminiscent memory that I did every thing in there in winter, haha. I practiced or try imitate pronunciation of English by hearing the tape recorder (It was a bit less than 50 years ago, so it must have been close to the first one on sale :-) And my late brother sometimes kicked my leg with his, haha.
    I LOVED to see that Goro-chan got used to it immediately. I never knew there is a cord protector. Hopefully Niko-chan also find how cozy in there(♡^.^♡)
    色々とバタバタでやっと少し落ち着きました。空き家の実家に2.3 問い合わせがあったのですが... 待ち状態 p:) ブログ書いていたら、いつの間にか am 2:20 (^^;)
    Wishing You Two and Boys a GREAT Christmas♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  12. Goro, you certainly like the word, "paranoid"! LOL! A nice warm, snuggly spot is good!

  13. I guess Goro likes that he gets this spot for himself! I'd die if one of mine carried toys around - so sweet!!

    Can you tell us how you Goro-proofed the cord?!? Tessa loves cords as well, luckily only thin ones (like in headphones), but Mom doesn't trust her at all. Like paranoid-at-all.

  14. Isso é muito legal! Espero que Nico mude de ideia e aproveite a novidade.
    Cafunés para vocês meus amores!!

  15. Wow, you kitties are so lucky. I will have to get my human to make me one! Purrs for Christmas!!!

  16. LOVE this idea. It's energy efficient, fun and brings everyone together :-) Warm wishes for the winter Solstice and Christmas.

  17. Goro you are such a cutie, what a cozy spot you have to nap & hang out in...the kotatsu is very handy & cool. Niko you are a sweetie, maybe you might change your mind about the kotatsu after observing Goro for awhile. Have a lovely Christmas, dear friends, we may just pop back before then!

  18. Sweet Goro we are so glad your mom and dad make sure all is safe for you in your new Kotatsu. Wow, what a nice thing to have to keep you warm. We think you are just so cute the way you take your favorite toys where you want them. Sweet Niko we hope if it gets very cold you will try out the Kotatsu to keep snuggly warm. We know it won't eat you sweetie, your mom and dad would never have anything in your home that would do that. Love, hugs and nose kisses Pooh, Chancy and Mumsy

  19. Never heard about this Kotatsu before, but I bet my cat would love it too :)
    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

  20. Fascinating the cat's intrigue with the heated table and bringing its toys in ~ Fun post and captures and lovely photos ~ thanks ~ Happy Holidays ~ ^_^

  21. Never heard of it but that Kotatsu looks very interesting ... warm and cosy !
    Goro loves it for sure, hope Niko will enjoying it too !
    Happy week, Tamago !

  22. My cats hate cleaning days, but have never touched a cable ! Probably it has no chicken taste !

  23. Dearest Tamago,
    Wow, I just LOVE Goro's facial expression here. Such spoiled kids and yes, warmth to kitties is heaven!
    Wishing you all a very cozy and warm Christmas weekend. Kids will love to have their Parents home.

  24. I have never heard of this, but anything warm is great.

  25. That looks lovely and cosy and warm. I hope Niko decides to try it- if Goro is willing to share!
    Wishing you a wonderful Holiday.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  26. MOL... you guys always cracked me up

    Me just wanna say...
    Have a fantastic holiday season
    ✽ ❄ 🎄 Meowy Christmas 🎄 ❄ ✽

  27. Meowy Catmas to my most awesome brothers from other mothers! And a very Merry Christmas to your Pawrents!

    xoxo Clooney Claus

  28. Very nice! Hope you all have a very nice Christmas.

  29. We think Kotatsu would be very popular here at our house :) Merry Christmas to a sweet family that we love and are glad to call friends :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  30. Whoa! That sounds comfy but I bit of a fire hazard covering a heat source with a blankie. A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours from all at La Condo Keisha. Hope Santa was good to you.

  31. 🎉 ☆ HAPPY MEW YEAR ☆ 2017 🎉
    I hope this year will bring all the best to you & fameowly
    💖 =^x^= 💖

  32. Happy New Year! Thank you for all your visits and kind words, Tamago! Wishing you a happy Rooster Year coming! Full of joy, peace and good health. Mei xx