Friday, April 21, 2017

Leaning With Parker

After the worry and stress of Cammie’s situation - she is still recovering, but is eating and, furthermore, expressing a desire to eat - I thought something lighter would be a pleasant way on which to end the week. Take a look at Parker, my foster-cat.


This orange boy, who is doing well, is what I call a ‘semi-lap-cat’. Before you ask what a ‘semi-lap’ is, let me explain that Parker is a leaning cat. He doesn’t settle fully on a lap. It’s not that he is too large or heavy for it. After all, both Tucker and Renn have found comfort on my lap. (Whether I can find it when they are there is another matter.) Parker simply likes to lean.

Here he is leaning on the base of the tall cat-tree. He will lean on me in the same way. He also likes to lie on my bed, his upper body and his forelegs on the folded comforter at the bottom of the bed. That inch or two of padding makes the difference to him.

Whatever his means of finding a cosy position, he is welcome to it, though it reminds me of a fellow lounging about a street-corner in a small town, waiting for friends to walk by and pass the time of day. And I can assure you that Parker would be a good cat with whom to pass the time.

11 comments:

  1. Parker is a cat after my own heart, as I'm a leaner too! (At the bus stop shelter, on a door frame, while at my desk, wherever.) He looks great! I hope things are progressing with his integration.

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  2. The photos of Parker are terrific! Thanks for sharing them. You're correct - Parker does look like he's hanging out on the street corner waiting for his friends. He's such a handsome fellow.

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  3. Parker is a cutie and he sounds very sweet.

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  4. furst up, cammie we iz buzzed happee N send 984 paws up best fishez wize ya continmew on de rite course...heerz ta 984 bowlz of chow....

    parker; gram paw dude used ta due thiz; leanin was his thing... even if his fizz eek ( we getted that werd frum R pal flynn...fizz eek ) even if hiz fizz eek...waz knot...lean :) ♥♥

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  5. Parker, I think you are leaning your way into your foster Dad's heart.

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  6. I love a leaner! In fact my leaner is leaning against my right shoulder right now. Parker is turning out to be quite a treasure isn't he. An absolute delight. Have you ever read the blog animesanzo@at blogspot.com? She's a lovely person who cares for cats and gives her all to make them healthy and happy. You might enjoy her blog.

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    1. I haven't read that blog, but will take a look at it, Thank you.

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  7. Parker is such a sweet boy! I hope he finds his forever home soon.

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  8. He is a sweetie. He reminds me a bit of my Oscar. =)

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  9. Lovely fellow. I like the image of a young man just hanging out on the corner waiting for friends to come by. Looks like Parker is just "chilling" as the young people I work with say.

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  10. Parker looks very laid back. Eric was also a leaner.

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