August 19th 2014 9:53 am
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Wow!! so much is going on at Catsterland these days!! The Techno kibbies are hard at work, new tech's hired ~ why they even have one of em engineers looking over broken sites. This shows us, the techno kibbies are working to make Catsterland all better and fixing broken stuff. Now, it will take time, but you know what I fink is just pawsome??? Even wif all the work going on, there is still DDP, COTW COTD DOTD to name a few!!
And yesterday I got to be DDP!!! FANK YOU HQ!!!
I also wants to fank mai good furiends fur helping to make memories of my day yesterday:
Smiley and Luigi sent me a personal pawligram concatulatings me!!
Rory, Tundra, Manytoes made a lovely keepsake picture fur my memory book
Meowmy made me a picture fur my book, too
Pipo and Minko sent me a Hug and a personal pawligram
Mac, Ivy, Jax, and furmily sent me a Hug
Milo, Mallee, Angel Smokey Joe and furmily sent a purple drink
Pinkie, Biggles, Nonny, Angel Buddy and furmily sent me a red heart
Tiger, Tiny and Beauty sent me a purple drink
Athena gave me some lovely watermelon
I just want to let you all know how much I appreciate you all taking the time to read diaries, sent gifts and show you care!! it sure means alot!!
Thank you also for reading Bailey's diary, sending her POTP, purrs and prayers!! Bailey is still being monitored and we will keep you all posted on Bailey Poop Alert 2014!!
By the way, have you noticed Say media is now gone furm the bottom of our page, the I-5 Publishing logo sure looks great, don't ya fink!!
August 18th 2014 12:08 pm
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Thank you so much Catster fur allowing me to be a DDP today!! I will write more of this later.
Today I am asking alla my wonnerfur furiends to purrlease keep mai sisfur, Bailey in your thoughts, and prayers. Pawese say a purr and a prayer for her. Bailey was a naughty gurl, dats fur sure!! She has Meowmy all worried!! She ate a no no and now we have to wait and see if she will pass it ok, check fur blood, internal bleeding, and hopefully that is all. The worse case, she stops using her potty, eating or drinking. We have to whatch her. The vet said it will start to show if problems in 24 hours, so that is sometime around 9pm today.
here is a link to Bailey's page
Fank mew so much, Meowmy was crying dis morning and really worried ~ us darn kibbies, how come we has to go and worry our Meowmy's like dis????
August 14th 2014 10:28 am
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I'm a little late with getting this written out. I was chosen as a Daily Diary Pick for the 1st of August and I am so thankful for it.
Right after being chosen I had trouble logging into Catster, had resetted the password and then the problems began ~ but thru the tears and the frustration I prevailed, along with help from HQ, too!!
It's quieter here at Catster on account of lots of trouble getting into the site and areas where work is being done or going to be done.
I sure hope it gets busy here at the happiest place on the whole planet, Catsterland. I don't need Mickey Mouse world, just Catsterland!! and mai furiends to come back
I have started to reach out to the ones I can, starting to send emails out and pmails, asking them to try to log in, if can't, to contact the site thru email for help. We really need our furiends to come back and for alla us to have fun together!
Without furiends who will help me caterbrate spawcial days like my DDP?? and now I want to thank the following furiends who were able to help me make memories fur my Meowmy to look back upon one day
Rory and family came thru and made me a bewtifur keepsake picture ~ I don't have it posted, I am hoping to be able to learn how to post them on the left side of my page one day in a special book!!
Angel Mallow was a DDP the same day and we are furiends too and he sent me a Water Mellon,
Milo Blue Eyes, his sisfur Mallee, Angel Smokey Joe, and furmily sent me a Ladybug!! They are some of my greatest furiends too!!
Smiley and Luigi sent me a pawtastic pawligram, and I cherish it so
I'm sure hoping my furiends can start to get in and the commmunities start to perk up!!
August 13th 2014 8:45 am
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I have the most pawsome news!! Catster is being worked on!! Miss Lori has sent messages out to let us all know!!
There is an engineer looking at the bio fields, going to get that fixed all up so we can once again decorate our pages!!! And the log in issues and picture issues and so on are all being looked at and addresses!!!
YIPPEEE!!!! I sure hope my furiends come back, I'm missing so many of my furiends. What we need to do to help the new owners see how much we loves da Catster, is to come back and play and use the commmunity sites. We all fought to keep them, now lets show them we mean it by being proactive and get in and use the site and the areas!!
I'm off once more to mai group, OKR!!! (Orange Kitties Rock!!) I sure hope more of my furiends and members come back ~ I miss you all so much!!
Also, there is some big announcement I am going to be making about the group in the very near future, so stay tuned.
