Sparks of Strength

Annie of McGuffy’s Reader is taking a well deserved break from blogging but we will continue with the Sparks she started.                                                             

Oh my!!  Tyebe is dingy as a fruitcake, jumping at Budd on the other side of the sliding glass door.  everything has changed since Kali left.                                                          

No more do I lay with a friend and listen to mom’s storytelling.  I miss Kali and our togetherness.

Walk with me Shoko.  Who said that?  It’s me your big sis.  I’m always here you know.  You just can’t see me.  I will always be watching over the family.  Did you see that little devil, Tyebe?  Sure did and I laughed till my wings shook.  Why?  That little white typhoon is so hard to live with.  Yes?  I thought the same thing when you came to live with us.  I couldn’t think of a more stupid and rude kitty to call sister.  You were always chasing me trying to bite my butt.  Me?  I wasn’t that bad.  You sure were.  You bit mom so hard every day that she finally bit you back.  NO!  I wouldn’t do that.  You did but stopped biting when mom bit you and you realized it hurt.  Although you kept trying to bite my butt.  I was forever hustling out of reach of your teeth.                                                                                      We worked out pretty good, Shoko.  So give Tyebe time to grow up and get the silliness out of her system and you’ll see she’ll be a good sister to you.   So you’re saying I was a nincompoop but I grew out of it and Tyebe will too, right?  Exactly.  Try and relax Shoko, all will work out just fine.                                                   When you get feeling blue and alone, remember I walk beside you and will always give you strength.  

Thanks, Kali.  It makes me feel so relaxed knowing you are with me forever. 

Remember when you get down and feeling alone friends there is someone watching over you too.  Draw strength from them. 


31 thoughts on “Sparks of Strength

  1. jean m. mueller

    Jean- A beautiful post today that brought tears to my eyes.I really miss Bindi-she left us much too soon. Sasha- Mom brought Bindi to the vet and came home without her.I felt lost,lonely and out of sorts. Then she brought this black kitty home. Jasmine harrasses me sometimes but she can be good company too. Thanks Kali for your encouraging words.It is comforting to know Jasmine,like Tyebe will settle down as she grows up. It is comforting to know that those with angel wings are watching over us.❤️


    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      It’s a rough time but Bindi although not here in catform is with you always. Remember the cute things she did and get a laugh….this shows she walks with you in your thoughts.


      Jasmine I’m hoping like crazy Tyebe will outgrow this oddness but if she doesn’t I guess I’ll get my exercise.



  2. onespoiledcat

    Such a sweet post and I do hope Shoko will take it to heart……we forget what a pain in the neck we are when we’re little whether we are humans or kitties or pups…..takes time to grow out of the “pest” category and become a close friend but it WILL happen. Angel Kali you are wise and give Shoko good advice. I think Tyebe will be Shoko’s best friend just as you were and always will be – and now Mr. Budd has joined the girls I think even HE will cause the dynamic to change. You are missed Angel Kali – please give Angel Sammy a hug for us!

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam


  3. elainefaber4u

    You’ve got me weeping again for Kali and my Amber. I know your words are true, but oh, how it hurts to hear. I’m too soft-hearted for my own good. Give the girls a squeeze from me and Truffie.


  4. Nylablue & Siddhartha Henry's LadyMum

    What a sweet & poignant blog post Shoko! Your Sister Kali is close by; just as Cuss-inn Dharth Henry is still close to me. So are NYLABLUE & Mingflower the Merciless…I just have to be still & listen.
    Kali is with you Shoko. And one day Tyebee will become a sweet lady cat & you will be good Sisters.
    Lots of ❤ & {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen & angel Dharth Henry =^,.^=


  5. Deziz World

    That was really sweet Shoko. We miss Kali too. And altho’ me can’t guarantee it cuz Raena’s still a pain in me’s you know what, mommy says that some day it won’t be so bad. And now that Tyebe has Bugg to play with too, maybe she won’t bother you so much. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


  6. mommakatandherbearcat

    Oh, now I’m crying. We love and miss Kali too, Shoks. We know you’d give back Budd and Tyebe for more time with Kali … but we think you’ll find that it can still be good. DIFFERENT, but still good in a new way. Or that’s what I tell myself.


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  8. Marv

    What a fabulishious post It made Mom all weepy and laughing at the same time!
    Sending your Mom and Dad and You all extra special hugs, purrs and kisses
    Marv and Mom


  9. kittiesblue

    This was such a beautiful post, Kali. You are very wise and gave Shoko some excellent advice. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer



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