*** Farewell Sparkle ***

Our scheduled post has been binned – we need to say something much more important. We have head sad news from the cat we admire more than any other. Our blogging colleague is leaving her blog.

Having read this, we need to stand up and thank her for her mentoring and her support.

We Will Not Be Sad, Sparkle is Leaving us is Good Paws

It grieves us greatly that she is stepping down and is seriously ill but she has posted a gracious farewell and a thank you to her many fans who love her greatly. We respect the reasons for stepping down but still…..

Thank you for your friendship, and being an inspirational blogger who led the way for us. We will miss you more than anyone at DashKitten.com can ever say. We will welcome young Summer with all the warmth and generosity you showed us as newbies.

Welcome Summer – Trainee Therapy Cat

Thank You

Dash Kitten
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It was not our intention to write an obituary but we just heard our beloved friend passed away today. Rest is Peace Sparkle. Our thanks to Alasandra Alawine for the memorial image of Sparkle.


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    Brian Frum

    August 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Well said my friends. Sparkle is so dear to us all and we are heartbroken.
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    Kitties Blue

    August 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    This is indeed a sad day for the blogging world. We had only just found out a few days ago that Sparkle was ill. She will be so missed and yet remembered forever for all of us lucky enough to get to know her. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
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    The Island Cats

    August 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    We still trying to wrap our heads around the fact that Sparkle is gone. A true legend has left this world. And it’s a little less bright without its Sparkle.
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    Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris

    August 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Can’t believe Sparkle is gone. This captured the essence of Sparkles generous spirit.
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    Deztinee High

    August 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Dat wuz a pawsum posty. Weez will miss hers also but will look furward to many years wiff Summer.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi
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    August 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    It was so sad to read about Sparkle – what a brilliant tribute.


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    August 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    It is just way too sad. We sure will miss you Sparkle.
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    Annette @PetsAreFound

    August 23, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Big hugs to all the DashKitten team… we know how much you appreciated, loved & respected Sparkle, as we did. We’re sure she knows how much her help meant to you. Maintain the rage pals.
    Annette, Isagold, Bettyblue, WallasEKatt & Finn x x x x x
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    The Swiss Cats

    August 23, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Lovely tribute to Sparkle. We’ll miss her. Purrs
    The Swiss Cats recently posted…Au revoir SparkleMy Profile


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    August 23, 2014 at 3:12 am

    This is such a wonderful tribute to Sparkle. The world is a better place because she was in it, and even though she is gone, it gives us hope and comfort that her legacy lives on. Hugs to you, dear ones.
    meowmeowmans recently posted…A Life Well Lived – Fly Free, SparkleMy Profile


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    Caren Gittleman

    August 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

    We were devastated yesterday when we heard the news and also moved our previously scheduled post to not go live until 6pm today (eastern time), we immediately posted a tribute to Sparkle. We are crushed, she was one of our first blogging friends and one of the most loyal. She will be greatly missed.
    Caren Gittleman recently posted…The World Has Lost Its “Sparkle”My Profile


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    Cathy Keisha

    August 23, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful tribute. We are still leaky eyed reading all these tributes. RIP to a cat blogging pioneer, champion of those cats who have no voice and shining light.
    Cathy Keisha recently posted…An Open Letter to SparkleMy Profile


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    August 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Sparkle will be greatly missed by so many.
    Flynn recently posted…In Memory of Sparkle and Eric’s Day Flashback.My Profile


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