by Janet Blue on December 5, 2022


From now through the end of 2022, I will be sharing Sparks with a holiday theme. I really liked this one from B. C. Forbes. It took me a while to find a photo that I thought truly represented the Spark. This is Dad Tom and Misty May.


Man's hand wearing a wedding ring with the white paw of a cat atop it, and including the following quote from B.C. Forbes, founder of Forbes magazine: "Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving."


The author of today’s Spark, B.C. (Bertie Charles) Forbes was a Scottish-American financial journalist and author who, in 1917, founded Forbes magazine.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “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

Misty May and her paw will be participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can join her there by clicking on the Awww badge.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow, our adorable cartoon tabbies will be setting off on their next adventure. As it is Stinky’s turn to plan their event, you can find Periwinkle and him right here. He hasn’t shared his plans with me, but based on the way Periwinkle and he are dressed up, I suspect it will have something to do with the holidays. But we’ll all just need to check in tomorrow to find out what they get up to! See you then.


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Lucy and Xena December 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

Good quote and precious picture!
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Ellen J Pilch December 5, 2022 at 5:37 pm

Great spark and such a sweet photo. XO
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Kathe W. December 5, 2022 at 2:43 pm

What a wonderful idea! Looking forward to these sparks!. Have a lovely day!
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The Florida Furkids December 5, 2022 at 1:10 pm

Sweet photo and great Spark.

Periwinkle can’t wait for tomorrow!!!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Tommy & Teaghan December 5, 2022 at 10:46 am

Awwww Christmas paw love. And The lights of Christmas bring out the inner light in everyone.
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Eastside Cats Blog December 5, 2022 at 10:25 am

This time of year makes me want to stay inside and ignore the cold, with cats asleep next to me.
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Sandee December 5, 2022 at 9:28 am

Love the Spark. So very true. Dad Tom and Misty May nailed it too. A huge Awww.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Leah December 5, 2022 at 8:26 am

Love the picture! Those paw touch moments are so sweet. And good spark!
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Katie Isabella December 5, 2022 at 7:55 am

I agree with the spirit of your spark. And I DO wonder where the Tabbies are going tomorrow…or even if they are! They may decide to stay and prepare for Christmas.
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Charles Huss December 5, 2022 at 6:12 am

That is a great choice for a photo. Christmas has a special spirit that I wish would last all year.
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Teddy December 5, 2022 at 5:23 am

We love the SPARK…..and yes the photo of Dad Tom and Misty May is the perfect accompaniment to the thought in the SPARK.

Hugs, Teddy (and Mom too)
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Loulou December 5, 2022 at 4:31 am

Total agreement on this one. Now, what do I give someone who has everything: ME. Just kidding, but mama and papa really hard to give to at xmas. They really do have everything they want or need and are giving away a lot of it now!
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