by Janet Blue on December 3, 2018


Saturday, December 1, was the second anniversary of one of the true loves of my life, Fiona, receiving her wings. Just a few weeks short of one year from receiving a diagnosis of CKD, our beautiful six-year-old took her last breath as she lay on my chest.

I will never stop missing her. My heart hurts with the loss whenever I see her photo, which is daily.

I thought a good way to honor and remember her would be with this week’s Spark.


Sparks - Angel Fiona


While searching for a photo to use for the Spark, I found this art I had never posted. I didn’t realize until I read the title on this photo that Calista Jo is lying behind Fiona. You can see the arch of her back on the left and her face to the right of Fiona.

The author of today’s Spark, John Galsworthy, was an English novelist and playwright. His works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. Through his writings Galsworthy campaigned for a variety of causes, including prison reform, women’s rights and animal welfare, and also against censorship. In 1917 he turned down a knighthood, for which he was nominated by Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

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

Fiona and C.J. are joining the blog hop, Awww Mondays, at Comedy Plus. To join the hop, click on the Awww Mondays badge.


Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko December 7, 2018 at 1:33 am

That is such sweet art! And lovely to remember your dear sweet Fiona.

It’s our second year without Minko. And the first one without MJF. How I miss them, too…
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mommakatandherbearcat December 4, 2018 at 11:14 pm

I had no idea kidney problems were so common in cats – until I found out about Fiona’s struggles. I can’t imagine what you’ve been through – but we miss her dearly.
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Herman and Dori December 4, 2018 at 5:59 pm

It is good to remember our Angels on their Angelversary. We have a wall at our house filled with photos of our Angels. While some may think its strange or sad to have photos of deceased fur babies, our pawrents like to see their sweet faces every day to remind them of the good times while they were with us on earth. And also to remember that life is short. Savor each day to the best of our abilities.
Love and Purrs,
Herms and Dori

William's Kith & Kin December 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm

That is a beautiful representation of your beloved Fiona. Purrs to you on this sad anniversary.
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Hemingway and Steinbeck December 3, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Mom said to tell you that she knows how you feel.It’s only been a little over two years since she lost Shakespeare. She’s happy she has both of us, but she still has tears in her heart for her pets who have crossed over the bridge. Hang in there and let the other fur people purr for you.
Stereo purrs…………Hemingway and Steinbeck

The Island Cats December 3, 2018 at 5:48 pm

What a beautiful way to remember your sweet Fiona. She was much too young to leave this world.
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Brian Frum December 3, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Hugs as you remember your beautiful Angel Fiona, today and every single day. She was a special gal who touched all of our hearts.
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Jackie Avery December 3, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The art is beautiful in memory of Angel Fiona. The pain never goes, but we try to learn to live with it. (((hugs)))
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The Swiss Cats December 3, 2018 at 2:27 pm

Beautiful art for Angel Fiona. Purrs and hugs to you today.

Eastside Cats December 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Beautiful art of Angel Fiona. While visiting my sister this weekend, I missed her dog Sandy who’d passed in the spring. Even when not your own pet, they quickly snuggle into one’s heart, where they live forever. Hugs and purrs.
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Comedy Plus December 3, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Oh this post made me cry. It also made me think of our Little Bit. It’s so hard to lose them.

I linked Angel Fiona to Awww Mondays.

Have a blessed day. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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The Florida Furkids December 3, 2018 at 10:24 am

Beautiful photo and beautiful Sparks. Where did those two years go? (((hugs)))

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie
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Ellen Pilch December 3, 2018 at 10:21 am

Sending you hugs as you remember your beautiful girl. That is a wonderful spark. XO
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Teddy December 3, 2018 at 5:50 am

During this time in 2016 – just before Christmas – there was a huge amount of loss in the pet world. Mom says she clearly remembers you and Katty and herself all trying to help each other through the sadness of losses you suffered. We love that photo of her and how interesting that you discovered CJ in the background…..keeping her sister company. I know that Fiona’s star shines bright in your house just as Sammy’s does in ours. HUGS………

Love, Teddy
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Summer December 3, 2018 at 4:32 am

Purrs to you today as you remember. I can’t believe it has already been two years.<3
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