Simba the cat weighs in on Grand Final

Brisbane Lions pet member Simba the cat. (Supplied)

Michaela Meade

Brisbane Lions member and Mill Park local Simba the cat has not decided who to barrack for in tomorrow’s clash between the Demon and the Bulldogs at the AFL Grand Final.

With a dislike of all things canine, the Demons might be the easiest choice, but Simba is still tossing up the options.

As a previously morbidly obese feline, Simba can understand the training that the players go through, having been put through the exercise paces when he was surrendered to the Cat Protection Society Victoria earlier this year.

Simba was 8.84 kilograms of cat and too large to adopt out at first, but the 16 year old tabby cat was able to shed the excess.

The regal, slimmed down Simba has now found his fur-ever home with Brisbane Lion supporters Melanie and Russell Moore.

Ms Moore said it was love at first sight.

“He is such an affectionate and happy cat,” she said.

“When I met Simba his training had worked as his weight was down to 7.9 kilos.

“He now weighs 7.1 kilos and remains on a strict diet but is still obsessed with food.

“He wails each morning at around 3am to 4am for breakfast!

“Simba loves sitting on the couch watching the footy with us and we quickly signed him up as a pet member of the Brisbane Lions.”

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