Mooresville – Parker “Poodle” Baker, age three, passed away from a tragic accident at approximately 6:20 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 2021, at his home with his loving human Father (daddy), Scott Baker by his side. He was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, April 24, 2018, to his toy Poodle mother and Pomeranian father.
Our family was fortunate, Shelby (daughter) came across Parker online in August of 2018. She watched a video of Parker prancing through the grass and face planting into the ground. From this moment forward, Parker would be a Baker! Shelby drove four hours to Little Puppies in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, to bring him to his new happy home. Parker slept most of the car ride and was a little nervous at first but quickly warmed up.
Professionally, Parker worked as an office pet for CR Mechanical, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana, for three years. He was dedicated to his work and rarely, if ever, had a sick day. Parker was loved by all his co-workers and dearly missed already.
Parker was notorious for notable nicknames; Poodle, Parkie-Poodle, Poodle Man, Park Chop, Park Park the Bark Bark and Park It. Parker was most definitely a Daddy’s Boy!!! He rode to and from work every day, went to jobsites, the grocery store, to the campsite, the motorcycle, everywhere with his daddy. Parker was loyal, sweet, loving, playful and most importantly a cuddler. Parker had a face like no other and he had these few hairs that were always in front of his left eye. He had a high-pitched bark that would pierce one’s eardrum. Parker was able to jump very high. If his parents were eating in the bed, Parker would jump on top of the bed. And, if the parents were not eating Parker would claw at the side of the bed until he was picked up (brat). Parker was such a finicky eater; he would not eat dog food. Parker had to have table food, certain table food, or nothing at all. His favorite foods were cheddar cheese and Blue Bell ice cream cups. At the end of a hard day of work, at bedtime, Parker’s daddy would share a few bites of his chocolate (sometimes vanilla) ice cream cup with him.
Parker enjoyed walking to the mailbox daily. He enjoyed riding in his daddy’s truck. He loved when his daddy held him. When Parker was being rubbed, he was in a trance. And he allowed his daddy to rub his back paws. When Parker was with his daddy, he was always happy.
A few fond memories…Parker sitting by the front office door, watching, and whining when his daddy left, continuing to whine until he came back. At home, he would go into his cage, as if pouting, every time his daddy walked out the door. After Parker was neutered and brought home, 15 minutes later he humped a teddy bear for over fifteen minutes. His daddy videotaped it for proof. Parker would sprawl out and take up half the bed at night. With Parker’s high-pitched, ear-piercing bark he would try to get his daddy’s attention, at times, his daddy would not pay attention, and Parker would let out a quick bark, then pounce, claw at his daddy until he got what he wanted.
Parker’s sudden unexpected death has been a shock, overwhelming, and caused intense sadness. Although Parker was only three, his impact on this earth was immense. Parker touched the lives of so many and leaves us smiling through our tears.
Parker is preceded in death by his furry brother, Chewbaka (Chewy) Baker. He is survived by his devoted and loving parents, Scott David and Judy Baker of Mooresville, IN; his siblings, Elizabeth King of Camby, IN, Marcus King and his wife, Taylor of Greenwood, IN, Hannah Baker of Indianapolis, IN, Shelby Baker of Mooresville, IN and Jarred Baker of Mooresville, IN; his nephews, Hunter Baker, Brayden Baker, Kayden Armpriester, Noah King and Kandan Armpriester; his nieces, McKenna King, Opal Baker, Willow Baker and Tanner King; his grandfather, Marcus King; his grandmother Suk King; his favorite cool uncle, Steve Baker; his aunt, Deb Baker; his CR Mechanical Inc. family and many more relatives and friends.
Visitation from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2021, at the Baker Family residence, 1104 West Greencastle Road, Mooresville, Indiana, 46158. The memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM with Pastor Mark Petty officiating.
Please support the Baker Family during this difficult time by writing down a special memory you have of Parker and bring the memory to the memorial service to be shared. Thank you.
We would like to give a very special thank you to Family Forever Pet Cremation in Indianapolis, IN for their care and compassion while handling Parker’s cremation arrangements. Tammie was so sweet and kind and Mike Keller was able to accommodate our families need during an extremely difficult time.