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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Simba

Simba was a feral cat that strayed into the condo where we live. Late one evening when my son Josh was getting out of his car after returning home from college, a bright orange kitty sprang out from behind the bushes and started to rub his body against Josh's legs. Josh said it was love at first sight.

For the next couple of weeks, the moggie would wait for Josh at the car park at the same time every day and greet him with a leg rub and headbutt when Josh returned home from college. And Josh would reciprocate with kitty treats and a belly rub. Josh named him Simba because it reminded him of Simba the lion from the movie The Lion King.

Long story but sadly, at this point of my life, we can't adopt a pet.

Josh would frequently bring Simba up to our unit and we would first give Simba a bath and then fuss over him. But Simba would only humour us for just a little while before he headed for the door, purring very loudly, demanding to go back down to the ground floor where he would wander off to God knows where. You can't find him, he finds you!

Then one day, when Josh returned home at the usual hour, there was no stripy orange cat to greet him. No Simba the next day. Nor the days after. Josh was heartbroken. He combed the entire condo grounds looking for the kitty but he was nowhere to be found. As mysteriously as he appeared, he vanished.
Simba - The feral kitty that strayed into our hearts
Perhaps he would find Josh again someday.

A sweet cat video to share.

17 comments:

betty said...

Oh this saddens me. I wonder what happened to Simba. I do hope he makes an appearance some day so you guys will know he's okay.

betty

Lin said...

Oh, the life of an outdoor cat. :( So sad. But wait...maybe someone else adopted him???

Comedy Plus said...

We need to make up a good ending to Simba and stick with it. That's what I'm going to do.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

That looks like our Simba, but ours passed away a year ago! He was 12!

indah nuria Savitri said...

aaah...I can feel you! We love cats as well and we have 2 Persians at home. My kids love them so much and I can't imagine how they feel if they loose them :(

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh that is so sweet and sad..

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stevebethere said...

What a nice and also sad story it seems like Simba may had found a home it would be nice to know to put all your minds at rest.

Have a lovelytastic week ;-)

Teresa Kindred said...

I hope there is a happy ending to this story and Simba is living with a family! I understand not everyone can have pets. Maybe one day you can!

Powell River Books said...

Sad ending. Simba might have been like a cat who came to visit us one year. When he disappeared we searched the neighbourhood and discovered his real owner lived up the block. - Margy

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Cute Cat . Lovely shot . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is so sad. I pray he found a good indoor home.

Anne said...

Simba is adorable, maybe someone else took him in? It must be heartbreaking when your friend stops appearing like that :(

XmasDolly said...

That video/kitty is soooooo darn adorable it brings tears to my eyes, but I'd like to think that maybe another family found your Simba & gave him a good home too. We can only hope. Thanks for sharing! hugs

Heather Keet said...

We have cats like this in our neighborhood, it's so sad when they stop coming around. #GlobalBlogging

Mary (cactus catz) said...

Awww, I'm sorry Simba disappeared. I hope he found a safe and happy home.

Lisa Pomerantz said...

Simba! Where are you! Come back! #globalblogging xo

Rhonda Gales said...

Oh what a heart warming story. I hope Simba comes back or has found a wonderful home. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.