April 2nd 2014 8:39 am
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THANK YOU HQ for choosing me as 1 of the DDP'S...
WHAT PAWTASTIC COMPANY I'M KEEPIN' TODAY....
ANGEL ABBY,PRISSY AND FRECKLES are all my PALS!
I agree with Miss Abby,don't send pressies...Keep them
for Easter that is right around the corner. Also, we
need to hang on to a few for those pups or furmilies
who are sick....HUGS ARE FREE, so if you want HUG ME...
Blizzard was over on Monday. Really can't tell you
how many inches....When the wind blows so hard, it
vibrates your north kitchen windows....The snow is
moving everywhere! There was 2 to 2.5 ft. in front
of garage. Other areas drifted and filled in....
There is snow on the open prairie that was bare.
Some places it's a couple inches and other places
it's deep. Cold temperatures all this week....
Next week looks promising for nice spring weather.
Our furmily is having Easter this Sunday. My hooman
sister has to work on Easter. We usually have ham
but we are having Turkey. Cuz,Melissa won 1 at a
Turkey/Ham Bingo. Gma's big ham from last fall...
a gift from a hunter,will sit in the freezer for
Up way too early for ME! So most of the chores are
done. Gma made a crab seafood pasta salad. We are
having baby back ribs,pasta salad and fresh pears
for supper. They are,I never have a chance to snag
BBQ. I'm having roast beef. Yummy!
Gma and I are going to work with the SILVER PAIN
BOX or as many pals say....the CONFUSER! She is
freakin' out with all the manuals. There is 1 for
the external hard drive,puter,operating system
from windows,flash drives and every program
in the puter..... Her head just spins! Since she
will move my office chair...I can lay there and
try to snuggle...keep her from having a meltdown!
She honestly doesn't know, if she is coming or going?
Some of the info. is real mixed up in her tiny
Gpa seems to be entertained,while listenin' to her
talk to herself. Throw a few techy terms at him,
while he stares back at her! This is funny,cuz,her
techy vocab is very limited! So last night, he's
smart and says, "what can I do for you?"
Gma said, I found copies in the files of all the
phone numbers on the big bulletin board. I don't
have time to add all the new nos. and reprint them.
You still know how to write,don't you??????????
He has a zillions little pieces of paper clutterin'
up the big board. She told him to take it all
down....Hand write on the typed sheets the new nos.
Clean up all that mess......Put the new sheets up!
He thought he could do that! We will see how long
he remembers this HONEY DO????? he has a problem
called in 1 ear and out the other...Gma says, all
old guys have very selective hearin' Huh??????
I thought they were just all deaf from the farming
March 29th 2014 1:20 pm
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Howdy Pals-LIKE TO REPORT SPRING ON THE PRAIRIE IS
AS CRAZY AS EVER!!!!!!! Yesterday is was low 30's, and snow
spits...So small you could barely see them. The wind was
out of the North and very cold...Today it is very windy,
straight south and poundin' on my little house. Gpa and
I went out for a walk,sniff and hunt after lunch. I was
able to stay 30 min. like a couple days ago. Last time,
I looked it was 54.
Sunday during the day, WILL BE about the same as today!
Yippy! I can go outside!!!! HERE'S the crazy part.....
SUNDAY NIGHT-WE ARE FORECAST TO HAVE SNOW WITH 50 MPH
WINDS AND VERY BAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. SUPPOSE TO LAST
UNTIL MONDAY EVENING. SNOW IN EXCESS OF 6" AND UP!
I'm prayin' it stays in the northern part of the state,
since I live in the south-central part. Who knows????
All the other snow is melted,except a little in the
piles and shelter-belts. This is how crazy our springs
can be around here.....
Gpa is out lookin' all the cows over. The ones close
to calving will be put close to a barn. He can lock them
up if the storm shows up! STUPID COWS....they seem to
calf in storms on a regular basis. DO YOU KNOW, BISON
WILL STOP CALVING UNTIL STORMS ARE OVER! I can't tell
you why beef cows don't???????? Extra stress and work
for Gpa.....This time of the year,it makes a real big
mess! The weather changin' so drastically isn't good
for the baby moos. Gpa sure doesn't need a corral of
sick baby moos......
