Rest In Peace My Darling “Simba”

by on February 18, 2010      

in Announcements, Editorials & Commentary

My darling, adorable, sweet, loving magical feline companion of almost 16 years passed away tonight at 6:30 pm at the offices of the greatest veterinarian I have had the honor of meeting and experiencing, Dr. Linda Iberg. I have never met a vet with such a connection to animals, the people who care for them, her calling, and a bedside manner and communication ability that is profound and rare. I am so lucky that Simba transitioned with the care and attention of this awesome and loving vet.

I am too much at a loss for words tonight to do this feline soul the justice she deserves. It is hard to believe that my long time soul-mate, friend and feline companion is now in heaven. There is a kind of unspeakable grief knowing that her physical presence has left the earth plane. Even people that hated cats and animals fell madly in love with her. I could not let the night finish without writing about the feline love of my life, Simba.

Simba, thank you for all of the joy you brought to my life and the lives of so many you have touched. Thank you for all of the hearts that you have opened. You will always be my favorite cat in the whole world. You are in my heart and I will never forget you.

I love you Simba, forever and always.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rick February 19, 2010 at 1:14 am

I am sorry for your loss, I understand as I had dog (ginger) as kid that was My best Friend. She went with me ever where and that was harder to deal with than some people that I have known over the year.
May God Bless you and Simba,
Rick & Shadow my future wife’s cat who has adopted me as his buddy


2 araxsaxon February 22, 2010 at 5:05 am

Dear Kim; I have been talking about you all night, when I was introducing your web site to my cousin Michelle I noticed & read about Simba.
The God of ISIS has broken another heart.
With grief & sadness for your loss…. may you always carry the sweet loving memories of the fun times you both shared together, Simba will always be watching & protecting you from above sitting & waiting next to your mom, till you all reunite again. The shame of it was, I never got to meet that majestic being. Thank you for sharing your tears with us.
I believe: To have loved a day, then without, a lifetime.
You truly are a very special old soul, you had the privilege of that love in 16 folds, I’m sure just like you, Simba was an amazing being as well.
You know how much my three Maltese adore you each time you visit, they dance & fly around you. Baby, Cookie & Candy are by my foot crying with me now, & like you I made a promise, to give them the best life to the last day, they will tell me when to depart, I will have the Vet at my house to help me cross them over & say goodbye, here in their own home, between my arms. It brakes my heart to think I will walk in your footsteps not once but three times in next few years. So I cherish every loving moment I have with them. Baby brought back humility & forgiveness to my life, with her unconditional love, never asking for anything in return but to have a chance to put her head on my knees, her eyes talk to me & I hear “mom, you are the biggest star in my little universe, thank you for rescuing me”.
If anyone hasn’t loved a pet or an animal,, shall come back dozen times over & over again to learn the love & respect of a smaller being before they can pass it on to greater then themselves.
So we learn…….with each goodbye, we learn…..

May Simba puuuurrrr from heaven always.

Love & light to you both
Arax Saxon


3 Kim Greenhouse February 22, 2010 at 9:21 am

Thank you all for your kind & beautiful comments. Simba and I send you all our love.


4 Lorenz H. Menke, Jr. February 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Very sorry for you loss, I have two felines that are my companions and loves-Lollypop and Odysseus.


5 tony February 27, 2010 at 8:26 am

I have just read your note on the loss of your Simba. That is the best obituary for a pet I have ever read. As a cat lover, I wish to send you my sincere condolences on your loss and may you take piece in the thought that she is happy and content where she is. A wonderful companion in her life on this earth. God Bless you and simba.


6 Tru July 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Kim, I just looked at your page, and saw what you wrote…I too empathize with your loss, and truly know that you understand and empathize with mine….I truly hope it has gotten easier for you as time has passed, as I hope it will for me too. I had shared earlier tonight on my Facebook page how I was there when Copper was born, and how precious it was for me to be there see his life concluded…it was a blessing for me to be there when my baby came into this world, and when he departed it. Again, thank you for your well wishes, and my heart goes out to you for your loss as well…



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