Friday, August 29, 2014

Honoring Sparkle









She walked in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Met in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

              ~Lord Byron
























Sparkle was all about making a difference in this world for kitties who aren't as fortunate as she was, and as most of us are. So I convinced the Human to join in the Commentathon today (to be fair, it really wasn't very hard) to raise funds for Tabby's Place. We will donate $1 per comment (up to $100), so c'mon kitties--start meowin'! We will leave comments open here till Monday night at 11:59 p.m.

93 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Wonderful tribute, making the world a better place for cats is a great way to live and be remembered indeed

Zoe said...

I dint know Sparkle but she sounds like a wunnerful kittycat.

Yay fur helpin kitties who need homes an help an stuff!

Unknown said...

Very kind and generous of you!

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

What an absolutely beautiful tribute, Spitty. Sparkle will never be forgotten.

Eastside Cats said...

Spitty, you've done yourself proud with that beautiful pic of Sparkle, may she RIP.

Catio Tales said...

A wonderful tribute, and an excellent idea to join in the commentathon. Punapippuri

Catio Tales said...

I agree with Punapippuri,
Mirsku

Catio Tales said...

I agree with Punapippuri and Mirsku,
Pekka

Catio Tales said...

I agree with Punapippuri, Mirsku and Pekka. Lovely post!
Ruska

Catio Tales said...

Punapippuri, Mirsku, Pekka and Ruska are right.
Lewis

Catio Tales said...

Punapippuri, Mirsku, Pekka, Ruska and Lewis beat me to it.
Jura

Catio Tales said...

I concur.
Jaava

Catio Tales said...

Sparkle was an amazing role model. We miss her wisdom. And she could whap you mancats into shape.
Aila

Catio Tales said...

We are very shy but just wanted to add our tribute too
Risto & Roosa

Catio Tales said...

Lovely photo and poem.
Mesi & Seppo

Catio Tales said...

She is much missed
Stran

pam said...

Beautiful tribute to honor Sparkle.

Cathy Keisha said...

Oh Spitty, that was beautiful! I love the image and poem. xoxoxoxo

charppps said...

Meowma is getting leaky eyes again. That is so beautiful, Spitty. RIP Sparkle
Jasmine, Joey, Eddie, Rosie & Meowma

Unknown said...

That was a wonderful tribute to Sparkle. She will be missed by so many.
Have a fabulous Friday Spitty.
Best wishes Molly

charppps said...

Spitty, I have composed myself enough to say "Thank you for that lovely tribute to a most deserving kitty. She will be missed".
Meowma

KitKat said...

What a beautiful poem Spitty and a befitting tribute to Sparkle. Her picture is amazing. Thank you for joining in the commentation.
Angel Normie, Mika,, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Spitty, you and your Human are generous in word and deed--what a wonderful way to honor Sparkle.

brokenteepee said...

You are a very special cat too Spitty. I made a donation to the place myself. They are going to be very blessed with Sparkle's legacy.

Katie Isabella said...

Thank you Spitty and Mom. Thank you so much. ALL my love.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Spitty, of course we are honoring Sparkle! We love your tribute!

The Island Cats said...

Sparkle did so much to help kitties everywhere that it is only fitting that we pay tribute to her by helping too. We are joining in on the commentathon (though the mom is kinda cheap and is only donating 50 cents per comment..pfffftttt!).

Anonymous said...

Spitty you chose such a wonderful quote for Sparkle, her star will shine ever so bright

Tamago said...

Spitty, you are such a wonderful kitty.
The poem for Sparkle is so beautiful. Sparkle must be smiling over the RB xoxo

Random Felines said...

a wonderful tribute and we are happy to help you paw it forward

Photo Cache said...

Oh Spitty you're tender side is showing :)

Kidding aside, kudos to your human for doing this.

emma and buster

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Spitty what a beautiful graphic and verse and lovely lovely way to pay tribute to Sparkle and the impact she made on so many.

LMoore said...

Wonderful tribute to Sparkle! We all miss her.

katsrus said...

Beautiful tribute to Sparkle.
Sue B

Jans Funny Farm said...

Wonderful thing you are doing, Spitty. We hope you get lots of comments.

Rene said...

Leaving a comment in honor of Sparkle--and thanking you for doing this.

Brian said...

Thanks for lending a helping paw Spitty. We shall love and remember dear Sparkle forever.

The Swiss Cats said...

It's very kind of you to run a commentathon in honor of Sparkle to help kitties in need ! Purrs

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Thank you for your lovely tribute to Sparkle, Spitty, and for having your own commenthon! You are more than kind (although I get the feeling you don't want that spread around)!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood..rockin awesum oh ewe ta tern yur green papers over ta help de kittehz at tabby's place

mega kewl.....we noe sparkle iz veree veree happee az well ♥

heerz ta a safe happee long week oh end…may de bass bee bountee full in yur bowl ♥

Mariodacat said...

Hi buddy - what a beautiful photo and very beautiful writing. This is so nice of you and your human to do this for Sparkle. She was loved by so many, and will be dearly missed. I've been making my rounds of everyone who has participated in this event. Thanks again for your part and lovely bloggy. Oh yes, we also made a donation at Tabby's Place iin Sparkle's honor.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Thanks for doing this, for a good cause in momory of a fabulous cat! We'll all miss her.

