The Loss of a Friend: Your Star will Sparkle Forever



We are so blessed to have so many friends, and so many really good friends.  When a true friend departs we get incredibly sad.  We are all so very, very sad that our dear friend Sparkle has made her journey to The Rainbow Bridge.

Words are difficult during such sad times, but I know there are some things I just must say.  Sparkle was a dear and loyal friend, and she was do dear and loyal to so many of us.  My Dad has had the pleasure of spending time with Sparkle’s Mom Janiss so we can only imagine the pain she feels right now.  We all send love and gentle hugs to Mom Janiss.  Sparkle has been a true voice for good in our blogosphere and the silence will impact each of us.

Sparkle has won many awards during her time, all richly deserved,  but her true legacy is likely with the countless number of kitties she helped to find loving homes. Sparkle helped so many and we know their hearts are most thankful.  Sparkle understood the human and feline relationship like no other and the wise advice she gave will live on forever.

Dearest Sparkle, we will always love you girl.  I know you will be watching out for all of us from your post at The Bridge.  Whenever we look at the night sky and see those twinkles going on we will know that your Sparkle lives on and that the lives you touched  are better because you were a part of our lives.

Run free dear girl, you were like no other and we will hold your memory close to our hearts.  Your friends, Brian, Sascha, Gracie, Zoe, Dolly, Precious, Kit, Dad and Mom.

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Laila and Minchie
9 years ago

What a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful friend to us all. She will be missed by so many but live on in our hearts.

9 years ago

We were so sad to hear about Sparkle, thanks for letting us know.

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

This has been such a sad day for all of us. Mom has been thinking about writing a similar post for tomorrow, but she doesn’t think she can do it after writing one so recently for our furiend Leo. Sparkle was a special cat and her mom, Janiss, is so special as well. Sparkle will live in all our hearts forever! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

9 years ago

Always sad to hear of the loss on someone’s special furry friend.

Sherri-Ellen T-D
9 years ago

I can’t see thru my tears & Nylablue is head butting me trying to comfort me…..
I had just posted on Sparkle’s blog…I can’t breathe!!
I am so so sorry Sparkle has left for Summerland.
Oh Brian & Terry & Celeste this is beyond sad….
I will go leave my condolences..
Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue x0x0x0

Fraidy Cats!
9 years ago

wonderful post Brian. we were very sad when we saw Sparkle’s post today. we will keep her alive in our hearts. purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

We’ve been crying all day and now we’re trying to compose ourselves to compose a post. Sparkle has just meant so much to so many cats and humans.

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

A great tribute, some sure touch many on their journey through life

The OP Pack
9 years ago

We didn’t know Sparkle, but she seems like a nice friend. It is always sad to lose a beloved furry. Soft woos and gentle hugs to her family.

Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Mark's Mews
9 years ago

We are stunned. What will the Cat Blogosphere be without its *SPARKLE*?

We just dont know what ta say or think right now. We had been happy to not see the increasingly endless stream of cats going over The Bridge lately, and then this bomb!

We will be reorganizing our scheduled posts, while we decide what to do…

The Island Cats
9 years ago

What a wonderful tribute to Sparkle. We will miss her wit, her humor, her sarcasm, but most of all everything she did to help the homeless kitties find homes. She was a social media icon…an inspiration to us all.

Melissa and Truffles
9 years ago

So beautiful. She will never be forgotten.

9 years ago

Heartbroken. The world has lost some light with Sparkle’s passing. We will love and miss our friend, always and forever.

Cats of Wildcat Woods
9 years ago

We too have been so sad all day – her passing is felt by so many.

Harvey, Mirand, Silver and Marjorie

Oh Brian 🙁

This is so heartbreaking for us all. We lost a mentor and a friend. You know, we scheduled a little post as we would be out at the Rescue (Friday is our rescue day) and then we heard. We wanted to thank Sparkle for being our friend, and her mum Janis for being so kind. We didn’t want her to go so soon.

Thanks for your lovely words.

Everyone at Team Dash

9 years ago

We just heard that Sparkle was ill but didn’t know it was so serious. Sparkle and her family are wonderful pet ambassadors and will be deeply missed. We were glad to read on their blog that they will continue with a new kitty at the helm (or keyboard).
You’ve written a heartfelt tribute to Sparkle and Janiss, which shows how loved and respected they are.

emma and buster
9 years ago

sad day today.

Chey, Gemini and Ichiro

That was a wonderful tribute to Sparkle.

Karen Jo
9 years ago

We will all miss Sparkle very much.

Spyro and the Gang and Karen Jo

Colehaus Cats
9 years ago

So beautifully said. The silence is already overwhelming, but don’t the stars sparkle so? Purrs….

9 years ago

Sparkle sounds like a great kitty. So sorry for the loss.

9 years ago

We are so sad today and know so many of us on the CB will miss her very much. She was always the first to make a comment on our blog every day (probably while we were still in bed due to the time difference) and we were so sad that it will never happen again.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Clarissa & Co.
9 years ago

We read Sparkle’s post yesterday and said our goodbyes to her. It is really a farewell, as we know one day we will see her again. Whenever we see a star shining brightly in the sky, we will think of Sparkle and know she is still with us in spirit.

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

Very sad about Sparkle…clearly a great loss!

Angel AbbyGrace
9 years ago

What a lovely lovely tribute.
All of our worlds have a little less *sparkle* today.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
9 years ago

Beautiful beautiful beautiful and loving Brian. You spoke for us all. Tears again, but they are given freely.

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9 years ago

Lovely post, Brian. Experiencing the cat community come together to mourn Sparkle gives comfort to us all.

9 years ago

This is a lovely tribute to Sparkle Brian. She will be hugely missed.

Deztinee High
9 years ago

Such a bootyful twibute fur a pawsum kitty. She will be missed and membewed by all.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi

Angel Ginger Jasper
9 years ago

A lovely tribute Sparkle will be truly missed by so may, she was so loved

The Florida Furkids
9 years ago

We’re so sad about Sparkle too.

The Florida Furkids

Kim and CindyLu
9 years ago

So very sorry, such sad, sad news 🙁 Sparkle was such a special kitty! Our world is a little less brighter without her.

9 years ago

There is a new star in the sky. *other words fail* Much love and support to the family of our just-about-first online furriend and a unique and glowing beauty. We’ve left more inadequate words on her site. *tears!!!*

Frankie de Tabby
9 years ago

Aw, so sorry guys.. lots and lots of luv’s Frankie de tabby and Freya Rose Blossom the Cat Flap Cavalier x x x

Marty the Manx
9 years ago

Wonderful tribute Brian. We were so stunned and are so very very sad.

9 years ago

So sad… Very, very sad…

9 years ago

Beautiful, beautiful post for Sparkle. We cried the whole day when we found out…she will be so missed.