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Debating on leaving

August 17th 2011 1:38 pm
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Things around here have been kind of bad for awhile now. Kitties leaving for Facebook and some of the other newer cat sites. Kitties leaving because the technical issues are constant and never seem to get under control. Just when we think they're fixed, they start up again. Kitties leaving because most of our good friends have disappeared and it's so boring around here now.

All that aside, we were still hanging in there. But we have to draw the line at all of the animosity going on. We know that life for EVERYONE is super hard and it doesn't seem to be getting much better. It's that way for us too. But taking it out on each other is not acceptable and when mom starts getting emails off of Catster but stemming from Catster, telling her off, that's where we draw the line.

Mom doesn't need anyone telling her what's wrong with her, why she should be doing this or that, accusing her of all kinds of things that frankly she did NOT do! Trying to keep up with DDPs, birthdays, anniversaries, gotcha days, rainbow bridge days, thank yous, it's A LOT of work! We have priorities and that's helping sick kitties and also our grammy and grampy. If we cannot be everything to everyone than that should not be an issue. Friendship should not come with expectations and then consequences if they aren't met.

And it's not just us. It's rampant here lately! Telling someone that they're irresponsible parents because their kitty accidentally got loose and is missing, REALLY? Does no one see what's wrong with that? This world is really nuts, just insane and getting worse. No one seems to think before they speak (or type). These days it's just "LET 'ER RIP" and who cares who you're hurting.

Mom spent all weekend crying her eyes out and she was so fuming mad she wanted to leave and just delete us from here forever. But we can't do that to all of our friends that are really wonderful to us. Not out of the blue like that. So we've decided that because our Plus membership is due on Sept. 15th, we're taking the month to really think hard about it. We hate the idea of deleting everything we've done here. All the funny & hilarious comments, all the sweet and loving things some of you have said. But the truth is this place isn't fun anymore.

When mom joined here over a year ago it was not a spur of the moment thing. She'd taken quite awhile to consider it. She had bad experiences on some other forums and didn't want to deal with it again. When we did join though it didn't take long for us to feel so at home and so loved by everyone. This was our escape, our refuge, our place of fun and laughter. It's not anymore. We don't see nearly any of our friends anymore, who knows where some of them have gone. Yes, of course we make new ones but the fun factor here is still not present and the continued issues with pmails, loading pictures, slowwwwwww like a snail pages. And yes Catster I have the latest up to date browser so it's not that! And please know that we are not referring to everyone because so many of you are just incredible, sweet, loving and endlessly supportive to one another, including us. But please don't ask us what happened, it's private and will stay that way.

I don't know. We're incredibly discouraged lately and don't even feel like being here half the time. We don't know what we're going to do. But we don't like it when kitties just up and leave without saying goodbye. So we thought we'd let you know, this is what is on our minds and we may not stay. Hope you all understand. We'll let you know what we decide when the time comes. Until then, try to be good to one another for the love of god! PLEASE!

Love, purrs & headbonks forever
Finney, Lacey, angel Alex and mommy

Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:06 pm

I am really disappointed and emotional, so I need a little bit of time to think about what I want to say, but I'll be back!! LOVE you guys!!!!!! Luv, Tink
Purred by: Macy Angel (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:06 pm

Awwww, Finney, I am so sorry you have run into some mean people. And what's worse is when they use their kitties to say mean things. Gee whiz. I think the circle of cats you know is so big you have a bigger chance of running into bad apples. I hope the "rotten apples" leave you alone and you can just visit with your furiends. We will all send your family some purrs,
p.s. my mum thinks you are sooo handsome.
Purred by: Laura W

August 17th 2011 at 2:13 pm


if ewe leeve bee coz ewe iz gettin sum %*&^@## frum sum bodee...then THEY haz won de battle......

knot that ewe iz in a battle...but ewe get R drift...

ewe knead ta contact H & Q like pronto and send them or tell them da type oh grief ewe been gettin and frum who...

N if sum one iz tellin ewe N lacey N alex what yur biziness be all about; knot onlee iz they KNOT a friend; but ah parent lee they iz jealouz of what ewe do due, and de friends ewe have,

AND if this purrson be thinkin they be better N ewe and statin sew; ask ta see their drivin licents or eye dee.... coz unless it be sayin furst name Jesus and last name Christ and they can turn hardwood floors inta fishes N loaves....well guess what....
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:15 pm

You s can't goes. We loves yous soo much, and we would be furry sad if you left.
Catster CAN still be a good, fun place, and do alot of good!! How many kitties have lived longer, happier, healthier lives because of you?? Even 2 of the kits are going to Catster families!!
I said it before, and i'll say it again.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:18 pm

Finney, take another look at how DA TABBIES can fit the word "fishes" into ANY conversation!!!
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:19 pm

You said it Tink!! Tabbies, yous are too much!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:24 pm

HAHAHAHAHA, they are the best amusement we have around here. Tabbies this was not even on Catster though it stemmed from here so contacting HQ wouldn't do any good. But mom doesn't want to stir the pot anymore than it was already. It was a pretty good "beat the heck out of mom" session so we'd rather not.

I know guys, this is not a final decision yet and we are soooo on the fence. But you have to admit, things have changed so much around here. Sigmund, Toki, Shadow, Shade, GUMP & NADIA! Those are only some of the kitties that aren't even around anymore. They may still be members but are not into being here. It's sad and no one is coming back!

Mom is plain disgusted and sick of humans being so mean to each other you just don't know. Why do others have to take their anger out on each other? Nothing to be jealous about with mom. If people only knew how little mom thinks of herself...she did not need someone telling her what a lousy friend she is. Seriously! Me and Lacey spent all weekend licking momma's tears. Between that and Maggie passing away, it was too much. Mom ended up getting herself sick.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:27 pm

My River heart is so heavy now. I know I hasn't been around much, summer is just so busy for me. I'm hoping that I can get back around Sept. soon and I'm so sad that so many of my friends are leaving. I don't understand where all this mean comes from. Please everyone, head bonks of love. Please stop fighting. Oh Finney I would miss you and Lacey so much if you left. I loves all my friends. I wish I had more time, I need to be around more often or I'll lose all my bestest buddies. Please don't leave Finney...
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:36 pm

Please don't go.....Kaci's mom is taking time off....She is having a tough time because Little Mitten's Bridge Day is coming up on September 1st. I do enjoy reading about our friends. Fiiney and Lacey are two special cats. We would miss them and you too.....Stay pllllllleeeeasssse..........
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:41 pm

See how many care for yous guys??? Bet they ain't all either!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:45 pm

Macy tell your mommy thank you and that I'm sending her and you big whisker kisses! My momma thinks you are a cutie pie!

Oh guys, River, Natasha. Don't feel like you have to make time when you are so busy! I'm not saying everyone needs to be here all the time. We can't be here all the time.

I know Blizz, we care enormously about all of you too. Mom was just so darned hurt and like I said, seeing others hurt on here, even today. WHY?! We can ignore it for awhile but it's getting bad lately. BAD! And for what? Because they are going through a hard time and instead of asking for help they snap? It's not right. And it's not the first time it's happened to us or some of our other friends too.

sigh, we're so torn.
Purred by: Eva V

August 17th 2011 at 2:48 pm

I am sorry your mom got beat up. You would be surprised how many of us have had awful experience here. My family has.
Did consider leaving more than once. But why should the good guys leave?
I understand that you feel catster has changed. It has. Some are not in this for the long haul. We had many friends whose
moms prefer Facebook. Mom is there only to keep up with our missing catster pals.
Catster is what we make it. There are many wonderful kind, generous loving humans here.And funny, don't forget funny! Who else can make you laugh like DA TABBIES O TROUT TOWNE?
We love you and we consider you to be part of the circle of love and friendship here.
If you feel the same way about
your friends, you will not leave.
Makes sense, right?

Love and purrs
Milo and family

Pee Ess: Nadia and Gump are still around. Perhaps not as much.
But Nadi just became my tortie sisters big sister. Only on catster, eh?
Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:49 pm

It's not the same as the old catster.
It's not the browser. It's the changes that come in at 80% complete and we're left to muddle through the other 20%.
It's a community the size of a large city, and with that come all the crazies and meanies and users, etc. It's all the non-cat or non-dog ads. It's ads encouraging us to buy food of lesser quality. It's so much. Our hearts ache for the good ole times....
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 2:56 pm

Whoopsy. Mr. D is able to go in and out on his own because that is the norm in New Zealand, he didn't actually sneak out. Sorry.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:02 pm

Plz don't go. We love you guys so very much. I'm sorry that you have had such a rough time recently. We haven't been here quite as much as before, blame it on summer, the fleas, and now Mom's super bad cold. Its true we haven't seen alot of our friends around as much and that itself is sad. I will also agree that there has been some mean things springing from Catster and it is truly a shame and embarrassing to see. We have had some problems too. Be we are going to stay, for now, be strong and be an example of what is good and right about catster.
You all have always been wonderful friends to me and my family. We have had many a good laugh from Finney and Lacey this spring, their comments, like at all those spring parties, were great!
Plz give some hugs to your Momma from all 8 of us, cause we think she is really special.
And besides, wouldn't you miss the awesome comments of the Tabbies?
Hugs and purrs, Skylar
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:08 pm

Tabbies I think you guys are the pick of the crop here! I TOLD you that you should write a coffee table book called Tabbie Talk. You know like Mike Myers did on SNL with Cowfee Tawlk. MOL. I swear it would sell like Trout on a stick!!!

