25 thoughts on “Maru and the Macaques

  1. Elizabeth July 4, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    My cat and I would so love to look out our door and find these guys.

  2. dubravkamcvmd July 4, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Not fair. Mugumogu has macaques in her neighborhood?

  3. Laura July 4, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    I saw at least one on the other side of the fence, too!

  4. Faye July 4, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Great guard cat there. Not even one chitter to warn them off. Maybe Maru thinks his mere roundness is enough of a deterrent. Tail never even broke rhythm. I’m impressed by the level of chill Maru has.

  5. Nancy July 4, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Oh well, it’s still in the yard. Mom’ll find it. Yawn. Though I must say, that’s about the most worked up I have ever seen Maru!

  6. Julie July 4, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Wow. This is so cool.

  7. D B July 4, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    even the floors outside are clean!

  8. Gigi the cat lady July 4, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    O M G !!! Macaques in the backyard! And I get excited when I see a trash panda in mine!

    • Julie July 4, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Me, too! Only it’s squirrels or chipmunks for me!

    • Laura July 4, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      We had a woodchuck I’d see occasionally in our back yard in Virginia. And there was a fox we’d see sleeping in a drift of leaves in a narrow band of woods behind our place in Maryland. Not to mention the entire herd of deer that would pass our place every morning on their way to eat the old produce the folks at a nearby market would leave out.

      But we never had any garden monkeys. 🙁

  9. allein July 4, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Mugumogu has monkeys?! How have we not known of this before?!

  10. debg July 4, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Mugumogu and her kats live in a magical land.

  11. Laura July 4, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Oh my gosh! I just translated a longer comment from Mugumogu’s blog, and Maru’s name actually does translate as “Circle”!!

    Garden monkey to come in is not the first time,
    Circle seems so not interested in monkeys.
    Especially scared also, do not be excited.
    Hana is a little vigilance Pounds, monitoring hiding in the shadows.
    And how scary and coming up too close, to the cold feet.
    The came to the windowsill, but is two animals, because the monkey comes doing with the herd,
    The There are more a lot of monkeys around.

    • Julie July 4, 2016 / 4:14 pm

      “Garden Monkey” – I love it!

  12. Ilonka July 4, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I absolutely love the music! It’s a perfect match-energetic yet plonky. Oh Mugumogu!!

  13. 6rabbits July 5, 2016 / 1:13 am

    I don’t think I’d be leaving anything laying around loose outside with theses guys around!

    Comedian Paula Poundstone joked about the uselessness of cats as sentries, because the look on their face is the same whether spotting a moth or an axe murderer!😸

    • Faye July 5, 2016 / 3:30 am


    • Gigi_the cat lady July 5, 2016 / 5:37 am


  14. George Michael Sherry July 5, 2016 / 3:19 am

    Monkeys, really? What must it be like to live where some of the animals that come into your yard have opposable thumbs? I’m surprised they can’t get in the house. Where does she live, a national park? I thought Japan was paved over, urban. In the US, we’ve killed off everything but the squirrels. Japan has wild monkeys wandering around? Really?

  15. Juno July 5, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I think I see a trace of worry in Maru’s usual stoic expression.

    • Duckie July 5, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Every time he looks at Mugumogu, I hear him saying, “Are you going to do something about this?”

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