While Richard spends some time down south it gives us the opportunity to house sit and look after my (well he was once) cat Simba. When we left for the UK in 2006 the big question was what to do with Simba? We left him with my son Richard who was living in our home at the time before he moved to Sunny Hawkes Bay nearly 3 years ago. Of course Simba made the move too. He loves it out in the country and the wide open spaces.
Coming home in 2010 and visiting we were most surprised to find that he still hadn’t forgotten us. He is still loving and making the most of his time with us by not letting me out of his sight. Richard calls him a traitor now he is spending a lot of time with both Derek and I. Simba was very much my cat originally and only tolerated Derek because he had too. Now he appears to have mellowed and now settles himself down on Derek’s knee which once he would never do.