Emmy Parkes is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition. She has worked as an instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi since 2008. She is a life-long animal lover and a self-proclaimed ‘Crazy Cat Lady’. Emmy is excited to be part of the Homeward Bound team, since it allows her the added benefit of staying busy during university holidays!
Emmy currently lives with three kitties, all adopted from the Oxford-Lafayette Humane society. Jujubee is a beautiful calico that loves to snuggle at her human’s feet every night. She is a little afraid of strangers, and often hides behind the washing machine when there is a visitor. Fianna is petite little girl with soft, blue-gray fur and a fascination with the laser light. She likes to snuggle with Emmy during TV time. Magic is solid black and the man of the house. He spends most of his time trying to convince the other kitties to play, but occasionally he likes to snuggle with his head on his human’s shoulder. Emmy has just as much affection for pups but her condo has limited space so she is thrilled for the opportunity to spend time caring for yours!