Awww Mondays

I shared a similar photo a few weeks ago for Awww Mondays. In that one, however, Astrid is awake and Cooper Murphy is asleep. That post was on August 14, and entitled, “Smoochable Toe Beans & a Spark.”


Photo of a ginger tabby cat with laser beam eyes and a tortoise shell cat showing off her toe beans while napping.


Cooper Murphy and Astrid will be popping over to Comedy Plus to join the Awww Mondays blog hop. If you would like to participate, click on the badge below.


I was thinking about Misty May when I went looking for a Spark about perseverance. She just keeps plugging along in spite of being deaf for several years, having hyperthyroidism, weighing three-and-a-half pounds, being one week from her nineteenth birthday and now dealing with the eye ulcer. (She has an appointment with the vet on Tuesday to be reevaluated.) I don’t think I could be as strong as she is. I am amazed at her resiliency and grit.

The Spark may not truly pertain to Misty May, but when I found it, it spoke to me.


A quote from Travis Bradberry on a beige and red background with pearls and roses: "Grit is that 'extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become reality."


The author of today’s Spark is Dr. Travis Bradberry. He is a recognized world leader in the field of emotional intelligence and co-author of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0. You can find out more about him at

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.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

It’s time again for our two fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, to take-off on another adventure. It’s Periwinkle’s turn to plan what they will be doing. That means, you’ll need to stop in at her blog, Friends Furever, to join in their fun. I know the kitties will be looking for you, so don’t forget to pop on over tomorrow.

Thanks for joining us today.