Man Cat Awww and Spark with Kozmo on Monday

Nellie says it is too noisy around the townhouse to come and do the Spark … Nellie has assigned me to do it this week!

She told me it might make up for one of the Man Cat Mondays I missed when we were living together. Even though she was often hissy and called me “THAT BRAT KOZMO!”, I know she loved me.
First I have a picture of Nellie and Me for Awww Monday at Comedy Plus.


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NOW, I think Marv is a BRAT!!
I wonder if it is because I am old and he is young – just like when I came to live with Nellie.

So I am trying to get along…


When I arrived, I let him groom me…but only for a few minutes, then I told him to stop! Mom thought I should have used this photo for the Awww…

Now for the Spark!

McGuffy’s who was hosting the Sparks is on hiatus,  I am going to post for Nellie this week!  McGuffy’s said “I truly do believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!” I believe this too!

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Katie Isabella, I am dedicating this post to you!




Sparks with Nellie

18 years today, my Mother passed away. It was not unexpected. She had been battling cancer for almost a year. I had kissed her goodbye as I left town on a Sunday afternoon to head back to Edmonton. I worked for a software company and every second week, they let me work in the Calgary office so I could be with my Mom. As it was our anniversary, I was hoping I could get home in time to have a nice late supper with my hubby.

When I arrived back in Edmonton, and wearily walked up the steps  –there were 2 cat carriers, my husband had a suitcase, our dog Bob and our 2 cats, Nellie and Licorice packed and ready to go. My cell phone battery had died and I did not know that Mom had rapidly failed. We did the normal 3 hour drive in less than 2 and I got there in time to say goodbye.

This spark is for you Mom. You thought life was a great adventure and passed that along to me. And I am still adventuring!


I know Nellie is sitting on your lap, she LOVED your lap, and I love you both and there is not a day I don’t think about you.

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