The Spark I selected for today is something none of us would dispute. But the outpouring of kindness the past few days reminded me just how important and special friendship is, especially in times of grief. Dad Tom, Kitties Blue and I appreciate your support and thoughtful comments regarding our beloved Mau. Thank you.

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 think the photo I have selected to share for the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus is a good representation of friendship. These are our two mismatched peas in a pod.



Cooper Murphy and Sawyer are great friends and companions. Surprisingly, however, their relationship has changed in the past two days. They have spent the nights chasing and jumping on each other, hissing, biting each others necks and generally creating a ruckus. I had to separate them twice last night and banish them from the bedroom to different areas of the house. They most likely are trying to decide which of them will become the alpha male in the household now that Mau is gone. I am certain Mauricio never thought of himself as “top cat,” but his brothers obviously viewed him that way.

Which one will end up on top is anybody’s guess. Sawyer is half Cooper Murphy’s size, but Cooper Murphy is a sweet, laid back cat. I am praying they have come to an agreement, and our nights will return to normal.

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Please join us tomorrow as we celebrate our eighth blogoversary, and don’t forget to visit Friends Furever for the next episode of “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky.”