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IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ— KEEPING US ALL SAFE- ONLINE--DIARY AND PICTURE COMMENTS

October 18th 2011 12:19 pm
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For those of you who know what’s been going on with the comments in the diaries and, especially for our new friends.

Many of you know that several days ago Panda received a comment in her diary by an anonymous non-member that got her dad so upset he was thinking of closing all his pages and leaving.

It’s also no news that we can’t comment in the diaries at all right now. We can comment in the pictures, though.

Last night and the night before, our Marrakech received two comments in her picture “Keshy the Library Cat” that make absolutely no sense. We thought the one from “Doll” was responding to something Samhain said. Samhain just confirmed that she has no idea who Doll is. The post this morning at 5:12 AM (PST) was just hyperlink code left by “hmfsyarpi”. DO NOT CLICK ON IT!

As I'm sure you read in the Blizzard comments, I sent a request to HQ to block the anonymous non-member feature comments in the diaries. I got an e-mail from HQ responding to my request. They're contemplating adding a "block non-account comment" feature. This is not what I asked for, but it’s starting to make a lot of sense.

I'm going to guess that this is just one piece of a much larger problem--and the reason that nobody can comment in the diaries until HQ gets this sorted out.

Why much larger problem? Because it seems, from Keshy's picture, like whoever is doing this is playing a cat and mouse game with HQ--no pun intended.

They can't comment in the diaries so now they're hitting the pictures. Another guess: Whoever responded when Panda’s Dad got so upset in Blizz's diary is going to be hit too. The prankster, not for lack of better, more lewd words, probably went back to Blizz's diary to see who responded--and so is now hitting those family members.

The idea of turning the anonymous feature off would have been valid, if better security were in place to have prevented what we saw in Keshy's picture. That just knocked the “anonymous” argument clear off the map.

I sent HQ a screen print of the comments in the Keshy picture. The reason for this diary entry is we felt it is very important with regard to keeping everyone safe online.

If you see suspicious comments or hyperlink codes do not click on them. You can take a screen print that copies a picture of what you’re seeing in your browser and send it to HQ. To do this hold down your ‘shift’ key and press the “Prt Scr” key at the same time. Open an e-mail in your own e-mail program. In a new e-mail message, paste the image as you would any other message—“Ctrl” + “V” or right click and select paste from the menu. Explain to them what they should be looking for. Send the e-mail to: Catster Support catsters@catster.com

Be careful effuryone and please let HQ know when you see something!

 

Dear Watch Cat – Have You Implemented a Gag Order?

October 16th 2011 10:53 pm
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What happens when we want to comment on a furriend’s diary? You don’t let us! You also don’t let us go directly to the diary entry—the only way we can get there is by going to profile page. At least we can read it.

It’s going to be furry quiet in Catster-land if this continues. I know we’re not alone since our furriends are complaining about it too.

Pfsst…

 

What Did Mom Do! Is She Losing It!!!!

October 10th 2011 11:53 pm
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What’s with the crate? Samsara doesn’t shut up for one second when she’s in it. Why did Samsara need it anyway? She seems just fine to me!

And you know what Mom did? She locked me in! Just ‘cause I found some kibblies in the bowl after she let Samsara out.

The indignity a girl has to suffer! BTW, if she would only keep the cage door open, it looks like a really comfy spot to curl up for a nap. MOL! You don’t even have to travel far to use the litter box. How convenient!

I hope Mom doesn’t lock Samsara in again. I’m getting a headache and that monster is going to take up my sun puddle space!

Hiss…

 

Arrgh, Woman! Thanks Be Due for Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day.

September 28th 2011 12:17 am
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Me thinks the woman who be callin’ herself me mum’s been tardy ‘n lax in not thankin’ me mates for their fearsome flag gifts. Forty lashes. (Do pirates give lashes?)

Anyways, I been named by the crew to serve as furmily spokes-pirate. First off, let me extend my apologies…we’ve scarce been round and missed the free gifties just as we were skimmin’ the bottom o’ the barrel on our zealies. Since we be pirates we couldna’ beg or borrow. (And, since we be dependent on the whims o’ our cap’n, Mom, we couldna’ steal either. Blimey!)

But thank-ye’s we can do.

