A Cat's MEOW by Kaci Sunshine

Thank you for the Gotcha Day Wishes. And a very SAD GOODBYE

January 29th 2014 2:04 pm
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Thank you dear friends for stopping by today to wish Miss Mittens and me a happy Gotcha Day and for the lovely Stars and Rosettes to grace our pages! We love you!

It's a very sad day for mommy and she's feeling very depressed and has been crying off and on all day. That's because we're no longer here to celebrate this special day and it hurts bad.

Soon there'll no longer be a Catster either and that hurts too. We'll no longer be able to visit our friends. We'll no longer have our memorial pages for mommy to visit. Did you know that mommy looks at our pages to *remembers* us (and cries too) and -- sshhh! please don't tell anyone -- she talks to us too.

Thank you Tundra for the pretty memento picture of Mittens and me together. Sadly, we were unable to download it onto Catster. When mommy goes to photos to download the picture and clicks *manage photos* it takes us to the Community Page. *sigh*

So, mommy downloaded the picture onto each of our pages on Cathugger. It's a different set up over there and you have to click on photos and then an album. The picture Tundra made for us is in our Catster Memento albums. Mommy will add more mementos from Catster as she gets time.

We're encountering lots of glitches on Catster. Things just aren't working like they should. E.g., we try to switch from *Friends Activity* to something else and get a white screen with a number and *bad server* notice. Then we have to get off and come back on again. It opens up on odd pages. And today we couldn't add photos. We know Catster is no longer being maintained and because of that, we may not be coming here much longer.

One of our dear Catster friends, Colette-Sidonie, is very ill and will soon be making her journey. Please PURR for her and for her mom too!

So, we say GOODBYE. It hurts saying it. It REALLY hurts! We hate saying goodbye. We sincerely hope that we will stay in touch with you, either on Cathugger, by email and possibly FB.

Miss Mittens and I and everyone in our family are going to miss all of you. Mommy nixed joining the Facebook but is now leaning towards it again because we miss our friends so much. So you might see us over there after all . . .


Love, hugs, butterfly kisses,
Kaci Sunshine, Miss Mittens and family



P.S. We'd love for you to join us on Cathugger!

 
Purred by: Mr D - D'boat #19 (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 2:30 pm

Huggs we are not giving up yet.
Purred by: Mayhem (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 2:48 pm

Kaci....
Mommy and me were going to wish you both a Happy Gottcha Day....but mommy knows how hard that can be to bear....she still misses my angel brother Murder after almost 5 years. She still cries over him. She knows that as long as she remembers him he is not truly gone but that is not the same and being able to reach over and stroke his soft fur. Mommy and me are still on Cathugger (even though most of the site remains a mystery to us)...we are on Petster and still on Face book. It is amazing how many of the kitties have come to Facebook. We have so many friends there! It is not the same as here on Catster...but at least we know everyone is around. Would love to see you there if not...we are going to stay on Cathugger just to stay in touch with you!
Love and purrs and a hug to your mom today too!
>^..^< Mayhem and her mommy Mary
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 3:35 pm

Oh how we hate good byes, mom really hates goodbyes, she will be saying goodbye to more than just our friends here as the end of March comes she will be saying goodbye to her clients as well...so this is extra hard on Mom...and yes we know how your mom feels about pages and not being able to see us here...someone will pay for what they have done to so many loving kitties and their families...they have no idea at all and don't even care.

We will see you on Cathugger and Petster, just not sure about FB!

Know that we will always love you and your family Kaci....you are all in our hearts..

Hugs and butterfly kisses
QT and Mom
Purred by: Raincloud (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 4:32 pm

My Momma is also so sad... sending love...

soft angel huggs... Raincloud ♥
Purred by: Taffy (forever loved) ADB#30 (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 4:37 pm

My mom knows exactly what yours is going through Kaci. She doesn't handle stress well and gets depressed easily, and cries alot too because of losing Catster. I am not as active on here as I used to be, it's still hard for mom to write for me, but she does love looking at my page, and reading my furrever stars. 9 plus years we have been here, and it hurts so bad to leave it.
We will see you on Cathugger for now. Mom's still hoping we find a site where we will ALL be together again.
Purrs,
Angel Taffy
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 5:53 pm

Saying goodbye to our angel's pages on Catster will be so hard for my mom. She goes there to feel close to us, to look at our photos and to enjoy so many memories. It's unbearable to think we will lose touch with our friends. :( Mom is on Facebook and it isn't too bad. You can stay safe and be on there with some attention to your privacy settings. It's been really a nice place for us to see our friends and we hope to see you there. :)

Love,

Tigger Angel and Mom Gina
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 6:02 pm

We are purring softly for your Mom, Kaci & Miss Mittens, as she thinks so lovingly of you and your Gotcha Day.

We are sad, too...furry sad and we are also loosing the ability to come here and sift through the memories of our angel kitty-furblings...sigh...sob.

