Since coming to live with me last May, Parker has been the centre of my world. I treat him like an only child by constantly buying him toys and treats; he is fed veterinarian formula food, and I brush him every other day. There are those other two cats in the house, though, and we have had the odd visitor. My roommate, Kat, owns a cat with her ex-boyfriend; I have a cat living at home with my mother; my parents got a new puppy who goes everywhere with them. The time also came when Parker had to go attend a slumber party. Parker has met many-a new friend, but he didn't exactly love all of them immediately.
Parker's Busy Life
Using the daily habits of my one-of-a-kind cat to support pet ownership.
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Elena Robertson worked at Merivale Cat Hospital from January to September in 2011 where she held the title of Vet Assistant/Receptionist. She presently works at Ottawa Veterinary Hospital as receptionist. I interacted with her in her Receptionist role at MCH when Parker needed neutering. She and I had a mutual friend who referred me to Elena when I had all of my new pet questions that I didn’t want to bother my vet with. MCH is where she got her own cat neutered, so I trusted her judgment.
Now for how Parker earned his name. He spent most of his first month confined to my room so he wouldn’t bother anyone else (and he couldn’t handle the stairs yet). As a lightweight fur ball, he couldn’t get on my abnormally high bed in one graceful leap. His tactic was to jump as high as he could, dig in his claws, and pull himself up the rest of the way.
I’ve always been a cat lover, so when an old friend invited me over to see the litter of kittens his cat had just had I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist. If I went to visit them I would want to steal one and take it home with me. When I made that comment to my friend he said “I’ll put my favourite aside for you!” How can you say no to that? I don’t think things turned out too badly for me, though.