by Janet Blue on December 16, 2019


I am a huge fan of former First Lady, Michelle Obama. She is an intelligent and articulate individual and did much for promoting good health in our nation’s children.



When I found the quote I am using for today’s Spark it spoke to me. I have spent most of my life facing challenges due to my neuro-muscular disease. It has often been frustrating, but I do think I am stronger for it.

I used this sweet photo of Sawyer to present the Spark, as he too, as you all know, faces challenges. For some time he had been enjoying some longer spells between seizures. Lately, that has not been the case. He had a seizure yesterday afternoon just five days after his last one. Even with this, he is so much better. He’s had no trips to the emergency vet in several months.

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

Sawyer is hopping over to see Sandee and join her Awww Monday’s blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to participate, click on the badge below.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

This fun-loving, tabby duo will return tomorrow with the next installment in their adventure series. It is Periwinkle’s week to post, and I know she and Stinky will be looking forward to seeing you at her home at Friends Furever.


Emma and Buster December 17, 2019 at 10:23 pm

We like and admire her a lot too. That quote is so true.
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Ellen Pilch December 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

Great spark! I read her book and loved it. Sawyer is a cutie. XO
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Catscue Catmom December 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

Both you and Sawyer are so amazing, we’re so thankful we have you in our lives – you both show such strength. Best to all and thank you for that wonderful spark.
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Brian Frum December 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

That really is a wonderful quote and we all do love you sweet Sawyer, you’ve an amazing dude.
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Eastside Cats December 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

We are always purring for Sawyer.
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The Island Cats December 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm

That’s an excellent Spark. We hope Sawyer’s seizures become few and far between…and that if and when he does have one, it’s mild and he quickly recovers. Purrs…
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Mary McNeil December 16, 2019 at 3:27 pm

We are continuing to senf purrayers and POTP to sweet Sawyer and also to Raz. That is a great Spark.

Raven December 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm

A positive attitude helps get through life’s difficulties. I hope Sawyer’s seizures get less frequent, or at least not too severe and needing hospital care. It’s really a difficult situation to have a chronically ill kitty and you’re managing it well.
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The Swiss Cats December 16, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Beautiful spark. Mrs Obama is a great lady, she’s very inspiring. Purrs
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Kathe W. December 16, 2019 at 1:57 pm

darling cat!
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Andrea and the Celestial Kitties December 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm

I have to agree with that sentiment. Purrs for Sawyer to have fewer siezures.
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. December 16, 2019 at 10:40 am

Meow meow Sawyer an Aunty Janet this SPARK! iss purrfect fore LadyMew. Shee struggellss with Fibro an Arthritis an Skeletal Hyperostosis, plus BP high an Liver Disease an pawssiblee Kidney Disease (still no dee-finite diagnosis) an her Seizuress!!!
Shee does her best to view her health issuess as challengess. sumtimess they DO overwhelm her an shee just needss to rest inn bed.
Aunty Janet thanx fore postin this.
An Sawyer mee iss sendin tripell POTP to you mee frend!
***purrsss*** BellaDharma

The Florida Furkids December 16, 2019 at 10:05 am

As a show of support for his buddy Sawyer, Raz had a seizure last night too 🙁 He’s been going 3+ months between. This was only 7 weeks. We hope BOTH boys go a LONG time without the evil seizure monster visiting.

Periwinkle can’t WAIT for tomorrow’s adventure.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle (who thinks that photo is SUPER SWEET!)
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Sandee December 16, 2019 at 8:54 am

I pray for Sawyer every day. I’m glad he’s better, but I wish the seizures would go away. Bless is heart.

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Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Sawyer. My best to your siblings and a big hug to your mom. ♥
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Katie Isabella December 16, 2019 at 8:05 am

I have thought about Sawyer many times and wondered how he is doing..hoping very hard that his episodes are fewer or gone. XX

Kitty Cat Chronicles December 16, 2019 at 7:39 am

That’s a great quote an an adorable photo of Sawyer. This quote works well for a couple of our kitties too. Sorry to hear Sawyer had another seizure yesterday, but that’s great he didn’t have to go to the vet. Sending lots of love and purrs to him, and Sampy sends extra special kisses to Astrid. We all send love and hugs!

Teddy and Pam December 16, 2019 at 4:59 am

Mom and I were fans of the Obamas – they had a lot more class than some that’s for sure. Love that quote too – purrfect in fact. We’re sorry Sawyer had another seizure yesterday so soon after the last but as you say…it was shorter and less severe and NO VET which is a bit of progress. We still send him POTP and prayers every single day! Happy Monday.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom
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Memories of Eric and Flynn December 16, 2019 at 4:18 am

I think that Barack and Michelle Obama were an excellent President and First Lady.
I am sorry that Sawyer’s seizures are more frequent, but glad they are not as severe as they were.
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Harvey Button December 16, 2019 at 2:24 am

I like Mrs Obama she’s awesome. I am also a big fan of sweet young Sawyer. He is a fine, and lucky, young cat.

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