Marty the Manx said...

Spitty that is a beautiful tribute to Sparkle! You guys are awesome. Mom and I did a donation at Tabby's Place today in Sparkle's Memory too. Luv ya my friend!
Marty

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

This is a lovely tribute to Sparkle. You are very generous to have your own commentathon in her memory Spitty.

Anonymous said...

Spitty I could not have said it better.....the perfect Byron quote for our lovely friend Sparkle. Heaven has a new star now.....it shines with a special SPARKLE.....

Hugs, Sammy

Lone Star Cats said...

We are all gonna miss Sparkle.

A Tonl said...

She is sorely missed. What a wonderful thing to do, to hold a commentathon in her honor! We're doing the same (is it awful that we're donating to a shelter in dire straits and not Tabby's PLace? The donation will be made in Sparkle's memory and her honor).

Kinley Westie said...

What a wonderful thing to do.

meowmeowmans said...

This is a beautiful thing to do, and Sparkle would be so pleased. Hugs to you for honoring her legacy this way.

Colehaus Cats said...

Yippee for doing this beautiful, pawsome thing! Thank you for helping kitties in Sparkle's name! Purrs...

Just Ducky said...

We will all miss Sparkle.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

beautiful tribute! xoxo

The Indulged Furries said...

Spitty, you posted a beautiful tribute to Sparkle. Purrs.

Ann Boyajian said...

Wonderful tribute, Spitty. And your human is very generous.

CATachresis said...

Spitty that was lovely! there lies a soft heart under that gruff exterior!!

Cathy Keisha said...

Hi Spitman. I just wanted to make sure your human made the $100 mark.

Terri said...

How pawsome of you, Spitty! We know Sparkle would be so pleased :-)

Jacqueline said...

This is a wonderful way to honor precious Sparkle, a really lovely post...We made a donation to Tabby's Place as well and were very impressed with their organization and all they do for needy babies...Thank you for doing this, you are a special friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Katie Isabella said...

Hey, it's me...your paramour....

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Sorry we're so late. We're on an unofficial blogging break so haven't been around. We just saw this and wanted to help your Human put her $1 to good use so here's our comment. ;) Thanks for doing this, Spitty!

Mickey's Musings said...

Pawsome poem to use Spitty.
We miss Sparkle too.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Anonymous said...

Yow Spitty yer choice of Poe-em iz bunderfull n suited *Sparkle* purrfectlee!!
She waz sum speshelly kitteh wazn't she???
Phankz fer havin a comminathon in her memoree; she wuud bee so happy!!!
Can not beeleeve she iz gone yet...**wipez teerz frum eyez**
Sinseerlee Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum

edie said...

Thank you for your donation. Sparkle will be missed.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We think this is a wonderful way to honour your pal Sparkle.

Katnip Lounge said...

HEY! Count this one as THIRTEEN!!!

Mary A said...

We will miss Sparkle. Her name was certainly appropriate for all she accomplished.

Sasha + Saku said...

Spitty, you and your human are pawsome! We didn't have the pleasure of knowing Sparkle but it appawent how much she meant to so many kitties. Your generosity will continue her work and honor her memory.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Wonderful poem and tribute. Sparkle will be dearly missed.
What a great idea for your human to do a commentathon, too!

XOXO

Karen Nichols said...
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Karen Nichols said...

This is really a wonderful tribute, Scout Spitty!

Anonymous said...

That's such a nice post for your friend sparkle. It's great that so much bloggers are there to honor a friend who had to go.

pilch92 said...

How sweet of you to make such a large donation to Tabby's Place in Sparkle's memory.

charppps said...

Meowma won't let us have any of that green paper she loves so much so we will help out by each posting separately.
J,J,E, & R

charppps said...

Sparkle was the purrfect example for all cats to strive for like: generosity.
Purrs,
Jasmine

charppps said...

Caring for fellow kitties.
Purrs,
Joey

charppps said...

Tolerance of dawgs and photo bombers.
Purrs,
Eddie

charppps said...

Grace and dignity at all times.
Purrs,
Rosie

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

That is a lovely tribute and a lovely thing you did too. x

Kitties Blue said...

Spitty, you and Mom Mary are so generous to do a commentathon for Tabby's Place in memory of Sparkle. She was truly beloved. The sparkly photo you made of here is so beautiful. Good job. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Lovely poem you choiced to honour Sparkle !
I miss her a lot too !
It's furry nice of you and your mom-person to make a commentathon and donate money to tabbys place.
Hope you reach 100 comments :)
XOXO

Anonymous said...

Dat's weally a pawsum way to honor ones memowy Spitty. Luv da foto.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Charles said...

Hi Spitty…Cat Scout Charles here. I have a good Cat Knowledgeable lawyer on retainer and I'd be glad to send him your way. Good for you getting your human to support Sparkle's Commentathon.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Unbelievably late - but wanted to say what a lovely tribute this is. Well done Spitty.

Ellen in Oregon said...

