by Janet Blue on January 3, 2022



message angel


Our angel, Lily Olivia, is here to present today’s Spark, as it was four years ago yesterday that she flew away from us. We knew she was close to passing, and she was lying on the bed between Dad Tom and me when it happened. The following day, I wrote a poem, “One of a Kind,” for her. If you have never read it, you can find it on the side bar under her photo.

Lily Olivia was a character with a huge and demanding personality. In the photo she is on the kitchen island playing with an orange fish made by the thoughtful and generous, Ellen (15 And Meowing).

For those of us who love our animals, we know it is forever.

The author of today’s spark, Audre Lorde (Audrey Geraldine Lorde), died in 1992 at the age of 58. She was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She dedicated her creativity and life to confronting and addressing injustices, i.e., racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.

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

Angel Lily Olivia is joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to do the same, click on the Awww badge.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky


Tomorrow is our favorite day of the week, as it’s when Periwinkle and Stinky share an adventure. Stinky has planned an exciting, local activity, and he would be delighted if you join Periwinkle and him. These two tabbies have lots of fun when they are together and love sharing their adventures with all of you.

BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum January 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm

‘angel’ Lily O mee reememburrss you mee deer frend an mee hopess you an ‘angel” Unkell Siddhartha are hangin out two gether with each other an ‘angel’ Aunty NYLABLUE two!
Aunty Janet that iss a furabuluss SPARL you found!
***purrss*** BellaDahrma an {{{hugsss}}} BellaSita Mum

Pee S: When you getss a momint pleese linky us up to sunday selfiess…wee jsut got inn under THE wire!
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Marv & Mom January 3, 2022 at 8:39 pm

Lily Olivia was an Awww-some cat! And such an awww-some picture of her to go with such a wonderful quote! We send you paww pats, head bonks and whisker kisses as you celebrate Lily Olivia. Purrs Marv and Mom
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Raven Indulgedfurries January 3, 2022 at 6:59 pm

That’s a fantastic photo of sweet Lily Olivia, who is forever loved.

Ellen Pilch January 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

Lily Olivia was a beautiful girl. Great spark. And thanks for the shout out. 🙂 XO
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The Swiss Cats January 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm

Beautiful spark, and sweet memories of Lily Olivia. Purrs
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Brian Frum January 3, 2022 at 1:46 pm

That’s a most beautiful Spark for that most beautiful Angel.
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Canadian Cats January 3, 2022 at 1:14 pm

How can any of us who knew Lily Olivia forget her. She was one of the prominent Crotchety Cougars and always had something to add to the subject.
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Kathe W. January 3, 2022 at 12:38 pm

awww what a sweet cat – it is always too soon.
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Leah January 3, 2022 at 12:29 pm

Sweet, what a sweet remembrance of Lily Olivia. Love the spark too.
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Catscue January 3, 2022 at 12:06 pm

What a beautiful spark and a beautiful memory of Lily Olivia, hugs.

The Island Cats January 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Thank you for that reminder, Angel Lily Olivia. It may be 4 years since you have been gone…but you still are deeply missed.
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Sandee January 3, 2022 at 10:29 am

Love the angel and love the Spark. I can do that.

I never miss the adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥
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Lucy and Xena January 3, 2022 at 9:09 am

“Lily Olivia was a character with a huge and demanding personality.” When I read this, I realized this was a perfect description of my heart dog, our Angel Lexi. I’ve read your poem many times when I’ve come to your page. Maybe that’s what has drawn me to it.

The Florida Furkids January 3, 2022 at 9:06 am

Sweet photo and purrfect Spark.

Periwinkle can’t wait for tomorrow!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Teddy and Pam January 3, 2022 at 5:34 am

That’s a great photo of beautiful Lily Olivia…Love is forever that’s for sure and I hope one day to see all the beautiful Angels we’ve had through the years again one day. I think it’s lovely that when she chose to fly to the Bridge, she was with the two people in her life who she loved the most.

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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LOULOU January 3, 2022 at 4:15 am

Oh, what a lovely kitty. I remember her well and loved reading about her in your blogs. What a loss. The photo of her sparks our hearts.
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