Awww Skylar, boy this is quite eye opening to see how many of you have bee bullied! I wish we felt more like laughing and more like our silly old selves. That would really lighten things up. But again, it hardly seems worth writing diaries lately when nobody is here! Skylar I'm sorry your meowmy is sick. This has been a bad summer for getting sick, mine is too actually but with a bad tummy bug.
Purred by: Abby Sweetpea *PAWS* (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:08 pm

Hiya Finney! I agree that Catster just isn't the same "good ol' days Catster" that it was a few years ago... there aren't as many active kitties, there seem to be more and more system issues, etc. Meowmy has contemplated ending our Plus subscription too, BUUUUT there are so many positive kitties still out there and we just don't want to leave them. I've said this before, but you and your whole FAM are part of the new Catster regime who have made things fun and pawsitive around here again so, personally, I would be quite sad to see you go! I know I've been purrty quiet, but I really like to stay out of hte bickering... I know there are always different trains of thought on how pawrents should care fur their furries, but you know the bottom line is that Catsters really should be supportive and pawsitive and all about sharing POP to those who need it because after all this is all about US! Kitties may get smacky paws and hissy effury now and then, but we actually love each other... oh yeah, even those stinky, loud, woofer type kitties too! :-D
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:08 pm

Yous said it Skylar
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:11 pm

Well gosh now everyone is coming out of the woodwork! There's a bunch of you here now that we NEVER see anymore!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:17 pm

Thanks....Mom had a bad cold but it is the coughing that is driving her crazy. She wants to sleep, but the cough keeps waking her up. Tummy bugs are no fun either, hope your Mom starts feeling better soon!
Purred by: Laura W

August 17th 2011 at 3:18 pm

A short storee

BURDS are stoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooopid

de end =^..^=

Ok then, we be bout reddy ta call it a day at werk... haza pawsum nite N tell yur mom ta eat a trout
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:21 pm

Tabbies you guys need a compuper at home!!!
Purred by: Art Blakey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:27 pm

I would be very sad if you left Catster. You kept my mom's spirits up during my amputation, and she appreciated your mom's kind words when my brother Elvin went through a recent IBD attack. If you need a break from Catster, you should definitely give yourself some time off. But I hope you come back!
Purred by: Purincess Miranda (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:27 pm

Iz feels so sad. I guess Iz just so happy go lucky, didn' know about there are folks whoz hurts others here. Youz been one my my heros who came to my rescue when my mom was so scared for me. We luvz you so! Da Tabbies is right. The goods kitties and their peeplz gots ta stand true. It makes my insides hurts that youz family is in pain. An' my bros and sis all go in and out because they likes outside. Mom knows the risks but they is so happy playin' out dere! I don't go out and don' wanna. All kitties and peeplz is special and different. Pleez don' let 'em get to ya! We luvs you so!
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:27 pm

I jus' seed dis. I's sorry peeples bein mean to yer mom. All I efur seed yer mama do is be nice an try to he'ps peeples & kitties. She a'ways be's nice to me. Is not right.

I really hopes you 'cides to stays. Is a'ways someone bein mean but not efurone.

Alex jus' b'comed my angel. What I gonna do wifout my angel kitty. I NEEDS her, 'specially cuz I's moofin an I's skeered.

Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:30 pm

Awww, Finney, I don't want you and Lacey (and sweet Alex) to leave! I'm sorry that I haven't been around as much lately. I'm really sorry I didn't comment on the diary for Maggie. I briefly saw it and meant to go back and comment. Mom has gotten busier and also down about some things - including some Catster things. I don't want to leave, but we may need to take some time away but we haven't really said that.

You guys add so much to Catster. You are the most supportive and caring kitties, and you guys are so much fun...and you also are needed on the forums! All of that is important! I'm sorry to hear that your momma got some nasty email. I'm sending her some Gumpy hugs and sandpaper kisses. We hope you won't leave (and delete everything)!

Love you guys,
Purred by: Angel ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:30 pm

A litta mew! );

I'm very upset & shocked! My lips are doing da droopy look
) ) ) ) juss now & my heart♥ is very heavy wiff tears ); in my eyes....

Please don't go, too much has been invested here, very long hard hours & hearts full of happiness & sadness.

You have brought so much love to us & knowledge & we are fureva grateful!

We your real true furriends lubbs , yup, ♥lubbs♥ yew Mommy L. we will stand right by your sides......

I have had my feelings hurt very bad, Cried so much & I just wanted to delete my account too.

I stayed & it made me a stronger purrson! Please Mommy L. give yourself more time, if ya knead a litta break we will unnastand.

There will always be meanies & baddie peeps efurry wheyah you go! I've been to those places & we lubbs Catster & all our wunnaful furriends, yoo know how me & Kally Kat feels about y'all!

We pray for you & yur furrbabes & speshilly for
Alex Angel for peace & happiness & whole health!

Sad sacks Kally Kat & all yur bootiful furriends.
Wiff our hearts ღ ღ & Paws!

we kneads yew, don't go!
Purred by: Laura W

August 17th 2011 at 3:31 pm

gotz one, on dial up, 14 yeers de time it kicks inta geer, its de next day....soooooooooo it gets turned on like this manee times ina yeer......

la la la la lal la la.....

still thinkin coz we iz knot good at math

peace !
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:44 pm

Oh my!!! Kally that is so sweet and cute, we want to cuddle that little kitty and YOU. Hi Gumpy, it's okay buddy! No one is mad because you didn't comment on our diary about Maggie. It's fine! We've guessed that things haven't felt good for you around here cause you used to be here all the time. It's just sad. But we understand. Hi Artie! Oh buddy, we love you, you little tripod zoomer.

Ingen, we didn't think of that. Hmmm, we're gonna have to consider that hard cause we don't want to let you or anyone else down. That's for sure. And we know you've got a lot of new and skeery things coming up. Hi Miranda! We're so glad we could be there for you and your family.

I wish everyone would just rally and be closer again. Maybe I guess when summer is over.
Purred by: ♥Sam (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 3:46 pm

We love you guys and all the lovely furrs here. Please don't leave. You know one thing we noticed in the 4.5 years we have been on Catster is the US summer months seem quieter. I don't know if this is true or not but the humans might be out in the garden etc. So they don't have as much time for Catster.
We love it here and try to get here as much as we can. But there's work, gardening, housework that all get in the way.
And yes the Tabbies touts MOL. Purrs to you all purrs Sam
Purred by: Alex R

August 17th 2011 at 3:49 pm

I had an intuition and made Mama check Catster for us. There was an important message from the Catfather telling us we needed to read this diary, so here we are! We hadn't left for good, but the Mama had so much she needed to do, that she felt she needed to take the time off to do it. We're still fairly new to Catster and didn't know how these days compared to earlier days. But we've felt welcome since we've been here. I'm so sorry that anyone would dare to attack your Mama, Finney. The fact that everyone seemed so supportive is what drew us here, unlike FB, which the Mama says never felt very welcoming to her. We don't like the fleas, it's true. But please don't leave Finney and Lacey, or anyone else. It will be so sad when we are back next month, if no one is here! We are missing you now!
Purred by: Alex R

August 17th 2011 at 3:53 pm

I'll add my own endorsement to that - don't leave! We tried to post a diary entry, BTW, back when we stopped coming for a while, but it wouldn't post. That's when Zach told us to post at the "Silly" forum - can't remember what it's called. We haven't been on Catster since then until Sleep got the vibe that we needed to peek at our mail. She's getting spooky, that one!
Purred by: Alex R

August 17th 2011 at 3:56 pm

We're going again now, but we'll be back - promise! xxxooo
Love, Sleep
Purred by: ♥Sam (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:04 pm

Oops sorry I think my catputer frooze but that's a problem at my end. Purrs to everyone I hope you are all happy :}
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:05 pm

MOL, Sam loves us so much they posted it twice! MOL. Sleeper & Samhain! Oh we've missed you guys too. And Simon & Tony, where they been? Yeah, summer definitely seems to be slow. I didn't think it was this slow last summer though and it definitely wasn't this tense! We know everyone is hurting with jobs and money and all that. People have to stop taking it out on one another. That's not going to help anyone! LOVE is the answer. All you need is love, bapbadada. MOL
Purred by: Linus Lacey's Baboo DB56 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:15 pm

Finny. My mom says I needs to tell you how I feelz. I'm a big tough n tough dude - don' do thiz feelin' stuff and talkin' bout it. But, she's babysittin' this cute little four month old baby and just got him to sleep. So now she's pokin' me to say somethin'. Okay, I like kids cause they spit up and you can.... Oh, that wasn't it. I know, she wants me to tell you that she really really thinks to world of you guys. Me? what do I think? I'm the rough n tough dude. O, yeah. I like you all, you know that right? Yeah, Miranda said you are my dietition cause you helped me find a diet I like. Of course I like ALL food, but this phooy diet is much better cause of your mom. Okay, hey, I want you guys around, like you know. Okay, right? This is okay now? Anybody bring any snacks to this shindig? I'll give you a sneaky headbonk cause I'm a rough n tough dude.
Purred by: Eva V

August 17th 2011 at 4:16 pm

That's my motto: All you need is love!!
Love is all you need! YEA!
Your hippie pal,
Teddy Bearz
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:19 pm

MOL Linus, don't worry. You're still a majorly tough dood. Snacks would be good. The Tabbies didn't leave any trout this time and they are gone for the night. Anyone got pizza?
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:24 pm

Make love not war!! MOL!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:33 pm

Boy, do I know how to clear a room or what? MOL Hi Zach!
Purred by: Zoe Kona Sunshine DG#2 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:34 pm

What Zach is trying to say is don't leave us, because of some rude people.

Sorry there isn't enough kitties left to keep your days full and happy. We miss them too. :(

We love you, all of you including Your Mommy.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:36 pm

LOVIES!!! River cats make great lovies! Just this morning mommy woke up with me wrapped around her head and sister's butt in her face! hehehe! We just love her so much we wanted to be with her, daddy said we were very cutes looking, mommy says she STILL smells cat hair! hehehe!

You know what always cheers me up Finney? A good case of the zoomies! ZOOM! What's more, it helps the mommies and the daddies cause they gots to worry about you hitting something and breaking it or hurting yourself so they get too distracted to think of all their other problems and just chase after you going "no no no River don't do that!!!"

Who wants to Zoom with me to make Finney and his family feel betters? ZOOM!!!
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:39 pm

Jen been on Catster lots (she don' works, so what else she gots? MOL) and seed is quiet. We jus' figgered is cuz of da upgrade an alla pro'lems efurone been havin.

I 'grees--LUFF is da ans'er to alla da pro'lems, 'cept Catster f'eas. Needs good 'puter peeples fur dat.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:40 pm

MOL, I'll race ya River! Did you get my pawmail about that FIV thread?
Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:42 pm

Oh, NOooooo!
Pawlease stay in Catster with all the loyal furends that you have here, even the quieter ones; us being part of that group...and we just got 'hooked up' with you as you are not allowed to leave...MOL! But seriously it would be such a shame that you would join the ranks of the kitties that don't pawlay here so much any more. We are forced into less time here due to Meowmy's new job, but we try to purr at her that Catster (and Dogster) more important than her chores...MOL! ...and you know what she via us, listens to that advice and tries to get here to see what our furends have done or are doing.
Though we haven't known you purrsonally that long, I know that we would most certainly feel your absence.
We can tell that through your generous displays of love and concern you have helped a lot of kitties, and though we have not been at the receiving end of help, we sure have recieved a lot of love from you, even in the short time we have been furends here.

We try to spread some of our own style of love around in our pics, and comments and messages, but our pages get neglected a bit since the time constraints, so though we seem inactive we are hovering like good kitty snoops so that we feel the sads and hopefur-ly the much more amounts of happies here...

