May 20th 2015 4:43 pm
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Furs, take a deep breath and unpack your moving boxes again. Here is what Watch Dog said in the All Paws Bulletin Group:
PAWS UP! **Move to New Platform NOT Happening Tomorrow May, 21, 2015**
The move to the new platform IS STILL HAPPENING, but we have a little more time, and A LOT more work to do, before we MUST get off of the old platform.
I'm actually relieved that we now have more time to test the sites, and possibly get some Pawsome Pages folks in to start looking at styling.
I should have an idea of the new date by the end-of day Friday.
Thanks for your patience everyone. Please help spread this update by sharing with your Groups and social networks
here is the link
May 17th 2015 3:23 am
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We are moving!!! Finally. We are very excited. Where are we moving to? Well, just up a Platform. Oh, we are not really moving out of this house. We're staying in the middle of the Midwest, but Catster (and Dogster) are finally moving to a secure Platform that can't be hacked as easily as this one, and there will be no fleas hopefully (crosses paws), and everything will actually work!
WHEN ARE WE MOVING? Next week Purrsday or Furrday (May 21 or 22).
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO to get ready for the move? Not much. Just the things in your fun stuff boxes won't work anymore because the site will use new code. Thank Catness. No more of that furry complicated CSS code that took us days to learn just a little bit of and now we've forgotten it anyway.
So your background and page decorations will be gone. Also the things you have put on the right side of your page will be gone. Like memento pictures that some furs made for you, slideshows, etc. Everything that you have created by using the Fun Stuff boxes will be gone.
DON'T PANIC. You can recreate all that on the new Platform. But you'll need the photo(s) you used for your background and decorations, and the other stuff that you have put on the right side of your page. Chances are you or somefur else, has a copy of that saved. Photos, memento pics, slideshows might be in your Photobucket or even on your own computer. If you have Memento pics that somefur else made for you and you don't have a copy saved, send them a PawMail, they might be able to email you a copy. For example, the Meezers (Pipo and Minko) created countless Memento pics for furs over the years. If you know that the picture you are looking for was created by them, send them a pawmail.
Another thing you can do to FIND YOUR BACKGROUND-PHOTO: right-click on your background, then left-click on "View Background Image". Many times that will lead you to the Photobucket account where the picture is saved. You can then copy that photo to your own Photobucket (right side: Options, Copy). (Please don't use other fur's backgrounds without asking purrmission. Other Furs worked very hard to create it)
THE GROUP PAWSOME PAGES has already volunteered to help Furs figure out how to decorate their pages again after the move. A big hug and kitty-kisses to these furs. They spent countless hours helping furs in the past and they'll do it again, without any compensation, just for the Love of Catster and Dogster.
Here's what Watch Cat has to say about the move. Hope the link works, otherwise you'll have to take the spaces out (another annoying thing that hopefully won't happen any more on the new Platform):
Community Site Update
Purr-Scipt: You cannot comment on this diary entry, nor on any other diary entries on Catster and Dogster. It's one of the many features that's broken, and that's why we're moving.
April 11th 2015 10:40 am
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More birthday gifts arrived. You guys are the best. Thank you and big hugs to:
Pinkie, Nonnie, Biggles, Angel Buddy sent me TWO kites. How cool. Look! I'm flying them both at the same time :)
Tulips from pretty Natasha. Thank you dear friend. They are as pretty as you are.
WeeBees, our favorite Meezers, send a big bouquet of flowers. Very pretty. Thank mew.
BIG hugs arrived from Sam, Mr. D, Raza and Angel Baltster. Hugs right back to you my friends.
More pretty flowers from Humphrey and Roger. Love them. Of course I like flowers. I agree, it is purrfectly manly to enjoy flowers. They are pretty and they small good and some of them even taste good. :)
Grace, Casey, Leo and Frankie sent big hugs and suggest that Mom bakes me a Catnip Cake for my birthday. What a good idea!!!
Lily and Uboo sent me a mouse. Purrfect guys. Because the first mouse that Moose and Spencer sent run under the stove and hasn't been seen since :(
Lily and Uboo said that Mom should give me special bon bons for my birthday. I'll be sure to mention that to her.
Let's eat: I got cupcakes from Humphrey and Roger. Wow guys. Flowers AND cupcakes. You know how to spoil a guy.
Toby and Josie also want Mom to give me more bon bons. I'll mention it to Mom. Very helpful suggestion. AND they sent cupcakes. Mmmmh is this a new flavor? Trout and nip? Delicious. Thank mew.
