Friday, August 29, 2014

Celebrate the Memory

Cyndi:  Marcus, settle down!  Stop running in circles and squeaking your toy.  Show some respect!

Marcus:  Why?  Did Jan lose more of her marbles?  Oh, *gasp* she's not sick, is she?  Who will feed us?

Micah:  No, Jan's not sick and some of her marbles are still missing, but we're attending a memorial service today in Sparkle's honor.

Rusty:  It was a shock to the blogosphere that she left us so unexpectedly.  She is greatly missed.

Sam:  Everyone knew Sparkle.  She was a writer, an advice columnist, a model ... She was a little of everything.

Cameron:  Whenever possible she helped to spread the word there was a cat in need of assistance.  She had a big fan base so she could reach a lot of people. 

Percy:  We kitties generally interview a cat blogger for Mousebreath on Friday, but we talked it over and decided we will skip this week so we can send our readers over to celebrate Sparkle's life at her blog.  Come back next Friday for a new interview.

Buddy:  Yes, Sparkle's human is holding a commentathon memorial for her.  A dollar will be donated to Tabby's Place in Sparkle's memory for every comment left on her blog today - up to $500.  So, if you haven't already, please go by and leave a comment.

Marcus:  *whispers*  Oh, no, I'm sorry.  I'll go by quietly and leave a dollar.  Does anyone have a dollar to loan me?

Rusty:  It's okay, Marcus, you don't have to whisper.  And you don't need to donate a dollar.  If we leave a comment, Sparkle's human will donate $1 of her own money to the cat sanctuary.  But if you find a dollar and want to donate it directly to Tabby's Place in Sparkle's name, there will  be a button in the post so you can.

Merci:  We are also supporting Sparkle's memorial commentathon today as one of the co-hosts of the Pet Parade.  Please stop by Sparkle's blog and leave a comment on Celebrating Sparkle and Commentathon.

UPDATE:  We just dropped over to read Sparkle's memorial post about celebrating her life and how she made a difference.  There is a link to a post we were mentioned in but weren't aware she had written.  It brings back a flood of memories regarding a black cat Sparkle became determined to save.  We saw her plea and became determined too. 

It turned out the black cat was saved without our intervention.  But like ripples spreading in a lake after you toss in a stone, our puny efforts resulted in a white cat, her five kittens and an old Siamese rescued from the same shelter.  Our rescue contact, Carolyn, named the white cat Sparkles after Sparkle whose efforts for the black cat indirectly had a paw in saving her.  If you want, take a moment to read white Sparkles' story, White Rescue Update.  It's stories such as this that make the time and effort - and even tears - invested in helping even one cat or dog at a time worthwhile.

The Pet Parade is hosted by Rascal and Rocco. And co-hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking from the Bayou, Love is being owned by a husky, and us (Jan's Funny Farm).

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  1. Me miss Sparkle a lot too !
    So thoughtful of you to skip the interview for Mousebreath today and make everyone to go to Sparkle´s blog and pay there respect.


  2. I agree with Charlie. It's very nice of you to do this for Sparkle. She was such a special, loved kitty.

  3. We are on our way overs there to leave a comment.
    stella rose

  4. How great of you to share Sparkle's commentathon and memorial service on your blog. We just came from there. She will be missed :(
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. We don't mind at all, that you dedicated a special day for sweet Sparkle. She deserves it!

    We visited there, too.
    Meowmy/Growlmy is too busy today to do all the blog hoppy things, MOL/BOL!
    She will loose all her marbles furry soon we if you find stray ones rolling about you know where they came from...sigh...

    (We can't even use her to write us any entries for a while...sheesh!)

  6. A very very lovely post. What a wonderful memory to share too about Sparkle and the way you helped to bring about the rescue of one black cat that turned into others being saved as well.

  7. Happy Pet Parading! ~Rascal and Rocco

  8. Sparkle was a very special kitty. So many loved her. Have a lovely weekend.
    Sue B

  9. We didn't know Sparkles but sure does seem to have a lot of great furiends.

  10. We haven't known Sparkle for more than a week, but we miss her anyways. It is so great that she is doing this commentathon! We hope that the shelter gets a whole lot of donations!
    ❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

  11. Sparkle will continue to shine bright and will definitely be missed. Much love to her family. ♥

  12. de food gurl will reed de white rescue storee later two nite ♥

    heerz ta a safe happee long week oh end…may de bass bee bountee full in yur bowl ♥

  13. Thanks so much for sharing about the memorial for Sparkle and the commenthon - and thank for you helping out kitties in need. We bloggers can play a valuable part in a rescue, even when it works out differently than expected!

  14. Sparkle's blog has always been one of my favorites. I will miss her. :(

  15. We stopped by this evening, she's getting a lot of comments!

  16. A great story and a wonderful thing to see so many of us coming together to help so many other kitties in Sparkle's memory.


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