Sunday, 16 January 2011

Simba ist gestorben - Simba has died

Simba
15.08.99 - 16.01.11

Our cat Simba - little Simbi - has very sadly died.

It is probable that he developed feline infectious peritontis. What is certain is that he brought a great deal of joy and love to our lives, was taken away too soon, and will be sorely missed.

We adopted Simba from the Chesterfield Cats Protection League when he was just a tiny kitten you could hold in the palm of your hand. We hadn't planned on taking care of him: we'd actually gone to see his mother, Cassie, but it was clear that if we were going to home Cassie, then Simbi would have to come too. That was a decision we can never regret.

Here are some photos spanning his life. I hope you are resting in peace little sweetie, sleeping on an eternal sunny day in your deckchair or chasing mice and jumping in and out of cardboard boxes, and maybe just maybe you will rub against our legs again some day in the great beyond.

Simbi kitten playing with cardboard boxes

Simbi playing with his mother, Cassie

Simbi keeping guard of the house

Simba after a drop of Becks (not really, and it is the non-alcoholic version!)

Excuse me, I am trying to sleep!

Total relaxation!
Sleeping in the sun on our terrace in Basdorf

The last photo I took of him - getting ready for Xmas!