A Cat's MEOW by Kaci Sunshine

FINAL DIARY ENTRY

January 16th 2014 1:34 pm
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VERY bad and sad news: Catster/Dogster will be shutting down on March 3.

I'm literally sick to my stomach over this horrible news and can't stop crying. I'm angry and very bitter over what I can only call a betrayal.

My angel kitties' pages will be obliterated and 7 years of precious memories and all the time, love, work and money invested in Catster -- gone in an instant!

All of my cats' photos are saved on my computer but that won't duplicate their pages. I will try to copy Kaci's diary. She has 38 *pages* of diary entries going back to early 2007. That's hundreds and hundreds of diary entries. Making copies of diaries is very time-consuming, as I learned when I copied Miss Mittens' diary a year ago. Copying the equally precious comments too will be almost impossible.

Nothing can replace their beautiful pages and so-called *forever* Stars with all the precious messages. My cats' pages are their "memorials" and my heart is breaking over this.

Just as heartbreaking is losing my friends. That hurts just as much. I don't want to lose contact with you. I'm not on Facebook because I don't like it and don't know if I will join but really don't want to lose contact with friends.

If you want to keep in contact with me, please send me a pawmail with your e-mail address and/or phone number and I'll give you mine.



Kaci's mom Teri

 
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 1:54 pm

I am looking for other sites....I didn't want to be on Facebook either,but there is a large cat community there....it may be the only game in town for now....
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 2:29 pm

I'm just so vary sad that we will not be able to keep in contact with all of our furiends here. I'm so heartbroken over this. It's been a special place to come to help support our friends through good times and bad. We will send our contact info as we don't know how else to stay in touch.
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 2:44 pm

We are sad too, but I don't think we should just give up there has to be a way for us to save this site, we need to find someone that loves their kitties are much as we all do...I don't want to say good bye we have so many wonderful friends here and we need to find a way..

Does anyone else feel this way!!!!!

hugs QT and Mom
Purred by: Misha Angel (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 2:53 pm

We are furry upset too. Especially over our angel stars and well you already know. Sniff. We are hoping something will change. Maybe someone will buy catster again. We love you Kaci!
Purred by: ❤ BonnieBell ❤ (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 3:37 pm

We just can't believe this is happening!! We're SO VERY SAD!!!!
BonnieBell & Mama Renee'
Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 3:46 pm

We're deeply saddened about this too. We haven't been around much lately, but still love our friends and this special place. Feel the same as you expressed - all the history, memories and love on our pages....just gone. And the human and fur connections. It's heartbreaking to think about.

Love,
Gumpy's mom Jen
Purred by: Orkney (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 4:15 pm

We are non-Facebook kitties too - we don't want to do Facebook. We will not be forced into doing Facebook. We will keep in touch with friends but as you say, all our lovely pages and memories will be gone.
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 4:35 pm

Mommy is still reeling from learning this news and you all are too. I can't believe it's happening!

Another Catsterite told me about a new cat website that she joined. She says it seems ok but she's figuring it out, etc. It's called the Cat Mews Room. It may have been started by someone from Cat Channel, which closed down about a month ago. Mommy went to the website but you need to register before you can view the set up and the cats profile pages, etc. It's not a public site like Catster and you need to register first before you can view the cat profile pages, etc. Mommy is thinking about registering to check it out. Catster won't allow me to post the direct url but the name above should help you find it.

xoxo
Kaci
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 5:10 pm

I'm feeling so numb all over can't stop crying.
I'm glad I have your email Kaci's Mom.
xoxoxoxo
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 6:12 pm

Kally Kat, do you have mom's new email? She's not sure you do and will email your mom with our new one.

In addition to Cat Mews Room dot freeforums dot com

mom has also been told about:

(United Cats) Unitedcats dot com

(Cat Scouts) catscouts dot com


Dear friends, we love you!

Love always,
Kaci
Purred by: Mugsy (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 7:57 pm

I love you all so much! Mommy is devastated! She has a fb profile, but is trying to get away from it. We have until March 3, so I think we should learn all about other cat sites and find out which ones all of us will be joining. Lets all move together! Unless by some miracle, Caster stays open.
Purrs,
Mugsy
Purred by: (My Angel) Colette (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 9:18 pm

Mom left our contact info in my diary entry, Kaci. We'd love to stay in touch with your. Please send us an e-mail.

