The Passing of Sparky The Cat

I've been digging through old stories – trying to find ones to memorize and tell from the stage. Found this one from 2008 – about the passing of Sparky The Cat.  It was inspired by a true story, shared by my friend and motivational speaker John Cooper, who I'm sure is probably telling this story in heaven. (Which I'm sure Sparky does not find amusing.)

(I apologize if I've already shared this one. My memory is fading in my old age.)

This one's for you John!—Of-Sparky-the-Cat&id=1307291



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  1. Funny, funny, funny, funny, funny! NO ONE can tell a story like YOU can, Kelly!  

  2. Love it — love it — love it! I aspire to tell stories like you do one day. Thanks for being YOU!

  3. FUNNY! It's safe to say that both of them were equally petrified.  Best. Line. Ever.!!!

  4. You make me LAUGH!  I can see you on stage telling this one, Kelly.  I love the line where the trauma was the reason for eating carbs again! Hahahaha!

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