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Samoa Says

Birthday Thanks and More Craziness!

May 14th 2012 9:33 am
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Thank you so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I appreciate your making my 12th birthday extra special. I didn't write a diary entry on my birthday because I wanted cats who visited my diary to see the entry I wrote about Harrison. We are all still purring for a good solution for him!

Now, on to something else I feel compelled to vent about! For those of you who don't know, Hazel Lucy has left Catster. Mazie's page is still around, so you can visit her, but HL is no longer around.

I have written more than one diary entry about my dislike and sadness when a cat decides to leave Catster. I totally don't agree or understand why the page can't be left in place even if the owner never plans to visit Catster.

I will once again state my reasons in hopes that none of you will up and leave and delete your account.

1. It costs you nothing to keep your page.

2. You have history on your page - this is the big one for me. Your Mom/Dad has invested a lot in documenting your life through your diary and your photos . . . . as well as diary comments, forum threads, rosette gifts, etc. If you had health issues, your vet visits that were documented through your diary entries help out other cats who may in the future go through a similar problem.

3. Your friends. Think about all the love you have received through rosettes, special gifts, special pictures created by pals, diary comments, parties you've attended, etc. Do those friendships now not mean anything to you?

4. The Love. As painful as it can be to visit your own page if you've become an angel, think about other cats who get enjoyment, pleasure, encouragement, and inspiration by viewing your pictures. Can you imagine Calvin not being here anymore? Sure, we cry when we go to his page, but we could never delete his page because of the love and support we received from all of you when he made his journey to the bridge.

Catster without Rocky Ann or Mercy, or Taz? Unthinkable - and so glad they are here and aren't going away!

Catster without Hazel Lucy, Margo RKN, Karma Kitty and family, Smudge and Bob - Unthinkable, yet they are gone.

Sure, they are always going to be reasons you feel like you can't stay on Catster, but my opinion is not going to change on this issue.

Leave Catster if you want . . . . . just leave the cat's page intact before you go!

Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 9:40 am

I hate when a friend's page disappears. I agree with you - I wish the page would be left, even if they don't want to visit it anymore.
Purred by: Rocky Ann Forever (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 10:44 am

Agree with you Samoa! Leave the page in memory of your cat, if not for yourself, for your friends. We have had alot of years of fun here together! It is always sad to see somecat's page gone, when it is so easy to keep it up.

I am not going anywhere!

Love Always,
Angel Rocky Ann
Purred by: Lisa P

May 14th 2012 at 11:03 am

First let me say we're sorry we missed your birthday Samoa and we hope it was a great one! Happy belated birthday. Also, jeez!!!! We can't imagine deleting our pages, we just can't. Maybe when mom is 90 or more and can't see it anymore! Maybe not even then, who knows. I am an angel and this place has helped bring my mom and I even closer together. I speak for he on so many levels and have gotten stronger in bringing her sick kitties to help, ALL BECAUSE OF CATSTER! My mom feels my presence more, she knows she has help with Finney and Lacey if she needs it and the mommies and daddies here REALLY do love us. This is our home. Very sad that people do that. I can understand people that don't really know anyone. But not the ones that know thousands.
Purred by: Mr D - D'boat #19 (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 11:19 am

Sorry we missed your Birthday too. Happy belated birthday.
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 1:48 pm

Happy belated birthday Samoa!!

I'm so sad HL left. I thought she had made a promise to Buddy that she would never leave Catster. I don't know why people have to delete the pages. What if one day maybe far in the future you want to come back? *sigh* Makes me so sad.
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 4:57 pm

We couldn't agree with you more, Samoa. Several other wonderful friends have deleted their Catster pages and we were in shock when we first noticed it. Whenever a friend's page is deleted, it leaves a void for us and makes us sad. Lots of friends have been less active on Catster over the past couple of years, but we continue to enjoy visiting their pages.
Purred by: ♥Harley-Dreamette 2 (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 6:35 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Samoa.....I agree with you totally it is sad to see furriends go but specially when the pages are right about the memories, gifties and diaries it is so nice to go back and revisit at a later time....
Purred by: Sparky (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 7:03 pm

Here here Samoa - well said! I get mad when furs leave Catster - I don't want our furriends to leave.
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 7:45 pm

Our Catster friends helped us when we needed it...this we will never forget...while we may not be around as much due to Dad's work & a balky computer,we are going nowhere...
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 8:22 pm

Catster without Hazel Lucy??? Say that isn't true. Oh my, what is the world coming too? Is the world ending? Is the sky falling? Do pigs fly?

We are so sad that Hazel Lucy is gone.
Purred by: Ra (Catster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 10:51 pm

Mum loves to visit our Angels' pages and remember them. To remove them would be like throwing out the photo albums, and that favourite toy they always played with.

It is good to have a place to visit.

I agree with you totally Samoa.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

May 15th 2012 at 3:50 am

We know it can be difficult to visit your Angel's page. But years from now, many years from now, when I'm already in heaven, Mom is going to read my diary and thru the tears she is going to smile and she's going to think: Oh ya, she did do that. That crazy little cat of mine.

