Shasta is Simba’s twin brother and was also born in Saigon, Vietnam. His star sign is Aquarius and he celebrated his 3rd birthday this year. Together with Simba, he was rescued by Anna when he was a tiny kitten, and has lived with Anna and Simba in the US, and then in England and in Hong Kong, before moving back to the US this year.
Shasta was named after a volcano in California, and does his name full justice. He is very active, inquisitive, and curious, and used to climb curtains all the time when he was a kitten. Like Simba, he is an Arabian Mau mix and talks to his humans non-stop. However, even though they look very similar and people often struggle to tell them apart, his personality could not be any more different than Simba’s.
While Simba is quite independent, Shasta is very gregarious and loves being around people he knows well. He follows his humans wherever they are going, like a dog, and insists on sleeping on Anna’s laptop, books, and digital piano whenever she is trying to use them. Shasta hates closed doors, knows how to open any drawer and cupboard, loves his vet in England, and despises opera.