We want to stick out our paws through the cyberspace of the 'interwebs' and hug you and give you some of our so called kitty massages,(Kneadings) to make you feel so comfy that you won't want to leave at all!
{BTW, like some of the other kitties said, if you let the naughty ones get away with chasing you away, they win and you lose:( }
With many purrs & hugs,
Pipo, Minko & meowmy Ingrid
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:42 pm

U know what, FINN dood? I know I am not around as mush as I would like to be's 'n mommy can't pressure herself to be here efury single day of da week! it jus' can't happen. dat is what causes overloads!! 'N then people tend to get nasty 'n sez stuff they really don't mean, coz dey get so frustrated! I know's! It's coz of Catster Fleas 'n stuff! 'n all our
emotions lashin' out, peeps does dat!

I lubbs u lots Finn, Lacey, Angel Alex 'n mommy; but when it is no longer fun, I unnerstand's! Maybe put some time into other stuff's? Take some time off from Catster, but don't leave alltogether! Through Catster we haz learned da kindness 'n love 'n carin' dat other mom's 'n dad's share within all our love for doggies 'n kitties!! We ALL same here!
I know, sometimes peeps stress 'n then, well it's TIME FOR A BREAK! U notice I am not here efuryday? Dis is why. I care big time fur ur furmily 'n don't want to see u leave, 'n I would really miss our fun times we've shared, Ur FURTASTIC pawties 'n Hilarious moments 'n da FUN MOL's! Oh dood, can we ever NOT forget those moments of pawsomeness? We need them pawties, 'n those times 'n we will share again. I have made 'n shared sooo many new 'n adorable furiends through ur diaries! I lubbs 'em all too! 'n None of 'em want u or Lacey or Angel Alex or ur mommy to leave. Think 'bout it, I know it's been rough on u. Whoefur is makin' ur life feel down, IGNORE 'em! U don't need 'em anyfur! Critisizm's shouldn't be here, it's not da place! We halps not scold! When the accusations begin, time to remove dat furiend, coz it's not a furiend, FINN! Don't u see? Dood, we always has fun! 'n Jus' look how many furiends lubbs u~!
Thanks Blizz dood fur da message, lettin' us also know 'bout Finn's Diary. I know Finn 'n mom will know what to does to be happee again. Jus' know FINN 'n Mommy, we're here fur U, but think ur feelin' pressure u don't need right now. I know's we ALL addicted! MOL!
But, Consider takin' dat break, huh?

Love 'n purrs 'n many head bonks,
MILO 'n Smokey Joe 'n Mommy

Pee Ess, I agree, Sleeper 'n Samhain, coz mom felt da need to be's here efurday 'n not gettin' stuff done her needed to do! sigh. We don't use Facebook either, dat would be jus' way too mush! 'n See! Sam also know's what I mean's! Kally Kat, we haz been there too, 'n mommy got her self hurt 'n thought..hmm, it ain't worth it! Gettin' all bent outta shape! Can't really stop peeps from bein' rude, but U don't haz to associate wif 'em!!!!
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August 17th 2011 at 4:48 pm

Milo, there's nothing wrong with being a catster shutin!

Actually, it's nice seeing some of missing friends here.
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August 17th 2011 at 4:48 pm

Pipo we feel the same way about you guys and we've been asking ourselves "what took us so long to ask you to be friends?" We think you're so fun and so furry nice. Hi Milo buddy! We've missed you but don't worry, we know everyone can't be here all the time. That's not how we are either. We used to be though and boy oh boy mom got too caught up in everything, so did we. You guys are all great. Makes us weepy...and hungry. MOL! What happened to the food?!!!
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 4:50 pm

So this is kinda working out then. We've lured you all in so we can see each other again! Nooo, we would never do that. But Zach is right, it's really nice seeing all of you. Gosh we've missed everyone. And please don't take that to mean we want you to spend all your time here, we're not doing that either. Mom's been out in the garden a lot now that the weather is better and she's been playing with us more and working on her website. Plus the ever demanding grammy and mostly grampy! MOL
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August 17th 2011 at 4:56 pm

Hey, Zach dood! Well naw, nothin' wrong wif it, but we jus' think's it shouldn't take ofur ur life, like it tried to do my mommy! Her came on mornin's 'n right after her got home from werks until time to go to bed! DOOD, MOL! Dat isn't da way stuff get's done 'round da house! Weekends mom WUZ a Catster Shut in fur shur! Efen when there isn't any food in da house!??? NOT! I tol' her get out right now 'n get me FOODAGE'S!! MOL! 'n so it be's, we take more time's off. It's really good to see efurone here! Hi PIPO!! U shur know's how to express urself, dood! Sweet Zoe, River 'n Ingen, TB, Milo!! Oh how I lubbs really does LUBBS my furiends!!~ Pawpreciation 'n hugs given tonight! Winks*
OH yeah, LINUS, Miranda, bring on da snakes...uhm I mean SNACKZ!!! heheheee! R we pawtyin' now???
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August 17th 2011 at 4:58 pm

Everyone still hungry?
Here is the pizza!
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:02 pm

OMC Ollie I'm in heaven!!!! My mommy wishes she could have a slice. NOM NOM NOM
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August 17th 2011 at 5:02 pm

Hello? Where is everyone?
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August 17th 2011 at 5:03 pm

Oh cool!
here come da drinks
We loves you!!!
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August 17th 2011 at 5:04 pm

Making mom hungry too! MOL
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August 17th 2011 at 5:05 pm

So we are going to say good-night. Alfie has mews about Bruce and we promised him computer time.

We love you,
Good night!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:08 pm

Thanks Ollie, what yummy pizza! OMC our mouths are waterin' too! Mmmm drinks r great!! Haz a good nite Ollie 'n we shur hope Bruce is doin' better!!
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:08 pm

Wow - I had no idea that so many kitties had people be so mean to them. :( That makes me so sad. I'm lucky - no one has ever been mean to me. And I sure hope I never hurt anyone's feelings!

I don't know if anyone here watches American Dad, but there was a quote on it awhile ago where the alien says, "Everyone's angry. It's a weird time." That's how I feel things are. Everyone is stressed and upset and angry. I wish things would get better.

Finn - I sure hope you and your family don't leave! I love you guys - plus, I've got some food questions for you! :) Maybe we just all need to work to make this place what it was. Maybe I need to revive my Catster Fun Time group!

Anyway, I love all you guys!! I've been really bad at commenting lately because my mom's a slacker, but we check in often and admire the pictures and try to read all the diary entries. So you might not see my name around a bunch, but I'm definitely here!!
Purred by: Zoe Kona Sunshine DG#2 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:11 pm

The beer on the far right look like what Mom drinks. Ummmm Blackberry wheat! And cheese pizza too.

Your right Milo, things still have to get done. Mom used to do the same thing, now if it's slow she just puts the laptop down. And the stress of commenting on everyones diaries...... oh my gosh! It drives Mom nuts when she fells we've missed an important diary. BTW hey.

Maybe we will start starring ours for all you guys. 1 star just rambling cause we haven't done one in awhile to 5 stars extremely important.

Hi Tb.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:12 pm

Whoa Ollie those are some HUGE drinks! Took up the whole page. But *slurp* they are good. Hi Moninda, sweetheart you don't have a mean bone in your body! You have always been a kind and wonderful friend to all, including us!

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August 17th 2011 at 5:13 pm

Monida don't we have your email address? I thought we did. I know we have lots of kitty's addresses here. Can't remember. NOM NOM NOM NOM, slurp.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:15 pm

Monida, Mom has a theory, it's the heat, the disasters and it's been a rough stressful year. That's why Mom is taking a breather from the news right now. Except the morning news while getting read. She doesn't yell at the tv that early Thank God.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:16 pm

See, you can't leave!! ( BURP!) Scuse me!! Well off to bed. Yous guys better be here when daddy gets home from work! Don't yous goes dissapearing on us!!
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August 17th 2011 at 5:18 pm

Zach - I think you are so right about all of that. Mom works for a newspaper, so she's constantly surrounded by the horrible events. And she sees terrible stories and pictures that would never go into the paper. It takes a toll on her. That's why she likes Catster - it's her escape.
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August 17th 2011 at 5:21 pm

Sweet Escape.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:21 pm

Dats what I'm saying Monida! We want this place to stay fun because it's our escape. Nida what does your mommy do there? Mine used to work for a daily newspaper too and she did everything but run the presses. That was fast paced and stressful!

Night Blizz you piggy! MOL

It's true Zach the news only adds fuel to the fire. We like to watch cartoons. Blizz, they've been having a Dick Dastardly and Mutley marathon week on Cartoon Network! Drat and double drat!
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:27 pm

Finney - I saw your comment in my email but now I don't see it here!

That's so cool that your mom worked for a daily too! It's a stressful business, isn't it? My mom is a copy editor/page designer. It's so stressful - she hates being blamed for every mistake that makes it in the paper. She's also worried because while she has a job now, that can change at any minute. Not a great field to be looking for jobs in ...
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:28 pm

Now I see your comment! It was hiding!
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:32 pm

That food and those drinks caught us back!
Thanks to the furs that thoughtfurly remembered that we are always hungry!
We wanted to come back and say some more stuff...but the interwebs decided to take a break so we couldn't be here at all whether we wanted to or not...and even for such a short time, we got antsy cause we could not chat or listen to others chat...meowmy is addicted! she has to go and watch some baseball, do some more pics, and check into the pups domain...and then go to bed, tomorrow is a work day!
Good night!

PS: Hello to all of you and hope you can have a great pawrty.
Have a big group hug, too!
Purred by: Lucy Nooner (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:33 pm

Hi Finn, Lacey, and family,

I've got a lot to say on this! First off, I totally agree with the smart mancat comments by Art Blakely. If you need to take a break from Catster, please don't delete your pages! You never know when you may find yourself needing (or being needed) in the Catster Community and I know those who have deleted their pages only to regret it later on. Plus, your pages are beautiful!

As sweet Sam mentioned, Catster is notoriously (spelling? Too lazy to spell check!) slow over the US summer months. The summers are when I often make especially wonderful Catster friends as the active community is smaller! I think we may have even met last summer :)

In May of 2010, Catster made some major changes. It was a very difficult time for our "community" as we were moved from the homepage of to a special "community" page that, for many of us, seemed hidden and limited new community members. There were other issues, too, and I'll tell you the truth- the community never fully recovered from that mess, opps, I mean those *changes*. You can read my reaction to that in this diary (please read the comments as HQ and Topcat responded to the diary). Many friends left but many stayed. And even if we all aren't as active as we were (myself included), I can't imagine my life without this community.

As HL mentioned, Catster is a community the size of a large city. Within this city, there are super awesome people, some of my closest friends, and there are jerks, drama queens, and others- all kinds of people (not kitties! people!). I hate that anyone was mean to you, that kind of sucks about a big city.

And now, onto the current state of affairs. You (as in your entire family) are important to so many people. You remember last summer what I said after you became Plus members? I meant it and have seen it over and over and over. You are the heart and soul of Catster. I am the heart and soul of Catster. All the people (and their kitties, of course!) that posted here are the heart and soul of Catster. I support you in whatever you need to do for you (but I don't support deleting pages, ever! MOL!)