Thank you for all the pmails and pressies the other
day when I was one of the DDP's...I tried to send
a thank you to each of you. I didn't check each one
to see if they arrived. I sure HOPE so! Dogster has
been runnin' real slow today.....
I tied Gma to the puter,until supper...She has to let
me catch up with my groups. Look at my pals pictures
and diaries. Play some games too! I promised Angel
Precious,I'd zoom to Catster and help her with her
mail. I promised her to paw out her dairy,as soon
as I could. Precious said, Jezzie is a pawtastic
kitty! She is teachin' her the in's and out's
of flyin' with wings. Huntin' squirrels and birds
at the bridge. These special squirrels and birds
like to play catch me if you can....Nobody is ever
hurt,playin' at the bridge.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE.....
I better go,lots to do!
hugs and kisses,mazy
March 27th 2014 4:28 pm
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Ugly Silver Pain Box.............
MARCH 27,2014 MORE CRAZINESS!
Most of the week is shot,almost 4 p.m. and my dogatary has been
working for hours. She was up at the outrageous time of 6 a.m.!
This doxie DOES NOT, I repeat DOES NOT get up then! It's still
pitch black outside! I did have to rise, check to see if she was
okay?????? Only cuz,she wasn't feelin' great last night. I quickly
returned to my warm bed...She was walkin',talkin' and drinkin'
coffee....She's CRAZY but she's okay!
I gotta tell ya, the big bed cooled off too FAST with both my old
folks up for the day. Darn it! I got up, had breakfast,even before
I'd think about a potty! If this is a new schedule, I'll have to add
another meal to the day! We did a few household thingies. Washed
Gpa's work clothes. Planned supper before her head was Mush!
She even took a hot shower to pull herself together. I was happy
while we were on the desktop, checkin' in with dogster pals. You
know barkdays, furmail, group games and stuff!
Outta the blue,she abandons our office chair,made for two...Takes
a seat at the other desk and fires up the new PAIN in my Life! It's
our 1st. laptop puter, touch screen with the new windows set up.
Okay???? Now where am I suppose to sit??????? She sits in this
little chair with no arms or paddin',then she begins to IGNORE ME!
Well, I NEVER! What about me?????????
I decided, I could entertain myself for awhile. This effort turned into
hours without snacks or treats! Finally, I had just about enough! So,
I stood up on her leg, I pulled on her jeans, I yodeled....Finally, I sat
down, barked and then went into a FULL CRYIN' FIT! How dare she
ignore me... Results:rearranged the chairs,moved the office chair to
the new Pain Box and put me up there with her. Now, this is more
like it! I can see what is goin' on and be comfy...Maybe press a button
or two,here and there?
Finally,she took a break...not for me,her head was swimmin' in an
techy information overload! So, I was allowed to go play in some of
my groups...Now we're cookin'!!!! Break time again! Must be time for
lunch...OMD! I can't wait! NOPE! She had more coffee and we didn't
have any lunch...Now,she is tryin' to starve me! I HATE THAT LITTLE
BOX! No lunch,are you kiddin' me????????????? I have to wait at least
3 hours for supper........I'll blow away on the prairie wind!!!!!
Well,she started to feel guilty,must have been the eyes, I was given her!
A greenie was a peace offerin',I think?????????? I'll at least have clean
toophers! Now, I can make it until suppertime. I just don't know why
she insists on buyin' me the teenie tiny size?????? This Pain box better
fall into line REAL FAST! Otherwise,I'm gonna develop a Temper!!!!!!
Here's what she said, we managed:set up a few apps,learned to go
back and forth from the touch screen to the desktop. Downloaded
some programs. Read about this new thingy...Visited some of our
sites,added some more browsers. Re-downloaded some of our games.
Tested them....but 2 of them didn't download right. She lost a dll file
and not sure how to take care of that??? Set up a bunch of our accounts.
She watched the current news on videos....Last and not least,we
While here,she decided,I could tell you how much I HATE the PAIN
Box! Since the original hard drive was defective, had to be replaced.
