May 17th 2014 6:31 am
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I've been asked to give the history of the Get Well Purr List and Thread.
It started a long time ago.
The day was December 26, 2006. "The Get Well Purr List", or the "Purr List" for short, was created. I thought it would be a good way to consolidate purr requests in the Get Well Soon Forum. There were a lot of requests and I figured a little bit of organization might make it easier to give purrs and support.
The Purr List grew and grew and it was longer and longer and often mom and I worked 10 hours a week to keep it updated, to post comments, to send notes to sick cats, and to help cats with similar ailments network. It was a labor of love. It was for the love of Catsters everywhere.
When I joined Catster in 2004 there were about 4,500 cats here. I figure there were about 35,000 cats here when I started the purr list. Now there are over 245,000 cats!
There are over 8,000 posts in the Original (now closed) Get Well Purr List
After 3 years, 2 months, 11 days and 8,238 posts, on March 4, 2010 I turned over the Purr List to Boxie Brown. My heart ached from worrying and purring for so many wonderful cats, it literally gave mom chest pains. Boxie started a new thread and named it "The New Home of Hazel Lucy's List for Kitties in Need of Purrs, in honor of me. I was deeply humbled by the honor.
I know it helped cats get purrs of love and support, and helped them feel connected to the Catster family. There was tremendous family feeling throughout catsterland.
love, love always,
Yesh 'n we'll alway'z be soo furry thankfur fur all dat hard werk'z 'n love'z sendin' 'n up keepin' dat loooooong list~! We know how U feel 'bout our Catster communitie'z 'n it alway'z showed in ur saweet word'z o' wisdom~! Yesh it alway'z halped cat'z get'z love 'n support 'n da purr'z dey needed~!
Yesh~! We all feel da love'z shown~!!
Also Sooper concats ona fine 'n pawsome Diary Pick honor too today~! We know da bridge will be dancin' full o' bright colours 'n singin' beautifur angels all 'round ya~! Smokey Joe iz makin' a lovely Red velvet cake ina oven down at da Angel Cafe 'n we know our Buddie will be joinin' ya in da singin' 'n dance catebrashon'z~ Whooo~ We certainly love'z our pawsome angels~
Milo, Mallee, Angel Smokey Joe 'n Sam
The Purr List has been a pawsome help to so many cats in need. Thank you HL and mom for all you have done and continue to do for furs in need. Such a blessing you are! And Boxie Brown too!
Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Thank you for helping make Catster what it is. In it's hey day it was something else.
Hugs, Nala Sue
Thank you HL for what you started. Nala Sue said Catster in it's hey day was something else. We hope it will be that again. We love it here. We love you and Angel Buddie too. Tweetie
We remember those days of the past...
And congrats on your DDP honor of today!
Pipo & Minko
Belated concats on your DDP, HL! Thanks for your support and love for Catster families in need over the years. We haven't been around that long, but realize what a loving community this is, and are so glad we found it.
Hope your DDP day was everything and then some. I remember the original Purr List and when Boxie Brown became the new chief purrer. Reading diaries we know that purring for kitties in need is firmly established here in Catsterland, thanks to you.
YAY, da most pawsome Hazel Lucy did it AGAIN~! Whooo Hooo 'n Concats ona 'nother fine 'n furtastic Diary Pick honor today too~!! We sooo purroud o' U 'n hope ur meowmy SMILES beeg time today 'n coz yeah we love'z U bunches! XOXOX
Mallee 'n Milo too 'n Angel Smokey Joe 'n Sam