I agree with Samoa. This is a record of our life and will be cherished for years to come.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

May 15th 2012 at 7:43 am

I purrsonally can't believe the Catster history we have lost with HL's page deleted. All of her diary entries and our comments, some funny and informative, gone. It's so sad.
I definitely think no Catster who was ever active should delete their page. I also think Catster should clean things up by deleting pages from long ago where a page was made but they never came back. I see SO many of these.
Thanks for bringing this up! Luv, Tink
Purred by: Callie (Catster Member)

May 15th 2012 at 10:54 am

I agree 100%!
Purred by: Bibi (Catster Member)

May 15th 2012 at 10:59 am

OMG! No more pictures of the sweetest cat face Hazel Lucy? Oh I am crying.
Purred by: KiKi (Catster Member)

May 15th 2012 at 11:08 am

We agree with you too Samoa! We love to visit the Angel's pages, it's very sad HL left Catster, we hate when fur friends leave!
Angel Sam, KiKi & Em
Purred by: Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9 (Catster Member)

May 15th 2012 at 11:24 am

Nooo~! Not Miss Hazel Lucy~! Sigh, Smokey Joe hangs his head wondering why? Samoa, you have some really deep, considerate 'n emotional thoughts there. Time is not the only thing we have invested in our Catster pages. It's the love of all of our friends over the years~! It's sharing, even if we cry, it's love even if there is heartaches. It's the fact that we ALL feel the same way about our beloved kitty families~!! We might not efur know the reason HL decided to leave, but it had to be something really really bad going on. We are sad. Mom does actually smile now when she goes to my page, but it's been three years~! Still the sadness will return.
I am here to stay, so is my furbro MILO 'n sisfur Mallee 'n SAM 'n Timmy 'n Ziggy~!! They love you, Samoa and your familiy~! When mommy finally gets a job, she may not be able to let us play here near as much, but can't imagine taking away all those sweet memories. Our pawtys, our events, our fun~!! We're ALL making memories as we speak~!!!
I agree with Tink, some pages that have been on for years that have no activity should not take up space here. That's so sad too, not having anyone come back to visit your cat's page here~!! It makes us angry 'n upset too.
Sweet Alex, Catster has helped us too~! We know what you mean~!
Can't imagine Catster without Rocky Ann, Mercy, Calvin, Louis, or Buddie or Sonny Bono~ I bet Buddie is heartbroken~!!
Because once the page is deleted, no matter how upset you get, it's gone for good. That is a very sensitive subject with us, people are sometimes way to hasty~!!!

Love 'n Angel hugs,
Smokey Joe
Baby Boy Blue, Dreamboat Cloud # 9
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

May 16th 2012 at 8:39 pm

We really are not here...but this makes us sad too...and we sure hope that no other fur does this deleting thing.
We are sort of back from that mini vacation/staycation, but meowmy is too tired/swamped with non kitty junk to let us play here for a few more we just sneak a peek now and then, but OMC, this got the typist's fingers busy.
And now they are busy hunting down some tissues, too.

I wonder why if HL is gone, why isn't her sisfur?
It sounds rather suspiciously like a 'political' issue, purrhaps HQ decided to make it go away...sigh...
Anyways it is so SAD.
If meowmy had to delete our pages if/when we become angel kitties.ell, where on earth would hshe evfur get such easy access to our pics, and other pawrecious memories? And how would she get catster love? Or give it out to others in need of it?

Whatevfur, some of us have some of her pics in our pages, so we will be able to keep some of her memories complete.
Purred by: ♥Bijou♥ (Catster Member)

May 28th 2012 at 7:21 pm

Happy belated birthday Samoa!! sorry we missed it...but haven't been around very onto leaving Catster...unthinkable and we all agree with what you have to say about this..we haven't been around very much but now we will, cuz Meowm has a lap top given to her and we have access the the net at different places around the village we live in...Meowm and all of us missed being on Catster like's a great place to asafe place for all family members, great support,especially when one of us has to leave for Rainbow Bridge...I just can't comprehend why someone would leave like this unless their puter was tampered with and all infor was lost..has happend i guess? Anyway, we are sooo happy to be back in the saddle again..missed everyone like crazy!!!
Purred by: Angel Sandy (Catster Member)

June 6th 2012 at 10:28 am

I know, I'm late. Happy Belated Birthday to you! *sends headbonks* I feel the same way. I love going to kitties' pages and just paying a visit to my I'm doing now. It broke my heart to find HL isn't on Catster anymore! I also found that my twin Chai Latte and her family Little Bit and my other lookalike Eve are no longer on Catster either. The humans are FB friends and my Mistress asked Chai's human why she couldn't find Chai, and she said that she was sick of some of the new Catster ways and she just up and took her cats off! :( I know Mistress is FB friends with Hazel Lucy, but's not the same.
Purred by: Captain Morgan, Dreamboat #6 (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 8:42 pm

Me hats off tah yer fine words thar, Samoa! And me heartfelt belated congrats for havin' another birthday.

Fear not fair lady! For me and my crew, this be a fine port what won't be deleted. And me thanks fer postin' on this here topic... Tis right sad tah lose my friends, even the ones what have gone silent.


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