Saturday, May 3, 2008

I had no idea...

In the fall of 2001, our church had a fall festival as we do every year. The difference that year was what we came home with. When Bryan and I got there (Jeff had gone on early to set up), Jeff took us to one of the booths where some kittens were being given away. He pointed to a precious little black and white kitten and told us "she's ours".

I was shocked, to say the least. Jeff is allergic to cats! The plan was for her to be an outdoor cat, but she never stayed outside.. not even one night. From that day, she was ours, and we loved her dearly! There was never any doubt about what to name her. When Bryan was really little, he used to play like he was a cat. He always called himself "Sparks the cat", so when we brought our kitten home, she immediately became "Sparks". Technically, she was Sparkles Feline Prosser.

I never had a pet that I was close to when I was growing up. I didn't expect to fall in love with an animal. But I did. She had a way about her that made me feel comforted and comfortable no matter what was going on. She was a great cat. She was lazy and fat and finicky and the perfect companion for a rainy day nap!

Sadly, today Sparks passed away. It was totally unexpected, and we are all in shock. Bryan is heart-broken, and so are Jeff and I. We miss our cat. She was part of the family, to be honest.
I had no idea when we got her almost 7 years ago that I would love her like I do. And I had no idea I would miss her like this when she was gone.

Sparks... we miss you girl. Thanks for making us all smile.


Robo said...

I love the picture of B and Sparks.

I'm really sorry about your cat.

I know what you guys mean by them being part of the family.
I had cats and dogs growing up.

Lydia said...

Sparks was probably the only cat I ever actually liked. I'm sorry she left so soon.

Lydia said...

That's such a sweet picture of Bryan and Sparks. We still have the pic of him and the catgirls (Rox, included) on our fridge.