Egyptian Mau
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Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Chimby, Shimbas, Chimbers, Simby

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-cat rescue

November 5th 2001


Being outside, sleeping, and being loved on.

Neighborhood cats and not being able to go outside when he wanted to go out.

Favorite Toy:
He'd wrestle with Luca quite a bit.

Favorite Nap Spot:
He loved tuna and those Meow Mix Selects.

Favorite Food:
His Meow Mix, Meow Mix Selects. Any meats I share with him.

He'd grab my hand when he wanted to be pet more.

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Sometime in 2003-2004, we went to visit our good friends and they live in a condo neighborhood. But one time when I went, they told us they had a cat. It was confusing as first because their dog at the time didn't like cats. She took me outside and called for him and out came this huge peach cat with raggy fur and meowing. She told me she was going to call him Baby, but decided on Simba instead. I was able to tell why. Then, on a rainy night, around 10pm, we get a call from them. They told us it's illegal for them to have outdoor pets in a condo and their neighbors were going to call the pound to catch Simba and put him to sleep. They showed up in seconds, soaked, and with Simba. We took him to our patio in the back and locked the doors and let him loose. We sat out there with him and food for the longest time. Arlene and Garfield sat at the patio door in the yard to watch. Then later, we released him in the front yard. I left some food out as he ran into the bushes. I wasn't sure if he was ever going to come back or not, but he definitely did the next day. Then a year had passed. He showed up every morning, afternoon, and evening. We fed him and loved him and later gave him his own collar with a tag. Then Luca came into our lives. Simba taught Luca how to stay close to home. Almost another year passed and Simba hadn't shown up for a week. We get a call late one night. An elderly couple found him wounded and brought him in their home a few days ago and we rushed to pick him up. I was grateful he had that collar on. Simba was the biggest cat in the neighborhood. Then we moved in 2006. He stuck close to home as always. He was with me when I found Arlene in the road. All 4 cats were best friends. And then Garfield left us. Simba took care of Luca since he was born and I knew he wouldn't break that promise. Luca thought of him as his brother. Late summer 2011, Simba was clearly not doing well. He seemed to be losing his energy and just slowing down and losing weight. We took him to the vet and they did blood work and an x-ray. He had a tumor in his abdomen and it was affecting his digestion. As much as I wanted my friend to be with me longer, I just couldn't stand the thought of having him go through surgery and get better, only for another tumor to appear somewhere else. I took extra care of my boy during his last few days with us. I even carried him outside one evening and I had him just lie in my lap while I sat next to the pool, talking to him and just hanging out with him like usual. I took my phone with me, too, and took a few 'selfies' with him. I didn't have any pictures of the 2 of us together and I wanted one before he left me. September 19, 2011 was the day we had Simba put to sleep. It took us and Luca while to get used to not having him around. I'd go in the basement to get Luca and would naturally want to go get Simba, so it was rough for a while. We had Simba for about 9 years, but I'm grateful we had him as part of our family. He was a wonderful cat.

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May 29th 2006 More than 9 years!

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Simba the Wonder Cat

Rest in Peace Conner

March 29th 2010 5:30 pm
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Our dear friend Conner passed away today. Mommy saw some posts from his mommy on Facebook and mommy was hoping and praying for them, but it all turned for the worse. Mommy is really sad for his family. We understand their pain.

We just know he will be happy over the Rainbow Bridge and no longer suffer. But he will be dearly missed.



Thank Yous!

March 24th 2010 1:35 pm
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Yikes, we didn't expect so much from our pals about me being Diary of the Day. What a surprise! We'd love to thank each of you so much for making this beautiful sunny day even more beautiful.

Thank you HQ for choosing me and all the other kitties who shared this day with me.
Thank you Matchka, Buddie Always Loved, and Kitcat and Squirrel for my pawmails.
Thank you Samoa for my Easter Egg rosette.
Thank you sweet Mittens for my Crown.
Thank you Simon and Reuben (an angel now) for my rosette.
Thank you Frankie and family for my Shrimp rosette.
And thank you to Hazel Lucy, Samoa, Ollie Popoki, Mittens, Andy and Henry for the comments.

I have been taking my medicine every morning and night. I'm such a good boy. Especially since mommy mixes it with some yummy wet food, I just gobble it up.

Thank you again everyone for making this day so special! We love you all!



Diary of the Day!

March 24th 2010 4:00 am
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Mommy decided to check her email if there was anything for us on Catster and was surprised to see an email, saying I was the Daily Diary Pick! Woohoo! I think I was a pick once or twice before... it's been a long time.

Thank you Catster HQ for choosing me!
And thank you Matchka for the pawmail!

If I get more congrats, thank you very much! I will send you purrsonal thank yous this evening.


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