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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:

Photo Cache said...

:(

Emma and Buster

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

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

Dash Kitten said...

Yes Melissa is right, our hearts are broken today.

Colehaus Cats said...

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..

Karen Jo said...

We will miss Sparkle very much.

Spyro and the Gang

Katie and Glogirly said...

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.

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

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

Anonymous said...

Bootyful twibute.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Gattina said...

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

Marg said...

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

Sasha said...

a lovely tribute to such a special cat.

Hannah and Lucy said...

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

Brian said...

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

The Whiskeratti said...

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

Kitties Blue said...

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

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

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

www.shelter-cats.com said...

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

Caren Gittleman said...

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

da tabbies o trout towne said...

=^,,*=

♥♥♥♥♥

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

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

Cathy Keisha said...

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

Nerissa said...

I shall remember Sparkle, always. Always and forever.

Purrs,
Nissy

Tamago said...

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

Julia Williams said...

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.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

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.

Flynn said...

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

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

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

pilch92 said...

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

The Island Cats said...

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

Swami Zoe said...

Shine in the sky bright Sparkle! Me-Ommmmm

Marty the Manx said...

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

Clooney said...

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

Vanessa Morgan said...

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

Hilary said...

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

Helen Fern said...

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

Marie Symeou said...

Beautiful tribute. We shall miss her.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Sushi said...

Bootiful tribute. Sparkle will. Be greatly missed.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

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

XOXO

Beth said...

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

haopee said...

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