We only used it a little for 5 days. The tech lady,they sent to the
house,drove 180 miles,one way to fix us up! Gma has a little trouble
understandin' the techy support peeps from the other side of the
world. Prairie isn't their 1st. language....Can you imagine that????
I thought the whole whole spoke prairie???? I sure hope she
doesn't up and decide to learn a foreign language too! Retirement
plan is turnin' into a lot of work and plannin'!!!!!
I mean,I thought, we'd pack my toys,treats,clothes,blankets.....
All the stuff to make me beautiful,bowls,chow,meat and snacks:
Leashes and harnesses, if we must AND just TAKE-OFF!!!
Nope! This is lookin' like a very long,drawn out operation........
Prayin' my days are soon filled with less drama! This is just too
tough on the Princess of the Ponderosa.
Pray for ME! hugs and kisses,mazy
March 25th 2014 1:29 pm
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My BIG NEWS is: Spring is slowly unfolding! The
1st. day was perfect with sunshine and 54. We had
a skiff of snow the day before and the day after.
We had a COLD windy weekend and I wasn't outside
much...Gpa and I are in the swing of spring! I go
out with him for a little walk after lunch. If,it
is chilly, I wear a sweater. I had a bath over the
weekend. Plus the nails,ears,eyes,teeth...the works!
Very BEST PART is the BLOW DRYER! I LOVE MY FUR
DRIED! My peeps are feeling better but they still
poop out,before the day is over...Maybe it's old
age and not the bug!
Gpa has 6 baby moos on the ground. He lost a calf
yesterday that was born backwards....Little earlier
than normal. The corrals were like lakes last spring,
Gpa had to let the bulls out early. Gpa has been
hauling bales into hay yard on the cold days. The
grounds gets too soft and he gets stuck with the
tractor. He had a flat on the rear tire of tractor.
A guy came and put a boot in it. A new tire is $2,000
for 1! OMD! I can't imagine what tires cost for
all of Jax's Daddy's bigger tractors? Gpa broke
a metal line on tractor. Another job of take the
thing apart to fix 1 little thing. Farm truck
stalled on Gpa,when he was hauling grain home for
the calves... This is what happens alot around
here. Because the old equipment is wore out....
Gpa is going to sell some calves this week. He
better kick the retirement plan into full gear
before too many other things wear out.....
Gma and I have been doing the usual cleaning,
laundry,cooking,baking and errands. We hauled our
processed beef home. Cleaned our 3 freezers. Cooked
for the barn kitties again. Did some kitchen spring
cleaning. Little of this and little of that!!!
The guy came,set up the net for the new puter, a
laptop. On March 18th.,Gma started working with
the new system. Setting stuff up and looking around
and stuff...Then on Sunday 23rd. out of the BLUE
the laptop said, it had a hard drive problem AND
it was FATAL! OMD! Gma went Crazy! She had the puter
run through its scans. Wrote down everything it FAILED!
Called her Tech people....
The Tech people spent 2 hours going through the whole
system by remote. Guess what? The laptop came with
a defective hard drive. Monday a drive was ordered
and will be shipped to the house. A Tech person will
call and schedule to come here and replace it. Have
us up and running again... Stuff happens! This is
why Gma said, she needed to buy our travel puter
now....Learn to use it! This wouldn't have been
handy if, we'd been off traveling somewhere......
Her books came for this new system,so we have lots
of reading to do! Sure glad we had our desktop
to use. I'd be having pup pal DT's! I'm still having
cat food DT's! I find a piece of food here and there
in the cattle room. Since Precious became an Angel
I can't steal kitty kibbles like I did...
I've quit looking all day for her. Sometimes,I'm
still looking outside for her. I check where her
food should be,but there isn't any! I can still
smell her on the loveseat and in her bed. I'm still
snuggling with Gpa after supper,then I move to Gma
for the rest of the evening. Her 2 litter boxes
just up and disappeared. The barn kitties aren't
the same...they come up, put their faces on my
house windows. Looking inside and startle me...
They don't want to play with me,when I go outside.
