September 20, 2007

Thursday 13 - It's Full Of Tags!

Hey kitties, have you ever had one of those weeks where your Mommy is so busy that she comes home from hunting and hardly has the energy left to take your dictation down? Yeah, never happened to me either...ppppfffffttt...
So, regardless of how busy my Mommy is I have been tagged for a lot of Memes. I am going to combine them all together and make them a Thursday 13. Pretty clever, eh?
The first Meme is the "How I Got My Name" Meme. I am sorry that I am not linking back to the wonderful kitties who asked. It is my concession to Mommy, who really, really, really is having a very busy and stressful work week. But enough about her issues, here is my story...
My name was destined to start with a "P." There was no doubt about this because Puff and Powder were already here and I had a "One Who Came Before" sister-kitty named Payton who was very dear to the family. My name had to start with "P" and when my Daddy first spotted this feral, skinny, sorry-looking kitty in the alley behind his apartment (me!!!), the "I wonder what I can name this kitty" had started - even before my Mommy knew I existed. If you click on my Catster badge you can learn a lot more about this. Anyway, as I started to trust Daddy and it became apparent that I was going to join the family, Mommy and Daddy started to try out names. Here are some examples that did not pass the test - Pumpkin (please, me?, Pumpkin?), Posey, Pandora, Pella, Piker, Puck, Peeker and Pouilly (pronounced Poo-Lay) 'cause that's my Mom's favorite wine. Pouilly almost was my name, but Mommy did NOT want my nick-name to be "Poo." Parker seemed to fit and I would look at Daddy when he said it. Parker it was - but here's the thing a lot of you kitties don't know. My name is pronounced like this...."Paaaakha." Why? Because of a little girl who lived in the apartment next to my Daddy. She was fascinated by me and always would point at me and say "Paaaaaaaakha!" It stuck. And I am glad it did, cause if you knew me in real life, I am a Paaaaaaaaakha. For you kitties in the Boston area, you say my name correctly without even thinking! I love my name. I think it suits me very well. So, there is my name story. Now, for your reading pleasure, the "Seven Random Things About Me" Meme. This is gonna be fun, 'cause I am all about the random. I amaze Mommy and Daddy every day. Here we go!

  • It's no secret that we now have a 2nd floor deck at our new home in O Hi O. But what you don't know is that when I am allowed to go out there I meow with pleasure for about a full minute and roll and sharpen my claws in ecstasy. It's quite a little show I put on and always makes mommy and Daddy smile.


  • I'm a soft purrer. Hardly can hear me. So soft. So quiet. But I purr.
  • Tummy rubs? Bring 'em on! I don't attack you, I don't resist, I submit to the rub. Love 'em!
  • I tolerate my feline siblings. Sorry, that's the best I can say. I tolerate them. I am not a kitty who snuggles with my sibs. Rudy is a bully at times and Puff is a priss. Powder is so shy and teeny-tiny that I am afraid I'll hurt her.
  • I high-five for treats. It's the only trick I know on a consistent basis. But I have it down to a science!
  • I MUST sleep next to Daddy's head ON HIS PILLOW every night. This is not negotiable.
  • I had five kittens before I became formerly feral. I brought every one of them to Daddy's apartment while I was feral so that we would all be safe on his porch. (They were all spayed and neutered and adopted to great homes). I was spayed with my kittens at the same time. Daddy got a group discount.
  • I can count and know this is number 8. If you have not noticed, My eyes are 2 different colors. Blue and gold. Mommy calls me her Meeeeechigan kitty. My hearing is fine, thanks for wondering about that!
  • My meow is very unique. It is loud and sharp. You can't ignore it. Ever.
  • Oh, and my fur? So silky your hands slips off of it when you pet me!
  • I have a crush on Tripper - I like guy cats who are "on the edge." Must be my feral upbringing!
  • Last, but not least - I am a formerly feral cat in the truest sense of the definition. I can tell you, having a forever home and staying inside...it's waaaaaaaay better than the freedom I had as a feral. I love my home and I love my life. AND - I love all of my bloggy friends.

Thanks for the tags kitties - and smooches to all of you!

33 comments:

Millie said...

Paaaaaaaaaaaaaahka! Yep. Mom says we are 50 miles away from Beantown, and WE sure know how to say your name! Thanks for telling!

Daisy said...

Wow! Parker, those are some interesting things, and I learned some new things about you. I never knew that you had kittens before. I am glad they all got good homes. I have a very quiet purr, too.

High Five is a great trick!

DEBRA said...

Parker

You came to the right apartment, now I understand why you sleep next to your Daddy's head on his pillow. That was so sweet that all of your kittens got adopted into forever homes.

We are sure glad you found YOURS too.

Purrs Paaaaaaahka!!!!
Abby

Dragonheart said...

Parker, I enjoyed learning more about you. :) Your name certainly suits you. I am very happy your daddy took you in and found Forever Homes for all of your kittens.

Alasandra said...

My Mommy did a TT on the MS Mound Builders.

I am falling asleep in Mommy's lap so I can't think of anything witty to say, it was nice to learn about you.

~Scylla

Mosaic Cats said...

We loved learning the story of your happy life, Parker!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I have day where Bean come home and say she too tired from chasing baseball players to go to store to get me food. I bite ankels and she goes really fast. Too tired. Hah!

I think your name is pronounced prefectly right and it is good name.

Mom on a Quest said...

There sure are lots of cat lovers here. I have to admit I am a bit afraid of cats. :-( They're cute but I've been scared since I was a kid. I don't remember much but I think a kitten scratched me when I was small or something. I love them in pictures though. ^_^

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Yup...busy week for our human helper too. Pshaw...I never understand that but I guess it happens.

