by Janet Blue on November 7, 2022


Ginger cat lying on bed with stretched out legs and an iPad with a mouse game visible. Photo includes quote from B.F. Skinner: A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.


Cats are notoriously lazy, but Cooper Murphy claims he is just resting his paws between games of Mouse for Cats. He asserts that he will never stop trying to catch that pesky mouse. I believe each of us can relate to this in some way. And just because we fail at something does not mean we are a failure!

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

Cooper Murphy will be popping over to Comedy Plus to join the Awww Mondays blog hop. You can join him by clicking on the Awww badge.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky


Your favorite cartoon tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be taking their next adventure right here tomorrow. They always have fun and often visit interesting locales. Stinky is also a bit of a history buff and enjoys sharing his knowledge when the opportunity arises. Both kitties look forward to you joining them tomorrow for this week’s adventure.





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Brian Frum November 7, 2022 at 6:33 pm

A wonderful Spark and such terrific orange goodness!
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Andree November 7, 2022 at 6:18 pm

That is a perfect Sparks. What we try to emphasize with the kids every single day at school.
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Marvelous Marv November 7, 2022 at 6:12 pm

Cooper Murphy! We too fall asleep playing video games and we love your quote! Failure is finding out how NOT to do something and try a different way!
Keep on being awesome! Purrs Marv
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Sandee November 7, 2022 at 3:01 pm

My handsome Cooper Murphy is not lazy, he’s purrfect. Smooches and pawkisses.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, more smooches to cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a hug to mom. ♥
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum November 7, 2022 at 1:24 pm

Keep on tryin Cooper Murphy!! GRATE SPARK! 😉
That iss what truly countss~~~if wee DUE give up then wee fail. If wee try an try again wee are allwayss Winnerss!!!!!
**nose rubss** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
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The Florida Furkids November 7, 2022 at 10:48 am

We’re pretty sure we’ll get that mousie one of these days too!!

Periwinkle can’t wait for tomorrow.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Leah November 7, 2022 at 9:43 am

Cooper is clearly having a mouse-catching strategy session, and a very cute one at that!
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Ellen J Pilch November 7, 2022 at 9:13 am

Great spark and adorable photo. XO
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Lucy and Xena November 7, 2022 at 8:35 am

We do wish that Chia would stop trying to get out the door to run the neighborhood. Let’s not encourage that, BOL!
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katie Isabella November 7, 2022 at 7:57 am

Mom has not gotten the newest version of that mousie game for me. She gave her old iPad to her grandson and has a new one…and I am still waiting!
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Teddy November 7, 2022 at 4:52 am

Coop I don’t have a mousie game to play but I do know that most often “persistence pays off” – keep up the good work buddy!!! Love the SPARK!

Hugs, Teddy
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Loulou November 7, 2022 at 4:16 am

Yep, we will NEVER stop trying to get that mousie, that’s for sure. And mama and papa will NEVER stop trying to change “conspiracy” thoughts in fake news believers.
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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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