WAFFLES: Uh, Boss? How come everyone is all sad and stuff?
KATIE: Waffles, we lost a very dear friend yesterday.
WAFFLES: Well shouldn't we go look for her? Make some signs and stuff?
KATIE: No, Waffles. Signs aren't going to bring her back. And she's not really lost. She's in our hearts now.
WAFFLES: What do you mean?
KATIE: Well, you know how Glogirly says that her mom and dad live in her heart? And Nicki, the cat that came before us, he lives in her heart too.
WAFFLES: Oh yeah. She even has a special box for his memories.
KATIE: Well the really special memories don't fit in a box. They're so big, the only place they can fit is in our hearts.
WAFFLES: But what if my heart isn't big enough?
KATIE: Don't worry Waffles. When your heart is filled with love and memories and friends, there's always enough room.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a shining star of the blogosphere and a dear friend. We became acquainted with Sparkle and her renowned blog, Sparkle the Designer Cat, nearly five years ago ...back when we didn't even know there was such a thing as a cat blog. Sparkle and her behind-the-scenes human are true professionals and have inspired us to be the very best we can be. Their dedication and generosity to homeless cats has made a difference in so many lives. Their friendship and support has made a difference in our lives.
Sparkle, your light shines brightly in our hearts today and always.HERE for the embed code.