Luke, Tully, Sammy and Natasha sent a big Sunflower. I can really use that now. AND it's working. Purrsday was rainy but now it's sunny! Thank mew. We need more sun.
Finally, my true love, Kandie, sent me her heart. I love you too my sweet girl. I'm praying for your health.
April 6th 2015 5:14 pm
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All right, in honor of my birthday I changed my background from Christmas to something Springy. Mom planted both of these flowers. The yellow and the red ones. She can't remember what color her tulips are. She thinks red. We'll just have to wait until they bloom.
Mom forgot my birthday. I got NOTHING :( Thank catness my friends didn't forget. Thank mew for coming by and bringing so many goodies. You guys are the best:
King Meiko and MacKinzy for the Big Hugs and Mac, Angel Ivy, Legolas and family also for the Big Hugs. I hug you right back! I love hugs :)
Midnight Son and Family for the flowers.
Toby and sister for the big Easter Basket (wow, it's filled with cool stuff)
Cupcake from Midight Son, Angels D-Max and White Boots. Yummy.
'nother cupcake from Beepers and family. Thanks. A guy can never have too many cupcakes.
Daffodils from Humphrey and Roger. Thank you dear friends. They match the ones on my page.
A little Easter basket from pretty Miss Lily. Lots of nice things in here. Thank you.
More lovely flowers from Midnight Son and family. Mmmmh they smell good.
My own Mouse from Moose, Spencer, Yoda and family. Fantastic! Thank you so much. Mietzi is not allowed to touch this one.
A Blue Bird from Milo, Mallee, Angels Smokey Joe and Sam. I love birds! How fun.
A baseball from Miss Hazel Lucy and Mazie. Yesteday was baseball weather. 72 degree. Today is rainy. I'll keep it for later in the week. Thank you.
Yummy Easter Egg from Humphrey and Roger.
We love you all and can't wait until Catster works propurrly again. Mietzi is on facebook. Pawmail me if you can't find her there. Need to go and ask Mom to give me some bon bons for my birthday.
Hugs and love to all,
December 14th 2014 5:13 pm
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Help friends! I just heard on the news Petsmart will be sold! For 8 point some Millions. Mom buys all our stuff at Petsmart. What are we going to do if our store disappears? Where is she going to buy my bon bons? And Mietzi's Fancy Feast? And our nip mousies? Oh this is terrible. And just before Christmas. I hope Santa doesn't shop at Petsmart. If he does, we might not get any presents. Who is buying Petsmart anyway? I bet it's some famous dog from Hollywood with lots of doe.
April 16th 2014 5:52 pm
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Please share in your groups and with your friends, cats and dogs.
Cat and Dog FOOD - MELAMINE again found in pet food.
(Melamine and cyanuric acid were found to be the deadly cause of the largest pet food recall in history in 2007.)
MELAMINE FOUND IN CAT & DOG FOOD AGAIN
click this link
Also read below the paragraph that's marked with a red line.
Thank you to Hazel Lucy and Mazie's Mom for posting this and getting the word out, we all need to share this and get the word out ~ I remember what happened back in 2007, we should all be worried!!
Please spread the word and read the article!!
April 6th 2014 7:35 pm
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Today is my birthday! They say I'm eleven but I don't feel that old. I thank you all for stopping by and sending gift and well-wishes. I really appreciate it. I took some photos of my birthday, see my page.
I got many wonderful presents. Mietzi let me sleep at the top of the BIG BED. Usually I have to sleep in the middle. I woke Mom up bright and early by licking her hand. She got up but didn't mention my birthday at all :( Had she forgotten again?
Well, that was OK. She had already given me a gift. About a week ago I got these two PALM TREES and I LOVE them. I pretend that I'm on a tropical island and then I nibble on my palm trees. Mom said unfortunately these probably cannot be saved. A neighbor gave them to her but they are in bad shape. The leaves are all turning brown. One already went into the dumpster. I want to keep the other one, please Mom!
Mom went to Church in the morning. I guess that's all right for her to go. Don't want to make my Creator mad by not letting Mom go. I did a bit of BIRD WATCHING while Mom was gone. Just for my birthday mother nature has sent the little peepers back from their vacation in the south.
