by Janet Blue on August 17, 2020


After Sawyer had a particularly bad seizure yesterday, I thought a Spark about resilience would be a good choice for today. And who better to present that Spark than Sawyer with a little backup from big brother Cooper Murphy. (You probably will need to enlarge the photo to read the Spark.)



Dad Tom and I are always amazed that our little whippersnapper continues to bounce back from the frequent seizures; though, it takes a day or two. He only had a five-day respite this time. Of course, that saddens us.

The author of today’s Spark, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist, author and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He died in 2015 at the age of 83.

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 continue to 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

Sawyer and Cooper Murphy are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop hosted by our friend, Sandee, from Comedy Plus. If you would like to participate, click on the badge below.

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Though, we have not had a black cat in residence for many years, we do love all black panfurs and want to remember and honor the two that were members of the Kitties Blue crew. To learn more about these sisters from different litters, click on The Felines tab at the top of this page.


Black Cat Appreciation Day

Angel Thelma 1992 – 2004

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Angel Twinkle 1994 – 1998









Birthday Party

Today Lisbeth and Astrid turn nine. Confused about the dates, I thought tomorrow was going to be the 17th and posted yesterday that we would celebrate their birthday tomorrow. So, that is still the plan. Please join us tomorrow for a party in honor of our two girls.


Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 22, 2020 at 2:56 am

Phooey on those seizures.
POTP, and many pawyers to Sawyer to feel better and to not have such frequent or severe seizures.
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Ellen Pilch August 17, 2020 at 8:40 pm

Happy Birthday to Astrid and Lisbeth! I am sorry Sawyer had another seizure and so soon after the last. I am praying for him. Great spark! XO
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The Island Cats August 17, 2020 at 5:28 pm

We’re sorry Sawyer had another seizure and purr that he is feeling better now.
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Mary McNeil August 17, 2020 at 3:48 pm

We send purrayers and POTP to Sawyer and know the love and support of his family will help keep him going.

The Swiss Cats August 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm

We’re sorry Sawyer had another big seizure, we send him tons of purrs. Happy Birthday to Lisbeth and Astrid ! Purrs
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Raven August 17, 2020 at 2:25 pm

Resilience is definitely a good trait to cultivate. I hope Sawyer is feeling better and has a longer respite until the next seizure. “Twinkle” is a cute name for a black cat.

Sandee August 17, 2020 at 11:09 am

Awww on my two favorite kitties and I’m so sorry Sawyer had another seizure and so soon. He is always in my prayers. Love the Spark.

♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Lisbeth,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Astrid,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

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 the mom. ♥
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Brian Frum August 17, 2020 at 10:44 am

That’s a beautiful Spark. We love you Sawyer, you are a special guy fur sure.
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Timmy Tomcat August 17, 2020 at 10:39 am

We are sending family purrs and prayers to dear Sawyer. That fellow really has courage and resilience in Spades. Kind of a cute hint at heart he is a Panther just like the Angels who watch over him. We will be by tomorrow for the big Pawty!
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Eastside Cats August 17, 2020 at 9:22 am

Purrs and hugs for Sawyer.
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The Florida Furkids August 17, 2020 at 8:50 am

Sawyer really is amazing. We wish his seizures would be farther apart (or, better yet, stop). We love him so much.

Mom’s never had a black cat. They sure are beautiful though.

The Florida Furkids
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Charles Huss August 17, 2020 at 6:03 am

I feel so bad for Sawyer but I’m glad he is strong enough to handle the curveball life has thrown him. I’m glad he had good parents that are there to help.
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Pam and Teddy August 17, 2020 at 5:22 am

Oh Sawyer – we’re so sorry you had another bad seizure so soon. We’re just glad you are in a home where you are understood and taken care of so well little guy. If love could heal your seizure disorder we know you would never have another one. Take it easy. Happy Birthday Lisbeth and Astrid!! We love your SPARK today……….

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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Memories of Eric and Flynn August 17, 2020 at 3:57 am

I am sorry that Sawyer has had another seizure so soon after the last. As always, I keep him in my thoughts.
Happy birthday to Lisbeth and Astrid.
Lovely photos of your Angel panthers.
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Summer August 17, 2020 at 3:35 am

I’m so sorry to hear that Sawyer had a bad seizure – I hope he is feeling better.
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