August 4th 2014 9:00 am
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Three years ago yesterday I rushed Friday to the vet’s for the second time in his life due to a UTI. He was letting me know there was a problem by going back and forth to his box, trying so hard to urinate. I never gave it a second thought, off to the vets we went. Friday hated it there, and with good reason. That day I would come to hate the place and the vet I once worked for. To make a long story short, the vet inserted the needle into Fridays bladder to try to get a clean sample, instead the tube was filled with blood. She showed it to me, and said it doesn’t look good. No kidding. She also told me, Friday had peed on the table while she was doing this. After examining the sample she said Friday had crystals and needed surgery. She wanted to slice his bladder open and do a scrapping. We talked and it comes out I also needed to pay for all the treatments and surgery at once. The clinic had changed it’s policy, no more credit for small animals. I didn’t have hundreds of dollars kicking around. The vet said money or she was going to put Friday down!! I ended up selling my car back to where I bought it from, lost a ton of money. Once I did that then the vet went ahead and started an IV in Friday’s front paw, to get antibiotics into him. A catheter was also inserted. He was to spend the night and we would go from there.
I went home, all alone, and just sat and cried my heart out, as Friday was not out of the woods. I could still lose him. The vet explained if any of the crystals moved up into his tube and blocked him, he was gone. I called back that evening and talked to the vet some more. She said I was already at the $500.00 dollars and they wouldn’t be doing anymore for Friday, to come and pick him up in the morning, unless I could get more money.
I phoned in the morning to find out how he was and found out sometime during the night Friday had ripped out his catheter!! I freaked and asked if he was ok, did he injure himself inside??? They didn’t know ~ a friend came with me to get Friday as the car was now gone. I paid my bill and got him.
I was so mad~ in the coming days, I made an appointment to go into the Neepawa vet clinic to meet with the vet there and go thru Fridays file with the vet. He was very accommodating and kind and look through the file. In the end, he said there was a lot of unnecessary tests and procedures done. I asked him if Friday and the girls could become his patients and he said yes. I went back to the Gladstone Vet Clinic and asked for the kids files. All of them. Tanya Anderson, the vet, was a real bitch about it, as I had also gone to the Manitoba Veterinarian Association to put a complaint in, got no where with it, only made Tanya mad. So coming in to get the files pissed her off even more
Three years ago this week was one of the worst weeks of my life. I have never felt so alone in my life. The people out where I live are country and figure why spend money on a cat??? There was no support or help of any kind.
Friday is alive still today. Thanks to him being on medicated food and a great veterinarian team who communicate with each other and with the clients. I know to have an antibiotic in the house, just in case, especially in the winter, when its bad out that is usually when something will go wrong.
I love Friday so much!!! I may go on about him a lot, but if you ever met him in person, you would fall in love with him too. Friday is truly a special mancat. He likes to meet people, tailing wagging and butt wiggling. He was my very first kitten, such a tiny little boy when I found him, already hurt by the cruel hands of humanity with a cigarette burn on top of his head.
I have sacrificed a lot to be able to give Friday the special food he needs, and at times its tuff, but I will not stop taking the best care of him. I have three others, girls, thank goodness their health is good.
I look back at the last three years, years a mean selfish vet could have stolen from me. From this experience I have learned to trust my instincts and to fight back no matter what.
July 28th 2014 9:39 am
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Well, things are starting to look up at the most wonnerfur purrlace, Catsterland!!
I changed my password like lots of others did too keep up with everybody and everything. And as soon as I had unlogged myself I had to reset the password, and then that's when the fun began.
I have been tossed all over Catster, trying to get in and every time I went to a page, boom right back to a place that wanted me to put in my email and password and then they said, NOPE!! don't recognize you!!
Well, shucks, everybody knows ME!! I'm Friday after all. So I just kept sending pmails to HQ and yesterday had to give up, basically in tears and thought that's it, after all these years they don't want me anymore!! And I have a fully paid subscription too!!
But Dear Diary that's not it at all!! I came back this morning and got in, had to reinput my new password and all again and look I'm even able to write here in my diary too!! So there are glitches to be worked on that's for sure
I knew yesterday, when my head started to hurt from being tossed too and frow, that there are glitches still, and my head isn't hurting so much today
I sure hope I have no more problems, because it makes me sad and scared
July 17th 2014 10:28 am
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*Friday stands on the streets of Catsterland, big stacks of paper beside him, handing out to all the kibbies*
Great Big News!!! Read All About it!!
The sale of Catster is offical and the new owners have been announced!! They also bought another cat site, catchannel
Here is the link: http://www.i5publishing.com/dev/i-5-publishing-acquires-of-s ay-medias-dogster-and-catster-web-properties/
And here is the story!!
I-5 Publishing Announces Acquisition of SAY Media’s Dogster and Catster Web Properties
IRVINE, Calif.– I-5 Publishing, a leading provider of multi-platform content for special interest communities and brands, today announced that it has acquired SAY Media’s Dogster and Catster web properties.
Dogster and Catster, which draw a combined 2.5 million visitors a month, serve as a one-stop resource for dog owners and cat owners, respectively, and offer information about grooming, diet, health and well-being.
