May 25, 2012

Parker's Obituary

Parker's final basket. She looked like a sleeping angel in it.

Parker Pie Miller
Parker P. Miller "Paaahkar", passed gently to the Rainbow bridge at 0905 Thursday morning, May 24th. She was 10 years and 9 months old.
She was surrounded in love by her family and held by her Mommy.
Parker passed away at 0905 in Lima, O Hi O with the gentle help of Dr. Joe and his assistant.
She died of stupid, rotten Cancer 
Parker was born in Southwest Kansas, she started life as a feral cat.
She is survived by her 'rents, Scott and Helen Miller
She's also survived by her fur-siblings, Puff, Powder, Rudy and Diamond Doggie.
She graduated from the school of feral hard knocks.
She was a self-employed blogger.
Parker lived in Southwest Kansas, Kansas City Missouri and Lima O Hi O
Her hobbies included eating, napping, smooching, lounging on the deck, playing and nip sniffing.
Parker was an active member of the Cat Blogosphere where she made many dear friends.
Parker's greatest achievement was her ability to say what she thought and get what she wanted.
Her only disappointment was that she had to go so soon.
She had the ability to brighten any day and eat like there'd never be another bowl of food.

Parker is being cremated and her remains will return home so she can always be with her family. 

She asks that donations be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Allen County to help other kitties find forever homes like the one she had. The link to that is here - any amount of support would make her angel heart so happy.
Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support.
"Love is All We Need"
Smoochies, Smoochies, Smoochies


Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Parker has a special place in our hearts and we will never ever forget her. Sending you all so much love.

love Milo and Alfie and our mom. xxx

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Words cannot express how sad we are that sweet Parker had to leave so soon. But we are comforted in knowing that she is now free from that evil cancer. Rest in peace, sweet little one, and watch over us all from heaven.

Much love,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang...and Mommy Jenny, too

Fuzzy Tales said...

Sending you all universal Love and Light, asking the Universe to bring you peace. Our mom read, a long time ago, that the holes in our hearts are to let the Light shine through.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

All day I held close to the thought that we never pick cats...cats pick us! Parker sure did know how to pick them didn't she? She picked Scott and he brought her home to give you 10 years of perfect love...
Thank you so much for sharing your bravery with us all...we are inspired to be better purrsons because of it.
Love Karla

Sparkle said...

I will remember Parker always, and you know, my human and I mysteriously woke up, thinking of her, just a few moments before she left. Asking for donations to the Humane Society of Allen County is the perfect tribute.

Purrs to you today, and in the days to come.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Very sorry Parker has run to the Bridge. RIP Parker.
JB, Chester, CB, Armani, Gaia, and Charli

Poppy Q said...

Although we know Miss Parker Pie is gone too soon, we are grateful that you got to share ten years of love with you.

We are impressed too, that your kind vets were able to come and help your sweetie, at her wonderful home surrounded by her lovely family. We wish that we could all end our days like that.

Hugs to all.
Julie and Poppy Q

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

What a life!!!

And one that will khontinue from beyond The Rainbow Bridge!!!

PeeEssWoo: As well as khontinuing from 'here' by all her good works and furiends...

Brian's Home Blog said...

Thanks for sharing your girl with all of us. We are all better for having known her and we will remember her always.

Kate (Pablo's mum) said...

Pabsy was a very similar age (not quite 11) when we said goodbye to him last year... too, too young! Parker was one of our dear blogging buddies. We definitely feel your loss, even though we've never met. Lots of love to your family. God bless. xxx

Marg said...

What a lovely obituary for Parker. We sure will miss you and are so sad that you had to leave so early in your life. Sending tons of purrs and some big hugs for Mom. Take care.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Such a beautiful obituary for your sweet Parker Pie. We have always felt such a strong connection to her because she lived in our mom's hometown at one point. We hope that as each day passes, the pain of your loss eases for your fambly, but your memory will live forever in their hearts. We will never forget you sweetie.

Allthingsfoodie said...

Parker spead lots of her generous love throughout the blogosphere and the world. Her wonderful spirit, and beautiful spirit will not be forgotten. Now its her time to spread her beauty and love throughout the other side, over the bridge. She has work to do there.
"Love is all We Need". Love is what we give to you to help to heal your hearts.
Beau Beau, Angie, Brenda & Bob

Cory said...

Rest in Peace Parker. We will never forget you. A true original and beloved furriend.

xoxo Cory and family

The Island Cats said...

Parker was a special girl that was loved by so many. Thank you for sharing her with us.

We hope all the joy she brought you in the time she was with you helps turn your tears to smiles. We will never forget her.


Sweet Purrfections said...

Parker was a special ladycat and will be missed by all.

Truffle and Brulee

The Furry Kids said...

We are so blessed to have known Parker. We'll never forget her. We're holding you all in our hearts and sending lots of hugs and purrs and love. Rest in peace, sweet Parker.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Beautiful obituary for a beautiful gentle soul.

Random Felines said...

what a wonderful tribute.....we know she was a wonderful girl and will be greatly missed by so many.

JC said...

You said it so well. Sweet Parker.


JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Mariodacat said...

Parker will remain in our hearts always and she will be missed. Our hearts go out to the Rents for their heartbreaking loss. HUGS

Mo and The Purries said...

xoxox smoochies forever, angel xoxoxox

Forty Paws said...

That is a wonderful obituary. Parker will be dearly missed, not only by her family, but by the many cat blogosphere people as well. Hugs to all of you.

Luf, Us

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Parker was a special girl and we are glad we knew her. Our thoughts-

Quill and Greyson said...

She was a love and had such a happy life with you. Big hugs to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Marilia said...

I´m so very sorry. It´s a painfull moment. Receive my hugs!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

That was a very sweet obituary. It captured Miss Parkers life as well as words can ever hope to do.

