December 18, 2013

A Few Words From the 'Rents - New Beginnings

Get a beverage of your choice, this is a long one...
Me at the HSoAC circa 2012- my home away from home and my heart. I'm lovin' on Meowser, he got adopted into a great home after a year at the shelter.
The first photo I took of our home in O Hi O to share with hubby back in Kansas City.
Our last day in Kansas City - July 2007, you can read all about that day here.

So many things have happened over the last few months, but the most significant change is that we have decided to follow our hearts and move back to Kansas City Missouri! O Hi O has been a great experience, many happy memories and some sad ones as well, but the time is right to start again in the land of BBQ, great activities, great people and Wayside Waifs!
The Hardest Part of Leaving? Right Here...

I have been honored to be a part of this great organization for the last two and a half years. It's going to break my heart to say good-bye when I walk out of the doors for the last time. If you ever want to see the meaning of dedication in action, spend a day there with the staff and volunteers. It will blow you away. They live the mission every day, and the animals that find their way into the shelter are treated with love and respect. If you have to be a shelter animal, this is where you want to be waiting for your forever home!

So, looking back, what's happened with us over the last seven years?
Here's the happy stuff - 

The reason we moved, my job at this great hospital. 

Ricky-Tiki Tavi - the first photo of him, he literally just showed up on our front porch.

He may be deaf, but that doesn't slow him down or make him any less a gorgeous house panther!

Fletcher - the first photo of him with his very happy Dad.

A few months later - Kharma Kitty. Helping fill a Parker sized hole in our hearts.

Lookit' that face! She is so awesome and loving. We know Parker Pie had a paw in this choice!

Christmas in the big house is always a treat. Parker loved the tree!

It was a joy living here!

The warmer weather was a joy as well.

Not everything was happy in our lives - we suffered some great losses. Heartbreaking ones.
We lost our beloved Parker on May 24th, 2012. It's a loss that still stings.

World famous for her smoochies, she left a hole in our hearts. 

A year later, Diamond Doggie decided to join Parker at the Bridge. Another devastating loss so soon after Parker. He was such a good dog and loved us unconditionally for over 11 years. 
Who was a good boy? You were Diamond.

May 1st, 2002 - May 31st, 2013. Always faithful, forever loved.

 But this guy needed a home.

And he fits in perfectly!

So my friends, we begin another chapter in our lives. Back to a familiar city, back to friends and family that we have missed very much. 2014 will be a year of changes, Hopefully more good ones than bad. We'll celebrate one last holiday here in O Hi O then strike out with our furry family to KC. Please wish us luck. We'll still be here on the "internets" - just a little further west.

I have one favor to ask of you. If you can find it in your heart to send a small donation to our little shelter here in Ohio, please click here and donate. Please tell them it's for helping Fletcher and Kharma find their forever homes with Parker's family. They really need the help - and remember - it's good Kharma!

Smoochies from all of us - The 'rents, Puff, Powder, Rudy, Ricky-Tiki-Tavi, Fletcher and Kharma.

And, Puff, Powder and Rudy want you to know that they are all doing fine and look forward to going back to KC and show the new kids the ropes out there.

Yup - we do!

November 2, 2013

November is National Diabetes Month

Parker Pie hated Diabetes and so does Ricky Tiki Tavi. Mommy has that crummy disease and it sux! Please continue Parker's tradition and post this your blog and share all over the place. Pray for a cure!
Smoochies from the bridge from Parker and hugs from Ricky Tiki Tavi!
And thanks to Zoolatry for the awesome design!

October 27, 2013

Perfectly Parker's Mom Asks For Help

This is our little shelter's welcoming sign.

Our mission is "The Humane Society of Allen County (HSOAC) is dedicated to the elimination of cruelty, abuse, neglect and abandonment of animals. The Society will shelter animals in times of need, locate lifelong homes and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization."
We find responsible forever homes for the animals that pass through our doors.
My Hubby and I are included in the hundreds of adoptions that happen every year! (Hi & welcome Kharma!)
We make magic happen all of the time.
Kibbles had lived with us for 5 years before finding a perfect forever home. 
Kittens (Snickers pictured here) get lucky on adoption days

