University of Kentucky Wildcat Parker

Posted on April 25, 2012 in Parker by Katie Oskin

 

Reserved? You may have seen this cute graphic in our store at some point in time.  Parker’s cute face appears all over Kater’s Acres.  Why?  Parker is Kater’s Acres.  This being said, often our customers want something special and unique.  Something for a specific reason.  Our most recent custom order was a special present for a young lady graduating from the University of Kentucky.  She has worked hard in her undergraduate studies and is earning her Bachelor’s degree this coming May.  Her Mom contacted us and asked us to make something special and unique, just for her.  We love doing custom orders and this one probably our favorite of the most recent custom orders we have made.

Here was what the Mom wanted: A wildcat Parker (the University of Kentucky’s mascot) with books saying “reading, writing, rithmetic (like the old poem)”, similar to Library Reading Parker.  So my idea was this: wildcat Parker (tawny with black markings) on a matching base, books, pencil, Parker’s tail coming down the back of the books, white banner, graduation cap, and open book with writing.


The first Parker that we made actually broke.  We were sure what happened really.  I think perhaps it was just bad clay.  It broke once (the ear came off), so I fixed it and rebaked it.  Then it broke again, burned, and cracked.  ARG!  Sometimes that happens.  See poor sick & broken Parker here.  Parker was not having a good day.  The only result of this could have been bad clay.  It had felt, funny, while I worked it, but I didn’t think too much about it.


Here’s a few pictures of our final result.  I’ve never made a Parker with ears before (Parker has no ears), but I think he turned out really cute.  The finished University of Kentucky Parker.  Our next custom Parker has come in: a San Jose Sharks Parker.  We’ll be sure to post the results of that order after it is finished as well.

 
11 Comments for this entry
Linda Blatchford
April 27, 2012
17:56

>Love it, Katie. I need to expand my "Parker" section.

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BillGuestPhoto
April 25, 2012
23:57

>Parker has so many great looks!!

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fiir101
April 25, 2012
19:57

>Its sooo cute!i love it 🙂

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Aulani Photography and BH Giveaways
April 25, 2012
16:56

>I love cat parker! I am a cat lover so this is so cute!

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CalliopeCreations
April 25, 2012
15:35

>School Mascots and Zombies for rivals would be a hoot! Bet you'd get lots of response.

You live in the land of big time sports rivalries.

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Mandee
April 25, 2012
11:46

>Love it Katie. My hubby went to UK. I think you should do more school mascots. And the zombie too 🙂

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MagicByLeah
April 25, 2012
11:32

>Love the Kitty Parker!!
too cute

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Lori Bergmann
April 25, 2012
11:06

>I LOVE your custom design@ Great job! *Ü*

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CreekHiker / HollysFolly
April 25, 2012
10:39

>Too Cute!!! Great job! Congrats on the custom order.

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Amanda - Over The Moon Gifts
April 25, 2012
10:20

>As much as it pains me to say this (*cough* Roll Tide) The wildcat looks great.

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Michelle
April 25, 2012
09:34

>Don't you just love special orders – Wildcat Parker turned out great!!!

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