I didn't know you had kittens!! I like how your name is pronounced it reminds me of Massachusetts where I come from. Oh, and my grandpaw's middle name is the same as your first name! Pronounced the same way too.

Chase

Mickey said...

That was a good read Parker.You are a real Daddy's girl,that's cute.I agree that being indoors is way cool.It's safe,cozy and the treats are here! Heehee

The Meezers said...

Paaaaaaaaaaakah!! we love learning about our furriends and we loved reading this!!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

I don't think I'd like my name to sound like "Poo" either!
Excellent list, Parker!

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

We loved learning all these new things about you - like how to pronounce your name; Paaaaaaaaaakah! Our Lady used to live on Cape Cod and in Natick, Mass. so she knows how to say it! We also didn't know that you were a mom once! Great list!

Purrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Gemini said...

I wish I had a place to come out and look at like that Parker. I couldn't believe it. Your blog somehow didn't get subscribed to. I am so upset that we missed you for all that time.

Forty Paws said...

Oh, we didn't know we had to pronounce your name like you're from Boston. Ok. And we didn't know you had kittens either. Wowee! Glad you got that issue resolved.

Luf, Us

ASTOR CATS said...

Oh Parker your Dad is so lucky he found you. What a great life he's got. That's some very interesting information about you.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well paaaaaka, that was perfectly lovely to learn all that stuff about you! thanks for sharing and tell mommie thanks for typing...

smiles, auntie bee

Jimmy Joe said...

Hey, now I know how to say your name right! You have a very dramatic story, Paaaakha. They should make a Lifetime movie about you! I'm glad it has such a happy ending.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

The Furry Kids said...

Parker, we learned a bunch of new stuff about you! I like how you took all your kittens to your dad. You really trusted him a lot. I like your U of M eyes, too. :)

Love,
Tazo

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh parker you ARE perfect! Indeed you are! Those are great explanations, I would like to see the show you put on outside ha ha I bet its great! xx

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Wow Parker....good luck with tripper:) I don't have a mancat anymore...Ali is MIA for 2 months now:( You are a luck girl. Maybe I should put out an ad for a male order mancat? Whay do you think? I value your opinion on this...because I am serious!
Two different color eyes!!!?!?! Could you please post a close up for me? Did you get a load of Fiona and her eyes...just like the devine MM!
I am so glad we are friends...I love you lots...Miss Peach

Henry Helton said...

I do not like to have my tummy rubbed. I hate it. It makes me very mad. I do not let anyone touch my tummy. Not. At. All.

Karen Jo said...

I learned some new things about you today, Paaakha. Thanks for sharing. I love how you brought your kittens to your new Dad, so they could all find forever homes, too. Your deck is very classy.

Chairman Mao said...

hehehe, I think it's really kool that you gotta crush on Trippur. And I loved readin the story about how you got yur name, and yur random fakts! I lurned lots about you.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Tripper the Psyko Stray Cat said...

YOO HAVE A CRUSH ON ME??? WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!! WHUT DUZ ON THE EDGE MEEN? CUZ I'M ON THE EDGE A LOT!!!! ON THE EDGE OF THE COWNTER, ON THE EDGE OF THE RATTY CAT COWCH, AND SUMTIMES I DON'T PAY ATTENSHUN AND FALL OFF! HAHAHAHA! IT MAKES A BIG THUMP ON THE FLOOR AND THEY THINK THARE HAS BIN AN ERTHQWAKE HAHAHAHAHA! WOW I NEVER NOTIST YOO HAVE ONE GREEN AND ONE BLOO EYE THAT'S KINDA NEET AND KREEPY AT THE SAME TIME BUT IT MAKES YOO VARY PRITTY. NOT JUST PRITTY: YER HOT!!!! PLEEZE AND THANK YOO. LIFE A TRIP!!!!

Skeeter and LC said...

That was so cool to learn those things about you. Wow, we dint know you had kittens! An we neffer noticed you had 2 colors eyes (The Big Thing says his High Skool colors were Blue an Gold, too, so that is neat).

Skeeter and LC

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Tripper is awesome!!!!!
Parker, you were destined to be a "P" the same way Scout was destined to be an "S". Although her almost was neame Tiger for Tiger Woods. You did a sweet thing with your kittens and brought them to exactly the right home....and brought yourself too!
Maybe someday you can catch your meow fdor us on a video with sound!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Paaaaaaaaarkha. Yoo haf had a furry inchresting life. I also haf to sleep on my dad's pillow. I try to sleep on his head, but he duzn't like that too much.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow Paaaakha! We neffur knew yoo were a mom, Sadie was too, twice, afore Alli catched her. We love yoor eyes! And Sadie agrees...formerly feral is best.

Peach Man said...

Yo Paaaaakha!! I'm glad I can pronounce your name right now. And no wonder we are friends--I like to live on the edge too. So many interesting facts about you, it's just great to learn about you. Scout had kittens too, but nobody here ever met them. And who knows if Simone did. Well, if you're a Daddy's girl, I guess it's ok for me to be a Mama's Boy, right?

Yer bud,
Peach
p.s. my assistant is really behind on helping with memes too and now she's feels extra bad...haha. I love to give her the guilt trip.

michico 小芥 said...

Dear Parker,

Next time, when your mommy has some free time, ask her to record your "meow" sound, I love to hear your unique meow~!! That must be very good~!!!!

And it is very sweet to know you must sleep on your daddy's pillow, how adorable you are~!!!

Tina T-P said...

Paaaaahka! Well, who'd a thought - Thanks so much for telling us how you got your name - what a very interesting story you have too. Hope you and your family are all getting along OK in O-Hi-O. Have a great weekend - hope your mom can get a little rest.

Scritches all around. Tina, Neelix & Sinda

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

whoa - we lerned lotsa innerestin' stuff 'bout you! that wuz a way cool list!