Purrs & headbonks...
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 10:05 pm

So furry sad, and we feel like you do, betrayed and anguished.
Don't do FB, likely we won't evfur do it...but we do have email...
ingrid@rickmar.net

hugs and kitty kisses, one last time...
(( ♥ ))
Purred by: Aryeh - Love Forever (Catster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 12:05 am

We are devastated by the news. We will miss our friends so much, and momma can't bare the thought of her angels' pages disappearing. purrrrrrs to everyone. we love and are going to miss our catster friends.
Purred by: Aryeh - Love Forever (Catster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 12:05 am

We are devastated by the news. We will miss our friends so much, and momma can't bare the thought of her angels' pages disappearing. purrrrrrs to everyone. we love and are going to miss our catster friends.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 3:25 am

This really stinks. We'll be getting a blog and making a Facebook page and posting the links in our diaries.
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 9:20 am

We are sick over this Kaci :(

Find me at Facebook... Platelicker Spears

Sign this online petition!

OnLine Petition to Save Our Catster/Dogster Community
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 11:27 am

I have to log off for a while, I am getting sick to my stomach at all of this. I will be here til the end too, and have signed the petition but I just am so sad...not on fb, not sure about where to join - there are so many.....

kittyquartetmom@gmail.com put catster in subject line
Purred by: Mugsy (Catster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 11:32 am

Check out Cathugger.com. I think I'll be joining that one fur sure. Furriends.com is another option.
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 11:47 am

Miss Mittens and I are on Cathugger.com but haven't been active there for a long, long time. Mom will try to locate the log in info and see if she can join some of you there. It's a nice site and I think it works best if you're also on Facebook. Otherwise, we're not joining any cat sites because all of us are at the Bridge and mom thinks it's pointless to join another cat site without a living cat to love and talk about . . .

Mom is thinking of joining FB. She's reluctant to do so but thinks she may have to do so she can stay in touch with all of our wonderful Catster friends. If she joins, she'll let you know how to reach her.

Mom's heart is sad and broken and she's sick to her stomach over Catster closing down . . .

We LOVE you dear friends and don't want to lose touch with any of you!

xoxo
Kaci Sunshine
Purred by: Teebo - Dreamboat #66 (Catster Member)

January 18th 2014 at 5:01 pm

We're so sad that this wonderful community is ending. Sending you Mom's email address.
Purred by: Lucy Nooner (Catster Member)

January 18th 2014 at 6:02 pm

Teri, if you ever make the journey to FB, please look me up! Molly Strothkamp, mom to Lucy, Leo, Charlie, angel Sally and angel Sophie
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 18th 2014 at 6:28 pm

Hi Sally & mommy Molly!

If we join, we'll certainly look you up!

xoxo
Kaci
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

January 19th 2014 at 8:01 pm

Hello Teri,
I have yur email the one you sent me recently.

Thank you my sweet furriend we love you so much!

We signed The Petition!

Luvs & huggs,
Kally Kat
♥♥♥
Purred by: PixieBelle angel ♥ (Catster Member)

January 21st 2014 at 2:08 pm

Kaci, my Mama is busy archiving our pages and the Olde Furts pages, so these precious memories will not be lost and if we find a new home they can all be restored. There are several discussions going on about this now among lots of Catsters and Dogsters.

If you want her to archive your and Mittens' pages for you she would be glad to do so. She can't purromise to save all your rosette messages, but she can save your main page, photos, diaries, and maybe diary comments if they're not too extensive. Let us know if you want her to do that.

You should have our home address and email address, but we will pawmail it to you just in case. We love you and we don't live that far from you - we would like to stay in touch.

 

Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel


 

Family Pets

Miss Mittens -
Angel DG #14
Abby Angel at
Rainbow Bridge
Angel Pete -
DB #26
Jennifer
Beloved Angel
Callie (Mar
1965 - March
1984)
Sasha
Tigerlily

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