Friday, August 22, 2014

Remembering Sparkle: Our Shining Star



The collective hearts of the cat blogging community are broken as we say goodbye to our beloved Sparkle. Our hero, our mentor, our greatest champion.

We knew she wasn't doing well and was retiring from her blog, but the suddenness of her passing at only 12 years old has left us stunned and shattered. She was larger than life, and it seems impossible that she is gone. It must be true that the brightest stars burn out the fastest.

Sparkle, we will miss your wit, wisdom, and sass. You were a tireless advocate for homeless cats, and your legacy will live on in all the people you inspired to help make the world a better place for cats. You made a difference in so many lives. You've earned your rest.

To Sparkle's wonderful human, Janiss, we send you gentle purrs of love and comfort. Please know how much your special girl was loved; thank you for sharing her with us.

Our world is a darker place without her in it, but the stars in the sky tonight are shining with an extra sparkle.

Fly free, Sparkle.



14 comments:

  1. It is very sad but she will always be here with us in many ways

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  2. It's very sad news. We're all gonna miss her.

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  3. What a lovely tribute to our dear friend. Sparkle was one in a million, and we will never forget her and the things she taught us.

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

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  5. Beautiful post. It was a sad day around the Blogosphere.
    ((Hugs))

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  6. This is such a beautiful tribute, Melissa. So very perfect.
    xo

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  7. Beautiful photos of Sparkle! A wonderful way to remember her. All of the tributes to Sparkle around the cat blogosphere these last couple of days have been so touching. Peace and Purrs.

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  8. Beautiful tribute. Sparkle will always shine in our hearts.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  9. So sad to hear. We will never forget Sparkle.
    Sue B

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  10. Such sad news. We didn't even know she was sick. The cat world has lost a shining star! But she is now shining on us from above. She will be missed.

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  11. What a beautiful tribute to such a shining star. Sparkle will be greatly missed by all in our community. We are purring for her assistant.

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  12. absolutely beautiful and your graphic is exquisite. As you know, we are devastated as well. (((hugs))))

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  13. Such a beautiful graphic of Sparkle and such a lovely, heart-felt tribute. We will miss her so much.

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  14. What an absolutely beautiful tribute! We are purring for her human at this difficult time.

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