by Janet Blue on July 4, 2022


Independence Day 2022 Spark: Quote from post body from Cavell on a red, white and blue, stars and stripes background.


The author of today’s quote was not an American, but none of us, regardless of nationality, should hold hatred or bitterness in our hearts.

Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. During World War I, Cavell saved the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and helped some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. She was arrested under martial law and accused of treason. Cavell was found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad on October 12, 1915, at age 49. Her execution received worldwide condemnation.

The night before her execution is when she said, “Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” 

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

Too much birthday celebrating?


Grey, Manx (tailless) tabby cat sleeping on his face.


Sawyer is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. I think he is always awww-adorable!


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite cartoon tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be taking their next adventure tomorrow. These two comical and fun-loving youngsters visit all types of interesting places and have oodles of fun when they’re together. One of the best things is that they enjoy taking you along with them, so please plan to meet them right here tomorrow!


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zoritoler imol July 14, 2022 at 1:51 pm

great post, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!


Marvelous Marv July 4, 2022 at 11:25 pm

Terrific Spark! Edith Cavell was a hero. Wishing you a very happy 4th of July! We hope you you have a marvelous day filled with laughter, love, and fun! Purrs Marv
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Lucy and Xena July 4, 2022 at 8:41 pm

Hi Sawyer, we hope you don’t have a hang-over. Oh wait, none of us drink things that give us that condition, right? Get some rest and we’ll see you soon. Happy Independence Day! XOXOX Xena, Lucy, Chia and Riley
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Kathe W. July 4, 2022 at 3:51 pm

Edith Cavell was/is a hero- and I was sorry to read this. HUgs to Sawyer!
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Mitzi July 4, 2022 at 3:12 pm

LOL Sawyer … I have a cat that does that very same thing. Too cute. Happy 4th of July!
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Eastside Cats Blog July 4, 2022 at 2:51 pm

With this spark and what’s gone on recently, I believe that women are the more intelligent of the species.
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Ellen J Pilch July 4, 2022 at 1:32 pm

Great spark, but such a sad story. Cute shot of Sawyer .XO
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Brian Frum July 4, 2022 at 1:27 pm

That’s a wonderful Spark and you look wonderful too Sawyer! Happy Independence Day!
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Sandee July 4, 2022 at 1:01 pm

Love the Spark and love the awww photograph of Sawyer. Having a great birthday is a good thing.

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

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, a smooch to Sawyer and Cooper Murphy and a big hug to mom. ♥
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum July 4, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Miss Edith Cavell was a true SHERO! An furry wise!!!
Grate SPARK Aunty Janet…..
Sawyer move over; mee comin fore a ‘happy nappy’ OKay?
**nose rubss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum


The Menagerie Mom July 4, 2022 at 11:46 am

What a beautiful sentiment for today and every day. And we sure hope fireworks don’t interrupt your much deserved nap, Sawyer. Wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day!


Charles Huss July 4, 2022 at 11:25 am

That is a good spark. I hope a lot of people read it. Have a happy 4th of July.
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The Island Cats July 4, 2022 at 9:16 am

Sawyer, I think you have the right idea about how to celebrate this day. Happy 4th!


The Florida Furkids July 4, 2022 at 9:15 am

That’s an excellent Spark. Noelle says she would love to teleport over to nap with Sawyer.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Leah July 4, 2022 at 7:29 am

An inspiring life and spark but how sad that Cavell was killed. Cute photo of Sawyer. Happy 4th of July to all.
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Teddy July 4, 2022 at 5:34 am

Sawyer I’m going to celebrate the 4th just like you are……napping – we had fireworks going off all over the place for an hour and a half last night so today we snooze! Love the SPARK quote – it is EVER so true. Nurse Cavell was very brave. Happy 4th to the Blue Crew!

Hugs, Teddy
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Loulou July 4, 2022 at 3:31 am

Oh, that darling, we wish we could rub his fur and tickled his jaws and scratch his ears. That a woman was shot for doing her duty as a nurse is unthinkable. So will the anti-abortionists be getting out their guns?
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