The acquisition makes I-5 Publishing the world’s largest owned and operated online pet network with 1.5 million registered users and will double its traffic to approximately 5 million monthly visitors. It currently owns Cat Fancy, CatChannel, Dog Fancy, and Dogchannel properties, in addition to numerous other special interest pet publications and websites. It also brings partnership and advertising opportunities to both I-5 Publishing and SAY Media.
“As the world’s largest owned and operated online pet network, we want to bring a pet owner’s voice to our line of products, while executing on our commitment to growing our digital footprint, which is critical as we continue to evolve and expand our business,” said Mark Harris, CEO of I-5 Publishing. “We look forward to integrating and leveraging the Dogster and Catster properties to bolster our company efforts and serve current and future pet owners and pet businesses across the globe.”
With an estimated $58 billion being spent on pets in 2014 rising to $75 billion in 2017, and 83 percent of pet owners considering their pet a member of the family, according to the American Pet Products Association, I-5 Publishing considers this recession-proof vertical to be a strong investment for the company.
“As we looked to acquire properties to further strengthen our position in the pet vertical, Catster and Dogster were right at the top of the list. The team is extremely passionate about the content and community they create and have worked very hard to develop a deeply engaged and informed community of dog and cat owners,” continued Harris.
“Dogster and Catster are vibrant and valuable communities,” said Say Media CEO Matt Sanchez. “Taking them to the next level requires a company like I-5 Publishing where pets play a key part of the overall sales and editorial strategy. We’re thrilled to see Dogster and Catster find a home with a company that has a strong commitment to growing these brands and investing in the pet community.”
The Catster and Dogster teams will report to I-5 General Manager & Vice President, Digital Jennifer Black. Catster and Dogster will remain headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
Whoo hoo so maybe the sites will get fixed??? I for one am so hoping things will dramatically improve. I am on anther site where i can decorate mai pages really easily, and to the max, too!! sure hope we all can do it easy here too!!
So there you have it!! Now if anyone know of others who have given up, please share this information with them!! tell them to hang on, better days are ahead!!
July 11th 2014 8:22 am
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FINALLY!! I am able to get back into Catsterland!! I have to say, it takes alot to get us frustrated, and we finally hit that wall earlier this week.
So many are giving up on Catster and this is sad, there are probably new Angels, Burfdays and Gotcha Days we have missed, DOTD, DDP, COTW, COTD ~ and on it goes. It's no one's fault and I can finally understand why so many have been grumbling, because I can admit, so I have started!!
I am so sad to hear others have just given up on the site ~ but if you're reading this, please try to come back, I heard there is good news on the way!! The Techno team has been working on the site and it's been moved to a new server and some glitches have to be worked out. The Techno Kibbies know about this and are working very hard on the site to make us all happy!!
I miss purrlaying wif mai furiends here, making keepsake pictures and even being able to decorate mai page ~ not that I could ever do a super job on it with all the fancy stuff with the long css codes, sure hope that can get fixed for us so ALL members are able to decorate their pages to the max, especially the ones who are not so puter smart with the css codes.
I sure hope the work and improvements the Techno kibbies are working on make the site very user friendly and we can all have pretty pages not just the smart ones who know how and won't teach us how to do them, cause that's not nice nor fair!!
We have lost members, that's a fact!! we need to get them back some how, like lets be able to have this site very user friendly and be able to decorate and play music like before ~ OHHH I'm thinking like back in the day, when Catster was at it's heaight!! now that was so catciting, let's go back and have the site like that again!!
June 11th 2014 11:42 am
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Well, it looks like the milk made my tummy feel yucky and all!! Good thing is was only the milk and not the plastic bag!!
Yesterday i was mai usual happy groovy kind of guy ~ ate all my meals wif gusto and slept in bed wif Meowmy
Thank you all fur dem loving kind words, purrs and prayers.
Now, off to halp Meowm make a holder fur dem plastic bags, MOL
We went thru the lower parts where I can reach all around da house and now there are no more within my reach, but all are put away behind close doors and stuff just in case
June 9th 2014 10:10 am
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Overnight this past Friday I somehow got a hold of a plastic shopping bag and chewed on it.
Meowm found it in the morning and was not happy at all. She put it kind of back together and no pieces look like they are missing, but kind of hard to tell.
Meowm watched over me like a hawk all weekend. I have been using mai litter box just fine. Not sure how long trouble takes to show up.
So now Meowm wants to eliminate all the plastic shopping bags at home. We have some cloth ones and there are the "green" ones from the store to use too.
We have used the plastic ones for our waste.
So we have a question: before there was plastic bags, what did hoomans use fur our waste??
We have heard from someone they use bread bags, going to keep that in mind ~ can't use the flushable kind, we have a septic tank as we live in the country.
Any ideas or suggestions would be good.
I was having soo musch fun and then saw how scared Meowm is!!! So that is a no no fur me and I love to chew on them bags, so they have to leave and be replaced wif something safer.
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