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Parker was just a little kitten when I first met him. He was living in the parking lot of the courthouse where I worked at the time. He was very people friendly, often seeking out attention. I wasn't looking for a cat to bring home. I already had a dog, and I'd never really been a cat person. A persistent coworker put the pressure on though, and I eventually gave in.
Parker didn't immediately come to our house. I took him first to the vet where he spent the night after being neutered and given a general well check up. The next day, April 18, 2002, Parker came home for the first time. We celebrate the day as his birthday (even though he was probably about 6 to 8 months old at the time).
It didn't take long for my husband and I to fall in love with Parker. He settled into our family quite well. He and Riley became bosom buddies that first day. Parker is sweet and even tempered. He can be playful and vocal when he wants to be. He is bold and is rarely shy around strangers. He is a nurturer. He comforts Mouse when she is upset and has been a good mentor to Anya. Parker is my little angel.
Happy Birthday, Parker!