Friday, August 22, 2014

In Memory of Sparkle and Eric's Day Flashback.

 Before the Flashback I would like to pay my respects to Sparkle and her family. It was with great sadness that we heard a few days ago that Sparkle was very ill, then to see on her blog that she was going to the vet and may not come home again caused greater sadness, and we all hoped against hope that there might be some treatment which would help her. Alas it was not to be.
Sparkle through her human Janiss did so much for helping cats and humans alike with her advice and spreading the word to help get kitties to their Forever Homes.
She was very generous with her donations and fund raisers. We have truly lost a great friend, but she and her good works will live on in our hearts.


This week the Friday Flashback comes from February 2008 and I have joined Eric......
Just Mooching Around.
 
We have had good sunny weather for the last week and a half, so we are going outdoors as much as possible.

There are lots of interesting smells to check out like bunnies, badgers and foxes.The vishus deer don't usually come up into this field, but we'll have a good sniff around just to make sure.

Then sometimes we just sit in the grass and enjoy the fresh air.

Mooching around doing nothing in particular is fun.

Then it's time to go back to eat.

32 comments:

Brian said...

That was a fun one. Hey Eric, take good care of Sparkle please.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We just read Brian's comment and... well.... we can't follow that one up except to agree.

The Island Cats said...

First you mooch...then you munch!

Mr Puddy said...

Me too, read Brain's comment.
Do agree. And Eric, I always miss you buddy !
Xox

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We love seeing you two boys together.

Karen Jo said...

That was one great day.

Spyro and the Gang

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love your Eric's Day flashback today and made us smile. We hope he will take care of Sparkle.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sagira said...

Sparkle sounds like a great kitty. Very sorry for the loss.

What a great Flashback.

Katie Isabella said...

I know Sparkle looked for Eric first off. She knew him well...

Caren Gittleman said...

Beautiful tribute and flashback. ((((hugs)))

Kitties Blue said...

We are quite sure that Eric was there to offer a helping paw to Sparkle as she passed to the other side. She was a special kitty, and we will remember her always. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

sittin in grazz & enjoyin fresh airz izza good thing....N sew itz eatin foodz ....N doin nothin....with nothin ta due

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We too will miss Sparkle, as we miss all our friends who left too soon.

Purrs,
The Chans

meowmeowmans said...

Mooching around looks pretty fun, guys. We bet Eric and Sammy were there to welcome Sparkle when she arrived at the Bridge. Hugs.

Timmy Tomcat said...

What a really great post there Eric!
Purrs of love to our furend Sparkle.

Nerissa said...

I shall remember Sparkle always. Always and forever. As I remember Eric, too.

Purrs,
Nissy

katsrus said...

Lovely tribute and enjoyed your flashback.
Sue B

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

The Flashback was even more poignant today because of Sparkle.

Madi and Mom said...

Beautiful tribute to our girl Sparkle. We just found out from reading blogs that she did not make a return trip back to her home yesterday.....Run free dear Sparkle

Angel Eric will surely welcome her because we are sure he is on sentry duty at the Bridge.
Hugs madi your bfff

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Brian's comment made the tears come. I so hope they are all together and waiting for us.

Marg said...

We so agree with Brian's comment. We love that picture of you two just sitting and enjoying the fresh air.
So sad about Sparkle. We will sure miss her.

Cathy Keisha said...

Beautiful tribute made only sadder by Brian’s comment. RIP to a cat blogging pioneer, champion of those cats who have no voice and shining light. Maybe we can lay in the grass and console each other.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Eric we know you Abby, Gracie and so many others who came before will welcome Sparkle's spirit. So many of you have gone on ahead, it's hard for those of us left behind.

Laila and Minchie said...

Reading your tribute to Sparkle just made us miss you even more, Eric. Such a shock to learn of Sparkle's health issues and then she was gone. But never gone from our memories and hearts, just like you.

Meowers from Missouri said...

We, too, mourn sweet sparkle. She was one of our earliest furriends.

Very nice to see you two lads out and about in these photos. Eric lives in ours hearts, even as he does in yours!

Cats of wildcat woods said...

We know Eric welcomed Sparkle to the Bridge.

Katnip Lounge said...

That's the best way to spend the day...exactly as you like.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Lady Sparkle always gave us a chuckle and so much support thru the years. Thank you for this tribute--Sparkle is missed by so many.

Noir

PS, And seeing Eric and Flynn--in the BEST backyard ever is classic!

Marty the Manx said...

Ditto Brian Eric! You take care of our little light! Happy Eric day.
Marty

Clooney said...

Sweet flashback of Eric and lovely tribute to Sparkle...we too like what Brian said...

Team Tabby said...

Love these flashbacks! Thanks for sharing.

PS lovely tribute to Sparkle, she will be missed by all of us.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Timmy Tomcat said...

Those paws of Sparkle will be hard to fill but the gal she sent to Mom, Summer, looks up to the task.
Quite nice moochin you two
Show Sparkle the ropes dear Eric and you two watch over us alright
Purrs
Timmy and Family