Lucy and family
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August 17th 2011 at 5:33 pm

Now I have to tell you guys, Mom is big time into the holidays. She says shes trying to recapture Christmas as a kid and every year she's disappointed, except when it snows. Oh how she longs for fall weather. Standing in line at the movie theater in the brisk night air, a visit to the lake with your favorite comfy sweater and the haunted houses, So, busy nights are coming for us.
Purred by: Angel ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:37 pm

Kally Kat wuz in da kischen halping Mommy wiff sum cooking & baking.
Oh, da Pizza guy came late wiff the pizza orda!
Food feed da soul in yur ♥Heart♥ wiff ♥lubbs♥

Munch, munch & munch.....

Wuvvin yew all,
Kally Kat & Momkatt Chef Liz

Sumtin fur all

klickie on da linkies lol.....

Smell dat Pizza Mmmmm….

N'joy yur Pizza wiff ♥lubbs♥

A big bite outta dis sub, or grinder…

subs fur all!

Giant Heart Chocolate chip cookie..

♥Heartful♥ Chocolate Chip cookiefur all!
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:39 pm

I jus' re-readed yer di'ry. I fink is silly peeples gets upset cuz you doesn' sends prezzies alla times er don' a'ways comments ona di'ries.

I writes my di'ry so Jen can 'members stuffs (she furgets EFURTHING). I likes when uvver kitties reads my di'ry but I writes if fur JEN.

Sumtimes, er lotsa times, I doesn' has zealies, so's can' a'ways gives prezzies. Nofur should 'spect prezzies. I likes prezzies but don' DEMAND 'em--das RUDE. My "real" furriends (like you & Lacey) doesn' gets mad wif me if I can' send prezzies.

Is jus' plain ole silliness.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:42 pm

Goodnight WeBees!!! NOM NOM NOM, pardon me while I chow.

Oooh snap Lucy! MOL! You go girl. okay okay. I get the message. We did meet last summer Lucy, definitely! I think we met through BK and his mom actually (still pawsome friends with them too). Lucy, you and your family have always been good to us and shot straight with us.

Well it looks like we started a fire here tonight which may in fact be a good thing. We all needed to connect, even if it's just for one night. How we've missed doing that with all of you. We miss laughing, joking, talking about poop, MOL, dancing and singing. Lucy we have noticed you on here more lately which is very cool.

I know, summer is very slow. We're just concerned because we know there are a lot of people and kitties leaving due to other things. But I guess in the end you're right. I knew we had great friends here, I guess I just didn't know if anyone really cared that much about Catster and us being together anymore.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:42 pm

Okay, I'm back, and I'm glad to see the troops have rallied!! Mom goes to church Wed nites at 6pm, so she see My Darling Pastor Mike without me, which I quietly RESENT!!! MOL!

Mom noticed a dead kitten near the school, and though the kids are not back yet, she did not want a child who may have a cat to see it. She picked up gloves and bags from the church, got it on her way back, and took it to the nearest waterway, a creek, and gave it a water burial. It smelled something awful already and this creek does not directly feed any systems, so this was about the only way to go. My mom has some talents, and one is to take care of kitties through the most awful parts. She is somehow able to think clinically at the right time.

So she has tried to get a little peace & perspective about this, and a thought struck her. It happens sometimes!! (Really!)

So she will do a diary entry tomorrow, but hopefully it will be at least somewhat inspiring...

It's just so long that she will say some other things here.

I'm sure you've noticed that within a couple of hours you have already gotten many, many comments, and kitties have come out of the woodwork, so to speak, to support you in this.
In fact, you've gotten about 7 TIMES the comments that I usually get in my diaries! I am very boring, MOL, but even for the great, inspiring diary tomorrow(okay, it may not be THAT great!) it's enough if we reach even a single other person and their cat. Each time you touch somebuddy, it makes a difference in this big, bad world.

That brings up this big, bad world. Basically, everyone is hurting with the global economies the way they are now. We are hurting, too, but still we are taking a kitten. We don't have room for another person, but with the way people are hurting we have to take as many kitties as we can, and share what we do have. If it's all we can do, it's what we must do.

So what are your talents? What must you do?
I can tell you that your mom and Alex have a talent for kitties with food issues and digestive disorders. So much so that we consider her an expert, and have told you this. We are very LUCKY to have her on Catster, and we NEED her. You also have a talent with people who are hurting. I see you in the Forums consoling kitties and their owners ALL THE TIME, and you have a calling for this. I can also tell you that you have a talent with humor, a talent with music, a talent with reaching out, a talent with support, a talent with empathy and compassion.

So, who was this person who disappointed you? Someone who matters? Someone who you thought might matter? Or does everyone just matter to you because they are here? Anywhere you go you must watch out for those who lash out. I have spoken to some of the friends in here about certain kittymoms. If someone gives you a bad vibe, you need to honor that. Unfortunately, we are forced to speak thru people. They are SO much more fallible than kitties!!

btw, Tink has said, "It's just a catfight. It'll pass." We humans are the ones who are hurt, and cannot let these hurts go, but you MUST!! They end up being people who go on to NOT matter. Someone here said they are not your friends, and they are right. Give it a little time, because friends will apologize when they lash out. They will probably not be able to let it go themselves! Just stop for a minute to count your friends on one hand, and the lash-outs on the other. If you ran out of fingers on the first hand first, then you are going in the right direction. My guess is that you ran out of fingers and all the toes first, and are still counting your friends, but how many enemies are represented on the other hand?

Catster is frustrating, and I think people are really right about summer being slow. Remember how bored we were last winter?? We entrenched, and had some of the funniest pawties EFUR!! I wish Catster hadn't turned into a "blame-atory" entity. Something more is wrong than not having the latest browser. But we are still a community. We must make what we can out of what we have. We have worked around them time after time, and they may never completely catch up. We don't know SAYmedia. I have not been on for a year yet, so I don't know the old Catster, and I just trust that it was better. But we STILL find so much good here. Whever you go there are bullies and it's easier here where you can criticize and hide behind and generally get away with stuff because your miles away. Some people take license with that. Those are the ones we have a delete key for.

Mom learned this the hard way - with family: if their opinions aren't valid, then why are they so important to you? I know it's easier to say, but if we didn't practice some other-restraint, we'd ALL be checking out of life and out of ANY communication, with ANYBODY.

Listen to your real furriends, and they are all here. Sorry this is so long!! Luv, Tink
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August 17th 2011 at 5:52 pm

Holy bazoly Tink wrote a book! MOL. GREAT posts Tink. Sorry about the dead kitty and your mom is so sweet to make sure no one sees that. it's hard enough to hear about it. Wow, mom says she can't get over your post. She wishes she saw herself that way. She's come a long way though from how bad she used to feel. A LONG WAY. And Catster and all of you helped a lot with that. Just knowing people and kitties care is all that matters to her and to us.

Zach we love your holiday pages. Kally Kat you are baking some PAWSOME stuff! The others are going to be sorry they went to bed, MOL. Missing out, YUMMY. We love you Ingen and right on girl!

Lacey is over in one of her pictures, Pipo & Minko are sweet talking her like there's no tomorrow. Gumpy boy you better get back here!

You know I'm glad I wrote this diary. I think we all needed to see each other again and to realize how much we love and miss each other. Even for one night, that's fine. Don't you think?
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August 17th 2011 at 5:52 pm

poop, poop poop, poopie!!!!


River and Miranda kitten dances for everyone

Kringle and Charlie Chocolate Paws leaps over the shower doors for everyone

And last but not least....MRAT there's a burd!

All the memories! Now I've got to go tell a joke to my lovely Tink.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:53 pm

Wow, I just wrote a superlong entry but lost it. I will try to recreate it in my diary tomorrow, where I can save, and it was really too long, even for a comment. Sorry!! I will just say one thing here. Look at all your furriends, who flock to your side when you have trouble. Where else can you get that?? It lloks like 76 good comments to one that was very bad. That's a pretty good ratio. I understand you being hurt.

Mom learned this the hard way, through family: if their opinion is not gentle and kind, why does it matter so much to you? The opinions that matter to me now are from those who are kind, loving, gentle, empathetic. If a person does not want to think before they speak, how important are they, really?
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:54 pm

Oh, wow, now it's there!! Thanks, Cat in the Sky!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:58 pm

Tink I think my diary is having hiccups. It did the same thing to Monida. Lovely fleas making their daily appearance. OMC!!! Lacey is jumping all over the desk and keyboard going after a bug. Oh man! She's gonna knock over the computer.

Zach, thanks for the poop talk, MOL MOL MOL!
Purred by: Lucy Nooner (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 5:59 pm

Tink, I had the same problem! I was about to freak out when my comment didn't post! But something about this page/diary/comments is saying that their is a "too long" script trying to run.

I've probably got the wrong browser, right?

Purred by: Angel ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:01 pm


OMCat! I didn't know yoo haz brawt Pizza afore, purromice yoo won't git maddy atta Mommy & Me.

So many furrs, tink dey can awl haz seconds..........

Finney wut a nite dis wuz, see =OO= how mush ♥lubbs♥ yur furriends haz fur ya &yur families! :)

Gotta go & get ready for bed, Kally Kat in da kischen waiting for some ov Mommy's lubbs & massagy, den we pray fur all!

Sweet dreamz,
Kally Kat & Mommy Liz
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:02 pm

HERE HERE fur TINK!! So furry well said!!! I think's I did sez some of dat too! 'n nope, dey not dat important if dey gotz di oh ree a o' da mouth! MOL! Did I do good 'n sound like da TABBIES!?? heheheee!
Finn, I shur hope u 'n ur sweet mom is feelin' better now? Coz U r jus' WAY too mush fun! Some of my Bestest time's haz been sharin' da fun dayz wif U~! We made great memories dood! 'n we got more to come, so U can't goe's anywhere, k???
Yep's we need dis, Finn!~ Me feels da love...'n then, Zach comes crashin' in~!!! MOL!!! We lubbs ur jokes, Zachy~! MOL!
Purred by: Angel ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:02 pm


OMCat! I didn't know yoo haz brawt Pizza afore, purromice yoo won't git maddy atta Mommy & Me.

So many furrs, tink dey can awl haz seconds..........

Finney wut a nite dis wuz, see =OO= how mush ♥lubbs♥ yur furriends haz fur ya &yur families! :)

Gotta go & get ready for bed, Kally Kat in da kischen waiting for some ov Mommy's lubbs & massagy, den we pray fur all!

