- Apr 20, 2020
- Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Rest in loving peace, Simba.SIMBA IN MEMORIAMSimba was a good cat
Born May 16, 2005
Went to sleep September 17, 2020
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Simba immediately after stealing his treat.
What? Me? That was not stealing. That was my right!
He was getting thinner. When we went to the vet this final time I had no idea... Or maybe I knew it, deep down. After the tests, when the veterinary came with the results, I made, what I hope, was the best decision for Simba. Both his kidneys were functional below 25%, and one of them had tumour like changes.
I could have dragged it out, and submitted him to several more visits to the vet, which definitely would have traumatized both Simba and I. But the sad end result would unavoidably have been the same.
He was fifteen years, four months, and one day of age when he left us. And I hope this time was good for him.
At least he was himself right up till the end.
I had brought with me a cat stick, that I thought I was going to give him on the way home. That became his final meal. And he ate it with the same appetite as he always did... I love this cat and I miss him.
Here he is with two of his favourite mouse toys.
When he played with them, they always were sogging wet when the fun and games ended. And a cat stick, of course.
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Simba sleeps here, just close to Kajsa (2011) and Kismet (2009). I hope they are nicer to him now, than they were when he moved in with us, as a super annoying half year old cat in 2006. But we eventually grew to tolerate, and even love him. Despite him being super annoying...
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I think he is enjoying the green fields with lots of mice, of just the right catching difficulty. And once in a while, an easily opened cat stick. And also a scratch behind his ears, by someone...Rest in loving peace, Simba.
Thank you John! But I do hope you don't have to make that decision soon. I think that the oldest cat in the Guinness Book of Records got to the age of thirtynine. So that is what we're always aiming for!