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what the heck

January 27th 2014 8:45 pm
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I do not know if it is Momma's internet, or this site, but pages are loading so hissing back tomorrow to try again. We will be signing in on petster & furry families along with here kitty. The bad thing, and I don;t want it so sound mean, is that now there are so many sites that everyone is spreading to, we won't be able to sign on all of them. Mom is not going to delete our pages until March 2. in the slight chance that the calvary comes in to save the day. back later when these stupid pages load better hiss again!


quick hey

January 22nd 2014 1:52 pm
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just popped in for a minute. Today is the human brother's 26th birthday, so Mom is celebrating. Starting to plan the wedding shower. Mom says how in the heck did my little boy grow up so fast?
Momma needed to take a couple days to calm down about this site closure business, She was so stressed & upset, that I could tell & started spraying again. So she had to chill out big time so that I would calm down. We will be here tomorrow & over the weekend to say hey & stuff, and to start copying our pages. I hate the thought of not seeing "you have a comment" or stuff in my email inbox...
Who knows, maybe this will be saved at the last minute. Enough people are surely upset about it. Does anyone know if the "powers that be" are aware of us? I know the mods are, but they can only do what they can do. Just curious if anyone has heard us Hortons "YOP!"


it worked to save my page!

January 18th 2014 1:27 pm
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I tried Samoa's link

I then opened Tig's page, and saved it. I have Adobe already, so I saved as a PDF & was able to open it boom full color. At least it is something!


back to business

January 18th 2014 12:48 pm
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ok - after a HUGE major freakout yesterday, as I am sure many of us did - I decided that all I can do is what I can do. I signed the petition, I will email Say, but forward, I will do this:

I am posting as usual, and will post the sites I joined everywhere so anyone that wants to still hang out with us knows where we iz. I thought hard about this part, and for the four weeks of February, I am letting each kitty have a week for them. At the end of that week, I will delete their page. Moving backwards, so Felix will be first. Tigger, being the Quartet's loudest & bounciest will stay til the end as he was the first to sign up. It will break my heart to delete those pages, but it will be on MY TERMS, not some corporate wipeoff. I still do not understand why this happened, but in life I guess we always do not understand why. I didn't even get a chance to send thanks to all for the Christmas trees, and cakes, and hugs. I would maybe try to start a blog, but I have no idea even how to do it. Maybe someone can give me a few directions. In the meantime, I joined Macy's site, and will join cathugger. I still am on the fence about FB - but always please email me & I will keep in touch with you! The sad thing is that I am sure many have already left without knowing where we are all trying to gather. I know there are some of you that I may lose touch with, maybe you are done with all this & just want to move on...that is ok, you will always be in my heart. Those that will be a part of our new starts, well yahoo pals! I want to share a poem that I have posted on my fridge that has gotten me through many a ssad day

Though no one can go back in time and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. Anonymous

So my friends let's go make that brand new ending...ok? We are united, we are strong we are awesome...why? because we are owned by a cat...or two..or three..or four... or...well you get it! Paws Up! The Tigman & momma Renee


hey pals - join here!

January 17th 2014 9:07 pm
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hangin out at the late show, & saw that Macy started an awesome site for us, and we joined already COME ON!

I think we will join also and there is another one I wrote down & will post later


ok here goes

January 17th 2014 8:01 pm
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After spending most of my day not even being able to work, I thought about what I wanted to say here. I will be here until March 1, and then, like Xena's mom, I will delete my pages. Not any one else. ME. Funny, I joined about a week ago, just to check it out. Pretty ironic now. The bad thing is that there are soooo many sites. We need to kinda find one that alot of us can join so we can see each other. Forgive my rambling, but I have so much to say. Firstly, Catster saved Tigger's life - literally. I had just gotten the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and was so scared, so worried. I did a search on it, and posts from our pal Bumpurr came up. I joined Catster on the spot. Then between reading & learning, I knew when Tig had blocked, what it was & what I had to do, and my baby made it. The past few months have been crazy, so I have not been here as much, and I do admit I did not get to visit our groups much - so many & with 4 kits - whew! Some people may think me silly, but I have grown so close to many of you. I went to bed with a prayer for your sick kitties, I cried with those of you that lost your baby, and was joyful when a sick little one recovered. I laughed at so many of your stories & jokes, and high fived you when you brought a new kit into your hearts. You have shared so much with me, and were there for us so many times, whether you knew it or not. I will update one last time at least on the rest of the quartet, but I will be trying to figure out how to save my stuff. While it will be great to visit everyone's blogs - I am not sure about FB - the thing I will miss is being able to comment in your diaries or on the forums. I tried to give a little advice here & there to help someone just as I was helped. Or to give encouragement on the get well forum. We won't have that anymore. I also feel bad for the article writers. They do their best, and while I did not read them all - once we are all off the site, what will really happen here? I will not return, for the principle of it - there is no point as it will not be Catster anymore. I just wish that the "powers that be" would have listened to us & gave us a chance - but money rules over heart so many times. Working from home, I am alone alot, (although many a times I have a cat-butt in my face while they dance across my keyboard!)and many gloomy days, I would log on to be cheered up. Now I feel like I have just lost so much.
Also I think I saw in Samoa's diary how to save your whole page. I was never savvy enough to make ours pretty, but I always liked to see how you all did yours. That too I will miss. I am off to hit The Late Show & see what is up there.

To my friends that maybe I did not see too much, I wish you all well, and you will always have a place in my heart. To the friends that I talk with a bit more, and really anyone that wants to stay in touch with us, here is our email again. PLEASE send us a line, and where you may be going or if & when you have a blog or if you are only on FB. We all need a chance to try & connect. You are too important to me to let go. I will end this diary with this; I was and still am PROUD to be a Catster Member & part of our little family. Loves to you all. Gentle pawtaps from Renee, Tigger, Maizy, Smitty & Felix.