Sweet dreamz,
Kally Kat & Mommy Liz
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:08 pm

I'm SURE someone said some of the same things we said, because we weren't reading as we were typing, and that took awhile!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:10 pm

OMC that would have stunk for you guys. Both of your meowmy's would be saying naughty words under their breath. MOL. That happened to Alex once. OOOOOHHHH, she was not happy! Now we copy each time we write a long post or something. Just to make sure! There are so many fleajackers on this site ya never know when it will just go POOF.

Hi Milo! Been getting pawmails too. Looks like we're outnumbered!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:10 pm

Here here Tink. Is that right or is it hear hear. I don't know. I know I love you Sugar Bum.

Mom read this book, yes Mom read a book MOL, (Mom isn't a reader except for the newspaper and her newspapers aren't that fun) Anyway Mom read the 7 habits of the most effective people (It even sounds like something Mom would read...all business that women is). It taught you not to sweat anything that you can't fix. Now, Mom being a people person and always aimed to please didn't like this but she started thinking about it and she realized certain people are poison. Just a mental drain. And they don't deserve her loyalty if they are going to be pulling her down and never help pick her when she needs it.

A supervisor, very infuriating but she respects the most, made her very, very mad one day and she snapped at him. She felt horrible, so doing the right thing she apologized the next day. He told her he hadn't thought of it sense he walked away. He said if he let her words bother him then he is letting her rule how he feels which then he would take home. It hurt Mom. She thought a It's Okay Chris would have sufficed. He made her fell small and obsolete. But after reading the book it all made sense to her.

Sweat the big stuff that you can fix! Everything else, listen but don't harbor on it. You do a great service and if you left it would be a tragedy.
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:11 pm

Just wanted to pop in and say hello from the bridge! We love you all so much and what a nice night this has turned out to be. Brings back the old days (like only a year or so ago, MOL). Hey, there is no time here at the bridge!
Purred by: Milo Mancat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:12 pm

Who wanted some snakes? I'm all into eatin' snakes! Come on by for some good ol' fashioned wiggly garden snakes. You know, my dad has a saying he uses for peeplz who don't seem to be able to be kind or sensibile. He say: "Consider da source." I think that means stupid does stupid tings. My mom cannot imagine not have all yous wonderful cats and humanz around. Last month I was so sick they thot I'd die, but all the purrs and our friends got me through. Just sayin' I luvs you, Finny and Lacey and Alex!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:15 pm

Zach! Stop flirting with "sugar bum" in my diary! Get a room! MOL. Okay who was it again that works in at a newspaper? Monida's mommy? Oh my mommy did the same things. Designed ads, worked on the computer all day, pasted up the daily news and worked with the editors. Yup, she had plenty of days she wanted to leave there and never go back. Until one day, she did!!! MOL
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:17 pm

EATIN' snakes!!!! Blech. Course I never tried it. Yeah Milo, you scared us pretty good when you got sick like that. Don't do that again! MOL. I think Pharaoh Loki goes back for a check up this week or next also. Lots of fevers and stuff this summer.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:18 pm

Oh shoots! Goodnight Kally Kat, thanks for all the great food and lubbs!!! MOL.
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:21 pm

This was a good pawty. Is been a long time since we hada pawty an we's all jus' missin efurbody. We needed dis, jus' to 'mind us 'bout alla our furriends. The peeples gets busy an furgets how 'portant furriends is.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:21 pm

Okay to the Texas Milo, did I crash your love fest. I'm sorry. I give advice and I clown around and flirt that's how I roll.

My apologizes.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:23 pm

Finney, that brings up part of what I was gonna say: your mom doesn't think of herself that way. From my last comment. But your mom worked at a newspaper. Your mom has done SO many things. She has never let anyone else define her path, and tell her, "No. You can't."

She is one of a kind, one in a million!!! OF COURSE she doesn't think of herself "that way", because in the past few years, or longer, she's had illnesses that have brought her down. Who wouldn't have to struggle back up from that? But she's doing so well, don't give up now!!! Don't let someone say, "No you can't." be effective on catster!!!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:27 pm

Tink, I think they all left so we could have the room to ourselves. Come hear baby....

Okay! Just joking!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:27 pm

I also agree with Zach. Another way to say it is "you have to pick your battles". Which battles are worth fighting, or giving up completely for?
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:28 pm

Tink have you ever thought about motivational speaking? I'm not joking, you're furry good at it. Maybe that's YOUR calling (or your mom's which ever wants to do it, MOL). Zach buddy, just giving ya a hard time because I can! Ingen this is how it used to be right? The impromptu pawties in our diaries! These are the best!!!
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:29 pm

I'd have to kill my meowmy now if she deleted these diaries! The more we read, the more we realize how special they are.
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:30 pm

Zach take that handkerchief off your face!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:32 pm

Could you imagine, Your diaries wouldn't be there for Zach's "Recycled Funnies" And yes! I'm aware that I just referred to myself in third party.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:33 pm

Mom believes that the day a person starts thinking too highly of themselves, that's when they stop realizing how lucky they really are. Mom's life has been anything but easy. But she knows it could be A LOT worse. And she knows that having friends like you guys is what keeps her going. Remember what she says in her newsletters, we can't do this stuff alone!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:34 pm

Zach, pal, U don't owe me any pawpolgies!!! I know how U roll, dood! Iz fun, is always fun. I really thought ur comment was super funny!! It keeps us all outta da blah sad mode! Good fur U!~
Good Pawty, Finn! I not mean to coz no problems, 'k?
Purred by: Milo Mancat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:34 pm

Snakes taste like - chicken (forbidden word at my house). Finny, ever watch a TV show called Early Edition? You look kinda like the cat that delivered the newspaper.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:34 pm

MOL, third and fourth and fifth. Oh my gosh! The recycled funnies! I forgot about those. And what about all the words we came up with for poopies. That was started by Newman so I just ran with it. Silly but so much fun.

Zach I think our conversation got dropped down a notch and everyone left, MOL
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:35 pm

Lacey, the only novelty pic you ever liked of me was the mummy pic! What are you saying either look good or shut up!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:36 pm

Well, thank you very much, but the truth is that mom writes sermons for Pastor Mike, and it's a way to take all the bad & try to get people to look at the good.

The one question she always asks herself is: Yes, but what kind of person do you want to be? Do you really want to be THAT kind of person? No matter what the THAT may be.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:38 pm

OMC we used to love that show!!! Now that was a novel concept. They don't make shows like that anymore. Mom will have to look it up on youtube to see what the kitty looked like. She can't remember and I wasn't born yet. MOL

Milo, you are SOOOO out of here! MOL. STOP IT. You are not going anywhere.

AHA Tink! That makes sense now. She's awfully good at it. She should do it online! Can you imagine all the folks that would love to be cheered up and read furry nice things? Mom always makes sure to watch one good story every night on tv. I don't mean fiction I mean like a positive thing that happened that someone did.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:39 pm

I know Finn, it's my fault.
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:40 pm

Zach that's the best you ever looked! MOL! JUST KIDDING!!! yuck yuck yuck. No really, that one was really funny. It was great. You know what you should do? You should do a picture of you in a gondola in Venice or something. Serenading other kitties as you float by.
Purred by: Milo Mancat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:40 pm

Snakes taste like - chicken (forbidden word at my house). Finny, ever watch a TV show called Early Edition? You look kinda like the cat that delivered the newspaper.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:41 pm

I've said it before, "why must humans make things so difficult!" Just act like a cat and everything would be fine.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:43 pm

Good idea lacey! But then I would be Casanova. Which was my second calling, first was international spy!
Purred by: Milo Mancat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:44 pm

Wow de ja vu!
Purred by: Milo Mancat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:46 pm

Wow de ja vu!
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:46 pm

I think you should do it. It would look cool.

Have a hiccup there Milo? MOL!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:50 pm

YEAH, Finn, u got it dood! Pawsome, now it's time to nappy, coz mom got's me in her lap 'n I need attenshon now!!! Hehehe, I am so spoiled! Nite!~
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:54 pm

Yeah guys, us too. Mom was working in the garden all day so P-EW she needs a shower. MOL. Thanks everyone for stopping by and cheering us up. Even threatening us so we don't leave, MOL. Whatever it takes right? MOL. See you all later alligators. We love you guys!!!
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:54 pm

Hi Guys and Gals! I see there's a party going on here. :) I tried to read all the comments but I was tearing up, so I thought I'd just post.

Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:54 pm

I just thought of something really funny, but I can't say it here!!!

Okay, fill in the blank: "Zach, take that blank-blank off your face!"
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:54 pm

No it was De Ja Vu! Geez!

Did you read our serious note about a gazillions of comments ago? It was a good lesson learned.

Tink, Grandma always says "Chris, pick your battles!"
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:55 pm

Awww, I guess we're a day late and a dollar short. Just to let all of you know, we love you, old and new friends! We'll see you soon. :)
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 6:56 pm

Gosh, I should get going too, but Hi, Tigger!!!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:01 pm

What Tink??

Bum cover!

It's left over from Tate's party, sorry. You know, show girls were there. I told you I would make you laugh everyday of our lives.

Your wish is done, Madame.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:01 pm

Oh my catness! So many comments! What a weird place for a party! I guess it's good though, you can see how special you are Finney, we all loves you! (And Lacey and Alex too! Can't forgets the ladies!) It's always beautiful when something funny and silly emerges out of something sad and scary, that's the resilience of the kitty spirit (maybe human... but I think kitties are better). No matter how dark it is, no matter how sad or how scary, there will always be great moments of love and hope that shed over you when you need it most. That's what this diary is now!

Zach you make a great Casanova! My mommy's favorite play is Moliere's Dom Juan! Can we call you Dom Juan now? hehehe!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:04 pm

Good night everybody!

Sleeper and Samhain if you see this, we miss you already but we understand, owning your own business is very time consuming. Dad burns the night oil all the time.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:07 pm

River, If you guys must. (with a deep breath, a sheepish grin and a wink wink.)
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:12 pm

Zach, okay, here's the MOL! to go with it!!! "Bum Cover"!!! HA HA!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:15 pm

The correct answer is "Poise Pad".
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:18 pm

Okay mom smells good again and I see the party is still going on. Well River, you know us, you never can tell what's gonna happen in our diaries! Hi Tig! Glad you could come!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:27 pm

We thought we would stop back in...we heard there was an impromptu party going on...and there was pizza! Yum...I love pizza bones!
It is so great to see everyone gathered here this evening...this is what we love best about Catster...the friendship, the support, the fun and knowing that good friends will always have your back! We went back through and read all the comments and Mom just kept nodding her head in agreement. What an awesome bunch of pals!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:30 pm

I LOVE pizza bones too!
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:32 pm

Pizza bones???? Hi Skylar! Been a long time since we had a surprise pawty like this. Come on in and have some food if there's any left.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:35 pm

Pizza bones...the crust at the back. Mom wont let me have the parts with sauce.
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:38 pm

OOOHHHHHHH!!! I've never heard it called that before. See? I learned something new and important.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:41 pm

I just realized that I am not "officially" friends with Injen. We have all these friends in common, and yet somehow we missed this. I am going to go over a shoot out a friend request. See more good has come of your diary entry. Watch, I bet you get a diary pick soon....this is a great conversation + the word "poop" was used!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:41 pm

Pizza bones are very important. They're all white flour, which will eventually KILL us, if we've heard the rumors right!! MOL!
Purred by: Eva V

August 17th 2011 at 7:41 pm

OMC! Pizza bones? See? Where else would you hear a term like that!
Our email was flooded and I had to come back.
I wrote about you guys in my diary tonight.. I have no idea why the links are REMOVED!
Yes, we have the latest browser! MOL

Now we must really go cause mom's fingers are not working anymore.

