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.


I heard Mommie tell Uncle Tom that she is no longer going to spray water on me. She said “the first time I sprayed water on Sparkles, the hose fell and sprayed ME. After the last time I watered down Sparkles he slept on my pillow and I had to go to bed with a wet pillow. UGH! I think I get the message. I don't know how Sparkles was able to produce Karma like he did, but boy did he encourage Karma to get me. I should have known better.”


Today when Mommie was watering her garden she sprayed Patches with the hose. I didn't know he could run so fast! Then Mommie saw me. OH NO!! She sprayed me again. This time she really got me drenched. I was soaked clear to the skin. I guess I didn't run fast enough.

Uncle Tom felt sorry for both of us and let us in the house by the back door. So, when Mommie came in she saw two puddles inside by the back door. She went to get a mop to clean it up and then she forgot all about it.

Is she going to be surprised by the wet puddle on her pillow! The pillow was soft and cuddly so it dried me off pretty good. It was soft enough that I was able to go to sleep even in the wet spot. Since the puddle was really wet, it will still be wet when I get up this afternoon.

Remember Mommie: Karma, karma karma...........



May. 8, 2016
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Betsy | Reply 10.06.2016 18.20

I've had experience with karma too. Of course, I deserved it.

Shirley M | Reply 14.03.2016 12.30

Congrats on the book. I just downloaded it from Kindle.

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10.06 | 18:20

I've had experience with karma too. Of course, I deserved it.

14.03 | 12:30

Congrats on the book. I just downloaded it from Kindle.

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