This boy, Simba, was brought to a shelter with his kitty companion, Tiger. It is one of the frustrations of being in rescue that we will never know the story that brought them here. We also don’t know how Simba lost his hind leg. What happened? Whatever it was, Simba seems to have adapted well and is fine with his three legs.
I am always singing the praises of the red, or red and white boys. Simba again is an example of how loving they are; they are the sweetest cats. Simba just wants you to pet him. If you put out your hand he will put his head into it and stare into your eyes and just leave it there. “Hold me and love me,” he says. He also likes to roll around and show his super-soft, fluffy tummy.
And, of course, he loves to eat. We feed Tiger on a higher level so Simba cannot eat his food. Actually, we would like Simba to lose some weight, a couple pounds. I think it would help his mobility. He walks easily – hops with his hind leg as tripod kitties do. But then he sits down. A little less weight would help him. Simba is in perfect health otherwise. He always uses his litterbox and seems entirely comfortable with his three-legged status. We have fostered a number of tripods and they all do surprisingly well.
Simba and Tiger, the Scottish Fold, have lost their home and their family, but they will not lose each other. They MUST go home together.
I have a feeling these two were family cats named by children. I think they would be good again with children maybe five years old and up. Since Simba is a tripod kitty, I would not suggest they be adopted by a family with a dog unless it was a seriously gentle, unthreatening dog. These two cats are well trained to be inside-only house cats who offer companionship and entertainment for their humans. An adult-only family would be fine, also. They may be all right with a home with a gentle kitty. I just don’t want anyone two footed or four footed chasing or scaring Simba.
Simba (very happily) eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
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