Colette's Diary

Da Tabbies - So Sad

June 9th 2012 10:20 am
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By now, I don’t need to tell to effurybody that our dear friends, Da Tabbies o Trout Towne, made the decision to leave Catster.

Why, Catster? Have you absolutely no sense or no feeling of what might pawssibly… pawssibly be offensive to someone who loves their kitties as much as we all do????!!!

We saw that article and video clip on the home page that upset Da Tabbies so much. IT IS HIDEOUS! It is AN ABOMINATION. Okay, each to his own with the skull, but…

Where on earth did you find the overwhelming need to condone the use of the remains of a beloved creature as a curiosity and 'objectionable' d’art???

Doing something objectionable to gain notoriety may not be illegal but it stinks. If someone made a dry poop sculpture out of their dead kitty would you still say you loved it? It stinks! Try sending a grandma off to the bridge as this ‘artist’ did and watch what happens! Bet the laws of the country where this guy lives would be on him as quick as the laws of the U.S. would be.

At least to us true kitty lovers, kitties are not a commodity; they are furrmily.

That video clip and article condones the lesser valuation of the sanctity of a creature’s remains!

The fact that the story made the news in the Netherlands is because of how notorious it was. This is tabloid press at its worst and from a country that doesn’t even give much credence to tabloid press. May we remind you that it was the tabloid press that was responsible for the death of Princess Diana.

Just because it’s out there doesn’t mean that Catster should have picked it up, much less condoned it. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that we members of the Catster community expect every furr to behave responsibly. When HQ doesn’t behave responsibly you lose our members because you’ve lost our trust.

And now we are all paying. Our beloved friends, Da Tabbies, have left the community. It will be a long time, if effurr, before they trust you enough to come back.

Let’s just hope that this doesn’t lead to a mass defection. Bit by bit, the actions of Catster HQ are eroding the sense of trust and community you (and we) worked so hard to build.

Sad purrs,


Colette, Samsara, (Angel) Marrakech, (Angel) Misha, (Angel) B.A., (Angel) Cappuccino, and Mom, Carol

 
 

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Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 10:44 am

Hear, Hear. I agree 100%
Sad meows,
Timo
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 10:47 am

We are weeping and gnashing our kitty teeth, sobbing...

We are not only being robbed of our furends, we are being robbed of our furmily:(
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 11:09 am

We're sad and heartbroken that the Tabbies left. What's shown in that video is akin to animal abuse and sickening and doesn't belong on a family site like Catster which claims to love animals and advocate for their welfare. Shame on you HQ!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 11:18 am

We are saddened and hope that there are some changes around here. We understand that they are angered, but we hope they will come back. We wrote to HQ too!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 11:20 am

I agree!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 12:34 pm

The Tabbies leaving is really a testament to how bad this has gotten. They've stayed so so long until now. We will miss them so much, they make us laugh daily! sigh.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 1:45 pm

Wees wrote HQ as well. Daddy was not happy or vry nice. just hopes our pages are heres on monday
Purred by: Biggles (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 1:58 pm

We are very sad that Tabbies left. They are a true testiment to what Catster was all about. Won't be the same without them.
Purred by: Mr. Micky, Southern Gentleman, (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 3:26 pm

We loved the Tabbies posts, we appreciated the time it took to write them. We are sad about them leaving and the direction Catster has taken.
Mister Micky
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 6:40 pm

We are so sad too. We hardly ever go to other parts of Catster so we weren't even aware of the story. We loved the Tabbies and will miss them very much. They sent us a comment regarding their blog but it just won't be the same.

Sad purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Lucy Nooner (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 9:50 pm

Very disgusted by some of the posts on Catster's blog and FB page. Sad about Da Tabbies. We've left comments on all the blog posts to express how un-Catster-like those posts are :(
Purred by: Tiny Mighty MoeMoe~Dreamette # (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 11:07 pm

We are very saddened too and we are so disgusted that HQ posted that video and in out letter we said what you said "to us who love our kitties like little humans this was disgusting" I wanted to tell them "how would you feel if that had been done to the remains of a child" because here on catster we kitties are loved like family. We never go to the catster home page either we only went there to see what every cat was talking about and we are sorry we went there,
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 7:29 am

We jus' found out dis mornin' bout our Tabbies~!! Coz we don't get to come here lotz anymore wif mommy job huntin' 'n her had Jury Duty Friday 'n on Monday now too~! Sigh. We love Tabbies 'n got a post on Smokey Joe's pix 'bout dem bein' gone 'n message 'bout dere blog site. Dey gotta chat box dere U can leave 'em a message~! I think da helecopter kitty iza a sick sad story. Mom couldn't efen watch da entire vid..her kept cryin'~! I agree MoeMoe, we r our pawrents chillen~! We r~! Dey love us unconditonally 'n we love right back~! Jus' maybe Catster wants to keep us informed iz all. I don't want to know 'bout dis stuff~!!!!! But dey don't know dat, it'z called Freedom o' speech....Blizz Ur free to speek Ur mind, 'n if Catster can DO it, so can WE~!!!!
Live long 'n prosper, my sweet Tabbies furiends~ We'll miss U so mush~!!!
Sweet Colette, I jus' hope none o' our other dear furiends leaf on 'ccout o' poor judgement here.

Love 'n Nudges,
MILO 'n MALLEE 'n Smokey Joe, Sam, Timmy 'n Zig
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 10:41 am

We jus' found out dis mornin' bout our Tabbies~!! Coz we don't get to come here lotz anymore wif mommy job huntin' 'n her had Jury Duty Friday 'n on Monday now too~! Sigh. We love Tabbies 'n got a post on Smokey Joe's pix 'bout dem bein' gone 'n message 'bout dere blog site. Dey gotta chat box dere U can leave 'em a message~! I think da helecopter kitty iza a sick sad story. Mom couldn't efen watch da entire vid..her kept cryin'~! I agree MoeMoe, we r our pawrents chillen~! We r~! Dey love us unconditonally 'n we love right back~! Jus' maybe Catster wants to keep us informed iz all. I don't want to know 'bout dis stuff~!!!!! But dey don't know dat, it'z called Freedom o' speech....Blizz Ur free to speek Ur mind, 'n if Catster can DO it, so can WE~!!!!
Live long 'n prosper, my sweet Tabbies furiends~ We'll miss U so mush~!!!
Sweet Colette, I jus' hope none o' our other dear furiends leaf on 'ccout o' poor judgement here.

Love 'n Nudges,
MILO 'n MALLEE 'n Smokey Joe, Sam, Timmy 'n Zig
Purred by: (My Angel) Colette (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 10:52 am

We're getting ready to post another diary entry. Just to make sure HQ saw this one, Mom sent a copy of it off to Watch Cat. We're going to do the same thing with our next post.
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 3:43 pm

We are so sad that The Tabbies left Catster. :( We don't go to the home page and we were not aware of the video. Mom doesn't want to see it.
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 8:02 pm

We actually saw something on TV last night where they were getting ready to show that video, so we changed the channel! I'm glad you all are writing to HQ and be sure to post on the blog/newsletter/magazine (whatever they are calling it now). If your Mommy is on FB, post comments there too. We are so sad about Da Tabbies - they will be greatly missed.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 8:15 pm

They will be very missed. And you are sooo right about everything.

Miss you girl.


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