On my page, thank you to:

Griswold
Tasty Tate of Cuppycake Grove
Novi and Ingen
Sleeper and Samhain
Captain Sigmond Sparrow
Simon and Reuben: Does the treasure chest you sent also have nip and tuna fishies in it?
Lucy Nooner, Leo Lovebug, Charlie Chocolate Paws, and Sweet Angels Sally and Sophie
Family of River and Simone
Monida
Family of Pipo, Minko and Jack McFreckles. Wow! You even sent a frigate!
Da Tabbies O Trout Towne, according to whom the only good parrot is the one who’s dead!
Family of Big Harry, Angel Abigail, Patches, and Zack
Zoe Autumn Sunshine: Wow! That ghost ship sent shivers up me spine.
Zack Frost – Shivers – a skull and cross bones!
Captain Jeshzebel and Pirate Crew


Yay – Samsara got hersel’ a DDP, so’s I dunna haveta’ post fur her since she did it hersel’ arready!

On Marrakech’s page, thank you to:

Tasty Tate of Cuppycake Grove
Novi and Ingen
Sleeper and Samhain
Captain Sigmond Sparrow
Simon and Reuben
Lucy Nooner, Leo Lovebug, Charlie Chocolate Paws, and Sweet Angels Sally and Sophie
Family of River and Simone
Monida
Family of Pipo, Minko and Jack McFreckles
Da Tabbies O Trout Towne
Family of Big Harry, Angel Abigail, Patches, and Zack
Zoe Autumn Sunshine
Zack Frost
Captain Jezebel and Pirate Crew

On Misha’s Page, thank you to:

Captain Jezebel and Pirate Crew
Family of Pipo, Minko and Jack McFreckles
Zack Frost
Da Tabbies O Trout Towne
Simon and Reuben
Novi and Ingen
Sleeper and Samhain
Lucy Nooner, Leo Lovebug, Charlie Chocolate Paws, and Sweet Angels Sally and Sophie
Zoe Autumn Sunshine
Family of Big Harry, Angel Abigail, Patches, and Zack
Family of River and Simone
Captain Sigmond Sparrow

On B.A.’s Page, thank you to:

Novi and Ingen
Captain Jezebel and Pirate Crew
Family of Pipo, Minko and Jack McFreckles
Family of Big Harry, Angel Abigail, Patches, and Zack
Da Tabbies O Trout Towne

On Cappuccino’s Page, thank you to:

Novi and Ingen
Captain Jezebel and Pirate Crew
Family of Pipo, Minko and Jack McFreckles
Family of Big Harry, Angel Abigail, Patches, and Zack
Da Tabbies O Trout Towne

 

Happy Birthday to Meeieuw!

September 17th 2011 9:41 pm
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It’s been a quiet day until just a little while ago—Mom sang happy birthday to me this morning. Happy Birthday, Dear Col-eh-ette. Happy birthday to Yewwwwww! I was unimpressed. (I’m beginning to sound like Simon Cowell, right?)

She was out all afternoon singing again and what about my kibble?!!!! Nyeh. Nyeh. No tuna fishies or treats—I can’t have them because of my IBD. I don’t like playing with toys so much anymore, but Mom promised me a good game of chase-the-doggie-leash tomorrow. My Auntie Arlene called to sing “Happy Birthday” to me too—she sounded better than Mom. I head-bonked the telephone (and went right back to trying to get Mom to give me extra kibble).

I did get extra love, though. And if I get lucky I won’t get any more meds today. (Colette, you’re pushing it!) Oh well.

Anyway, thanks effurrybody for your good wishes and your gifts. You know what? You furrs make turning 7 years old today special. Thanks for helping celebrate my birthday with me!

It’s really late right now and Mom is really tired, but she promised me that we’re going to open all your gifts and thank you all purrsonally tomorrow. And if I get really lucky, we’ll start posting some of my new pictures too.

Headbonks & purrs…

 

Kitty Kat Talk Tag

August 31st 2011 8:39 pm
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My friend, Tyson (http://www.catster.com/cats/990425) tagged me for this new game called 'Kitty Kat Talk Tag' and it's really easy to play as there's no rules!

You just have to answer a few Questions. So please PLAY ALONG, everyfur!

1. Your Meowmy or Dad is asleep and you are furry hungry; You would.....

Sit on the edge of the bed and stare into Mom’s face. Drats. It never works!

2. You are furry sleepy and are sleeping on a top ledge; Meowmy or Dad would say..........

If I’m asleep with my paws in the air sometimes I hear her chanting and giggling “dead cat, dead cat”.
She’s not furry nice about these kinds of things. The other thing I occasionally hear is “don’t blame me if you fall off”.

3. You saw a dog who wants to chase something; what's the furry furst thing you would you say or do?

Not much. The dogs are usually outside on the street, three stories down. They are fun to watch though. When the neighbor’s doggies come to visit they know better than to try chasing me. I’m bigger than they are. MOL!

4. Your Meowmy or Dad wants you to stop tearing the furniture. You would...

Scratch a bit more, give Mom my best “who me?” look and then walk away with my tail in the air.