Love you guys!
Good night~
Purred by: Hannah E

August 17th 2011 at 7:42 pm

oh please dont leave. we would miss you.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:43 pm

MOL, Teddy Bearz you guys always do this! You say you're going to bed but you just can't go! Night night love you guys too!!!

Oh Skylar Ingen is a pawsome friend! Alex is her guardian angel now too. We love her, she's furry fun.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:43 pm

seriously, guys, watch for these removed links. We never had that before.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ingen is taking Novi, if he can get there!
Purred by: Hannah E

August 17th 2011 at 7:48 pm

i probly wont eat pizza alexis once ate whole slice. hi skylar
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 7:56 pm

Hi Nellie!

We haven't tried to put links in our diaries lately. Is there some new code we have to use? We were using that code generator thing that made it so easy.

My brother Rusty is the Pizza Bone Champion of our house. When he was little and we lived in the apartment Gram fed him four big ones and he ate them all! (And didn't get sick!)
Purred by: Hannah E

August 17th 2011 at 8:00 pm

mol alexis didnt get sick either. i have no idea bout the codes.
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:09 pm

Pizza bones?!?! MOL! That is AWESOME!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:11 pm

Mom wants to head to bed. Her cough medicine is kicking in! It sure was great to see everyone tonight and feel the love all around. Goodnight everybody!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:11 pm

Guess what?? Tink is up, tapping me as I sit in this chair. That's what she always does, reaches out a paw to me in whatever way. It makes it all worth it!!
Purred by: Milo Mancat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:15 pm

Mom is thinkin' itz time for some shut-eye. Wez all gonna go and see who gets to her bed first. Night all!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:16 pm

Hi guys, sorry I checked out. Mom had an email from someone on her newsletter. Her kitty Cecil is doing some BAD vomiting a lot lately. So she was writing back. Good night Skylar! Thanks again for stopping by. Great to see you and thanks for teaching us a new term. MOL
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:18 pm

Night Milo, thanks for coming buddy and for cheering us up! So glad you're doing better.
Purred by: Stacy T

August 17th 2011 at 8:20 pm

If you think of yourself as a cup, you know there are times when you need a 'rest' to refill the cup. There are situations and people who will just drain your cup.

We haven't been as active here as we are when the weather is cooler and the days shorter. We're trying to save Sweets' shelter from being closed down and at the end of the day we've been avoiding 'draining our cup' any further.

On the other hand my heart soars. Even in the comments on your diary, I see some of my favorite people and their cats.
*You* can certainly count yourself among that group too.

Everyone's said everything so well, there's really nothing for me to add except that "We love you and we want you to be feel happy, relaxed and energized. If taking a Catster break will help, by all means do that. But, your pages are beautiful and a real legacy to the love you hold for your fur family. Please don't delete your pages."
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:23 pm

Hi Finn! We've been taking a semi-vacation from Catster this past month for many of the reasons you have mentioned, but I felt compelled to comment on your diary even though we haven't been around too much. We hope that once the technical problems have been taken care of that more cats will come back and post diaries, photos, etc. and the love, friendship, and good times will return. It's so frustrating when you can't even post a diary entry, leave a comment, or send a pawmail without getting an error message - grrrrrrrr!

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE! You and every kitty who has posted above us means the world to us and we would be heartbroken if any of you left Catster. We understand that people need to take breaks now and then, and that's fine. But please do not delete your pages!

All of us make up the community of Catster and we must stick together and bring back the love and the fun! Let's not let a few meanies destroy this for us. We've always felt this is a very special place, and we hope our furiends will hang in there with us. We intend to stay and we are purring for better days ahead. I hope you will be here with us!

Love you guys,
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:23 pm

And on that thought, we're out...
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:32 pm

Awwww, how we've missed you guys. Taag that's so beautiful and mom's been meaning to email your mom just to say hi and see how Sweets is. She'll have to fill us in on this shelter closing thing. That's not good. Hi Luke! Buddy we've missed you and your furmily a bunch! Your mom has been so great to us this summer with our recent losses. Thanks for always being so pawsome. You too Taag. Your mom always has words of wisdom. Right now, after this night, our cup runneth over. It feels good. night Tink!!! Love you!
Purred by: Sally Maria (Mama's Angel) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:40 pm

We might not be as active on Catster as we used to be but we make it a point to come by at least once a day to visit our special friends and to keep an eye out for anything important. YOU guys are some of those friends we watch out for and while we may not always comment on pictures and diaries and stuff (and mama has gotten REALLY bad about remembering birthdays and stuff)we are making sure you guys are okay. We love you guys and Catster just wouldn't be the same without you!! We agree that the tone has changed, people are frustrated all all that has gone on, but we all need to remember why we came here in the first place. We think your momma is very smart to give herself until your membership renewal date to come to a decision.

We love you guys so furry much! You're one of the reasons we still hang around this crazy joint!!!

Sally Maria & her mama
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:40 pm

Oh Finney, no. We haven't read all 153 comments because it's already 10:30 but we will read them all tomorrow. We love you and Lacey and Alex too. You guys are so much fun! We're sorry if somebody said something bad to you. Gee, I hope we didn't say or do something stupid. If we did, we didn't mean anything bad by it. Just let us know. If we were wrong we will appologize.

We understand that you and your Mom have alot of stuff going on. Your site for the IBD kitties is very important. It's so great that you give those families support and share your knowledge. And yes, there is family to take care of. We don't always keep up with all anniversaries, birthdays and things either (shame on Mom) and we are NOT offended if furs don't congratulate us. The day has only so many hours and you can't be everywhere and do everything.

There are alot of cats that you hardly ever see anymore. I don't know what happened. The site continues to be very slow. I'm not going to post a DDP picture that somebody make for Timo because it's late and it takes forevery. If it was fast to post I would just put it on there real quick.

I hope you stay!!! There are always going to be some people everywhere who misbehave. Ignore them. They don't know you or your life.

Hugs, hugs, and more hugs,
Mietzi, Timo, Sonja
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 8:46 pm

Oh my sweet, sweet friend Sally Maria. Who cares about the birthdays and stuff. We want everyone to start lovin' on each other again and quit the poopyheaded stuff. YEAH! That's right! I said Poopy this time! MOL. We know you have so much more going on sweetie and we do not need you to be here all the time. We know you love us and we love you very, very much too. You and your momma are so sweet to everyone. We couldn't ask for nicer friends. Thanks for coming and giving us love Sally Maria. We accept it with wide open arms.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 9:07 pm

Can somecat fix this site please!
We tried 3x to post. Error 4 three times. tried to copy & paste to a word doc. Lost everything I had typed. We're leaving too. This is ridiculous. I have better things to do with my time. WE LOVE YOU GUYS. Will try again tomorrow.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 10:03 pm

Awww, please don't leave. I luv y'all and would miss you tons!
Purred by: Calie Dreamette #17 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2011 at 10:35 pm

OMG and we do not say that lightly we love God and He is so good to us. But this upsets me to read your diary, look at all the post no one wants you kitties to leave. I didn't even try to read all the comments yet but heard what the tabbies said and wow that was powerful stuff! Sweetie let me just tell you that my mom used to get so upset when people were mean to her but in the church one time, she heard the pastor say "people will always hurt people I don't know why but they do it, maybe because hurting people just hurt people" and then he said "we gotta learn to just shake it off like water on a duck's back, you ever watch a duck they do not let the water bother them they love playing it and there is always some good in the water" Mom thinks the same way about people now, sometimes they are mean and plain ole hateful (her heart hurt when she read the diary where someone accused someone of be not responsible because the kitty they love got lost) but we gotta remember it is not what happens to us but it is our reaction to it that matters most.
sorry for the long post,I hope you do not leave, we love you kitties,and I know you will do what is best for you and if that means you leave us, :( we will hurt and know your happiness matters most. IF it comes to that I hope we can still stay in touch at IBD kitties.
Purred by: Tilly (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 5:50 am

OMC what a lot of posts, Finney and Lacey, Mommy and I would miss you so much if you left Catster. We have to admit our family has not been on catster much in the last few months, but we are expecting our baby boy any day now and Mommy is having trouble with her hands and typing, plus she was very tired when she had got home from work and I am afraid that Catster was put on the back burner. But I promise


Please don't go, your post has got me worrying how many friends have left that I have not realised in the last few months.

We love you both Finney and Lacey, PLEASE STAY love Tilly and Mommy xx
Purred by: Hunter *Dreamboat #82* (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 6:07 am

Oh No!!! Finney, Lacey, Alex and Mom, You can't leave! I know, I don't come on catster as much as I used to. Mom used to be addicted. But you just can't leave. You guys were one of my first friends here on Catster. I wouldn't be healthy if it wasn't for you guys! Mom had LOTS of questions, and concerns and you always told her to relax! I had troubles eating and pooping and if wasn't for you guys I could still be a sick kitty! I eat the good foods now and, you taught mom how to read labels.

Remember all the good you've done for us cats! Your website is a resource for hundreds of cats, me included! Mom and I understand there can be some negative things with catster, and sometimes mom has to work through those as well. However, there have been great times! Remember the time I got a Cake hangover from Gumps party? Oh Boy, that was crazy. Oh, and your birthday party, but it was really Lacey's party, and your mom got confused! Oh and the Michael Jackson party!

Sometimes all you need is to take a step back. Be grateful for what you have in your life and take note on the positives. Relax. Whoever you're having an issue with, clearly is not worth your time and tears. Whatever you decide to do is up to you. Always know that we'll be your friends til the end!

Purrz & Forever licks,
Hunter , Angel Hanna & Mom
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 9:16 am

Mietzi NO NO NO. Sweetheart you and your family are so furry nice, we adore you. You did nothing wrong to us or anyone else that I know of. We love you! Callie whatever happens we will always stay in touch! ALWAYS. Hunter, it's so nice to see you and thank you so much for this lovely posts.