We saw you at one or another of the newer sites, we think meowmy extended a friend request.

HUGS!
(( ♥ ))
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 6:23 pm

This is all so sad for so many! It's still hard to think Catster will be no more. Mommy has trouble loading pictures but learned you have to go to your account page. From there you can add pictures so maybe try that. We are on FB too and it's really not that bad. There are so many Catster there and everyone is trying to help each other work through all this. There is a group set up just for Catsters called Catster Buddies. Still purring for a miracle and maybe another site like Catster. We will miss you and all our pals! Until we meet again!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 7:12 pm

Thank you Mr. D. Mayhem, Tallulah, Tigger, Pipo & Minko and Simon!

Pipo & Minko, you probably saw us on Petster. We don't like it there. It feels lonely and deserted and kinda creepy. We feel like we're all alone when there. There's no admins on the site and someone sent 3 emails to the address on the site and they all bounced. It's depressing & mom doesn't want to go back. If you sent us a friends request at Petster and we didn't respond, we haven't accepted because we don't want to go back there, not because we don't love you and want to be friends! :)

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

January 29th 2014 at 8:05 pm

That's ok, we understand, it is a strange place...the problem is that Catster is/was so unique, there will not ever be anything to compare it to.

Anyways, we have started a blog, we are very new and inept at it, MOL, but you can come and visit us there anytime:

ht tp://webees siamese. blog spot. com/

(Remove all the spaces)

Maybe some time we will add pictures...

We are liking this site, too, for pups and kitties alike:

ht tp://dogster friends. free forums.net/
(Don't forget to remove the spaces)

Sending lots of hugs.
Pipo, Minko & Ingrid
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 8:05 pm

That's ok, we understand, it is a strange place...the problem is that Catster is/was so unique, there will not ever be anything to compare it to.

Anyways, we have started a blog, we are very new and inept at it, MOL, but you can come and visit us there anytime:

ht tp://webees siamese. blog spot. com/

(Remove all the spaces)

Maybe some time we will add pictures...

We are liking this site, too, for pups and kitties alike:

ht tp://dogster friends. free forums.net/
(Don't forget to remove the spaces)

Sending lots of hugs.
Pipo, Minko & Ingrid
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 8:34 pm

Thinking of you and your mommy today. Facebook has it's perks and it's glitches too like everything else but it's fine. Everything is instant instead of waiting for it to load like here. You get used to it. We hope to see you there. We aren't going on any other pet sites, we don't have time. We have an IBD support group on FB now that is ridiculously busy! Yes, we know about Colette, as she's on our website. We talked with her mommy for awhile on the phone the other night. It's just so sad.
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 8:44 pm

Pipo & Minko, we'll check out your blog!

Hi Alex! Thank you for stopping by! It's becoming more likely we'll see you over on FB. I can only imagine how busy your IBD group keeps your mom! She's probably reaching more kitties and their humans on FB than she ever did on Catster. Purrs for Colette and her mom!

xoxo
Kaci Sunshine
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 8:50 pm

It's a good thing and a bad thing at the same time, you know? We're reaching a lot more kitties and their parents but the amount of kitties with IBD and lymphoma is staggering. Just staggering.
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 9:58 pm

Alex, that truly is the depressing part. Why so many kitties with IBD and lymphoma? I believe the two diseases are connected in some way but have no idea how. 2 of mom's cats (Abby & Mittens) had lymphoma and yet the only thing they had in common was being prone to constipation (not the diarrhea typical of IBD). The number of cats with CKD (another truly awful disease!) is staggering too.

Mom is done for the night. It's almost 1 am and she's tired and bleary-eyed.

Good night!

Love,
Kaci
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

January 29th 2014 at 10:03 pm

Sending your momma some special purrs today.
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 8:08 am

Oh yes, they ARE connected. That's a fact, research proves it. We've got a ton of research in our folders, so much it's coming out of our ears. Yet universities and vet schools are not doing the RIGHT kind of research and trials to find an answer to this. You'd be surprised at some of the answers mom has gotten to some questions from them. the treatments we've been using for years are not working as well anymore. Something has to be done but it's not happening the way it should be.
Purred by: Wan-Lea Wendy Avalon (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 9:11 am

It is really sad. We are losing Cat Channel at the same time. So we thought we'd move here. Now this is going, too. A lot of us from CC are on Free Forums. It's very different, but I guess we'll get used to it in time. I just hate to think of losing all our friends!
Purred by: Wan-Lea Wendy Avalon (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 9:11 am

It is really sad. We are losing Cat Channel at the same time. So we thought we'd move here. Now this is going, too. A lot of us from CC are on Free Forums. It's very different, but I guess we'll get used to it in time. I just hate to think of losing all our friends!
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 5:52 pm

It is a sad time. It will be strange not to have Catster any more. This was a special community. Kaci, we are sorry that we missed your special day. Mom's work gets crazy sometimes.

