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Mom says "Izzie, this is NOT fair!"

August 2nd 2012 7:25 am
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Hi, Fans,

We are staying out of mom's way today because she's got a pretty good "mad" on. A lot of my fans know that mom spends a lot of time trying to help people out with their questions about us kitties on the Catster Answers page. As a matter of fact, mom says she has 6400 answers on that board that she's given. She says lots of people pawmail her and tell her how much they like her answers and how helpful she is, but she says there are a few who just misunderstand what she is trying to say.

There was the lady not long ago who was going to have a hoomin kitten and wrote a pretty angry question about what to do with a kitty who was misbehaving. Mom told me the way she wrote the question, it sounded like they were going to just "get rid of" the cat without trying to fix the problem. Mom said her friend pawmailed her and told her that it sounded the same way to HER. Well, the lady wrote mom a nasty pawmail and told her she was "rude" and that they LOVED their kitty and would NEVER get rid of him. "That's not the way I read what she said, Iz." Mom told me. The lady said they loved their kitty and that she just wrote the question to "vent" to Catster people because she wasn't feeling very well. "Oh well," mom said, "I hope the venting made her feel better but it sure sounded to me like they were going to open the door and throw the cat out with the bathwater, so to speak."

Then, yesterday, mom answered a question from a lady who has a little dog, two little kids and a mother with allergies to cats. So, doncha know she wants to get a kitten 'for the kids'. After she was done shuddering and shaking her head, mom tried to tell the lady that maybe that wasn't such a good idea. It's called the "three strikes and you're out." rule. Mom did a lot of years with animal rescue organizations and saw a lot of adoptions go 'bad' for the very reasons the lady said she had in her life--allergies, don't get along with the other pet, and kids who were just "dying" for a cute little kitty but lost interest after a few weeks. The cats, mom said, went unfed, un-vetted, had dirty litter boxes, were anti-social and did a lot of damage because they were ignored and not trained. The cats were returned to mom's organization and they had to be worked with for months, taking up valuable foster home space and foster parent's time because they were shy, maybe aggressive and totally untrained. So anyway, somehow this lady was able to post a comment to her question which mom didn't think was possible. She said mom's answer was totally of no help and that she didn't want mom's "opinion". Mom wrote another comment on the board and said she was sorry to insult the lady but her first concern was for the cat and it's welfare. She told the lady to go to a good shelter and talk to them. Mom told me that she thinks when a shelter hears about this lady's life they won't adopt to her either, but there are always those "free kittens" signs all over so they'd just get one from there if they are that determined. Mom says she knows the lady will probably send her a nasty pawmail or comment on mom's "question". Mom said she gives up. She says it's very hard to know what someone's life is like or what's in their hearts by them just posting a question on the Answers Page, and mom doesn't intentionally try to honk them off, but mom's first concern has always been for our safety. She's seen too much animal abuse and neglect for one person. Things no one should ever have to see and no innocent animal should ever have to endure.

So, Iz fans, thanks for listening to me tell you about my mom's issues today. I think she needs some lap-sitting and purring and I might even let her hug and kiss me today. I know she means well and it makes ME angry when someone picks on her!

Love,
Iz

 
 

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Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2012 at 8:19 am

We know your mom means well. My mom thinks she gives great, tactful answers (and has told her so), but you can't help how people react sometimes. Those are the people who don't want advice, just someone to tell them they're right.
Purred by: Izadore (Izzie) (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2012 at 9:50 am

Hi, Monster

Mom says to tell you that she really appreciated your comment on my diary entry. She DOES mean well and really tried to avoid the kinds of things happening that she used to see so much of those years ago. People will do what they've made up their minds to do, mom guesses. But it helps to know there are nice people and kitties like you and your mom out there.
Thanks, again!

Love,
Iz
Purred by: ♥Sam (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2012 at 1:37 pm

You nice and they are lucky you post there. The human is in retail and it's the same there. You think you are being nice and helpful but sometimes people can take it the wrong way. Maybe they are having a bad day that can also twist how things are read. But I think you would have helped that lady. With everything on her plate and a mother that has a allergy to kitties. It's just not what she wanted to hear I think she wants someone to say it'll be alright and all her problems will be solved. You are lovely and the answer board is lucky they have you keeping an eye on it.
Purrs and whiskerkisses from us.
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2012 at 3:46 pm

Izzie I met you & your Mommy on the
Answer Board & I'll neva, eva forget how much love & care you have shown me & so many pawrents.

We have become juss wunnaful furriends & I have learned so much from you!

Maybe a litta lap time out wud bees furry gud fur yew & yur Iz & furrballs.

There is always gonna be someone that you juss can not help or their failure in appreciating what they asked for in the first place.

Izzie, yur Mommy is one furry cool Catster Mom!

Don't give up Momma, cuz, they will be plenty other Mom or Pawrents that will be needing your help....

I give ya both a (((hugg))) right now, a virtual one mol...

In fact I neva knew wut the word headbonks or headbutts until you told me so! laffin out loud.....

Kally Kat gives ya some headbonks.....

Wuvs & kisses,
Kally Kat ღ ღ
Purred by: Izadore (Izzie) (Catster Member)

August 3rd 2012 at 6:39 am

Sweet Kally Kat and Momma Liz, you are our most wonderful and loving friends on Catster and we love you both very much. It's pawrents and kitties like you that make Meowmy keep doing what she does even though, like you said, some people just don't appreciate her efforts to keep us safe and loved. We know these people are going to get a baby kitty and we just hope and pray that all goes well.

We loves you!
Izzie and Meowmy Joy
Purred by: Izadore (Izzie) (Catster Member)

August 3rd 2012 at 6:39 am

Sweet Kally Kat and Momma Liz, you are our most wonderful and loving friends on Catster and we love you both very much. It's pawrents and kitties like you that make Meowmy keep doing what she does even though, like you said, some people just don't appreciate her efforts to keep us safe and loved. We know these people are going to get a baby kitty and we just hope and pray that all goes well.

We loves you!
Izzie and Meowmy Joy
Purred by: Izadore (Izzie) (Catster Member)

August 3rd 2012 at 6:39 am

Sweet Kally Kat and Momma Liz, you are our most wonderful and loving friends on Catster and we love you both very much. It's pawrents and kitties like you that make Meowmy keep doing what she does even though, like you said, some people just don't appreciate her efforts to keep us safe and loved. We know these people are going to get a baby kitty and we just hope and pray that all goes well.

We loves you!
Izzie and Meowmy Joy


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