Kaori is the second JBC who has lived with me. She is now 11 years old. Mi-ke, died at the age of 20 and Kaori came here a few months later. We live in a Buddhist temple, in Canada. In Japan, JBC are considered to be the manifestation of Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion.

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Jul 15, 2011
Cats of compassion
by: Leena

"JBC are considered to be the manifestation of Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion"

I quite understand why - cats seem to know when someone is in need of a friend... I just finished reading this wonderful book about a cat in an Alzheimer care unit who always appeared on the spot when someone was about to make their transition (=die). He gently escorted them over to the other side by keeping them company until their last breath and then waited by them until they were taken away.

Leena :)

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