|My Simba in happier times before Bella arrived
It took us three years to leave him at a shelter a few months ago, as we planned a family holiday for the first time since his arrival. CD runs the shelter at Wadala and loves cats. Incidentally, someone else in his family runs a dog shelter on the first floor of the same building. At any given time, CD has 7-8 cats at his home-office. He picks strays from the roadside, gives them a bath, has them inoculated and gives them away as pets. What happens before they are picked up? Well, CD and his girlfriend take care of these cat babies.
Spiky was a 4-month-old male who was as curious as a mischievous kitten can be. The moment he came out of the basket, he roamed all over our flat. At this time, Simba was up on a pillow on my wardrobe, fast asleep. Spiky kept moving away from me until I pinned him down and petted him. I am sure he became a slave for life from that moment. He followed me all around.
|Studying the guest from afar
|Bella, fast asleep
|Lord of all he surveys
CD left Bella with us, taking Spiky away with him.
|The lady who came for stayover
|Bella is curious while Simba does his best to ignore her
|Ms. Curious with large dark eyes to die for
|Grumpy Uncle Simba (Google Pics)
We called CD and with great sadness, gave back the frisky little Bella.
Lo and Behold! Within barely an hour, we had the grumpy uncle transform into an adorable black and white fur ball that wanted to play and cuddle.