Jun 16 2016. view 414
Keep Calm and Hakuna Matata! When it’s Simba, the first thing that comes into mind would be the Lion King. Which was in fact the movie that Simba’s beloved owner took inspiration from. And the best part? The name actually suits this adorable fluffball, with its gorgeous golden brown fur coat and mischievous eyes screams out the fact this fat Louis is always up for adventure. Although many would say he’d be best named Garfield, but there can only be one and not everyone appreciates lasagna! So say hello to Simba - loyal, stunning and fat!
Breed: Persian Chinchilla
Age: 1 year, 4 months
Owner: Alifya Sohail
What’s the story behind the name you’ve given him?
The Lion King was the first movie I ever watched and to me, and only me unfortunately, Simba did resemble a sort of miniature lion and thus the name stuck. Quite a lot of people believe that he should have been named Garfield.
What are meal times and bath times like?
He’s quite fat. Very fat actually hence one can tell that meal times are imperative. He can be very moody though where he won’t eat unless somebody is sitting right behind him so he can lean backwards and expect to be fed by hand. Since we started bathing him when he was just a kitten, he’s used to it now and doesn’t make a fuss. Every now and then he’ll cling onto the nearest object to avoid the water.
Does he do anything out of the ordinary which fascinates you?
He isn’t very graceful. Legs spread, tail in the middle and whatnot.
What’s his most favourite fun time activity?
Trying to fight the toy dog, occasionally giving it a lick and chasing marbles.
What’s the naughtiest thing he has done?
Pooped in the new car, broken a plethora of fragile furniture, knocked ornaments down from the dressing table to wake me up etc.
How did you find him?
How does he react when you return home?
Depends on who’s returning. If it’s my dad he’ll bounce forward eagerly or stick his head through the stairway but he usually runs if it’s me.
What’s the best thing about him?
He licks tears. His hunting method consists of sitting on the prey, eventually suffocating it which I think saves a lot of time and energy.
What was the most unforgettable moment you have shared with him?
There are loads actually because of the amount of stupid acts he’s done. He did become very protective once when there were two men in my room fixing the AC, whilst darting furtive glances at Simba who sat on my bed and hissed at them.
Can you share a cute story about your pet?
Once, my brother and I got into a fight and he stormed towards him, bit his toe and then came and sat by my side. It was a very emotional moment.
Has owning this beloved pet made your life richer?
It’s safe to say that all our lives revolve around Simba really, thus him being a spoilt brat is to be blamed on us.
What makes him so lovable?
Possibly the strange things he does, the way he sits, expectantly looks at you and waits to be stroked. At the same time, he’s very loving and if in the right mood, will let you cuddle him for quite a while. People often remark that he’s a lot more patient with humans than other cats normally are.
What kind of funny and mischievous things does he do?
He likes climbing up on the dashboard during car rides, rolling around on the floor waiting to be combed, eating plants and flowers along with climbing up and down the stairs with the poor dog in his mouth and then fighting it for hours on end, even though it’s just a plush toy.
By Zainab Faizal