January 21st 2014 11:15 am
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It's looking doubtful for the last-ditch effort to save Dogster and Catster. I was there during the failed 2012 rescue campaign, though Minister Misty meant well. It looks like the article which I'd originally proposed for The C & D Monthly Press was a failure too. But one thing Petster.com provides is friendships across party lines which the article proposed. And in any case it will provide an alternative to those who aren't inclined to join Facebook. I hope enough of my dog and cat friends get the word and sign up there. I hope Petster.com never sells out to a corporate entity like Dogster and Catster did. Either the original owners were lured by money or they just got tired of us and wanted out. If they felt the need to sell, why didn't they ask around to those who could have kept the place up the way people liked without them? Somebody who signed the petition was right - they'll have to answer to God for it at the end. They'll have to tell the truth then.
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Not being a religious believer, I'm not counting on God to punish Say Media. We have to do it ourselves by boycotting their magazine, or whatever they're planning to use to turn a profit after they ditch us.
Petster looks promising, but there are other sites too that might be useable. I think at the beginning I'll join more than one and then see which is joined by the greatest number of furriends. I don't want to lose our community! I'm so sad. . . .
I already made a few friends with some Dogsters who've found their way there. An article I wrote for the failed 2012 rescue campaign mentions making friends across party lines and you can do that at Petster.com. They have groups too, so maybe you can restart your group there and we can pick up where we left off with the New Friday Quiz Game. And it's a great alternative for those not inclined to join Facebook.
If we move our group there, I wonder if we shouldn't change the name--you and I are "only" cats, but it seems that few of our active members are.
You won't have to change the name, just change the tagline:
I'm No Longer Alone
For cats who are - or used to be - only cats