BLUE BUFFALO also gave me a nice present. They developed some great new flavors. Mietzi got on the puter and was going to order me a big box of Blue Buffalo. That's when Mom came back :(
Mom did LAUNDRY and I got to help with the comforters. Next I went outside in my harness to check on my nip and OH HOW WONDERFUL - my NIP is GROWING. There is one tiny green bud, just in time for my birthday! We went back inside and I got some NIP from last year's crop. Mom checked the puter and there were so many messages for me. And that's when she remembered, it's my birthday today! I got some Blue Buffalo TREATS!
Our homeowner association also gave me a neat present. There are now FINES FOR DOGS, related to them doing their business in the wrong places (yuck) or them not making their humans clean it up immediately (yuck yuck). Also fines for dogs who are walking around without a leash. Mom pointed out to me that it says "Pet(s) not leashed." For some reason she thinks this applies to Mietzi and me. Clearly it does not. Dogs are pets. Cats are V.I.P.s (Very Important Purrs).
March 2nd 2014 3:50 pm
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Friends, I have been such a fool! This beautiful Lady Cat asked me if I wanted to be her Valentine and she send me a sweet message in a rosette and you know what? I've been so busy and so frazzled about Catster going away and trying to save stuff, and then we switched internet purrviders, I didn't see her message until now!
I am so lucky that she's even asked me. I have noticed her a while ago. She has beautiful long fur and pretty blue eyes. She's from Persia but now she lives in California. She is 14 and I am 10 but that's OK. My sisfur Mietzi is older too and we get along. Some of her siblings say that she's pushy but I think she's just a Lady who knows what she wants and she doesn't like compromises.
I hope she doesn't reconsider. Holding my breath.
February 15th 2014 11:07 am
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Furst of all I wanted to thank everypaw who made my DDP on February 12th such a special day:
Buddy - snow flake, thanks. I'll add it to the others that are falling from the sky right now.
Meezers - a heart. I love you too.
Midnight Son - huge trophy that sits next to my puter now.
Humphrey Lee Haunted, Roger Bleu, Angel Greta - beautipurr bouquet of flowers. Thank mew. It's on my dining room table now.
Some unknown Partner - for giving me the present of saving the Community.
Also many thanks to all who have sent flowers, hugs and hearts for Valentine's Day or just because. We love you too!
Now the big news in my house:
Since I've learned so much about the Internet and puters in the last few weeks, I decided to get a job as Purrgrammer. I can work from home using Mom's puter. I'll like working from home because I can snack and watch TV while I work. Maybe I could even work for the new Community! I'm expecting a pawmail from the new Catster Partner any minute. They can pay me with bon bons. I love my bon bons.
Mom said if I want to work as Purrgrammer, I'll need fast internet. So she ordered me one. I got all excited yesterday because a little box arrived and Mom said this is my fast Internet. I looked in the box but there was no internet in there. Only a plastic box thing and a green cable and a yellow cable and some papers. Not what I expected. Mom said it won't work until Monday night. That's when somebody will flip a switch and then everything will be super-fast on our net.
I have to go now and study Purrgrammer language.
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February 13th 2014 5:43 am
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Yesterday I was a DDP (thank you Watchcat), AND they announced that the Community features will not be shutting down!!!
WE ARE SAVE. WE ARE ALL SAVE. *grabs all his friends by the paws and does a happy dance*
Then the rest of the night I was busy saving a dog's page who wouldn't save right in my beloved HTTrack, so I had to use a different purrgram that I'm not so furmiliar with.
Why am I still saving stuff you say? Because we don't know yet how the new Community will look like. Obviously there are things broken here on this site. We are actually afraid to jump up and down too much, it all feels kind of fragile. We don't know if somebody else is taking this over from Say Media, if the pages will stay the same or if they're doing something new. We don't know if we'll have access to all our stuff, like all the comments in the diaries and on the photos. There will be some kind of Community for us but we don't know any details and they don't tell us yet.
So that's why we have saved our pages so that we'll have them furever no matter what. We'll back them up to an external flash drive and even if our puter ever says puff, then we still have it.
We are just so happy that there will be a place again where we can play, have fun, and help each other. Please, please, please, let is be as closely like this Community as pawsible in spirit. I don't care about fancy features. Those are nice to have but what I REALLY care about is my friends and the sense of caring and helping each other that has been a part of this Community for so long. Just nice furs being nice to each other. The world is so mean. If I want that I just have to step out the door. But this place has always been our sanctuary. A special place were furs obey the Golden Rule, and a place where we can be silly and unwind from the stress of everyday living.
Big hugs and purrs and thanks to whoever is making it pawsible that we will keep our Community.