I believe in angels. In fact, I have met one.
I’ve been thinking of angels recently after finding out that a sweet kitty friend, Caster, had gotten his wings. That is what prompted today’s Spark, which is displayed on one of Dad Tom’s photos.
The author of today’s Spark, Martha Nibley Beck, is a 56-year-old best-selling author of several books, a life coach, and speaker. She holds three degrees, a BA, MA and PhD, from Harvard University. Beck specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve greater levels of personal and professional success.
Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Please continue to send prayers to Annie and her family as they work to get their lives back to normal.
Many of us believe in Annie’s vision: “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!”
When we found out that Caster had gotten his wings and flown away to the Rainbow Bridge, it hurt our hearts so much. We consider Caster family. After all, Astrid is married to his fursib, Sampson. And his human mom, Emily, is a dear and precious friend. In fact, I think of her as a daughter.
We always try to honor and remember our friends who pass away, so we could not overlook Caster.
Caster was rescued by his mom from the woods as a stray. He eventually became the third member of the Adventure Team at Kitty Cat Chronicles. Unfortunately he had to give up traveling when he contracted an unidentifiable illness last fall. This badly effected his eyesight and general health. He had been slowly getting better until suddenly he fell quite ill and his mom and dad made the decision to help him travel to the RB.
It is always sad to lose one of our furfamily members, but it is especially hard (as we know) when they are young. Sweet Caster was only six years old.
If you haven’t left your condolences for mom, Emily, and dad, Bobby, please go to the post, Grieving the Loss of Caster at Kitty Cat Chronicles. There you can read Emily’s memories of Caster and see a variety of amazing photos of this adorable boy.
We think Angel Caster is totally awww-worthy, so we are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. By doing so, we also hope more bloggers will find out about the loss of this much loved cat. To join the hop, click on the badge below.
Thank you for this tribute to Caster and for being such good friends. We miss our boy so much. Raddy is having the hardest time with it out of all the kitties. He and Caster were best friends and snuggle buddies. Raddy keeps going back into our bedroom searching and crying out for Caster (that’s where they used to hang out together). It’s heartbreaking. We will all adjust though. Anyway, thank you again. We love you guys!
Another angel got his wings.
That’s a lovely memorial graphic for Caster. Very sad he had to leave his wonderful family.
Yes, we are sad that Angel Caster had to leave so suddenly, and have told his people the same. I’ve been seeing double ones (eleven) a LOT recently, which is a sign that my angels are near. It brings me comfort, even while I have my worries about job stability.
So sad about Caster, he was a sweet boy. That is a beautiful spark. XO
We agree that Angels are always near. Today when we found out about Caster Dads eyes got a little wet and at that exact time the heavens let loose with the heaviest rain we have seen in years. We know our angels were crying with Dad. That is a beautiful heart with our dear friend at the center, as it should be.
That is a precious poem and photo as well.
Purrs and prayers and POTP to those grieving for Caster this week.
Caster is most Awww worthy. I went over yesterday and left a comment on their blog. Such a nice thing for you to do.
Love the Spark and Dad Tom’s photography.
Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.
Have a fabulous Awww Monday, and Labor Day, Janet. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to all the kitties. ♥
That is a beautiful Spark. We’re so sad about young Caster too, it’s just sad, sad, sad.
We are so sad about Caster. We know his mom and dad are devastated to have lost him…and we send comforting purrs to them. That’s a beautiful Spark…and a comforting way to think about Caster now…as an angel floating among us. Purrs…..
I didn’t know Caster but I am sad for his family that he had to leave at such a young age. I will go now and leave my condolences.
I didn’t know Caster but I will go over to express my condolences. It is so hard for our moms and dads when we fly away.
We are sorry to hear about Caster.
We like the idea of Sparks too. It is comforting and hopeful.
Purrs,Georgia,Julie and JJ
Very sad about Caster…..we didn’t know him or his family well but we knew his story and were surprised to read that he had passed away so suddenly. Your SPARK is absolutely on target too – not just the beautiful accompanying photo and feeling it evokes but the message………we do need “something” to believe in – it keeps us going in the best and worst of times.
Hugs, Pam and Teddy too