Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sparkle and Art

Cyndi:  Before we begin our regular scheduled post, we would like to take a moment to say good-bye to an old friend.

Sam:  Just a minute. I want to be respectful.  *removes his hat and crushes it to his chest*  Okay, now I'm ready. 

Micah:  Sparkle has been blogging for 11 years, so the blogosphere has lost another beloved icon.

Merci:  Like Sparkle and her human, we do not believe in the Rainbow Bridge.  We use the term "bridge" in order to tread lightly on the feelings of those who are grieving who do.

Cameron:  We honestly don't know what happens to an animal after death.  We hope we will all meet Jan in heaven one day, but to tell the truth, the way she hogs the computer, we're not sure she'll make it there.

Rusty:  Sparkle, you are now with other blogging icons and friends - Skeezix, Ginger Jasper, Abby and Gracie, (too many to list) - in our hearts.

Buddy:  We will miss your fun posts on Sparkle the Designer Cat..  We will befriend and love the new sister you didn't get to meet, but we will miss you. 

Percy:  And now *sniff, sniff, wipes eye* we will have a moment of silence in remembrance of all the friends we have lost over the years we have been blogging.

Marcus:  Psst, Percy, I have to pee.  It's an emergency.  If I don't go outside now, I'll have an accident.  What do I do?

Percy:  Bow your head and pee silently.

(So many tears since reading the simple words on Facebook:  "Sparkle didn't come home".  We needed a smile and thought perhaps others do too.)

Katie and Waffles (Glogirly) have provided a link list where anyone posting a tribute to Sparkle can enter their link.. 

Merci:  And now for our scheduled post.  This is an old picture of puppy Buddy and myself in the back seat of Jan's car.  There is a story to this picture which we posted on Wednesday.

Marcus:  This, of course, is in my favorite color.  Dirt.

Micah:  Not dirt.  You mean sepia.

Buddy:  Here is our Caturday Art, a drawing.  Not bad for holding a pencil with one paw.  Kidding.  It was done in Photoshop Elements

Rusty:  This is the original.

Sam:  You do know you had a fat chin as a pup, Buddy?

Buddy:  I did not have a fat chin.  I had chin whiskers.  

Cyndi:  I think we have a bigger problem than whether Buddy has a fat chin or chin hair.

Rusty:  Problem?  Oh, I see it now.  Either Jan gave us the wrong "original" or Buddy is having a reaction to what Jan has done to his picture

Sam:  Wow, look at how wide his eyes are.  Okay, this is a similar original.  Just not the original of the one Jan photoshopped for us to post.   

Cameron:  This is our Black and White Sunday version.  We'll re-post it tomorrow but we include it now so readers can see what a difference a little change makes. 

Percy:  Jan made them look like devil dogs when she was playing around with pictures the other day.  We posted this Wednesday but include it as another example of fun with a photo.

PS - Our computer crashed twice yesterday while we were working on today's post.  We hope it will not happen again.  We would hate to disappear for a time.

Ruckus the Eskie hosts the Saturday Sepia blog hop. 

Athena hosts the Caturday Art  blog hop.


  1. The blogosphere will not be the same without Sparkle :(

  2. Sparkle will be greatly missed by so many.
    I like the sketch the best.

  3. We are so very sad that dear Sparkle had to leave but her star will Sparkle in our hearts forever.

  4. Sorry to hear about Sparkle. I didn't know her but it sounds like she will be missed.

  5. We will all miss Sparkle and we are purring for her assistant.

  6. We miss Sparkle too.


  7. We think the entire kitteh blogosphere is grieving right now.

  8. Sparkle will be missed by many. My pack is big - five Treeing Walker Coonhounds (Suki, Ran, Kenji, Kyoko, and Seiji) and three cats (Konkeo, Moko, and Arata).

  9. We just met Sparkle, but fur sure we know how she will be missed.

    Your artsy pics are fun!

  10. Sparkle will be forever in our hearts.
    Sue B

  11. Sparkle's time came too soon but we will always remember her. We liked the sketch of Buddy and Merci best.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. I like to think that they will all be together somewhere and we will meet again. I love the sketch the best.

  13. I'm really sad about Sparkle. :( I've been following her blog for years. ;(

    Your pups are so cute!

  14. Nice tribute to Sparkle, we'll miss her too. Purrs

  15. Wow those awe sum gweat fotos.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  16. Poor sweet Sparkle :( She will be missed dearly.
    I love your photo effects! Well done!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. Devil dogs? Now you’re making TW hungry. She used to like those little cakes ages ago.

    Nice tribute to Sparkle. We’ve lost another blogging pioneer and legend. *bows head(

  18. Thanks for the tribute to Sparkle who will be furry much missed.

    About the art photos, we like the pencil version and the black and colored squiggle version cause the black version looked like neon lights. we didn't think it made anybuddy look bads.

    Oh and the Mom has hads visions of animals going to heaven through a window versus a rainbow bridge - yet we likes the thought of bridges to heaven anyways.

    Oreo Robin William.


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