JJ Yosh adored cats, but when he first got Simon, he honestly didn’t think it was going to work out.
“The first night I had Simon he was a complete nightmare,” Yosh told The Dodo. “He was meowing all night, hiding in corners — this cat wouldn't let me near him at all.”
The next day, Simon escaped from Yosh’s house in Boulder, Colorado, disappearing beneath a large rock outside. Yosh tried to cajole Simon to come out, but Simon refused.