January 17th 2014 8:06 am
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I will be back later today with more thoughts on this, because I am just too upset right now. But PLEASE if you want to keep in touch with me & the kitty quartet, here is our email. Also want to find out where everyone might be going?! PLEASE we do not want to lose our friends! I will be back to update on the kits and to try & save our stuff .

Momma Renee's email

put catster in the subject in case it goes to spam, as I check my spam for valid emails



Happy New Year

January 2nd 2014 7:39 pm
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We are glad to put 2013 to bed. While there were some good times, there was much sadness for us. Stressful things, like all of us have. Things are settling down a bit - Momma has the last dregs of year end crap for the company to finish up, and then hopefully things will be quiet for a while. Human sister is doing ok, she has had some sad times - this starting over is hard for her, and she is still very hurt by the jerk-head dude, but she is trying to keep her chin up. Momma told her that great things are in store, and sometimes a door must close for another to open. Human brother will be getting married in 4 months! - Momma still cannot beleive it, but it is all good. I have been a bit ornery, but Momma says the stress of things probably has made me cranky, so in a way it is good that the holidays are done. I can chill down. We are trying to slowly get back here, but wanted to wish all of you blessings for much happiness & for a great 2014! pawtaps!


A Holiday wish from The Quartet & updates

December 22nd 2013 6:57 am
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We really have not been on Catster too much - things have been insane around here. Mom has been working so much, and with trying to re-arrange a bunch for our human sister to come home, and then throw all the holiday prep in there - well all of you are just as hectic I'm sure.
We just wanted to take this few minutes to wish you a lovely Holiday season whatever you may celebrate, and a Healthy,Prosperous New Year to everyone. Hopefully after the holidays, things should start to settle down. Our human girl will be home, and then Momma has to start preparing for our human brother getting married. To Momma he is still her baby boy, and will always be, but he is 26 - so he isn't that little... Our girl should be home tomorrow. She took 10 days to drive back from Seattle, visiting the Grand Canyon, Vegas, a cousin in Texas, and a stop New Orleans. (which she says is SO AWESOME she thought she would explode!) A cathartic journey to help heal from the heartache of recent events. Momma is glad that she will be home, and close by again. Now she just needs to start the job search all over again. Also Felix will be going in for full xrays - he is just not any better, and a 1 year old kitty should not spend his days just laying on a bed or on the cat-tree looking out the window. He must be in pain, so the vet will be checking all his bones & conferring with another orthopedic specialist to see if they can do anything for him. Momma just wants him to be able to run around like the 3 of us all do - he deserves it. So we will keep you posted on all that business. Thank goodness for Care Credit & insurance, otherwise this would be impossible.

Oh something horrible that happened - on Thanksgiving, The Dad was outside getting ready to fry a turkey (he has done this for years...mmmm) a few doors down, they have a little black & white shitzu type dog - very yappy but whatever. All of a sudden, The Dad hears a loud yelp & a lady screaming - the big pitbull a few doors down on the other side of us was in their yard & had grabbed the little dog by the neck. The man there was kicking the dog to drop his dog. Well, we have not seen that little dog since, so it probably either was killed, or had to be put down from injuries. We also have not heard the other dog barking in his yard. The people would chain him outside all the time, and he would bark non-stop & then get loose and go after people. So it was terrible on so many accounts. The pit could have been a nice doggie if trained properly & kept in his yard, and the little dog would be safe. That is why Momma ALWAYS keeps our gates closed no matter what even though I am out on a leash, she worried what could happen if he got into our yard. Shudder.....

Also, please watch where you place a burning candle. Momma did not know this, but Nana had a candle on her dresser, and I decided to jump up there to see if she had anything good to sniff at, and got too close & singed a few whiskers. Nana felt so bad, but now when she burns it, she will close her door. That is why Momma only has one in a spot where we cannot jump. So be careful out there! I was lucky, I only have a couple of crispy whiskers, and learned my lesson, but somecat could get hurt. I sure hope Santa will still bring me something.....I try to be good, I really do, but Tiggers is just so bouncy....

So, we thank everyone for any wishes,, and send our best to anyone we have missed for bdays or gotchas or even get wells - but we really will be back soon, Momma misses everyone very much.

Peace, Love & Joy to all purrs from Tig, Maizy, Smitty & Felix


here for a quick minute

December 4th 2013 6:53 am
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Thank you all for the gifts, from all of us. We have not been on & missed Thanksgiving here due to some stressful stuff. Momma's daughter (our human sister) that lives in Seattle had a nasty falling out with her BF (his fault completely)- and basically had the rug pulled out from under her - she has to quit her 2 jobs & come home. It is too expensive for her to stay out there alone and she misses family too much. It has been a mad scramble to figure everything out, get ready for 16 people on turkey day (since The dad decided to tear up the basement floor like 2 weeks before, argh!) and Momma now has to turn around & move her office back down there so there so she can have that bedroom available. Momma feels so awful for her girl - what do you say & do? It will get better, but getting through it is difficult & it is hard to see your child hurting so very much & basically starting over. It was sad for Momma when she went back there, but there is packing & arranging & getting a car back here...eesh. I have been extra lovey to Momma & to my human girl too. So Momma has not had any extra time to pop in here. Hopefully in the next few days there will be a few minutes to catch up with everyone.
We do want to say that we are thankful for all of you friends, and for our family. We have full tummies, and a roof over our heads. Even the colony kitties have their own little roofs. Peace & love to all - be back asap.

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