A lady lives a quiet life with her two loves: alcohol, and her many cats. She’s had many of the latter over the years including an oft-grumpy Scottish Fold mix and Poko, an orange ball of energy who was abandoned as a kitten and saved to live another day. Whether the kitties are playing with cotton gloves, getting to know each other or causing mischief, they and the lady live happily together.
Fifteen-year-old Chacha is a typical teen with an atypical talent: she can communicate with cats. Though her friend Mito thinks this is the coolest ability in the world, Chacha finds her unique skill to be annoying at best and disruptive at worst. Whether she's dealing with countless strays proposing marriage, neighborhood cats offering to help her with tests or waking up to 'presents' on her bed in the night, Chacha's normal school life will be anything but!
In prehistoric times, dangerous reptiles roam the land – but sometimes, certain dinosaurs also find unexpected companionship. A Tyrannosaurus becomes the sudden father of a baby Ankylosaurus who calls himself Umasou; a kind, seafaring Elasmosaurus befriends a mean carnivore; a Maiasaura raises a baby Tyrannosaurus as one of her own; and an unlikely 'father' runs across a curious set of eggs - but will he eat or raise them?
OK, so there's a big difference between anime about cute fluffy kitties and big scaly dinosaurs, but bear with me. Both Kuruneko and Omae Umasou da na are short anime that are like being read a bedtime story. They both have a central narrator who does all the voices and sound effects. They're also cute little stories that do have an "aww" factor to them, so if you like one, try the other.