March 31st 2013 1:07 pm
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We want to thank you all for the lovely easter eggs. You should have seen the humans face when she turned on the computer.
We wish we could join in the fun and send some ourselves but the human has to go to work in 10 minutes and by the time she gets home it'll be all over. : (
We hope you all are having a great time purrs and whisker kisses from us in New Zealand. Purrs Sam, Mr D and Raza.
January 25th 2013 1:29 pm
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Have you read this?
link to the Gareth Morgan cat ban article
It's the latest thing everyone’s talking about in New Zealand.
Funny where ever you go someone seems to bring up the conversation.
Here in New Zealand most cats are indoor outdoor and I know many here on Catster think cats should be locked up. BUT ... I disagree because cats are part of the eco system too, with them keeping down rats, etc. (that will pry on bird’s eggs).
Cats love to sleep most of the day and many people bring their cats in at night.
I heard NZ probably has the highest population of cats per house hold in the developed world. You just need to look outside our home to see it, our neighbours all, but one, has a cat. We know the cats names and see them walking around outside.
It's an interesting debate.
I also think the humans should look at themselves and see that they are probably the biggest threat to the planet. Cutting down all the trees, and bush, for houses.
By the way if you say we should just lock the cats up please also remember that New Zealand is listed as one of the safest places in the world too.
top countries for safety
I'm not saying it's at the top as it all depends on who you listen too.
But I think it's lovely to have cats around in and outside they offer so much. To children it is to learn the cats are not wild they are someone’s pet you can't just go and harm them for fun. You should never harm any living thing anyway, but it helps teach kids compassion.
As you know compassion helps keep the crime down. With all the studies they have done with links of crime to animal cruelty.
Cats do help with the Eco system and play a very important role here, I think.
What do you guys think?
Oh I forgot to mention for those that don't know New Zealand. We are group of 3 main islands (North, South Island and Stewart Island) we are situated just east of Australia (an no (lol) we are not part of Australia)and we are north of Antarctica.
We have no large predators here. No Bears, Coyotes, foxes, snakes, large birds of prey, large cats (except in the Zoos) It’s pretty safe here for them.
January 24th 2013 11:51 am
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Where's my treats????????? apparently it's our Birthday today Human. She always forgets. If it wasn't for Catster we'd never know MOL. Thank you all our Catster friends that noticed Purrs and whisker kisses to you, I think we need a new meowmy.
Human ... this is amazing where have the years gone. I still refer to Sam and D as the kittens and to think they are almost considered seniors (to the cat food companies). It really didn't seem that long ago that Raza and I stayed up all night while she had her kittens. We even made a 1am trip to the vets that night.
Just after Sam and D turned one we joined Catster in Feb, So we are coming up to 6 years on Catster.
Just where has those years gone?????? did we sleep through it all????
December 9th 2012 10:34 am
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I see the movies out on the 12 of Dec. You'll get to see a little of good ol' NZ. If any fur is coming to visit Hobbiton it's our summer at the moment. We get a sunny Christmas here and we tend to have B B Q's at the beaches for Christmas day.
I saw some info for those wanting to visit Middle earth it had a couple of other things that is a must see.
here's the info....
But if you do go, there are many more things to see on the way too, Like a Kiwi sanctuary where you can see the Kiwi bird up close. At the caves you can also do black water rafting.
I just thought I'd let you know if you are getting sick of the cold weather and want a change.
We here have been really busy the human tells us we are moving soon. I'm not sure if we are going to like it, the move that is. I got a whiff of what the humans where saying and it looks like we are going to be locked up in a house for awhile. "I'M DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO LIKE THAT" (* D Screams at the top of his lungs).
But what I gather our house is sold so we have to move out.
The human tells me it's a good thing it's another step to her dream.
Maybe one day we can foster kitties but we need to set ourselves up for it first. We'll see.
Take care every fur over the holiday break and I hope you all have a pawsome time.
Many purrs from all of us in NZ, and whisker kisses under those mistletoes. xxxx
October 3rd 2012 2:34 pm
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Thank you for the balloons. It looks like we missed the party, purrs Mr D
August 6th 2012 5:07 am
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Many purrs and whiskerkisses thank you Purrs Sam, Raza, Balty and Mr D
June 11th 2012 6:39 pm
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This was weird weird weird.
We have to thank Norman http://www.catster.com/cats/704546and Catster for this strange thing or was it the Catster furry angels at work here.
What happen was the human put some furniture on line for sale and it was won by someone. They came around to look at it and pay, which was great and they organised when they would pick it up.
They mentioned where they lived which was a rough area, and I have to admit they looked the part too. The human was home alone and the neighbour made a point of mentioning they saw these people turn up and then proceed to pinch the fruit of the other neighbour’s tree.
Yikes!!! alarm bells. The human rang the neighbour and apologised for what happened.
Then came the day for them to pick up the items.
The human was still home alone (except for us killer cats) so organised the house so they didn't have to come in.
