Friday, June 12, 2015

Remembering Simba



So, Amy Shojai's new novel is coming out soon, and once again she is having a character naming contest on her website. For those who don't know, Simba (the original, not the wee munchkin) made it into Amy's first fiction book, Lost and Found. So of course, I've been taking a bit of a trip down memory lane.

The wounds, I think, have closed up as much as they're ever going to now. Naturally, they never close completely. I still sometimes cry over my first dog Jodi, after all, and she's been gone for nearly 15 years. But I can at least look at old photographs now without hurting so much I have to put them away.

Compared to the little nutball who was named after her, she was always so calm and proper. It seems like looks are about the only thing they have in common. Simba was finicky. SimbaToo will eat anything. Simba loved being pet anywhere - belly included. SimbaToo is VERY selective about when and where anybody pets her. Of course, the newbie is only just a year old and not done maturing yet, so she may yet become Simba-ish as she ages. But it's interesting to me that a kitten that reminds me so much of her namesake can have such a vastly different personality.

They both, however, share the same fondness for pillows.
Not that I can ever really compare the two, of course. They are who they are. It's just strange to think about sometimes. Mostly I'm just glad Anubis has learned to get by.


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