We are on ht tp://dogster friends. free forums.net/
and on ht tp://dawgstertracks. ning.com/
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but we haven't played much there. Just no time right now. We are on facebook but don't like it there :(
We will miss you. You and your Mom are so special.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 5:57 pm

Mietzi forgot to say if you want to save your pages, so that you can access them offline after catster is gone, and have access to your photo book, diary, photo comments, diary comments, then go to the Catster and Dogster All Paws Bulletin group and ask for help. Furs there will help you.
Just go to the group page. The group is the most popular right now.
We love you dear Kaci Angel *Timo wipes away a tear*
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 7:24 pm

Hi Jez, Alex, Wan-Lea and Timo!

Mommy thank you for the purrs Jez!

Alex, do the vets and researchers focus on medications, treatment & surgery rather than on preventing kitties from getting the disease? They might not want to go against the big pet food companies that provide funding for a lot of this stuff. There's a lot of money involved there. Very very sad for kitties . . .


Wan-Lea, there are CC refugees on Cathugger (some are like you, refugees from CC and Catster). The free forums sound like a good place for your to congregate and I hope you connect with lots of your friends three. Mom thinks it's pointless for me and Miss Mittens to do join the free forums and blog because we're angels and have nothing to write about. (NEVER thought I'd ever write that! - mol!)

Did you know Neekah Boo and Seska? Neekah is on Cathugger and I think they're from CC. Seska just went to the Bridge. It was very sudden. She wasn't feeling well and they took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with lymphoma that was so bad there was nothing that could be done. Her parents are in shock and heartbroken.


Timo, is dawgstertracks ok? Many say they're on that site too. Mommy has caved in and will join FB, probably tomorrow. Hope to see you there! We've got our pages and diaries copied in PDF, all our photos saved and Harley's mommy is web archiving our pages (we love the Way Back machine -- cool!) So we're all set!

Love,
Kaci
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 7:38 pm

You know how it goes Kaci, you hit the nail on the head. I have a kitty on my website that had stem cell therapy treatment for IBD. She did well for about 3 or 4 months. Then she had a bad flare up and the only thing that helped it was her mom switching her to a raw food diet. now the university doesn't want to hear about that at all! Completely so against raw food, they don't want to acknowledge it. It's by no means a cure, but it helps. A LOT. They want nothing to do with that. Oh and we found a research study that says that pet probiotics do very little for them. They have to be human doses and certain strains to have an effect. But probiotics play a HUGE part in the healing process and maybe even can help prevent a lot the advancement of IBD. Mommy has started giving probiotics to Finney and Lacey now to help keep their systems in check.
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 7:39 pm

OH! We just saw what you wrote about joining FB too. We are LaceyFinn. You can also join a group we all belong to called Catster Buddies. It brings us all together. Let us know if we can help you at all okay?
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 8:19 pm

Alex, how very sad for that kitty and glad the raw diet is helping her. Of course the university doesn't want to hear anything about that! That's not their focus and it challenges the whole belief system. Glad you have your website with good info that helps a lot of kitties. Somewhere over the past few years -- I think on a yahoo CRF group or a holistic forum mom once subscribed to, maybe both? -- mom learned that human probiotics were much better than the ones for pets and tried different ones for me. She ended up using one she'd buy from Whole Foods and thinks it begins with a K. She doesn't know how much it helped but then I didn't have IBD. My digestive problems were caused by CKD. But it didn't hurt me either.

Mom will look you up when she gets on FB. She was going to use the name Teri Sunshine (a misnomer if ever there was one!) but thinks she'll use Teri Kaci instead. See you' over there!

Love,
Kaci
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

January 30th 2014 at 8:22 pm

Oh it absolutely didn't hurt you and I'm sure it helped very much! Okay Kaci! We'll look for you!
Purred by: Alexander, Dreamboat #110 (Catster Member)

January 31st 2014 at 1:16 am

Teri Kaci-----I am on Facebook too....It is hard reading because there are so many things going on and I don't go every day.
Cathugger....I may have visited. I went to Cat Site and Here Kitty....
Only time wlll tell how things work after this place is closed. Helping others to save their picturess has helped....
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

January 31st 2014 at 10:06 am

Angel Alex, mom is an idiot! She totally forgot that I had mild IBD and how frantic she was when I used to vomit every day. She fixed my diet and things got much better and she forgot about my IBD. The probiotics definitely were helpful!

Hi Alex! Hope to see you and your mom over on FB. Cathugger is ok once you figure it out and get used to it. We found Catster very confusing too when we first joined.

Love,
Kaci
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

January 31st 2014 at 10:28 am

MOL, you confused us there for a minute Kaci. Because we have a picture of you on Miss Mittens IBD page and it says you had IBD. I had thought for a minute there that maybe something had changed in your diagnosis. you just had so much going on in your poor little body sweetheart. no wonder your mommy forgot! Sometimes we wish we could forget that word too.

 

Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel


 

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