STITCHES BYE-BYE! - This morning, always with the superhelp of Myu-san, we took Pina (once more…) to Okinawa-shi clinic, to remove the stitches. We understood that she doesn’t like the car… she kept meaowing the whole trip (over one hour). She also didn’t enjoy the short operation. Doc Ikehara, a Super-Sensei of veterinary, did a good job and after Pina was full of energy. Since I found her and we brought her to the first vet she got 450 grams! We’re happy, she eats a lot, and all she needs – after the nightmare she must have been through – is pappa (Italian for baby-food), nanna (Italian for baby-sleep) and love. The vet showed us her almost-OK leg: the bone got bigger, a good sign. When he removed the stitches Satoka almost cried, as if he was removing them from her… I took some photos, hypnotized by the nurses’ masks. Unfortunately the poor neko will have to keep the Elizabeth-funnel and stay in a small cage – no dangerous scratchings/jumps - for three more weeks. We’ll visit her everyday at Oshiro-san’s shelter, where we brought her back after the operation (one more hour of meaows).