Johnny Times Narrative Style
Abyssinian behaviors are being decoded. What if we could understand a cat’s mind? This website explores the mysteries of cat behaviors that have amused and enriched human lives since ancient times. Through the journey with Johnny, our Abyssinian cat, we translate his ways of experiencing the world by our own narrative style.
You can peek into the kingdom of Johnny and a little bit of the inside of his head. This is mainly a journal about Johnny’s daily life, the thoughts and confessions on his grand journey, called LIFE.
There are mainly three types of posts consisting of monologues, dialogues and occasionally, columns. Monologues consist of Johnny’s thoughts and sometimes Servant H and Y’s thoughts, and other times special guests’. Dialogues consist of Johnny and his servants’ conversation. The column is for your information about cats.
Award and Exhibition
- The Cat Show photography exhibition at PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (April, 2016)
- “A Moment”
- “Midnight Crawler”
- I SHOT IT
Does a Cat Think? Abyssinian Behaviors being Decoded
You can learn about the way Johnny thinks and how he leads his daily life. You may never think a cat can think and write his own thoughts, but Johnny has his loyal servants who translate his ideas into words, which are understandable for you. Well, actually there are many pieces of researches which show cats think and feel as well as dogs. They both are affectionate and have different means of expression. We explore Abyssinian behaviors by observing Johnny carefully. We need to interpret Abyssinian behaviors correctly and understand their true intentions behind them. These confessions may contribute better understandings between you and your cat. It may even give you a hint of understanding a better way of life.
The Kingdom of Johnny
Johnny is Abyssinian red as his coat color shows. He is living in the United States and has two servants of his and two betta fishes. He is beyond his years. He has some thoughts about life and the way he handles his life is utterly elegant.
Johnny was born in September 2013, as a true heir to the royal family, as a king. His father is Akamame who has an unbelievably beautiful body like athletes’ one and have dignity. It is no way not to show respect for him anyone who happen to be in front of him. He is genuinely a king. King of Kings. His mother is OJo-chan who also has a beautiful body and face, she never fails to charm anyone who has a chance to see her.
Johnny is with a unique destiny, he travels across the ocean as a chosen one. (Tokyo, Fukushima, Pittsburgh and more) Each destination, different time period, different environment and different food. He is fortunate to experience things as usual cats can never do.
Johnny’s ancestor is thought to be the most ancient and royal cats ever in Abyssinia in Ethiopia… was the generally accepted theory a few years back. There are some other theories that Abyssinian came from near the Indian Ocean on Southeast Asia. Whichever that is he appreciates his excellent health and figure from his ancestors. Also if you want to date back the relationship with cats, there’s an evidence we had cats with us even before the period of ancient Egyptian when human started cultivation. In 2004, carefully interred remains of a human and a cat were found in Cyprus.
Johnny The King: One and only cat with large eyes and big pointed ears. He is an embodiment of charming Abyssinian Behaviors. Supple body and long legs came from his father, Akamame. His amiable feature came from his mother Ojyo-chan. He has brothers with different fathers. He is fortunate to be born with the very flexible mind and superior body. Everywhere he goes he becomes a superstar. He is very sociable, likes to jump on human shoulders and never fail to cast a magic on them. People can’t resist to touch him and can’t help smiling so much at him. Since he was very small, he started talking and now he uses his voice in the wide range to express what he feels at the time. Sometimes he sounds like a girl, sometimes a grown man. He enjoys what’s at hand and does not focus on “what if”.
Male Servant Y: He works at Carnegie Mellon University as a researcher and he has a great interest in Johnny. His specialty is in artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. He is also a robot designer. Cats’ curiosity-driven attention system caught his scientific enthusiasm. It surprised Johnny so much that he never had an interest in cats in general until he had a chance to meet a cat, named Zuleika in Italy. He has been scientifically investigating human social behaviors for many years, and now he’s trying to understand Johnny’s highly intelligent behaviors. Johnny plays with Y in a benevolent manner, but Y should know his overzealousness turns Johnny down more than often! He is an excellent photographer and videographer, too. His job in the kingdom of Johnny , therefore, is to take elegant pictures of Johnny. Oh, and he loves potatoes dearly!
Female Servant H: She is a loyal maid of Johnny. She works diligently to take care of him, and it is her job. She’s the one who can translate Johnny’s thoughts on everything into forms which can be understood by the human being. She writes and researches Abyssinian behaviors and other interests on her own most of the time. Wide varieties of interests, hence the wide varieties of subjects. Curiosity is her driving force all through her life since she was a small girl. Whenever or wherever she finds something interests her, she stops there and starts observing the object very closely and attentively. But it’s her weak point she focuses on something, forget about others. Johnny always watches what she is doing like an observer. The design and behavior of insects, birds, frogs, fish interests her very much. And human behavior, too. For her, it’s all about style. And she loves fruits! It’s a pity Johnny can’t eat all of them.
Andy, the big brother
Akao and Masao: Betta Fish
Akao (male betta fish): He wears beautiful gradation of purple and red. His fins are unique. Its shape is like a spoon which can keep water in his fins. It is wondrous when his fin is growing, you really can see them growing. The tip of his fins which is growing is whiter than the other parts, it becomes purple and red when it grows to some level. Amazing. According to H, he really watches Johnny and servants, unlike Masao. He likes to be observed, and H likes to watch him swimming towards her. She told Johnny Akao’s front face is funny and that is what she loves to watch. He swims in such an elegant way, it mesmerizes them. He, too, doesn’t care Johnny’s drinking water out of his jar. It is an interesting thing the taste of water is different from Masao’s to Akao’s.
Masao (male betta fish): He has vivid yet deep, beautiful blue color on his body. His fins are very long and gorgeous. When he swims, his fins are swinging like fringe. According to H, he has a huge mood swing. Even while she is feeding them, he quits eating when he doesn’t want anymore. He loves to swim deep down to the bottom and up swiftly. He must be a genuine diver. She tosses food to let it sink a little deeper than the water surface. He dives to catch them and he likes the way H feeds him like playing a game every time he eats. He doesn’t really care about Johnny or his servants watching them, he keeps his cool even while Johnny drinks water out of his jar. He enjoys swimming so much and Johnny knows that makes H happy.
Enjoy your stay here and cuddle your cat more!
 Oldest Known Pet Cat? 9,500-Year-Old Burial Found on Cyprus(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)