The First Years

(Copyright 2013-2015)


Sparkles and Mommie


This book was written by Sparkles (the cat) with Mommie’s help.  All ideas and entries are from the mind of Sparkles.  Side commentary is by Mommie.

When Mommie talks or has her ideas they will be in italics.  Everything else is MINE!


It was a regular Tuesday at the Pound.  I heard Mommie tell the caretaker she wanted an adult female cat that purred.  She walked right past me.  Luckily for me there were only two such animals in the shelter and neither of the cats measured up to her purring standards.  On her way out Mommie glanced at me and stuck her little finger into the cage – I guess to tease me or something.  That’s when I went into my LOUD purring mode. 

“Love at first sight.”   Mommie reached in and held me to be sure the purring didn’t stop.  I could have pur-r-r-r-ed forever if it meant getting out of that prison.  Mommie told the caretaker she wanted a cat today and if I were available she wanted ME.  Just think, someone really wanted me!  I guess she didn’t care that I was only five months old and male.  She just wanted a cat TODAY. 

In the office when Mommie was filling out the papers, she asked if I had a name.  Of course I had a name, I just didn’t know what it was.  Mommie took another look at me as I scurried under the desks looking for something, anything, to go for a run away from the cage.  Mommie told the caretaker about someone called Woffier* and then she said I brought a sparkle to her eyes, so she called me Sparkles which sounded good to me.

*Woffier was Mommie’s beloved 11-year old German Shepherd who died six weeks earlier.  Mommie was really sad about that.


Mommie says I have three different purrs – kinda like three different ring tones.

When she opens the door to let me in she says I purr with an “L” as in p-l-u-u-r-r-r. She says I am so happy to be let in that I let out a squeal-like, excited purr that sounds different from my other purrs.

At night when I am going to sleep on Mommie's shoulder, I sigh as I purr. Mommie says it sounds like P-U-u-r-r. After I go to sleep I apparently don't purr at all. (And, I don't SNORE – ok?)

During the day when I am contentedly laying around the house awake and not asleep, Mommie says I have long, drawn-out purr like: p-p-u-u-r-r-r. She says I don't purr at all when I am watchful and ready for play in the morning and afternoon.

Have you listened to your kitty today?


When Mommie left this morning I was sound asleep on her bed taking my eight to ten hour morning / afternoon nap. She petted me quietly as she went out the door.

When she came home I hardly recognized her. She had real legs; they weren't covered with jeans or slacks – she had on a skirt so they were bare. Even at night she has her legs covered with jammies so I hardly ever see them.

Mommie caught me staring at her legs so she invited me to rub my body against them. It was fun to feel a part of her body that wasn't attached to her neck or hands. I went back and forth between her legs rubbing the calves. When she told me where to rub and what they were called, I expected to hear a b-a-a-a from a baby cow. Instead she pointed to the fattest part of her lower legs.

All at once I felt a little jolt as I rubbed my nose. It seems she had a couple little hairs standing up on end which actually made my nose tingle. But only a couple because her skin was actually very s-m-o-o-t-h.

Mommie has legs. Mommie has legs. Mommie has….


Mar. 7, 2015
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Joanie | Reply 20.03.2015 10.53

Hey, I like the pictures. Do you have more?

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