She just sat down to the computer and had clicked on Catster. She did not get the usual auto log in, it just went to the front page.
Norman was there as COTW so the human clicked on his profile. Then there was this bang at the door.
It was them they were lovely people but the human was still cautious. She pushed the furniture out the front door for the two guys to carry up the long driveway, while they were doing that, the human stayed talking to the lady as she didn't want to leave the house unattended.
The guys had been back for the second item and while they were away all of a sudden music starts up very loud from the computer (the door was shut to the room.) But it was very clear to hear.
The human thought that was strange and thought it was the neighbours. Anyway after they left she realised it was from Catster and Normans page. Wow!!! She thought,.... that just kicked in on its own accord
Weird????? She thought the music had gone from Catster AND not to mention, it had been quiet for at least 10 minutes before it started up.
What was good... it made it looked like the human wasn't alone. That there may have been some-one else in that room. Usually music doesn’t normally just start up on its own.
So a big thanks to Catster, the Catster angels and Norman for this strange event.
June 5th 2012 5:50 pm
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Yep it's here alright !
BUT...... what is it with cats. (it's the human here) Ours would meow at the door, we would open it. As soon as they see it's raining and cold out there, they stop dead in their tracks. Then just sit there looking out tossing up whether it's worth it. We shut the door they meow again. We open it and again they sit looking out hoping it had changed since the last time they asked. Oh and yes they have a cat door too, but it's more fun asking for the big door to be opened by the cat servant.
Hummmmm...... (D here) well what do you expect I want warm sunny days out there, not cold raining windy dark nights. I want you to change it.
April 8th 2012 1:50 am
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Hi, thank you everyone for all the lovely Easter eggs. AND thank you Catster, for giving them to us too. I wish I had time to post away, unfortunately we'll have to miss out, the human has to run soon. We still need a new secretary so we can be here more often.
We hope everyfur and their humans are having a great time and that your weather was as good as it was for us.
We had an amazing spell of good weather and it looks like it may last over the whole week end.
It is autumn here and the weather is lovely and warm, actually way better than it was for our summer, go figure.
The human here is still working most days, so she tries to pop in for us when she can.
MOL funny enough she saw a competition on the front page of Catster last month and loved the prize, she brought one for herself.
MOL this should be a laugh she has to go to a black tie event so she brought some CATTOOS from
to wear to the event.
They are really cool, she brought the kitty tribal face and the paw prints. MOL She's too chicken to get real ones.
It'll be interesting to see if she's too chicken to even wear these ones MOL
Well I hope everyone is well, safe and happy.
Purrs For now Purrs Mr D, Sam, Raza, Balty (Angel) and the ratbag Blue when she pops over. Boy she is getting big now. We still don't see her too much on her own but that maybe because Raza keeps her away from the house. She is so territorial, I think she has little cat syndrome she is such a bully, Raza that is.
January 6th 2012 11:58 am
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I kind of have a question I hope I’m wrong.........I invited one cat from You Tube but they declined because they were worried about one of the conditions for joining. Apparently it says...
"Catster.com's proprietary rights
By submitting, posting or displaying any Materials on or through the catster.com service, you automatically grant to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to publicly display or re-display such Materials in other formats not simply limited to websites."
He then said..
The above means they own your photos and can publish books, calendar, greeting cards or anything of your photos for a profit and pay you nothing for it.
I can see where he’s coming from.
I think these guys would love Catster if it wasn’t for that clause and how it’s written.
I hope it isn’t the case and we the cat-tographers retain exclusive rights for our photos. I understand that Catster can use our photos in other things like newsletters, the front page and other things to do with Catster. That’s fun and used in good faith on the site we use. But to use our photos for monitory gain elsewhere I think would be wrong.
Am I wrong????????? I hope so.
Also about the ads, I know there are many that are complaining about the new roll over ones and how they chew up the bandwidth.
I can understand that, I had real big problems last year that my catputer couldn’t handle catster and the pages wouldn’t load.
I needed an upgrade, well the catputer was dying anyway so it needed something to be done with it.
There used to be a flashing one (ad) I wrote to Catster and told them it wasn’t nice and hard on the eyes.
I’m not sure if they were listening but I’m sure pleased they are no longer there, I’m just hoping they don’t come back.
I know many cats use software to remove the ads but that’s crazy, what about those just joining that don’t know the tricks. No wonder there aren't too many new cats joining. It’s too hard to use and it’s no fun if you can’t get the site (Catster).
I wonder if there is a way they can make the ads smaller, as in... they don’t take up as much energy to run. Or have them static. Do they listen to our comments? I know they used to, they were great and it felt like we could contact them. But I’m not sure anymore as it all seems so much cooler now. * D pouts*
We love Catster it’s fun here, though I have to admit the human was very busy last year, and we didn’t get as much us time on Catster. *D pouts again* So sorry we haven't been around much.
We hope all is good with our fur-riends and I hope this year has started out well for you all.
Many purrs from us