April 29th 2012 8:46 pm
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Me and my family have been thinking of the changes in our lives good or bad we have to accept them...it is hard sometimes but in the long run changes are good mostly...
Mom is making changes in her business because she is getting too stressed from all of the driving she has to do, she works almost every day with hardly any days off...we miss having Mom home with us and she misses us...now that Xena has CRF, I have asthma, she is getting older and she has the added responsibility of helping with her Moms care because she has dementia she decided time to make changes...it scares Mom but she knows she has to do this and the time is to start now, it will be a slow process but I for one can't wait so I can spend more time in her lap taking naps & getting lots of love...
We also know that here on catster there has been lots of changes, some have left because of the changes. Are they good changes or not so good, we don't know we are not judging, but as time goes things have to change. None of us like changes, but we all must give the changes a chance even if we don't like them...what doesn't change here is the love and friendship we have here. To us that is what is important, to have a place we can come to with our Mom and for our Moms to help them with everyday life, stresses, losses and hardships...this is a place where my Mom can come and forget the outside world for a short time..
If saddens us when so many leave because they don't like the changes but change is good most of the time, just embrace and give the changes a chance we have to get used to those changes..we just wish that every time there is a change people would not up and leave, going to FB is not always the answer.
Mom found this and to Mom and us this says it all....
All of us experience change in our lives. Change is the one constant in our lives. There are changes that we look forward to and change that we fear. However, one thing is for sure. Things will not stay the same no matter how much we would like them too. When a life change occurs, we have two choices in how to respond. We can despair that a change has come and assume that things will be worse, or we can look with excitement at the new possibilities that the change presents.
Thank you all for being our friends, being here for us in good times, sad times and not so good times...and yes even when things change. Give change a chance.....
Zeke Mama's Boy
We love yall and we are so glad to be a part of catster mom feels like that too this is her escape for a short time and it is a great place to be. Mom really loves kitties and it is so good to share the happy/sad good/bad and every day life times here with others that also love kitties (ok and pups too). We are sad to see friends leave too. There are so many friends listed on our pages that we met early on when we got here and now they are gone and we have only been here less than two years.
So glad your changes do not involve leaving catster. hugs and putts to you mom has she embraces the changes ahead with excitement, we trust it will be good.
We have noticed the same issues of former original furnends leaving here, or at least no longer bering very active if at all...but even though meowmy is now in a busy job, she can't imagine not being here...too many kitties and pups too...that she loves to exchange a word with, a thought, a joy or a sad, but sharing and loving eachother is what makes these pawlaces so wonderfur!
We are happy that meowmy found Catster!
We too have been through all these changes in the sites...but we are still here, and plan to remain even with future changes...FB is not the place fur us!
Oh Zeke is a nice di'ry. We knows 'bout change (we moofed a long way & I gots lost). Change is skeery but if you gots luff, all gonna be okay.
Hope you, yer mom & alla kitties will be okay durin' this time of change.
Very well said my dear friend. We love you and plan on staying here in this very wonderful place.
A long time ago my mom had a job she loved. she worked at a no kill animal shelter and she was there 15 years. Then, bad people got in who had positions of power and got rid of Mom's directer, then her.
Mom was devestated-she worked with the cats, and some of the dogs. She did it because she loved them.
when mom started training for her other job, the first teacher she met who she really liked she told her story to. He nodded, and being trained in 'zen' (we cats are naturally, you know!) he told her...
'if we were to have tea, and you wanted tea, but your cup was full but cold, you would have to pour out the cold tea before being offered the new hot and nourshing tea.'
She told him how she missed her 'babies' and he said 'the universe takes care of its own...and is sending you further along so you can bring more to more.'
some time later, I came into mom's life...as did dad. We were standing in the wings, and now there are 6 of us....and as we speak mom and dad are planning on trying to trap a little mom cat and some baby kits outside...
nothing is wasted. We may not see the full picture, but Ceiling Cat must...and so, perhaps, change may be what we need even when we don't like it at the time.
We are so happy for our friends here, and think the world of them.
Zeke, we love you and are happy (and relieved!) that you're not leaving! In the 5 years we've been on Catster, we've been through (and survived) many, many changes to the site and know it's been the same for your family. We like some of the changes but most of them we don't like but we've learned to live with them. Many of the changes that we don't like might even be small ones but we notice when features are no longer here and it makes Catster seem smaller and squeezed. However, the one change that rips at our hearts and the one we have trouble accepting and dealing with is when friends no longer come here because of the changes or feel that they have to choose either FB or Catster and choose FB or even worse, remove their pages . . . :((
Like your mom, my mommy has had to endure several life altering changes over the past 3 years and some have left her feeling devastated and it's been hard. There hasn't been any choice except to keep going. A few changes turned out to be blessings if looked at from a different perspective. But that's life. Life IS change! Good luck to your mom with the changes to her business. You're going to love having more time with your mom!
We love you and deeply value your friendship and all the love and support you've given our family over the years. And we love all our wonderful friends here. That's what it's really about!
Kaci & family
Very well said. We're not going anywhere!
We think changes can be good and we need to imbrace them...one door closes and another will open...life takes us all on many journeys some good and some not, but that is how we all learn...yes Mom will be scared to make the changes to her pet sitting business but it won't be as scary as when she quite her job and started doing pet sitting all the time...but now is the time for her to slow down, not drive so many miles and the best part is to be home with us more...unfortunately this really will be a slow process and it will be 2013 that the big changes will happen.
As for catster yeah we don't always like every change, but we just move on and learn how to do things differently...and leaving here is not an option to us. we love our friends too much and being with other kitties & their Moms helps our Mom in so many ways, especially when we lost our sweet Tallulah!!!
Very well said Zeke, we totally agree. Change is usually for the better, if something changes it doesn't mean you give up on it.. We were away from catster for a while because Mom was really busy with work, now that we are back on she realizes how much she really misses it! It is a place where our pawrents can get away from things for a bit, they can talk about us kitties and be surrounded by furiends. Catster is such an uplifting place that we really enjoy being a part of.