by Janet Blue on April 26, 2021




I was unfamiliar with Mark Victor Hansen. He is a 73-year-old American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. Hansen is best known as the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

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


Cooper Murphy was all nonchalant before Dr. Neel and vet tech, Alexis, arrived for the annual roundup last Thursday. He turned less than cooperative when it came time for his pawticure.

I will give you the details of this year’s roundup on our Thankful Thursday post.

Cooper Murphy is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to do the same, click on the badge below.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky


Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow, and they will be doing it right here. They have their paws crossed that lots of you will join in the fun again tomorrow.


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Deimos April 28, 2021 at 2:58 pm

I just let my happy, mad, scared black cat show me this site and we agree it looks most excellent.

He says it’s nearly as good as stealing my smoked salmon and Irish sea prawns.

I have promised to leave the site open on my cat warmer/ipad overnight so he can absorb it all.

Any posts in the next 12 hours may be fuzzy butt powered.


Eastside Cats April 26, 2021 at 7:48 pm

Cooper Murphy!
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amy April 26, 2021 at 7:41 pm

Cooper Murphy, you’ve been scruffed. XOX Xena and Lucy


The Island Cats April 26, 2021 at 6:12 pm

Poor Cooper Murphy! At least this only happens once a year.
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Grr, Midnight & Cocoa's Family April 26, 2021 at 6:04 pm

The clippy claws time is our least favorite, especially for Olivia. She howls and hisses and growls and acts like she’s being tortured. Some of us don’t care much, as long as we’re asleep. It’s pretty impressive that it takes 3 people to get yours trimmed. Way to go!
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Canadian Cats April 26, 2021 at 1:59 pm

Snap, you are my hero!! You are so relaxed at the vet’s. I hate a pawdicure too! I scream, bite and howl though. Nothin’ mild and milk toasty about me.



The Swiss Cats April 26, 2021 at 1:31 pm

Poor Cooper Murphy ! We hope everything went well ! Purrs
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Timmy Tomcat April 26, 2021 at 12:58 pm

We like that quote. Right thought and direction make right action. Cooper who would allow that without a bit of struggle. Its the Man Cat Way
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Ellen Pilch April 26, 2021 at 12:12 pm

Excellent spark. I just bought a poster board to write all my goals on. Cooper is a cutie. XO
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Sandee April 26, 2021 at 11:38 am

Love the Spark. It’s so very true too.

Poor Cooper Murphy. At least you didn’t have to take that horrible car ride in that awful carrier. I think the mom did a good thing here. You know it too.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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Brian Frum April 26, 2021 at 10:51 am

That’s a terrific Spark and it looks like Cooper Murphy was having a fun time NOT!
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Mango &Moms Brenda April 26, 2021 at 8:19 am

Hello to Cooper and Lisbeth! It’s Mango and I am so sad about Charles becoming an Angel but I am also glad you shared your stories and photos because Willow and I learned so very much!!


The Florida Furkids April 26, 2021 at 8:11 am

Mom says we need mani/pedi time here too!

That Spark is so true. Mom has a vision board right here in her office so she can see it every day.

The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Teddy April 26, 2021 at 5:41 am

Well it’s one thing to WAIT for the round-up but another thing entirely to be IN the round-up! Right Coop? It’s hard to sit still when your paws are being invaded. I know this. Dad’s “shredded shirt” collection grows every time Mom cuts my claws (Dad holds me while Mom clips). Hope the roundup results were ALL GOOD. Mom loves the SPARK – the reason she keeps journals is so she can remember all the moments she knows she will eventually forget. LOL

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer April 26, 2021 at 2:41 am

I hope since you’re sharing the roundup on Thankful Thursday that it’s all good news!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs April 26, 2021 at 12:12 am

Cooper Murphy sure turned into a real spitfire hissy-fit!!
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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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