5. Your Kitty Kat emergency box, full of fur fashions, is locked. Oh No! You would....

Would not! Whatefur made you think I would? I only hang around those things if they’re soft, interesting, and go well with my eye color.

Okay, I'm tagging (and I'll send you a Pawmail about it):

Ingen (http://www.catster.com/dogs/1011864)
Calie (http://www.catster.com/cats/1167389)
Ishtar Intellecta Iana I. (http://www.catster.com/cats/597601)
Nük Anuk (http://www.catster.com/dogs/439017)
Dai$y (http://www.catster.com/cats/1020904)

BTW, does anyone know what's going on with the the hyperlinks? The system has managed to obliterate our links and titles every time we tried to post.

HAVE FUN!!

Headbonks…

 

Thankfurrly the Storm is Over for Us

August 28th 2011 11:51 am
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It got pretty wild outside our windows last night and you could feel all the tension coming from Mom’s direction.

Everything went well. We were worried about a 7-story dead tree in the middle of our back yard. Our landlord never took care of it and Mom has been waiting for it to make an unscheduled appearance in our living room. Because of all the rain we had this summer it started rotting, so we thought it would visit us last night. It didn't. This morning, it was bright orange-brown in the places where there’s no bark but it’s starting to dry out and turn grey again.

The storm is over for us and even though Mom hasn’t been out yet, we can see it doesn’t look too bad in our neighborhood. There’s no flooding in the street and people are out with their small children.

We didn't lose our power or water. Mom is wondering how many days it’s going to take us to use up all the extra water she put aside and all the extra coffee she made. (She gets lots of migraines so that coffee is pretty important—it didn’t matter to her if she had to drink it cold.) I think she's going to be crazy enough to use it too. She thinks she'll have a better idea of how well she prepared so if this ever happens again...

It’s a grey, breezy day here, but it’s pretty warm and thankfurrly there’s no more rain.

We wish effuryone well. Be safe.

 

Stay Safe

August 26th 2011 11:34 pm
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We just want to wish effuryone well through this storm should we not have another chance to check into Catster.

We are not planning to go out. Thank Catness, we don’t live in an evacuation area, and we live on the third floor of a very old 6-story, brick-front apartment building.

We have tons of food and water in the house for both humans and furs, as well as anything we might need medically. Mom bought an extra flashlight too today.


We pretty sure that we’re going to be purrfectly okay. We’re not so sure, though, about what our power situation is going to be. The stores were sold out so Mom couldn’t get batteries for her old boom-box radio, and she couldn’t get a radio anymore (sold out) for which the stores still did have batteries. We already told our neighbors we would need to rely on them for news if we should lose power. We’re not going to be able to check into Catster either—we get internet service via cable and modem. No power, no modem—we’re not on a WiFi network. But, just because we’re not able to check in doesn’t mean that anything bad has happened.

The news is announcing that as of noon Saturday, New York City will be suspending all public transportation. We may be in for quite a wild ride here with the weather—no pun intended.

Effuryone, please stay safe and be well. Don’t take unnecessary risks. That includes you too, Blizzard’s Daddy—stay home or stay over. Don’t try to drive back.

Purrs to all our friends…

 

We’re Furmous! Thank You Monster’s Mommy!

August 24th 2011 9:47 pm
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We’re Furmous! Thank You Monster’s Mommy!

Wow! Thank you, Monster’s Mommy. Us three girls are featured in Monster’s Mommy’s article Hey You, Get Off of My Cloud! Keeping the Peace in a Multi-Cat Household , in the Humane Society’s magazine this month.

What a great article on conflict management.

Shhhh…. Don’t tell anybody… Mom doesn’t get full credit for getting me settled in the house. I helped too. See, I’m a really smart girl. There was one day that Marrakech blocked my way coming back out of the bathroom and I jumped right over her. You should have seen the look on her face! Giggles. And just like the cartoon character in Get Fuzzy, you could see her protesting “my air space”!

The nice shiny copies came in the mail today. Wow!

It was really exciting too to see Finney and Lacey’s picture (they got an article of their own!) and to read about our furriends, Blizzard, Gypsy, and Kringle. And it was so nice to read Lacey’s gotcha story in Finney and Lacey’s article.

Great articles, Monster’s Mommy. Congratulations. And thank you so much for writing about our story.

Headbonks…

 

Testing Testing

August 9th 2011 1:46 am
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Okay, we seem to be pretty functional around here. We can't see Taz in our p-mails and Elsa's p-mail turned into a phantom--of course the alternate explanation for Elsa is that the 'puter sent out an e-mail alert and Elsa really didn't send a p-mail. And... if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, did it make a sound? Scratches head pondering the thought.

Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?

Headbonks...

 
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