Purrs from Ayla, Iza, Marley, and The Big Thing

The Florida Furkids said...

We've come back to this page a couple of times but couldn't come up with the right words to post. Mom just realized there NEVER will be the right words. This was a beautiful post. Thank you so much for letting us be part of her life. We loved Parker and will really miss her. We hope she and Sniffie will be friends at the Bridge.

Love, purrs and prayers,
The Florida Furkids and Lexi and Mom Sharon

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a lovely obituary, obviously written by one who knew her well and loved her.

We remember you had a basket and preparations made. Wish she hadn't needed it yet.

We are thinking of you all, sending purrs and pawhugs.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Parker has a special place in our hearts and we will never ever forget her. Sending you all so much love and comforting purrs.

Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

A special place in the hearts of many...that is were Parker's presence is felt. What a lovely tribute and such a special remembrance, and to help kitties, too...purrfectly Parker!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful Parker will always have a special place on the CB and in our hearts...This obituary was very sweet and special; I love it because I consider my kitties my children and they deserve the recognition...Wishing you all comfort and peace at this sad time...hugs...J (Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat)

KitKat said...

God's beautiful new brighest angel. Rest in heaven peacefully Parker Pie. You have touched so may lives sweet girl.
Purrs and prayers,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I so love that you did this beautiful obituary for beautiful Parker, she will be missed by so many..Run free sweet girl... hugs GJ xx

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

We will never forget sweet Parker, she will live forever in our hearts.
We are so honored to have shared some of her few years.

Pip said...

There is a deep, heart-felt hush over the CB today. A longing, an absence. You can feel it in almost every corner of our little place in cyberspace.

It is because of your love, and your ability to share that love in your writing, that we love her so much.

I thank you for that. Not the pain, but in the joy of having known her, and the anticipation of meeting her in a better place... someday.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and Parker's family.

Mickey's Musings said...

We hate stupid rotten cancer too !!!
We send comforting purrs to help with your grief. It takes a while for the hurt to stop, but the memory of lovely Parker will shine forever!!
We miss our friend.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ


We all love the way you have captured dear little Parker Pie. She was so well loved and she will be so missed. We are keeping all of you close in our prayers.
Thank you for sharing your precious girl with us.
We celebrate her life.
Forever Parker

GLOGIRLY said...

What a beautiful tribute to sweet Parker. Her basket is precious and makes our eyes leak. Such a special kitty made even more special by her loving human. We will miss her so much.
Glogirly & Katie

Wyatt said...

So sorry for your loss.
RIP perfect Parker.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Jackpot The Cat said...

Thank you Parker for being such a perfect CB pal. I know that Halloween must have been at the Bridge to welcome you, because you and your beans were so kind to her. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and those you loved and cared for. You will always be Perfect. Sweet dreams dear one.

Jackpot, and Halloween's people

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We can hear Parker's wings flapping gently. Comforting hugs and soft purrs to you, Scott, Helen, and beautiful Parker's fur sibs.

Laura & Taffy

Jana said...

very very sorry for your loss... rip parker...

Tyler said...

We are devastated.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We have been off line for 2 weeks and only just heard the sad news of Parker's passing. We will miss her and always remember her and her smoochies.
Run free and healthy beautiful Parker.

Dma said...

That's a nice obituary. Parker lived up to the name of her blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh No!! I just found out! Im so sorry you lost Parker Pie. It does sound like she had a peaceful passing though. Thank you for being brave enough to be with her in her last moments. That is when they need us the most.
Parker Pie will be forever young at the Rainbow Bridge.
Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge there are fields and streams where you can let your soul run free..Run Free Parker Pie..Run Free

Monty Q. Kat said...

She died of stupid, rotten cancer, but that lady was full of nothing but win.

I miss you already. :(

catsynth said...

We are so saddened to read that Parker went to the Rainbow Bridge this week. Sending your whole family our thoughts.

Just Ducky said...

::SIGH:: Smoochies.

caspersmom said...

I am so very very sorry to hear about Parker Pie. And I have to agree with you about stupid rotten cancer as Casper died from it also, three days before your beautful sweetheart. I am also sorry that she had to go so soon. My prayers are with you during your time of grief. Really nice obituary. God Bless

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Parker is such a sweet sweet kitty. All the prayers, purrs and love we have go from our house to Parker's. And Parker knew how much she is loved. Helen, Parker's 'rent, was so wonderful when we lost our Perry a couple years ago. You are in our thoughts and hearts.


Psalms 50:15

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

So very sorry for your loss.

Saku said...

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your beautiful girl with us.

Parker will be missed.

Everycat said...

We just wanted to leave you all many rumbly purrs and love. You gave Parker such a beautiful life and she knew what a special family she had.

We are sad that Parker has gone to The Bridge but she'll be having making that place even more special, just as she made this world special.

Farewell little Parker Pie, keep an eye on your family, visit them in dreams and happy memories. You will never be forgotten sweetheart.

Love from
Oliver, Gerry, Mungo and The Apes xx

john said...

We are so sorry for your loss! Parker was a lovely cat. We hope your memories of her bring you joy and comfort.

Darling Millie said...

Helen, I can't find your email address. Can you please email me?

Lynne & Millie

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful life Parker lived, and one that touched so many. Your whole family is in our thoughts, purrs and prayers.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Parker was one-of-a-kind! We hope Sparky Fuzzypants found her quickly when he crossed the Bridge this week. We're sure they became fast friends.

Our sincerest condolences.
DMM, Charmee and Jessica

MrsB said...

My sincerest sympathy...I have been gone two weeks and just saw this. She was a one of a kind girl and I know how much you will miss her.
Tears falling....cannot help it.

TimberLove said...

Softest husky woooos,

RA, Isis & Nanük