Long live King Simba, here in our home and forever in my heart. Thank you for all the pet lessons you taught us.
Happily Homed: Simba (Curly)
We have an adoption update from Margaret, who adopted Simba, originally named Curly, way back in November 2008 at 8 months old.
Fifteen years ago, Margaret had been looking for a young, playful cat to play with her other cats. Margaret gave Simba a great life for all those years until he got sick. “I know this form is for recent adoptions, but don’t you ever wonder what happened to a cat long-term?” she writes. And yes, we do!
Margaret says that “Simba was a typical orange tabby: affectionate, mischievous, sweet and playful into his old age. His orange tabby companion, Julius, died of cancer in November 2021, then Simba was our only cat left. After that, he got on my lap more since he didn’t have to compete with Julius for the lap. He really liked people food. We fed him on the dining room table because we had a dog that would steal cat food on the floor. But then Simba would try to swipe food from our plates when we were eating. Julius used to catch birds that went into the catio and brought them inside to eat. One time, Simba took the bird from Julius and wouldn’t give it up. Simba ate it instead. We ended up putting additional fencing around the catio to keep the birds out. Simba also enjoyed going outside on harness and leash and exploring our yard.
“Sadly, Simba became sick with pancreatic cancer in August 2023, and we had to euthanize him 4 weeks later in September 2023. We were shocked as we expected him to live at least another 2-3 years, as his kidney disease was not advanced.”
Here at the shelter, we know all to well the pain of losing a beloved pet, and all of us at Cat Care Society send our condolences to Margaret’s family. While Simba (RIP) may no longer be here, we appreciate that he had a loving home with Margaret for so long and thank her for offering a safe space for a shelter cat as long as she could.
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