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  • Thank You

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    I dont want this to be a sad post. I want it to be a post of gratitude. For more than eleven and a half years, youve let me into your computers, mobile devices and hearts, and I thank you for spending the time to read my blog and books, for enjoying my photos, for donating to causes Ive told you about, and for helping me to rescue cats who were in need. I wish I could do it forever, because the kind of connection I share with my readers is what makes life worthwhile. But as some of you...

  • What IS This Thing?

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    * * * Having problems with your human or the other cats in your house? As the internets Dear Abby With Claws, I have answers to many annoying problems in my two award-winning books! Visit my authors page on Amazon to buy one or both of my awesome Dear Sparkle books!
  • Dear Sparkle: Why Did Our Human Move Our Chair?

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Dear Sparkle, Like you, we have an office in our home, and it used to have this really awesome comfy chair! It was in just the right place to catch the morning sun puddles, and near enough to the air conditioning so we were cool but the air wasnt blowing directly on us. It was a really nice place to watch Bird TV and hang out. But then our human did the unspeakable! She moved the chair into the dark, dreary living room! And she put it in a corner where we cant see Bird TV all that well, and...

  • Hitting the Wall… Again and Again

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Monday August 18th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    It has been mayhem here for the past couple of weeks, and it is only just now that I am getting to tell you about it. Its really annoying.

    This used to be my view of the outside from the bay window in my office.

    Now look at it! Its awful.

    There was a long retaining wall running along the north side of our property, and the guy who built it long before we moved in apparently didnt not do a very good job because it has been leaning precariously for years. Which is how long it took my human to...

  • Sunday Catinee: Stand Tall, Plus The Friskies Voting

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Sunday August 17th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    Youve no doubt seen videos of a cat doing something crazy, and you figure it is just a one-time thing. But this compilation featuring Ruusu the cat shows that she does her very curious method of stretching a lot! Her human calls it the elevator stretch. I just call it unusual!

    If you cant see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

    Also, its time to vote for your favorite videos in the Friskies!

    The four categories have Team Leaders, including Henri Le Chat Noir, whose category is...

  • The Caturday Report: Bloggers’ Edition

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    After looking at the news this past week, I realized that my blogging pals had better information than most regular news sources! So paws up to you guys.

    Lets see what everyone dug up this time around!

    In my one mainstream website story, Science of Us (a New York Magazine sub-site) tells the truth about black cats and their perceived unadoptability! Turns out there are just more of them! Yesterday was Check the Chip Day, as in microchip! Is yours up to date? Daisy the Curly cat tells you how...
  • Fierce Hunter, Interrupted

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Friday August 15th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    Im so mad I could hiss! Youll never believe what my human did. Well, probably, you would.

    There I was, on a big game hunt in my living room and I caught this fierce alligator! I wrestled it to the ground, screaming at it the whole time! My human heard my cries and rushed upstairs. Maybe she thought I needed help (as if!). And do you know what she did? She stole my alligator from me!

    Okay, maybe it wasnt totally an alligator but it was fierce! And it was supposed to be mine!

    And she didnt even...

  • How to Supervise Your Senior Human: A Kitty Primer

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Thursday August 14th, 2014 at 01:04 AM


    Humans age very differently from cats. Even though they live more years, they spend a bigger percentage of those years as youngsters and as seniors. Dont let the veterinarians tell you different they may want to call us kitties seniors at 10 years old, but we tend to stay active and playful for many years after that. So I would not really say we are seniors in the human sense of the word.

    Many senior humans, on the other hand, are plagued with a variety of physical problems in their old age,...

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