Noll Concludes the 'Simba' Steiff Tale

Appearing for his second breakfast, Noll found, instead of his blue bowl, a distraught 'Simba' Steiff on the kitchen island. With absolute empathy, Noll listened as the "Simba' Steiff retold his sad story. When 'Simba' Steiff finished, Noll explained to him the unintentional snipping mistake My Own had made over 30 years ago.

"Oh Half-Siamese like me UnSteiff cat, what can I do? I have no button in ear. I have no value. I am nothing without my identity tag! A sad cloud fell over the room.

Suddenly, 'Simba' Steiff's face brightened.

"We have the same points, same blue eyes - except for that funny crossing thing going on with you. Did you make a face and it got stuck? No matter....I will be your mini-me AND your shadow!"

Of course even with Noll, empathy has its limits. Briefly, a slightly panicked Noll lost his perfect posture and composure at the suggestion of sharing his space, fame and spotlight...."Uh," Noll stammered...
And necessity being the mother of invention. Noll ran to the hutch and gathered up the tiny Steiffs - monkey, bear, porcupine - huddled in the corner.
As luck would have it, there was one UNSNIPPED Steiff in the bunch. Jocko! Noll whispered in his ear and carried Jocko over to 'Simba' Steiff.
"SHARING IS CARING!" Noll cried out. "Jocko do your thing!"
And with that matter settled, 'Simba' Steiff happily returned to the hutch.
Of course, now 'Simba' Steiff has a monkey on his back....but that's another story ;)


Skitto and Peanut said...

We don't shares very well either, we has our limits fur sure.

JC said...

Great ending !!!

The Creek Cats said...

Yay! We always love a happy ending!!

Lisa W said...

Jack and Baby love the photos, and are pleased to see other cats get stuck with the camera in the face too.

STUEY said...

we here at the rustic loved your recent spots on Simba steif. All I can say is tiny Simba f still has his botton lol!!!!!

Junior and Orion said...

All's well that ends well! Good job Noll!

Amy said...

Yay a happy ending. I have to say, when I read the line "I have no value" my thought was "of course you have value - even if it isn't monetary". But everything turned out happy in the end, and that is wonderful! Great story all around!

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Tuck said...

What a happy ending!

Angel said...

Poor Simba! He still had a happy ending!

Batu said...

Great Story! The photos are beautiful!

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Cyber-sibes said...

WE love happy endings! That was quite an adventure, great photos along the way, too!

woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Cliff and Olivia said...

Hi Noll, pleased to meet you.

What an ingenious solution to a difficult problem.

We salute you.

Zeus said...

Sharing is not caring. Do not let anyone tell you differently. "No" should never be negotiated, and anyone who tries to talk you out of not sharing your treats, bed, etc., is trying to control you! Do not fall for it, Noll!