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.
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
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.