strays cats

When jimjim and spocko retire from starfleet and get this cute little house by the beach in the outskirts of san francisco, Spock starts noticing that when he goes out on some errands cats inexplicably follow him. Sometimes they’re stray cats, sometimes they have owners, and spock checks their chips to return them. After a while the situation gets so bad that jim and spock’s garden gets completely invaded by cats.
There’s just something about Spock that is irresistible to them. Not knowing what to do, Spock becomes the neighborhood crazy cat vulcan and Jim his very amused husband. Lucky them they’ve got a generous pension from starfleet to feed them.
Some of the cats make their way into the house. Everywhere he goes, Spock has at least a cat following him. The only place Jim keeps on lockdown is the bedroom, so he can properly make love to his husband when he pleases, but in general, he finds the whole situation too freaking cute for words.

Japan forever ❤

Tama (たま) was a female calico cat who gained fame for being a station master and operating officer at Kishi Station on the Kishigawa Line in Kinokawa. Tama was born in Kinokawa, and was raised with a group of stray cats that used to live close to Kishi Station. They were regularly fed by passengers.

In January 5, 2007, railway officials decided to officially name Tama THE STATION MASTER. As station master, her primary duty was to greet passengers.

Tama’s appointment led to a huge increase in passengers. A study estimated that Tama has contributed 1.1 billion yen to the local economy.

In January 2008, Tama was promoted to SUPER STATION MASTER, in a ceremony attended by the president of the company and the mayor.

Her staff consisted of two feline assistant stationmasters, Tama’s sister, Chibi (ちび), and Tama’s mother, an orange tabby cat named Miiko (ミーコ).

In spring 2009, the Wakayama Electric Railway introduced a new “Tama Densha” (たま電車 ) train on the line which was customized with cartoon depictions of Tama

Tama died on June 22, 2015, of apparent heart failure at the age of 16 at an animal hospital in Wakayama Prefecture. After her passing, thousands of her fans from all over Japan came to pay their respect. She was honored with a Shinto-style funeral at the station and was given the posthumous title, HONORARY ETERNAL STATIONMASTER.

Then, she was enshrined at a nearby Shinto shrine, in compliance with the monks, as GODDESS TAMA DAIMYOJIN in August.

Tama was succeeded by her deputy and right-hand cat, Nitama

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Japón forever ❤

Tama (たま) fue una gata calico famosa por ocupar el cargo de Jefa y Oficial de Operaciones en la estación Sishi en la línea Kishgawa en Kinokawa. Tama nació en Kinokawa, y creció junto a un grupo de gatos vagabundos que solía vivir cerca de la estación Kishi. Los pasajeros de la línea tenían por costumbre alimentarlos.

El 5 de enero del 2007, los oficiales a cargo del ferrocarril decidieron nombrar solemnemente a Tama JEFA DE ESTACIÓN. Como tal, su misión consistía en recibir y dar la bienvenida a los pasajeros.

El nombramiento de Tama incrementó en gran número la afluencia de pasajeros. Un estudio estimó que Tama había contribuido con 1.100 millones de yenes de crecimiento a la economía local.

En enero del 2008, fue ascendida a SUPER-JEFA DE ESTACIÓN en una ceremonia que contó con la presencia del Presidente de la compañía de ferrocarriles y altos cargos.

El equipo de Tama consistía en un gabinete personal formado por otros dos gatos en calidad de asesores: la hermana de Tama, Chibi (ちび), y la madre de Tama, una gata naranja de nombre Miiko (ミーコ).

En la primavera del 2009, la Wakayama Electric Railway puso en funcionamiento un nuevo tren personalizado con dibujos de Tama.

Tama murió el 22 de junio del 2015 de un fallo cardíaco a la edad de 16 años, en el Hospital Para Animales de la Prefectura Wakayama. En su funeral, miles de fans de todas partes del Japón acudieron a presentarle sus respetos. Se la honró con un solemne ritual Shinto en la propia estación, y con efectos póstumos, recibió el título de ETERNA JEFA DE ESTACIÓN HONORARIA.

A continuación, en un Templo Sintoísta cercano, fue consagrada por los monjes como la DIOSA GATA TAMA DAIMYOJIN.

A Tama la sucedió su mano derecha, el gato Nitama.