A beautiful tribute to Sparkle. She would love that other kitties are still being helped in memory of her.

rainbow said...

Your beautiful tribute and generous support for the Commentathon is the perfect memorial to Sparkle.
Purrs ... Rainbow

Stacy Hurt said...

Dear King Spitty;
Viceroy Oliver here, sorry I'm so late. I've been laid up in my hammock for three or four days now and have That Woman waiting on me hand and foot. I've been to the ol Vet & he took pictures of me insides. Eww. I'm just glad none of them insides had to come outside for the pictures. So of COURSE there's nothing wrong with me so I gots three days of anti inflammatory meds. Of course That Woman was quite inflammatory on the way home griping somewhat about there being 'nothing really wrong...again and yet she's 300 green papers less. She loves me so much I tries to tell her not to worry but then laying around alla time and not playing chase with her makes her upset.

P.S. I'll be really glad when the kittentots are gone.

Your pal
Ollie

Stacy Hurt said...

Dear Spitty Cat

Miss Jack here, hope this finds you well rested after the holiday. I can vouch for Oliver's story though as That Woman has to pass me every time where I'm sleeping on the bed. I rarely come out to her in the living room unless those damn kittens (TDK) are put away. There's only two but it's practically a herd and alla us are quite...mature... and don't want such attentions as they practically run in, tails straight up and RIGHT INTO MY FACE... HHHHIIISSSSsssssssssss! Ugh! Damn things. You wouldn't perhaps, need a minion would you? We could send the one that doesn't have a home yet. She's quite loving to That Woman and purrrrs up a storm. That Woman calls hers Cosmo which is short for Cosmos since she looks like she has a gillion stars nestled in her black furrs.

Well, back to bed for me. TDK are due to be released into the house soon.

xoxo
Miss Jack

Stacy Hurt said...

Heya Spittster!

That Scrappie Cat here, I'm kinda nervous writin you a letter and all. I'm kinda a nervous, twitchy cat to begin with ya see. I have to stay in my own room by myself at night so Bitchy Face (oh sorry, I mean, Ms. Stella) won't root me out and make me scREAMMM!!!! **wasthather?**didyouseehercomein?***---=mompets= oh......ok.........I guess she's outside right now taking her morning constitutional or whatever.

I really liked Sparklecat. She was very informative reading sometimes and like how she was always disgusted by Binga. Kinda like how I feel about youknowwho... *pantpantpant* =mompets=mompets=mompets=

Well I gotta go... you know...do stuff & get outta here afore It returns.

xoxo
Miss Scrappie Cat

Stacy Hurt said...

Dear...um MOOOOOMMMM! what iz we supposta put? OH, oh ya. King S P I T T Y
that's right... HEY! knowwhat? knowwhatknowhat??? We saw a um... flying thing... THING! flying and then, and then, then, we RANS after it and BANG it hit the invisible forcefield and then BANG we hitted the forceifieldy thing too and then, and then, it flied right off to the .... THERE IT GOES>>>GO GETS IT COSMO... HOld on KS i gottza go help my sisfur...BRB...

*****bang...hiss...runnnnnnnnnnnn...bANG.....swipe......hundredleggsrunningfastintokitchen....hit tile and s lllll iiiii ddddd e eeeeeeeeeeee whheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee SLAM into kitchenwoodthing...trotting back to Mom*****

*pant pant pant* That wozza close one. DIdjasee me? Didjasee what I did? oh... Mom say's you canna see us. That's too bad cuz we be like greeeeeeeeased lightning~ well *I* am; Cosmo my sisfur is all "I'm a LADy cat and everyone knowz in the wildywild that LADycats do alla work and actually KILL stuff while you boyz are all meow, meow, meow...." whatev's. dumb girls.

So we hopez you iz havin a nice holi... *WAITFORME! IWANNA........


ahem; Mom here, Sorry King Spitty,
I'm sure they wish you a lovely, relaxing long weekend.

Winston & Cosmos
(and a very tired, worn out, That Woman)

Stacy Hurt said...

My Dearest King Spitty,

Meeeooww; snuggle; sniiiiiiiiifffff; nose tap; chrrup, lickitylick, barberbarberbarber; nip.

Purrrrrr, huff, huffffffff f TDK!!!! HIIISSSSSSSSSS; snerf; snerf; purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Chuurrp, churrrup; Oliver tsk tsk tsk, That Woman oohhhhhhffffffftt churrup mew mew mew...pppfffttt!

Murrrup; ngao, ngaaaow; ffttt ft ft. Puurrrr, churrp, trrrrrlllllp; mumph, *sigh* mmmffft.

Churrup; trilll, trill;; ssszzzzup; nip, nip lickity, lickity niippy nip, bitey

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Anonymous said...

EEoww Spitty we iz hopin ya reechez yer goal of 100 commintz!!
Today we thott of goin to *Sparkle'z* bloggie 'cause we allwayz bisited Sunday n Monday......**sighz**
Butt not today....
Sinseerlee, Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum

Sasha said...

a lovely image of Sparkle.

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

All in good cause! Soft purrs for very special Sparkle and her human.