That cat was scheduled to be euthanized that day.
And, even if he only happened to be there by accident, Eric was likely his last visitor.
"I had already met him and he rubbed his head in my face," Eric says.
How do you walk away from a purring, cuddling cat who had just moments left to live?
Well, Eric didn't.
A little later that day, Parker awoke from a nap to find a box in front of him.