Claudia's Cat Tales

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Tile Installation Project 2011

The contributions of donors enabled creation and
installation of a new ceramic tile collage titled “The Adventures of Simba and Sabrina” that has greeted visitors in the CCAH lobby of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine since February 2011.

Dermatologist Dr. Ann Haas of Davis (left) funded the project that artist Claudia Sanchez of Santa Rosa (center) designed and illustrated. Dr. Niels C. Pedersen, CCAH director, presented them with certificates of appreciation.

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The Adventures of Simba and Sabrina

by Claudia Sanchez

Sabrina and Simba Sanchez grew up in Sonoma County, CA. Simba studies at UC Fur College where Sparky Globetrotter is his roommate. Sabrina is studying at the CatFashion Institute in NYC with her friends Abby Coffee Cat and Bootie R. Scooter, Esq.

Summers are spent traveling. Their favorite exotic kitty hotspot is Meowaui, HI where they spend time with feline friends Mango Surfer Girl, Holly Hula Cat, Monica Tropicat, and Chucky Scuba Cat. In the evenings it’s music at the CatAtonic Lounge, or dancing at the HulaCat Grill.

Simba and Sabrina also love San Francisco. On their way, they pick up Sebastian on the Golden Gate and head over to AlleyCato’s, owned by AI “Kayo” Catpone, father of Simba’s college pals Elliot and Morris. The felines go wild for Kayo’s Garlic Catnip Shrimp Scampi! After dinner while prowling around Fisherman’s Wharf, they run into Detective Rees and partner Barkley Beagle on patrol.

Former UC Fur classmates Purrsie, Will MacFinn, and Champagne Finn are grad students at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Their specialty is FIP research, while friend Erik studies HCM. Sabrina and Simba come to Davis often to visit their pals; and also in memory of their little sis Lucy, who succumbed to FIP at an early age. She is the mascot for SOCKFIP, a group that raises money for Feline Infectious Peritonitis research.

Back home, Simba and Sabrina relax with kittenhood friends Napper, Chianti, and Kelly Catnip Sip. Sabrina’s beau Kauhi and his sister Juliet join them on the veranda. Their wine glasses sparkle as they hold their favorite drink, Catnip Sip in paw. They watch the sun set as they toast to their family and friends. It is the end of another beautiful day in the Wine Country.