Friday, 22 August 2014

Farewell on Friday - Goodbye SPARKLE

Tama-Chan: As we go through life, we are sometimes fortunate enough to meet very special individuals who make us smile, who make us think , who make us act. In our six years of blogging, few cats have made such an impact on us as SPARKLE. Needless to say, we were first drawn to her blog because she was a Somali, and looked so much like us. But we soon realised that this was someone very special. There was such grace there, along with a slightly prissy nature that always made us smile. Her relationship with Binga, her wisdom, the way she took up so many causes and made us act when we might not have otherwise. Sparkle was well-named in that she shone, stood out among all of us.

A few days ago, we learned via the CB that she was very unwell, and the end came very, very quickly for her, far too quickly for any of us to even start getting used to the idea. Sparkle, we will miss you more than we can say, and we are across an ocean from you. We can but imagine the sadness of your family and send them all our purrs, along with many gentle woofs and soft neighs from Tommy and the Vs. We are glad to have been your friends and know your legacy will remain with all of us for a very long time. Farewell, Dear Friend. Your spirit will live on.

“Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme,
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn
And broils roots out the work of masonry,
Nor mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
So, till judgement that yourself arise,
You in this, and dwell in lovers eyes.” 
 William Shakespeare, Sonnets


  1. Bootyful twibute. Sparkle wuz one of a kind.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  2. Such a lovely tribute to a very special kitty.WE will miss her a lot.We will always remember her.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. What a beautiful kitty. So sorry for the loss. :(

  4. That was such a loving tribute to the beautiful Sparkle. We shall all miss her so much.

  5. a most fitting and beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing these special thoughts about Sparkle.
    Love, Caren and Cody

  6. I'm so sorry to hear this.

    Monty and Harlow

  7. What a beutiful tribute to Sparkle <3

    We all will miss her very much !


  8. A beautiful fine tribute to Sparkle - a beautiful, fine cat. We are all going to miss her.

  9. It is hard to imagine what our days will be like without Sparkle. She will be in our hearts always. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  10. Beautiful tribute for a very special cat. We'll miss her. Purrs

  11. What a nice tribute to a special friend
    Lily & Edward

  12. Oh how dear a tribute to her and how appropriate the sonnet from Shakespeare. Thank you. xxoox

  13. A lovely tribute to the wonderful Sparkle. Although we knew she wasn't well it wasn't until a few days ago we knew how ill she was. Almost every day she left the first comment on our blog and we will miss her being there so much.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  14. Love your tribute and happy to meet a you! Dear Sparkle connected so many cat lovers.

  15. We did not know Sparkle but it is very obvious that she was well-loved around the blogs. She does resemeble the Chans a great deal. Soft woos and gentle hugs to her family.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. A beautiful tribute.Sparkle will be greatly missed by so many.

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

  18. Sparkle will be truly missed by so may, she was so loved

  19. Beautiful quote. You're so right, the world is a smaller place today because of her loss.

  20. The world is a little less bright now that Sparkle has left it. We will miss her very much.

  21. What a beautiful tribute #1. Just lovely.

  22. Such true words and so eloquently said, a lovely tribute to Sparkle. We will miss her so much...

  23. **wipin teerz frum eyez**
    Oh Chan kittehz diz iz such a beeuteefull n movin trib-butte fer *Sparkle*.
    She started to bizit us when me gott sick 16 monthz ago...when we thott me wuud die...she waz a loyalle n faithfull furend to me....
    Sumhow we must go on...iz not easy.
    We adored *Sparkle* n we will allwayz bememburr her wif lub.....
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0x0


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