Hi Jezzy! We love you too. Tilly my sweet girl, we know you are expecting a baby there. Please don't think we are upset about that. That's furry important, gosh we'd be selfish if we got mad about that.

Mom's been getting emails, pawmails all these comments since last night. It sure is wonderful to see how many kitties and they parents care. We knew we had wonderful friends and we knew you guys cared. what we didn't know is if anyone cared to be HERE on Catster anymore. You know what I mean? It just didn't seem that way and with all the animosity and the flea troubles (this diary included), it just didn't seem worth it anymore. Mom is definitely rethinking this as we continue to have such an outpouring of love from all of our friends here. We've missed you guys so much.

You make us feel so lucky.
Purred by: Shadow (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 12:42 pm

Wow!! as Shadow crawls out of the woodwork. Looks like the old times of catster, having fun!! It also looks like you have alot of good friends on here. Just lay low for a while, keep in contact with your friends, and just try and ignore the ones that get you upset, and report the ones that really get your goat. You cannot let them win. We love you and all that you do for all the kitties. :)

P.S we have not met the "Tabbies" they are very funny!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 12:54 pm

You're missing out Shadow. Ya gotta meet the Tabbies O Trout Towne. So get this...this is a good example of how people are just loose cannons right now. My neighbor who we've known for YEARS just decided without even asking my mom to pull out a chain saw and come over and gouge her large shrubs that were barely hanging over her fence to his property. GOUGE them! Mom is so lit up furious right now she went down there and lit him a new one. Told him to back off right now or she calls the cops. He's like "it's on my property." A FEW branches and he's just slicing the whole thing! He was going to do all three of them. God what is wrong with people these days? Mom was so mad she's still shaking. She said to never, ever, ever do that again. He used to be so nice and she told him he's a complete jerk now.
Purred by: Alex "Finney" Finnegan (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hey There My Fellow Finney,

Just like my mommy, I'm always a day late to the party... geesh. But I need to comment.

Don't get discouraged. From the many, MANY posts here it's obvious how loved you and your sisters are. And it did my heart good to see everyone who posted comments – you are friends with the best of the best.

I know I've been lucky and haven't been involved in any kind of negativity here on Catster. (But and then, it's not like I've been around here as much as I should be either so aside of my absence there probably isn’t reason for me to be on anyone’s provebial “S-list.” Yet.) I've been aware though of kitties hurt by the cattiness of others.

For the record; I too was upset when Catster changed it's format and we were demoted to Community status. A lot of my favorite kitties hightailed it out of here (pun intended) and rushed to Facebook and Cathugger. And while I followed the crowd like a dutiful sheep, I found Facebook wasn't the best of forums for me as Mommy needs to use it professionally for her business and also to keep in contact with her widely scattered offspring who already think she's a Crazy Cat Lady, not that there is anything wrong with that.

And Cathugger just doesn't do it for me. It feels disjointed and more about games than friendship.

Catster, in spite of its fleas and flaws, fits like a favorite sweater. And the kitties and their people here are mostly wonderful. There are always a few rude and/or ignorant people (or despicable people posing as kitties in this case) around, no matter where you are. My mommy says they are there so we are better able to appreciate the kind and considerate (and funny!) ones we try to surround ourselves with.

Like you and your family. :-)

And shame, shame, SHAME on those cowardly few who use this site as a place of judgment and/or condemnation in dire hope of trying to feel better about themselves. Or because they are narcissists and believe everyone is entitled to their opinions, whether they’re good, bad, or ugly. Or because of jealousy over whatever makes kitties jealous. It's one of the curses of the Internet: some folks can and do say whatever they want under the cloak of anonymousness: regardless(or perhaps BECAUSE of) how it might hurt others. As I said, cowardly.

Don’t let these troubled few ruin something special for you. You are a wonderful kitty Finnegan. (As are all Finnegans, MOL. Just teasing.) You and your family are doing a tremendous job of making Catster a fun place to be, like it used to be.

Ignore the ignorant, or at least try to. It’s
not that hard to do actually. My mommy likes to picture particularly rude and/or nasty people encased in a big bubble, immersed in their own toxicity. (She works with the public and needs to do this at least once a week for her own sanity.)

And now that I've exposed my mommy as being completely nutty, just know I’m on your side. Stick with us here, we’re good kitties all in all. I’m a Raggie and am basically a lover and not a fighter but I’ve got your back. "Heck," being said in my best John Wayne voice, "I’ll just fluff myself up and plop my twenty-two pounds on any one who wants to mess you or any other innocent kitty." And I’m just one of many, of that I'm certain.

Headbonks and Purrrrrrs.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 4:40 pm

Ah, I just need a group hug from all of my friends. I see that Mietzi's comment did post after all. We're not really leaving. Mom was just so frustrated. She had a bad day at work. Her head hurt, her back ached and then she saw your diary and wanted to write something back quick but Catster didn't co-operate.

We wish the site was a lot faster. We don't change our pics, music and background as much as we'd like, takes too long. A new puter would probably help but we don't have the money.

We want to stay here and have fun and support each other!
And tell funny stories about our lifes. This site unique b/c there is none of the trash you find on other sites. It's our escape.

Finney, that is TERRIBLE about your neighbor. Why don't people talk to each other anymore. Could he not just have told your Mom that there was a problem with the shrubbery?

big hugs for all.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 4:44 pm

Timo, some peoples have their heads where their tails should be
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 4:46 pm

You're telling me! Mom went out and took pictures of the shrub so if he starts anything, she has PROOF. Rick just came over and mom showed him and he couldn't believe it. Now it looks awful and mom's going to have to spend the day tomorrow trimming it all over again and cutting off any tiny little thing sticking on his side. jerk.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 4:48 pm

Timo we all can use a group hug so here's a nice big one for you!! I don't know that it's your puper because we have a good one it still takes forever to do anything here on Catster.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 4:49 pm

What Timo means is there isn't anything on this site that is inappropriate for children. Swear words, sexually explicit things. There might be some mean people here, just like everywhere else but there isn't any of that other garbage that we don't care for.

(sorry for the spelling mistakes :) )
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 5:01 pm

MOL Mietzi! Btw, we are outnumbered. We've been getting emails and pawmails since this diary went up last night. Which reminds me, we gotta pawmail Queen Tallulah back. I'm kinda glad this happened, it got everyone to come out and say hi to each other and reconnect! We could of done without the drama though but oh well! C'est la vie! K Sera Sera!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 5:01 pm

Peeps get ticked off 'n dey does stuff dey will regret's later..sorry dis happened to U~! Glad U got pishures! Maybe Rick can go on ofur 'n kick butt! hehehehe! Dis is so not NICE! I bet it was a furry purrty shrub too, but dey will grow back I hope!! Mietzi, Ur spellin' is jus' fine!! Blizz, how true!!!
Group Hugz Timo!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 5:02 pm

Yup it's salvageable but only cause mom went out there and tore him a new one! She doesn't need Rick to kick some butt she was ready to do it herself. This guy was ready to keep going though and do the others. GRRRR
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 5:40 pm

oh my gosh, what the heck is going on around here? Finney! Don't leave! My mom has been so busy lately with work and etsy stuff too that she barely has time to sleep. I haven't been able to hang out at all! But I still love you and Lacey, I couldn't stand it if you left! I thought that when I came back it would be fun and kitty love as usual. :( I didn't know there has been drama around. I guess it's good that I missed it. Just ignore that negativity. When others are throwing shade, just leave them to be miserable. It's not worth the energy. I miss you guys! I'll be around as much as I can.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 6:08 pm

Hi Toki, yeah, we had a rough time of it and we've been so furry frustrated with the stupid never ending fleas here! Nice turn out here last night though. It got everyone back together and it's pawsome seeing everyone. We miss you TONS! Good that your shop is doing so well.

Hey Toki, remember our friend Maggie that's on our website. The beautiful Abbysinian? She died. She died this past weekend. She was in the hospital for 2 weeks and it turned out to be "probably" FIP that got her in the end. She passed away by herself Sunday morning at the hospital. We're all so crushed. She was only 3 1/2.

Toki did your mom get you from a breeder?
Purred by: Rose - beautiful angel (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 6:34 pm

Sweet friends, I'm so sorry that some evil person felt the need to be mean to your Mom. It's so sad that people feel the need to be mean to each other.

We've been lucky to not have run into that ourselves. We hope you decide to stick around.
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

August 18th 2011 at 6:46 pm

B'izzard you sayed 'xactly what Jen wanna say but youse more PG rated.
Purred by: The Clinic Cat(s) (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 12:32 am

Lacey, Finney! We ARE here! Looks like we're a tad late... We are still around, we are with catster for the long haul!

We are sorry that some are being rude to you on catster, that is not right! We haven't had any horrible experiences yet, and hope not to have any... but we can see how they can happen. Things happen; on catster, in life.. things that hurt us. People that are rude and insensitive, they don't know any better. We can't dwell on what has happened as it makes us feel worse, and what good comes out of that? Okay, so at these points in life you see who your real friends are - That is what counts! We love you guys, and we would miss you very much if anything happened to you.

We admit we aren't on catster very much anymore. Our food provider is the one who helps us get on catster. She has been working more then her fair share lately, everyone at work is on holiday and she has been taking all the spare shifts no one wants... She is beat, tired, and exhausted. As soon as summer is over and September starts her schedule should be back to normal and we'll be on again more often. We've tried to keep up with diaries, but we haven't even had time for that lately. We've read 4 diaries in the last few days. This being one of them. We are so glad we did. Sometimes we think no one notices we've been gone for a while, or maybe everyone else is just as busy.

We love catster, the community we have all set up together, the group of friends we've made. Its a place of trust, friendship, and a place to hide and a place to get advice when we are at a loss.

♥ Simon & Tony, Blade and Moppie ♥
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 4:50 am

Dear Simon and Tony and little ones too. We have noticed that you're not here that much. But we know where you live. In a clinic. (That's so awesome!). So we realize you guys are busy keeping an eye on the birds and hamsters and things. BTW: Timo wants to know if Hamsters taste like Ham. Next time you get one in, could you do a taste test for him please?

The point is: you guys are busy with the clinic and that has to come first. Our humans sometimes have stuff that has absolute priority and they can't let us play here that much. We thinks it's OK if cats don't get around to comment on every diary or congratulate everycat to everything. Just be around when you can. Write a diary once in a while to let your friends know what's knew in your life. This is supposed to be fun, not work.

P.S. nobody has been mean to us on here either. Keeping paws crossed it stays that way.

