Japanese cat waits for owner


With more people working and attending classes remotely from home these days, internet woes aren’t the only problem pet owners have to face. If you have a cat, chances are you’ve had them hijack your Zoom chats. Recently, a cat in Japan gained attention not for wreaking havoc, but for its patience as it waits by the door for its owner to finish his online classes.


Cat waits patiently by the door for owner’s class to end


Japanese cat waits for owner - twitter screenshot
Image adapted from: @ROkUHANA00 

An adorable photo shared by user @ROkUHANA00 has become a trending topic on Twitter in Japan, raking in over 150,000 likes and 36,000 retweets to date. According to the tweet, the user’s son came home from university due to the pandemic and has been attending remote classes at home. 

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Nunnun waiting outside the owner’s room 
Image credit: @ROkUHANA00 

The family cat, affectionately named “Nunnun”, was initially overjoyed at the prospect of being able to spend time with the son. However, its dreams were short-lived – Nunnun has been locked out of the room during the owner’s online classes. The overly-attached cat thus had no choice but to sit by the door and wait for the classes to end. 


More adorable shenanigans of Nunnun


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Nunnun staring at the heater 
Image adapted from: @ROkUHANA00 

After Nunnun’s adorable acts trended on Twitter, the user followed up with more photos of the beloved cat. As it turns out, patience is not the cat’s only virtue. Nunnun has a stellar concentration to boot – this intense staring contest with the heater is proof enough.

Japanese cat waits for owner - cat staring at heater
Image adapted from: @ROkUHANA00 

Sometimes, however, the feline is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. Not realising that the heater was unplugged and switched off, Nunnun continued to keep its gaze fixed on the appliance. 


Netizens’ endeared comments


Japanese cat waits for owner - twitter screenshot
Image adapted from: @i_D_fy

After the post gained traction on Twitter, there was an influx of positive comments left by netizens who found Nunnun’s behaviour cute and impressive. 

Of course, there’s a fair share of witty comments. User @i_D_fy zoomed in on Nunnun’s feet and quipped from the point of view of the trampled slipper, saying that it “doesn’t understand why this is happening”. 

Japanese cat waits for owner - twitter screenshot
Image adapted from: @seyakarakudo

Others, like @seyakarakudo, jokingly remarked that the cats in their household “loves the heater the most”, implying that the owners come second in the pets’ hearts.

Japanese cat waits for owner - twitter screenshot
Image adapted from: @JVzFamb38c0BatQ

User @JVzFamb38c0BatQ shared an interesting anecdote. Their daughter’s cat once snuck into her room, crashed the online class, and exposed its furry butt to the entire class. Thankfully, the daughter’s teacher is a cat lover, so all’s well that ends well. 

Japanese cat waits for owner - twitter screenshot
Image adapted from: @soubou_soubou

Netizen @soubou_soubou replied to Nunnun’s owner with pictures of her cat keeping vigil at her son’s door, proving that cats make the best guards. 


Japanese cat waits for owner


If there’s anything good that’s come out of the never-ending pandemic, it would be the slew of hilarious videos of cats crashing online meetings, no doubt. Time to add this tweet to the collection of wholesome cat content on the internet!

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Cover image adapted from: @ROkUHANA00