June 7, 2007

Thursday 13 Edition 4 - My Daddy

Daddy and Payton - "One Who Came Before"

Since Daddy's birthday was yesterday and I have already shared a lot about Mommy, I think today would be a wonderful day to tell you about the human that makes my heart go pitter-patter, my Daddy! He's a wonderful guy that saw I had potential when he spied me in an alley, all feral and skinny and unwed and a mother! He's pictured above with Payton, a kitty who came before. She too, came from very humble beginnings. He still misses her. He also says that I remind him of her. So, here's 13 things about my Daddy -

  • He loves all animals, he always thought he was a "dog" person, then he met Mommy.
  • Mommy says he has the most compassionate heart of any man she has ever known.
  • He is originally from Illinois and is a HUGE Chicago sports fan. This can cause "discussions" in our home since Mommy is from Detroit.
  • He gets told that he looks like Eric Clapton. A Lot.
  • He says he is meticulous. Mommy says it's more like O.C.D.
  • He HATES to fly.
  • He loves to keep our lawn pretty and he is a good gardener.
  • He gives me extra treats and food off of his plate when Mommy isn't looking.
  • He asked Mommy to marry him twice, once on the phone when she was on business and once in the laundry room during a party.
  • He makes the best potato chip dip in the world!
  • He is very musical and artistic.
  • He knows how to make Mommy laugh when no one else can.
  • He taught me what love and safe and happy and home means.
Bonus "thing" - If one of us yaks, it almost makes him yak too, Ha-Ha!


DEBRA said...


You have a furry good Daddy!

Funny thing...my Daddy does the same thing when we yak. He can't even clean it up because it makes him want to yak. Momma thinks Daddy is a little bit melodramic!


Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

I like your Daddy! He sounds like my Daddy is so many ways! The only real difference/s is that mine has a strong tummy and he looks nothing like Eric Clapton ( my Mommy says that your Mommy is lucky on that one )! He sounds like a really good man and I think BOTH of your parents are wonderful beans!

Daisy said...

Thanks for telling us about your Daddy, he sounds very special! And handsome, too. That is very funny about how he proposed to your Mommy. You have a nice family.

Payton sure was a pretty girl.

Ali & Fiona said...

Your daddy sounds super duper! So your momma works purrty close to Toledo, such a small world!

Purrs & Love,

Ali & Fiona

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sounds like yoo gots a grate daddy. Ours does dat "almost" yakking thing to when we yak. Sometimes he misses da one dat came before so much dat he goes downstairs and holds her blankie. He tries to play tuff, but I think like most daddies, he's reely a big softie.

The Meezers said...

oh yeah, making the daddy yak is a HUGE bonus!!!

Your daddy does look like Eric Clapton!

he sounds great!

The Furry Kids said...

You have a great daddy! Our daddy almost yaks if we yak, too. Hee hee!


Caesar and Princess said...

Parker, we love your daddy too now. What a super wondermous daddy you have!!

The Meezer Gang said...

Your Daddy does the almost yacky thing, too????!!!! Our Dad does that. We laugh, because we think he is acting silly.

The Cat Realm said...

If you ever get tired of your Daddy, send him over! We offer benefits and flexible work schedules. And the pay is good too.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Ohhhh, sympathy yakking!! He's a very empathic person.
Blackhawks vs Redwings sounds like an argument just waiting to start!!
We are glad he spied you in that alley!!!!

Jeter and Mickey said...

deer parker,
did yer mom say yes da first time an da second time ... or only da second time in da lawndree room?
verree romantic!
i like yer dad. happee beelatid birfday!
luv--yer grate frend--jh

Yoggie said...

Good that you have found such a good home. Love

Skeezix the Cat said...

Wow, yer daddy shur sownds a lot like Mr Tasty Face! And yoo cood tell he put a lot of thots into how to ask yer mom to marry him, espeshully cuz he did it twice!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh he sounds just perfect! Really, a wonderful Daddy! Our Tall Man is really OCD too.


Tara said...

The laundry room? And she said yes??

He must be very special indeed!


Chairman Mao said...

What a wonderful daddy you've got, Parker! He sounds a lot like my daddy -- momma's alwayz sayin' he has the biggest heart of anybodies she knows.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

your human sounds wonderful. Mine could never compare!

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

wonderful things you said about your daddy.soundslikehe is avery handsome one you are sure glad to have him around

Tiger Lily said...

You have a wonderful Daddy! It sounds as if he loves you very much.

Skeeter & LC said...

Great 13's, Parker! We dont unnerstand a couple of them, but that's OK. We liked them.

Pablo said...

Oh... your daddy sounds great! But can he play the guitar like old Slowhand?

Marie the Defender said...

Wow, your daddy is super-special!! That was so pawesome to learn more about your lovely daddy!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Your Daddy sounds like a furry good man and Daddy. You're furry lucky to have him and vice versa!

Suzanne said...

hi parker! thanks for stopping by and leaving me messages. i'm still a bit weak, and don't feel all better yet. please keep purring ok? both for me and for my mama. i think this might be harder on her than on me.


Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

your daddy sounds furry nice! if our Lady ever came across one like that, she'd get us one too. purrs for your daddy!

Forty Paws said...

You have a great daddy. He'll eventually get over the almost yakking thing when one of you guys yak. It just takes lots of practice.

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