After a home "ear docking" that resulted in a botched job, these adopters saw the beauty in Van Gogh
And you all know Fletcher's story. No dog alive today could be loved more than Fletcher.
We predicted a very happy life for Kessler. We were right!
The before photo of Slim Shady and Lemonjello. They were rescued from a woman who had put them in a box and set them in the street on a hot summer day. I went and scooped them up. Our Vet Clinic gave them TLC and the care that they needed.
Slim (now Alexander) got a great home with two of our awesome volunteers.
Lemonjello is a spoiled orange love-muffin with lots of kitty sibs. He couldn't be happier!
The Boney Boys spent months in the clinic gaining back their strength and their trust in humans. All three were adopted out to wonderful homes. Today they are thriving and loving life.
There is an important reason that I am posting this today. We cannot continue without your help. I know many of you followed Parker's blog and became a part of our little family in O Hi O. Today, I am asking that if you could find it in your heart to once again honor Parker or Diamond's memory by helping other animals in need - please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Allen County. I wish I could personally give you a tour of our shelter and show you the miracles that occur on a daily basis here. We do so many amazing things for so many creatures and we do it on such a small budget. To continue, we really, really need help. I rarely ask Parker's blog readers, but the need is great. Any amount is appreciated. Thanks for considering this request. Parker and Diamond send their love from the Bridge. I send my appreciation from our little corner in O Hi O.

September 15, 2013

Litter Surfing...I Do NOT Reccomend!

I apparently have a lot to learn...

First of all, I am OK. Second of all, I am now on medication that helps me not want to litter surf. Third of all, what kind of 'rent snaps a photo of this instead of rescuing me from the dilemma I got myself into? And fourth of all, do you have any idea how hard all of the cats laughed at me? I told Daddy if he fed me more treats I would not do this. He is not buying what I am selling...
I am so embarrassed....
Balls and bones,

September 8, 2013

Good Kharma

Hi Everybuddy!
My name is Kharma Kitty and I am the newest member of the house in O Hi O! The 'rents were not going to add any more kitties to the pack, but there was just something about me that made me hard to resist. I am told that I resemble a very important kitty who came before. My Gotcha' day is July 20th. I was brought in to the Humane Society of Allen County as a stray (that means I was dumped there...). Anyway, Mommy kept her eye on me and after I was there for 3 months and no one had wanted to adopt me, she asked Daddy if we could find room in their hearts for one more. Here is the video Mommy sent so Daddy could see how awesome I am...
I am about a year and a half old and I get along with everyone. It took less than a day for everyone to get use to me. My best buddies are Ricky-Tiki-Tavi and the woofie Fletcher! We like to wrestle. The older kitties think I am OK, but they are not much into playing. I love to play! THOE and wrestling are my favorites!
My Gotcha' Day! (The best day of my life!)
I know who I look like. The 'rents said that it was karma that brought me to them and maybe a little angel kitty by the name of Perfectly Parker. I'm pretty sure they are right. Thanks Parker - I'll do my best to live up to your awesomeness!
It was nice to meet all of you. I look forward to lots love of adventures here at the house in O Hi O!

August 13, 2013


HI! - my name is Fletcher. I was rescued from the Dog Warden where I was brought in for "running at large" I was rescued from the Dog Warden and went to stay at the shelter with some nice people. This is my mug shot. One day a lady wanted to meet me. I thought "why not? - I have some free time..."

Trying to look as cute as possible for this woman. She seems nice enough - a little sad though... I wonder what's gonna' happen next?

She keeps holding this little box in front of her face that goes "click" - what's up with her? I hear that I am going for a Fur-low? What's that mean? A ride in the car?!? YES!!!

My first meeting with this guy. He seems very nice - a little sad, but nice...He smells like fresh cut grass! The yard here is awesome!

I really like this guy. He just lost his doggie. His name was Diamond. It made this guy very sad. I am told that it's my job to make him happy again. I think I can do that!

So - that was a few months ago. I have settled into the family life very well. These two people are my "'rents" - they love me very much and vice-versa. I have learned that outside is where I go to do my...well, you know...and I have been to classes to learn obedience! My teacher says I am her #1 pupil!
I have cats as siblings. It took about a half a second to learn that they run things, not me. I've had a lot of adventures since I became a part of this family and someday soon I will tell you more.
I also want to thank The One Who Came Before, Diamond Doggie. Because he was so wonderful and loving, I got a chance to have a home with the 'rents. I am told that I will never replace Diamond, but everyone's heart just got a little bigger to let me inside.
Bones and Balls everyone, it's great to meet you!