In December 2003, our first Christmas as a married couple, Parker surprised me with this guy...After about three days (no exaggeration) at the Humane Society Parker finally selected this cat, who we named Brody. It was a complete surprise and shock to me because Parker never liked cats and never wanted cats. He did it just for me. However, it took less than 24 hours before he was as in love with Brody as I was. He got really sick a few days after Christmas, we took him to the vet and the vet suggested we put him to sleep. We were devastated. We decided to wait until we got to Utah to see if he got better. We brought him to a vet in Utah who gave him a pill, and he's been fine ever since. (Needless to say, we do NOT like that Salem vet!)
Brody is the perfect cat. He is friendly, obedient, social, loving, and playful. He has a great personality. He only drinks water out of Parker's bathroom sink and he doesn't just drink it from the faucet, he lets it drip down his paw then licks it from there. He can open doors and is great on his back legs. He loves kids and is extremely patient with them as they chase him, lay on him, try to "ride him," etc. He never bites or scratches. When we lived in Neola he was lost for 4 days, somehow he survived which was impressive seeing as he was in the country, with lots of wild animals and mean people who like to shoot cats, and his front paws are declawed. He is a very resilient cat, he has moved to Utah, to Oregon, back to Utah, to Virginia, back to Utah, and back to Virginia. He rides in the Uhaul with Parker and is a great road trip companion.
We've had Brody for 8 years and he is certainly part of our family. The boys adore him and Parker and I love him so much. We hope for lots more time with our sweet cat!