How do Nekomatas get along/interact with domestic or wild species of normal cats? (Since Ukai used to hunt with Akkuro who was a normal hawk, I was wondering what kind of interactions Nekomatas had with other feline creatures ^w^)
That’s an interesting question! I’ve not toyed with this idea since cats are known to be solitary creatures; then again, they go wherever the food-providing slaves - I mean, masters - are, don’t they?
Generally, Nekomatas don’t keep house cats. This is mostly because there aren’t many in the area they live in. The more affluent ones do keep and train large jungle and mountain cats for a variety of reasons: companionship, a status symbol (Hey look! I’m wealthy enough to feed a beast twice my size!), and even combat purposes (refer to said beast twice their size).
Much like Karas and birds, the kitties understand each other and are able to coexist peacefully most of the time. Not all cats listen to reason, after all. I’d like Kenma to have a snow leopard-type of cat, so here’s the boy and his feline friend, Amayuki. :)