Kitties Blue and I dedicate today’s post to the memory of our friend, Pete Cusack. Pete passed away in November. Today would have been his 69th birthday. Instead of spending it here on earth with his beloved cats, Toby, Rumpy, Einstein and Miss Fitz, he is spending it in heaven with his heart cat, Timmy, as well as Buddy Budd, Mr Buttons and a long list of other cherished angel felines.

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Remembering Pete

Timmy and Dad Pete

Pete was a kind, generous, thoughtful man, who was a friend to everybody. To my mind, not enough superlatives exist to describe him. He was always ready to help out anyone in need. His passing struck an indelible blow to the hearts of all of us who knew him.

Pete was one of seven bloggers who joined our very first Sunday Selfies on August 17, 2014, with Mr. Buttons, and he continued to be a regular participant. Mau and Cooper Murphy were fortunate enough to get to know Timmy and Einstein through participation in Cat Scouts.

To honor Pete today, we are sharing links to two of our favorite posts from Tom Cat Commentary by Tim. The first is entitled, “Unknown Unknowable,” and was posted on October 16, 2013, a few days after Pete took in kitten Einstein and nursed him back to health.

The second post is from October 8, 2019, and was entitled, “Einstein’s Birthday and Gotcha Day Celebration.” I selected it for all the adorable photos of Einstein as a kitten and because it shows what a wonderful life Pete was giving the youngster.

Pete was so kind when Sawyer was missing, by checking in often with concern and support. He knew what we were going through having experienced it himself with his cat, Ming.

We know lots of other bloggers will be sharing their favorite posts today, and we look forward to seeing what they have selected as their favorites.

More About Today’s Spark

The author of this week’s Spark, Francis de Sales, lived from 1567 to 1622. He was a Bishop of Geneva. He’s revered in the Catholic Church and noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He became a saint when canonized by Pope Alexander VII on April 19, 1665, and his feast day is celebrated on January 24.

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.”

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 another 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.