Purrs, Mietzi
Purred by: The Clinic Cat(s) (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 6:38 am

Hehe, we don't have ham-sters in very often but next time we do we'll be sure to let you know!! MOL, "staffs just leave the ham-ster on the table I'll watch him for you".
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 7:49 am

Hey Finney, isn't that weird how your post just magically appeared today? I swear this site has major hiccups. Anyways buddy thanks for the toxic bubble idea, I like it. Thanks for coming too and being a good pal. Hi Simon & Tony! It's pawsome to see you. Yes, we notice when you're not around. But we understand you're very busy right now and it's okay. I have a feeling now after reading a lot of these comments that maybe sometime in Sept. things here will pick up again. I just wish they would fix these FLEAS ONCE AND FOR ALL!!! Can you imagine me trying to have a party in my diary with all this going on? Ugh. Not very reassuring.
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 8:59 am

Oh Fin!!! This is so sad! It makes me and mommy fume that pawrents and kitties could be mean when this is a place fur us ta has fun and come tagether in cathood. I know I is not on as much as I used ta be, and sometimes we miss some special days, but I also know that if someone misses something specials fur me that it's not purrrsonal. We has been lucky that we hasn't had much rotten pmails and stuff and it is not kewl that some pawrents feel tha need ta help paw those messages out. Even from experience with Indy going to the bridge, we has felt the love again from Catster, specially from our very good furrriends like you, who has becomes a furrriend outside a'here too. I think the site has some major fleas, but I still look forward ta seeing new picshures and posts. My mommy told your mommy recently that she was scurrred that if Harrison and I didn't get along that he might has to go to another home and how she was so nervous that kitties and their pawrents would shunn her from tha site and say that maybe she adopted too soon, but it was your Mommy who said the simple words, "if they do that then they aren't your furriends." and that's so true. And those furrs wouldn't be furriends anymores if they can't understands. We love you and hope you stay. Fur us, we know we will keeps in touch anyways, but it's such a pawleasure ta see updates and comments.
Love always!
Purred by: Renee R

August 19th 2011 at 9:30 am

I read this last night, and went outside & cried. For you, for those people that have left, for all the sick & kitties that have passed. I would be heartbroken to see you leave. We have not been here as much with the turmoil in our lives, and I admit I miss alot of birthdays, etc. but I always think about my friends here & have learned so much. Yes it has changed, and it plain sucks that people feel the need to be rude & undermine others. But I feel sorry for them because apparently they have nothing good to do with themselves. You have been there for so many. I am a dinosaur with computers - I am not on facebook, or any other type things. But if I am right in how facebook works, how could a brand new kitty, scared & with questions find out answers? On Catster, you can browse through the forums, learn things, and then like I did, have the courage to post that first question. I have since found so many friends that are important to me, I have learned so much, and now & then I try to "pay it forward" by answering a post with an idea, or what I may have learned. Unfortunately, there is always negativity. I think that the way things are in the world right now, it seems like everyone is angry - economy, gas & food through the roof, & don't get me started on Washington right now....but at least we can come here, share some laughs, and keep up with friends. I miss alot of kits that I haven't seen lately, but as evidenced on this thread, they are out there! Just don't let the words of some keep you from enriching the lives of others. I have told you before how proud I am of you for all you have accomplished, and I mean it. I count you as a special friend, and will ALWAYS be here for you. And my dear, it seems like there are many standing in that same line with me! purrs & hugs, Tigger, Maizy & Smitty & last but not least, Renee
Purred by: Alex "Finney" Finnegan (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 1:17 pm


My comment DID get posted?! Geesh! I'm surprised it was posted eighteen times as well.... Catster needs some Advantage or Frontline now!

Love you bud!
Purred by: Hannah E

August 19th 2011 at 1:30 pm

i am doing double take right now there are two finneys. i am dreaming????? *pinches herself* hi finney and finney
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 1:43 pm

Yes and he's just as fun and handsome as I am (if I do say so myself, MOL). Finney that's a good one. I think they do too. Comments are getting posted like the next day!

Hi Kitty P, mommy Kristin, Tigger, Maizy, Smitty and Mommy Renee! we love you guys so much. We are definitely rethinking all of this believe me. After all this outpouring, the pawmails, the emails, even a couple of phone calls! Wow! Plus something happened yesterday that kind of got us. Alex got a pawmail from our friend Casey who is in her final stages of renal failure. Her mom is having a hard time with the vet, he's insisting on putting Case to sleep and she's not ready!!!! GRRRRR, mom was super mad about that. Anyways, if we weren't here, Casey would not have found us and her mom would have been very upset and alone. That's the last thing we want.

So we are thinking hard about this and now leaning towards staying. We're gonna try and bring some fun and love back to Catster! We certainly have enough of it since you guys all replenished us. you guys are the best.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 1:48 pm

Yous better stay!!! We loves yous too much
Purred by: Hannah E

August 19th 2011 at 1:50 pm

well i know ur handsome already finney
Purred by: Renee R

August 19th 2011 at 1:50 pm

and because we saw your post about Casey, it enabled us to go to her page & leave a message of thoughts & support. The good things have a much further reach than the bad ol yuckies do. ANd yes Nellie, I did a double Finney take myself!! you handsome boys you!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 2:08 pm

The good things have a much further reach than the bad ones. Or should I say bad ol yuckies! MOL. LOVE that! Want more inspiration and good vibes? Check out our new thing in Alex's diary, the inspiration for today: _an_angel/733514
Purred by: Eva V

August 19th 2011 at 2:32 pm

I am glad you;re leaning towards staying. Catster can use all the love you have. My family and I have been here all along with our love and support.
We love our catster friends. And I am proud to say I have done some good in my time here.....
Love always
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 2:46 pm

You absolutely have. Look what a good friend you are to us!!!
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 2:46 pm

It must be CATSTER! That's where I got that icky tick from! There are so many fleas on here I must have gotten a tick on me! BAD CATSTER!!! Take back your icky fleas and ticks! MRAT!!!
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 2:49 pm

Must be, Simone! I's can't merat like yous so i's do my thing...SNORK!!
Purred by: Eva V

August 19th 2011 at 2:57 pm

Dude! Your link takes me to "page not found"
Going to find through Alex's page.
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 19th 2011 at 3:11 pm

Ugh, Simone is right. This place is SO full of fleas. We can't use the imbedded links anymore and putting them in regular doesn't work either. GGGGRRRR. MMMMMRRRAAATTT is right!!
Purred by: AnnaBelle (Catster Member)

August 20th 2011 at 10:35 pm

please please please dont leave lacy and finny and alex and lisa! that would just make us so sad. I know its tough around here sometimes and the meanies and crazies abound. not to mention the fleas. but I just cant imagine losing you guys.

It was sad enough when bumpurr and the boys left with thier mommy (also a lisa) - they only play on the football thread now...
Purred by: Hunter (Catster Member)

August 21st 2011 at 6:23 pm

Please don't go. I remember when we saw Lacey's forum on checking in on kitties who live in storm areas, and i thought "Yay for her! Catster spirit lives on!" Your family is so positive. Catster needs more families like yours.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 21st 2011 at 6:35 pm

Hi Annabelle & Hunter! We're leaning towards staying. Alex wrote about it in her diary tonight if you'd like to catch up on what's going on. Thank you so much for being such good friends! Nice to see you both again!!! We've missed you!
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

August 22nd 2011 at 12:41 pm

We must be very dense here. We don't know alot of what goes into this...the tech issues are frustrating, we admit. However, that is something that will be fixed, we hope. We would hate to lose our friends. We hope that you'll remain. We love you guys.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 22nd 2011 at 1:48 pm

Well Ruffy the technical fleas have been an infestation since last winter and there's no sign of them being exterminated. Diaries entries are now disappearing! Every day it's something new. Anyways, read Alex's diary. We're leaning towards staying but the technical issues were only part of it if you didn't read my whole entry.
Purred by: Purincess Miranda (Catster Member)

August 22nd 2011 at 5:25 pm

Finny, yous guys are gonna stay, right? I have a boootiful new fishie and a bowl that Roo gave me. I call him Tippsey II. I'll share him with you!
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 1:41 pm

Oh FInney! Please don't go! We're sad too that so many of our friends have left - got fed up, crossed the bridge, went to other families. . . but we met new wonderful kitties, including you! Those nasty people don't belong on Catster and should be reported! We don't care that the e-mail came from some other source -- their membership should be revoked because they are not following the Catster spirit. No one is perfect. Stuff happens despite our best intentions. I am yowling mad someone sent bad e-mail to your pawrent. Grrrrr!

Okay-I've calmed down now and am sending big meows that you stay.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 1:47 pm

Sweet Miranda, you're adorable and so generous. You don't have to share your fishy bowl but we would like to see pictures of you playing wiff it!

Hi Meep! We're reconsidering. It's been a couple of weeks and we've gotten so many comments, pmails, emails and stuff begging us to stay. You're a sweetheart and we love you guys!! BTW, Lacey wants to know if Bibi or you has mastered walking on your momma's head in the morning yet. MOL
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:00 pm

Yous goes, wees send the quake to you!!
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:06 pm

Blizz we got it!!!!! MOL! Stop threatening us dood! MOL. Just kidding, we know you love us. big hugs.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:08 pm

Yous guys pic in the HSUS mag is cute!!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:12 pm

DOH!!!! It's up already?
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:15 pm

Got our copies from Monster's mom today! Mentions Samsara, Marrakesh and Collette, A cat named Galaxy, Gypsy, me and nutcase...i mean Kringle. You have your own special box!!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:17 pm

What?? Where is this, and how can I see it?
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:19 pm

We wanna see it too!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:20 pm

Not out yet Tink. We got our copy too. Galaxy ain't a cat though Blizz, it's the guy who has his own show on Animal Planet, Jackson Galaxy. He's a cat behaviorist or something. He likes to stick his bare hands in dirty cat litter boxes. MOL. Gross!!! He did that in one episode and mommy almost puked.
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:22 pm

Guys I don't think it comes out until Sept.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:33 pm

Tink. daddy says he'll bring you a copy
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:35 pm

AWESOME!!! Thanks!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:44 pm

It'll be on the web Blizzard so as soon as it's up Tink can just look it on their homepage.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:46 pm

AWESOME! Still, Blizz, need your daddy to bring a copy cuz our printer doesn't work...
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 2:52 pm

What will be on the web? :)
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 5:10 pm

Huh? What am I missing here? I wanna see my friends in a magazine too. What's HSUS? We live behind the moon. We have neither cable nor satelite.
Purred by: Alex R

August 23rd 2011 at 5:36 pm

Likewise, Mietzi! What gives, guys?
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 5:43 pm

I only know that HSUS is Humane Society of the United States...
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 5:47 pm

Yes, sorry. Mommy is trying to do all kinds of things at once here. This is it but her story is not up until sometime in Sept. Monster's mommy wrote about several of us here and how we get along with the other furs in our house.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 6:59 pm

Congrats guys!

Hey Samhain.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

August 23rd 2011 at 7:13 pm

Thanks Zach! Go read my latest diary, you'll love that one. It's right up your alley.


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