by Janet Blue on August 15, 2022


Kitties Blue know how to tell time. Their tummy clocks go off when it is time to eat. But they cannot tell one day from the next. So, when I told Misty May that her birthday is this Wednesday, she gladly accepted that information and passed it on to you. Unfortunately, I was wrong, which has prompted today’s Spark.

There are two birthdays this week, but neither belong to Misty May. Her birthday is next month. On Wednesday we will be celebrating and having a party, but it will be for Astrid and Lisbeth who will be turning 11. 

We will not be having a comment-a-thon. I am saving that for Misty May’s birthday on September 17. 

I’d like to thank Angel Charles’ mom, Inge, and Angel Mau’s mom-in-law, Sharon, for catching my mistake and setting me straight.


Grey cat with mouth all the way open and speech bubble saying, "Mom messed up!" Photo also contains the quote from William Arthur Ford, "To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity."


The author of today’s Spark, William Arthur Ward, was an American motivational writer with 100+ articles, poems and meditations written and published in such magazines as Reader’s Digest.

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

Kizmet is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the Awww badge.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

This fun-loving, tabby duo will return tomorrow with the next installment in their adventure series. It is Stinky’s week to plan and post their adventure, so look for them right here tomorrow. I know both Periwinkle and Stinky will be looking forward to seeing all of you.



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Elbert Sulzen August 23, 2022 at 3:22 am

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Lucy and Chia August 17, 2022 at 6:45 am

Mom started a new temp job and leaves before it’s light out and thinks that and having to feed everyone and do other stuff when she gets home is a good excuse for not reading us your blog every day. We beg to differ (and for treats). Happy birthday, Astrid and Lisbeth. We may not be back today to celebrate, so we’re wishing you both a great year! XOX Xena, Lucy and Chia and Riley
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Ellen J Pilch August 15, 2022 at 6:54 pm

We will be at the party. XO
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The Island Cats August 15, 2022 at 4:15 pm

That’s okay…I can’t wait to celebrate with Lisbeth and Astrid! ~Ernie
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Mary McNeil August 15, 2022 at 3:44 pm

Happy Purrthday to Astrud & Lisbeth ! Tell Misty May we will be back for her special day too !


The Swiss Cats August 15, 2022 at 2:57 pm

Happy birthday to Astrid and Lisbeth instead ! Wait, that means two pawties, yay ! Purrs


BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum August 15, 2022 at 2:20 pm

Mew mew mew iss OKay Aunty Janet!!! BellaSita makess misstakess two!
An beein abell to laff at one’s self iss a furry guud thing! Mew mew mew….
**nose kissess** BellaDharma an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum*

* Mee-yeah mee changed her name back…. 😉
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Brian Frum August 15, 2022 at 12:48 pm

The kitties do tend to just go with the flow here too! Purrfect Spark!
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Sandee August 15, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Mom can make mistakes. We all make them and she got it straightened out before the event takes place. We always love a good party.

Love that Spark and I’m laughing with you. That’s maturity right there.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Eastside Cats Blog August 15, 2022 at 8:31 am

Misty Mae, perfection is boring.
And just so you know, both The Hubby and I have forgotten our wedding anniversary, only to be reminding a few days later by my mother who called to apologize for forgetting to send us a card.
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The Florida Furkids August 15, 2022 at 8:30 am

Moms sometimes make mistakes but it’s okay because we’ll still party on Wednesday with Astrid and Lisbeth! We LOVE that Spark and photo!!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Eugenia August 15, 2022 at 8:22 am

Happy birthday to Astrid and Lisbeth! If we don’t make mistakes, then we’re not human. All is well and love the spark!
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Katie Isabella August 15, 2022 at 7:45 am

I wanted to say that Misty May is truy beautiful! Wanted to repeat that. I’ll pawty with the girls on Wednesday.


Charles Huss August 15, 2022 at 6:45 am

Happy birthday to Astrid and Lisbeth instead. 🙂
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Loulou August 15, 2022 at 4:48 am

And boy, do we have a barrel of laughs around here!!!


Teddy August 15, 2022 at 4:11 am

Well everybody makes mistakes – this is an itty bitty one and hasn’t hurt a soul – some mistakes are made and cause all sorts of problems so ALL IS WELL!!! We’ll celebrate Astrid and Lisbeth Wednesday and save our RAH RAH RAH cheer for Kizmet when it really IS her birthday!! The SPARK is perfect…………..

Hugs, Teddy
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 15, 2022 at 3:06 am

When there are so many its possible to get all mixed up at times…So now we’ll have another pawrty to look forward too. Love how Kizmet is having a good laugh about it all.
If we don’t make mistakes we’ll never learn to be humble, and we’ll also not be able to understand that making mistakes is how we learn things. Having a laugh at ourselves about them is a good way to not feel too bad about them either.
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mommakatandherbearcat August 15, 2022 at 1:56 am

Happy birthday to Astrid and Lisbeth! I didn’t know they are the same age.
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Leah August 15, 2022 at 1:34 am

Well, we’ll just party hearty twice instead of once! The more parties the better!
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