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August 22, 2014

A Life Well Lived - Fly Free, Sparkle

Photo courtesy of Sparklecat.com
Yesterday, the cat blogging world lost one of its brightest stars, when Sparkle the Designer Cat passed away at age 11.  Her wit and wisdom - so richly evident in her books and through her amazing social media presence - were unmatched, and she was an inspiration and a true and supportive friend.  Sparkle's greatest legacy will most certainly be her compassionate and tireless efforts on behalf of shelters and rescues, and for feral and homeless cats all over the world - even at PAWS, where she and her human recently sponsored three cats (Patch, Sweet Pea and Oreo) who are waiting for their forever homes.

Fly free, Sparkle.  You are truly one in a million, dear friend, and we will love and miss you always.  Thank you for all you have been to those of us fortunate enough to have known you, and for all that you will continue to be for so many.

If you'd like to express condolences to Sparkle's family, please visit her blog here.

40 comments:

  1. The collective heart of the cat blogging world is broken today.

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  2. Yes Melissa is right, our hearts are broken today.

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  3. The world is a little less bright today but doesn't the night sky shine so? Sparkle will always live in our hearts. Your words were beautifully written. Purrs..

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  4. We will miss Sparkle very much.

    Spyro and the Gang

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  5. Our hearts are heavy tonight. But we are comforted by this amazing community of cat lovers and bloggers.

    Sparkle will shine in our hearts forever.

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  6. Beautiful tribute for our dear friend Sparkle. Together we are strong in our cat community of like-minded souls.

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  7. Bootyful twibute.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  8. How sad ! Can't believe it ! 11 years is not that old for a cat ! I feel so sorry !

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  9. It is just way too sad. Great tribute to her.

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  10. a lovely tribute to such a special cat.

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  11. Sparkle was surely a cat in a million.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  12. We are just heartbroken over the lost of such a shining star and beautiful friend.

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  13. We, too, are heartbroken in our home. Sparkle was truly special.

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  14. A lovely and heartfelt tribute. We will all miss beautiful and sweet Sparkle. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  15. The world is dimmer today because she left it. Lovely tribute

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  16. The cat blogosphere is united today in sadness.
    Such a beautiful spirited being gone way too early...
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  17. beautiful, beautiful tribute, so perfectly stated......our hearts are broken

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  18. A little less Sparkle exits in our world today.
    ~Annabelle,Boo,Ping &Jinx

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  19. Beautiful tribute. RIP to a cat blogging pioneer, champion of those cats who have no voice and shining light.

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  20. I shall remember Sparkle, always. Always and forever.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  21. We are so sad to read about Sparkle's news. This is very lovely tribute for her. We will miss her forever.

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  22. Yes, it was truly a sad day and a great loss of a wonderful kitty. I know some people can't understand why anyone would mourn a cat they never met in person, but it makes perfect sense to me. We get to know these blogging cats almost as well as we know the ones in our own homes, and our hearts break when it's their time to leave. RIP Sparkle. She will be forever in our hearts.

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  23. This is a lovely tribute to her, and I think it is wonderful that her generosity made it possible for Patch, Sweet Pea and Oreo to find forever homes.

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  24. A lovely tribute. Sparkle will be greatly missed by so many.

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  25. A beautiful tribute. Sparkle will be missed by all. She was a special kitty who did so much for others. Farewell, beautiful girl.

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  26. Sparkle truly did Sparkle- she will be missed by everyone.

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  27. The world is a little less bright today without Sparkle in it. She will be missed by us all.

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  28. Shine in the sky bright Sparkle! Me-Ommmmm

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  29. Such a sad day. Sparkle we will all miss you!

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  30. We love what you said here, such true words and a heart-felt tribute to Sparkle. We will miss her so much.

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  31. I'm so sad for Sparkle, but she's adored by many.

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  32. omg.. I had no idea… I feel horrible. I loved sparkle

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  33. RIP Sweet Sparkle. May your star shine bright on us.

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  34. Beautiful tribute. We shall miss her.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  35. Bootiful tribute. Sparkle will. Be greatly missed.

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  36. Lovely tribute <3
    Sparkle sure was one in a million !

    XOXO

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  37. So sorry to hear this. Your tribute post is nicely done.

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  38. We heard about Sparkle's lost. We lost a good cat. :(

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