March 4, 2012

How I've Been...

Hi there. Just because I can't see does not mean that I can't enjoy a window open. There are awesome smells and wonderful sounds. The breeze felt so good on my furs. This has been a very mild winter, we have had the windows open a few times. Once we were allowed on the deck. I did not like that as much. I was a little scared and hung close to Daddy. It was OK. but I prefer windows now.
I have gained some weight. Mommy thinks that I am a little more active. She brought home some Popeye's Chicken when she went traveling last week and I inhaled some (meat only, no skin!).
My friend Whitey went to the Bridge a few days ago and all of us here are very, very sad about that. We loved that boy and felt such joy as he discovered his forever home and healed form the terrible boo-boos that he mysteriously had on his face. Whitey was a gentle soul and a very handsome cat. Godspeed Whitey. To honor his memory, Mommy is going to name a shelter kitten Whitey - there were some kittens born at the shelter last week and one of them will carry on the Whitey name. Photos to follow. The kittens are still too new to be fussed with.
Our little shelter keeps on keeping on and yesterday Mommy adopted 2 cats to their forever homes. It's a good thing!
I feel your love and wish that I had the energy (and sight) to blog more. Know that I love you all and that I send you huge smoochies.
xoxoxoxoxox

40 comments:

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Parker,
We are so happy to hear that you can still enjoy so much. Purrs.
We were very sad to hear about Whitey going to the Bridge but we know there will be so many friends there waiting for him ... that he will have a fun time. It's hard for his family though ~ and we have sent them love and purrs.
We think naming a kitten Whitey is just wonderful. We hope we get to see a photo of the lucky little kit.
Love and healing purrs. We think about you and remember you in our PURRayers, and your family too. xx

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Smoochies, sweet girl. I'm so glad your enjoying sunshines and whiffing good smells.

Thank you so much for remembering Whitey this way. I hope that little Whitey and all of the shelter kitties will all find wonderful forever homes that love them.

I saw the Facebook post about Hannah, the kitty that found a home after 4 years in the shelter. It warmed my heart, through and through. Of course there is no way to be sure if Whitey was 11 years old or 17... but for sure he waited a long time to be loved, too. I hope for Hannah the very best rest of her life!

xoxo

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're always so happy when we see a post by you. Window whiffs can be so nice and we're glad you're getting your share of them.

Whitey's passing left us all so sad. He was a special boy and was loved by many. We think naming a kitten Whitey is a great way to honor his memory.

The Florida Furkids

Marg said...

Oh Parker,we are so glad to hear that you are enjoying life. That is so exciting
We did not know that your Mom worked in a shelter. Good for her. She is much braver than our Mom. How great to name one of the kittens Whitey. That is so purrfect. Have a great Sunday.

JC said...

There's nothing like sitting in the sun listening to the birds sing.

You do it as long as you can Sweetie ...

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Hi Parker, we are glad you are enjoying your window whiffing. We have been and will continue purring for you.

Mariodacat said...

Parker, sweetie, you just made our day by seeing you looking so good. We're so very happy you are feeling pretty good and having good days. Love you bunches sweetie.

Mr. R.W. Emerson said...

Love you, dear Parker!

~Mr. Emerson, Little Nicky, and their mommie.

Katnip Lounge said...

Miss Parker Pie, it is wonderful to hear from you and know you are enjoying life! The warm sun feels good whether you can see it or not, right?
We think your Mom's ides to honor Whitey is lovely...*smoochies* right bacK atcha!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Hi Parker we are glad to hear that you are doing so well and enjoying some window time.

We think it's great a shelter cat will be named after Whitey. What a sweet way to honor his memory.

Smoochies & hugs

Nerissa's Life said...

And the good weather is only beginning. And wait 'til the flowers start blooming. There will be new scents to sniff every day. And sun puddles in which to bask. Lovely...

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad you are still enjoying life Parker. Even though you can't see it, we know the sun on your fur will feel lovely.
That is such a nice idea to name one of the baby kitties Whitey. We will miss him very much.
Smoochies to you sweet and beautiful Parker.

The Island Cats said...

Parker, we are so happy that you are still doing well and are enjoying the outside smells. Losing our furiend Whitey sure made us sad too. We think it's great that your mom is gonna name a shelter kitty after him. What a nice tribute!


oxoxox

Cory said...

Parker, we love hearing from you and getting updates on how you are doing. We purr for you every day.

We are beyond sad about Whitey, but so thrilled that a shelter cat will get his name. One can only hope that the love he knew from his furriends and family will also be experieced by your shelters kittens and cats.

Smoochies and purrs back at ya' Parker Pie,

Cory and family

Cat said...

So nice to see you enjoying the open window and sunshine!!! How wonderful that your mum named a kitten Whitey :-)

Tracy said...

