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What trait of your partner do you admire, that inspires you to be a better person?

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What trait of your partner do you admire, that inspires you to be a better person?

With my wonderful husband, John Parker.

What trait of your partner do you admire, that inspires you to be a better person?Kevan Goff-Parker, Kevan Goff-Parker Communications Owner at Kevan Goff-Parker Communications (2009-present) Answered Thu

My gorgeous husband, John Parker, is a man of true integrity who believes in equal rights, freedom of speech and ensuing the dignity of human freedom. He was my friend and co-worker for years at two newspapers and I have always respected him.

When our friendship really caught fire, we both knew we wanted to share our lives together. It has warmed us both ever since …

We married 30 years ago next May, but we also included my son, Danny, then age 7, in our wedding ceremony when exchanged vows.

That was not only symbolic of his commitment to me, it meant he was becoming my little boy’s first real Dad. He then adopted Danny when he was 10.

My ex-husband was abusive toward Danny and me and never paid child support, so he gave up custody in exchange for not having to pay back or future child support.

All families go through rough times and I had trust issues and baggage from my first marriage. Little Dan had challenges, too. My husband also had much to learn about marriage and parenting.

Today, Danny is happily married and comes over for dinner often with his lovely wife. We all love each other and we feel blessed to have them close and in our lives.

And, I’m more in love with John today than ever. My only parent, my deeply loved Dad, died in late June and I was completely lost for many months.

John has been my rock, both loving and supportive throughout. Very patient and kind. I am incredibly grateful he is my life partner and best friend.

He encourages and reminds me that I am an accomplished professional with much to be proud of and deeply loved. His devotion and integrity make me feel very blessed!

Baby Boomer

How can I make my cat more beautiful?

You’ve written an answerYou can edit or delete it at any time. 1 Answer Kevan Goff-Parker, Kevan Goff-Parker Communications Owner at Kevan Goff-Parker Communications (2009-present)Answered Wed

Spend special attention creating rituals with your kitty after it is weaned, plus consider adopting a sibling or two for your kitties

I suggest rescue cats of all ages. Provide regular cuddle time. Cats only vocalize with humans, so they are trying to communicate with you. Learn their body language, from slow eye blinks for “I love you” to twitchy tails.

Establish time for daily play to be rewarded by treats for good behavior and just for fun. I suggest supervised walks with your kitty on a harness, or allow supervised time in a well-protected outside area where they cannot escape.

Of course, occasional baths help with daily brushing, plus regular vet visits, teeth cleaning and shots, but definitely your pet fixed as per suggestion of your vet.

Make sure you feed your cats a high quality wet or dry food. We use both. Never give your cats salted food and be aware that some human foods or plants are poisonous to kitties.

Cats will get sick and can have kidney and bladder challenges. Be sure to monitor how much each one eats and drinks. Make sure that the cats get along and don’t have hurtful fights. Kitty nip also can relax your little buddies.

I’m sure there are a zillion more tips, but do read as much as you can, ask questions and enjoy your faithful feline friends! We adore our three!

Woody Guthrie gives Baby Boomer a bath.

Do cats get emotionally attached to their owners like dogs?

Kevan Goff-Parker, Kevan Goff-Parker Communications Owner at Kevan Goff-Parker Communications (2009-present)Answered Aug 14

Absolutely! My husband and I have raised numerous kittens from various ages into senior citizens, and we can assure you that all cats are unique and have as many different personalities as people do.

Cats have been known to stay in areas where their owners last stayed for years in hopes they’ll return. Some have travelled hundreds to thousands of miles to return to their owners’ homes, just to be with those they love.

We actually have a very loving 15-year-old male tuxedo cat named Pilgrim, since we adopted him from a shelter around Thanksgiving in 2005.

When we moved to the Greater Seattle area from OKC in 2006, he was fine with his older adopted kitty brother with him, but when we left the Pacific NW and moved to Texas in 2009, he became very withdrawn.

Mind you, our cats are only let out with supervision in the backyard, but Pilgrim hid, lost weight and mourned for our former home and some of the fosters we cared and found homes for.

I took him to a local vet who examined him and said he was healthy, but depressed and suggested that perhaps some deep tissue massage would help.

Pilgrim Parker

We began immediately and his anxiety and fear seemed to be eased. Today, he’s a bit anxious if I go to another part of the house, but knows I’ll return and he always feels better and reassured with his massages.

I recently lost my Dad and Pilgrim puts his paw on my arm if I’m in tears and never leaves my side.

Pilgrim Parker

Cats see us as their big cat parents. They love us and often bring presents, their toys and such, when they want to play or express their love.

We are blessed by our three rescues’ incredible capacity to love!

Here are his adopted brothers. I feel very loved by our three little boys!

Woody Guthrie Parker

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