by Janet Blue on February 17, 2020




With this being President’s Day, I wanted to present a Spark from one of our U.S. Presidents. I selected this one from Thomas Jefferson, as my friends are so important to me. Some of you may be familiar with this quote, as I used it previously on an Independence Day post in 2017. And I just discovered I also used this quote again this past December. Guess I like it!

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Awww Mondays

I went back in the archives again this week to find a photo for Awww Mondays, which I hadn’t shared previously. This one of Astrid with a photo of our angel, Madison, is from August 2015.



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The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow, our favorite tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, will be off on another adventure. We will be posting the adventure tomorrow, and they have their paws crossed you will join them.



Timmy Tomcat February 19, 2020 at 3:09 pm

Wonderful spark friends

Ellen Pilch February 17, 2020 at 6:54 pm

That is great spark and sweet photo. XO

The Island Cats February 17, 2020 at 5:33 pm

That’s a great quote from Thomas Jefferson.

Eastside Cats February 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm

Thomas Jefferson was an interesting man, and quite a paradox.
I’ve visited his home Monticello, and wondered how it was like to be around him in his lifetime.
Sorry to hear about Buddy Budd…I’m off to offer condolences now.

Catscue Catmom February 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Beautiful President’s Day post, I love the quote and the photos!

The Florida Furkids February 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Great Spark and adorable graphic. The photo of Astrid is very awww worthy.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle

Kathe W. February 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Purrfect quote- one everyone should adopt! Love your kitties too!

Sandee February 17, 2020 at 10:06 am

Love the quote. Well said.

Awww on Astrid and Angel Madison.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to you. ♥

Brian Frum February 17, 2020 at 9:26 am

Super nice quote and a wonderful photo too!

Linda Arthur Tejera February 17, 2020 at 7:38 am

Love the quote and the photo! Happy week!

Charles Huss February 17, 2020 at 5:44 am

That is a great quote and a great photo.

Teddy and Pam February 17, 2020 at 5:01 am

President Jefferson was a very smart man. He’s right – friendship is an “always” thing, rain or shine but hopefully mostly SHINE! Happy Monday with a great SPARK.

Love, Teddy (and Mom)

Lone Star Cats February 17, 2020 at 4:12 am

What a pawsome quote!

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs February 17, 2020 at 3:06 am

That IS a nice Quote for your spark.

And what a cute picture of Astrid…aww for sure!

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