Parker, good for you for enjoying what you are able...no loss should set you back entirely! Hey, sorry to hear about your friend Whitey...I was over there yesterday and was very sad at his passing...take good care of yourself!

-d ma said...

I'm glad you are enjoying fresh air... That's a nice gesture your mom is making naming one of the kittens after whitey.

Mazie Grace Graves said...

Dearest Parker,
This is Mazie Grace speakin'...I just wanted to tell you that I love you. I am blinds, too...I know it's somethin' new for you but I've been blinds my whole life. I git 'round pretty goods...and I know with all the love you git from your whole family, you will, too. I hope you continue to do real well for a long long long time.

If you ever need any tips on how to do stuff even though you is in the dark, just let me know.

Lots of love and head bonks,
Mazie Grace
Social Director
Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Angel and Kirby said...

It is nice to see you enjoying the fresh air and sunshine! You are in our purrs and prayers.

WE are very sad about Whitey, too. It is nice that your Mom will name a kitten after him!

TK and Squashies said...

Hello Miss Parker. Is furry gud to sees you enjoying window wiffs. It makes mine heart happy. And chick-hen? What's not to likes about that!?!
We is furry sad to hears about Whitey, me liked reading about him too. Is furry sweet of your mommy to honor him.
Love, TK

Brian said...

We love you too sweet Parker and it makes us so very happy to see you enjoying those whiffs!

Forty Paws said...

Parker, we are so glad that you are enjoying the open windows and luf the sun on your furs and the breeze blowing through the screen. We are glad that you luffed your Popeye's chicken! G.T. lufs Costco chicken. We are sending you tons of smoochies and many hugs.

Luf, Us and Maw

ABBY said...

Hi there little Miss Parker Pie!
It is always good to see you and we know in our own cat way you can see us too! We cats are special like that, but we won't tell the 'rents! Enjoy that beautiful warm sunbeam and oh boy eat all the nommy chicken. We are glad you are doing so well. We continue to keep you in our purrs. Oh and Whitey would like that he had a namesake, we know that is one special kitty.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

ABBY said...

Oh Parker I forgot one thing....

SMOOCH!!!!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We can sees you, Parker Pie...in our hearts and our souls and we knows your nose knows what's really impurrtant! Happy whiffin' Yes, we miss Whitey lots, too...he was a funny yet strong mancat and while we are sad he is gone, we is sooo glads that he had his 'furrever' home that showed him what true love was...before he had to go to the bridge...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Parker--I am so glad to see you enjoying the breeze! We know that Georgia continued to enjoy so many things even as her senses were not so good any more. We love the idea of naming a kitten after Whitey--perhaps we will suggest it to our local shelter.

Sparkle said...

Thanks for checking in, Parker. I am glad to hear you're doing so well. BTW, your human does such great work at the shelter!

Repositório said...

Kisses on your nose Parker.

Daisy said...

It's good to hear from you, Parker. It is a wonderful gesture to name a kitten after Whitey.

Derby, Ducky said...

WIDE OPEN WINDOWS! Ours have only been open a little bit this winter. We can't wait for open windows.

Glad to know Whitey will live on, at least by name. That kitten will have a lot to live up to.

Tillie and Georgia said...

Parker, it makes our hearts happy to hear that you are doing well!! Window wiffs are pawsome too !! We were sad to learn about Whitey. R
We continue to send purrs and positive vibes your way :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Good to hear from you, pretty Parker. WE're glad you enjoyed the chicken and a nice day.

KitKat said...

Dearest Parker Pie, so sad to hear about Whitey. Mommy once fed an outdoor kitty named Whitey who went to the bridge. He was here for several years. Keep us posted on the new Whitey kitty. It was wonderful to hear from you sweet girl. We are glad to know you are enjoying your days. Sending purrs and gentle smooches your way. Grady sends head bonkies.
xoxoxoxo
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Katie and Glogirly said...

Hi Parker,

We are happy you can enjoy the breeze and sunshine and smells. That was a wonderful tribute to Whitey too.

We're sending lots of purrs and kisses,
Katie & Glogirly

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We are glad that you are happy and enjoying the window whiffies! We think your nose will help you "see" what's out there. It's such a nice thought to name a kitten after your friend at the Bridge, Whitey. We continue to purr for you, friend Parker.

David E. Francis said...

Smoochies to you Parker. I am very glad to hear you are still quite active and gaining a little weight. We, too, enjoy the sunshine and warmth.

Love you.

Dee

William said...

Enjoy the sunshine, Parker!

Meg said...

Enjoy every day sweet girl!

meowmeowmans said...

We are so glad you are enjoying the sunshines and whiffies, sweet Parker. We think it's wonderful that your Mom is going to honor Whitey by naming a shelter kitty after him.

Big smoochies back to you!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Dear Parker, we are all glad that ya are enjoying window whiffies and the nice breezes and sounds of the outside. And it is SO good that ya are active and enjoying good food like chicken!