Not the same as a house kitty... Gma plays with
me everyday. Just still feels a little strange
I guess, this is all the
news from the Ponderosa.
Hugs and kisses,Mazy
March 9th 2014 10:42 am
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Grandma here...it is with sadness,we tell you that Precious has passed to the bridge. This is hardest for Grandpa,as she was his lap baby. Mazy has been looking for her since yesterday. Grandpa looked for her but couldn't find her. She took her last prairie outings before she left us.
The past 3 days the temperatures were warmer. She was determined she would go outside and enjoy herself. Yesterday, she went outside and didn't return to the house. Grandpa found her this morning,she had went into his shop and the angels came for her. She was elderly,as least 13. She will be missed. She was the best trained kitty,we've ever known and loved. She had a good home here after being dumped into the country.
Grandpa will build a coffin for her as our other furs. We will bury her in our pet cemetery when the ground thaws. Thank you for all the support and prayers. I'm sure she was happy to be able to enjoy going outside the last 3 days.
Grandma Keda and Mazy
February 9th 2014 12:41 pm
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Hi there pals-Mazy waves and throws Valentine Roses
to all the furs. I'm here to report Tons of Good News!
The way dogster is running,alot of us Fur Families
Need some Good news!We have spent 5 hours,trying to
send pressies to pals. Visit 2 groups and see the
new things our pals have posted...It has been a
Nightmare! PLEZ, DO NOT USE YOUR VALUABLE TIME TRYING
TO SEND ANY THANK YOU'S TO THIS LITTLE DOXIE. Just
know you are All very special to US! If we are not here
until the last day....it is because we can't access
the places we want to go....Mazy wipes away her tears!
Pages break up,can't log in,can't access the groups your
active in. Can't send your pressies(1 at a time)
easily....List of CAN'T ....JUST GOES ON AND ON! Shame
on Dogster! It appears All the RATS baled off the
Ship before the plug is pulled...We have NO ISSUES
ON ANY SITE EXCEPT HERE!
Back to the GOOD NEWS! My Gma had her 1 wk. check-up
on Friday. She is doing Super Pawtastic! Can now start
walking the treadmill. Can do all the chores except
run BIG VAC on carpets. Can lift,as long as it doesn't
exceed MY WEIGHT! So she can pick me up!!!!! We can now
play my favorite game: I HAVE IT,YOU GET IT! We did last
night! I ran under the beds,around the furniture,under
dining chairs with a stuffie.....while Gma chased me!
It was SO VERY PAWSOME!!!!!!!!!
BEST NEWS POSSIBLE! NO CANCER! The tumor was larger
than they thought. Took the ovaries too. Laposcopically
done. One 2" incision, three 1/2" incisions and a new belly
button! Used a laser to cut,burn for removal and
to stop bleeding. Bruising is almost gone. Only the 2"
incision is still healing. Told Gma she won't get FAT!
The ovaries weren't working anyway... She has almost
NO abdominal FAT....This was pawsome because; she is an
older lady....Junk in the trunk,can really do your
Heart in. She said, then more cookies for US!
Guess what??????The tumor is what was pressing on the
outside of Gma's bladder. She now can potty like a doxie!
They think, the repeated UTI's and blood in the urine will
probably go away. Re-check on that in 4 months.
The pain in her hip and pelvis has been greatly reduced.
So all that pain, the last 7 yrs. hasn't been the slip,
twisty in the hay yard,my 1st. winter with them....
She has done all kinds of junk to help that...Nothing did!
So now,they think,we will probably be able to do the
long distance walking and her work too! Wouldn't that be
just PAWSOME?????I WOULD GET TO HUNT THE OPEN PRAIRIE
WITH GMA DURING THE NICE GROWING SEASON....We had stopped
that! I just hunted in her vegetable garden. Choice of
vermin were mighty poor! I forgot, she is sleeping way
better! Since the over all chronic pain level is greatly
reduced....her Arthritis and Fibromyalgia have settled
down. They have been crazy,out of control, for the last
2 years. We think, this was partially,due to the mass
and what it was doing inside her????? You know, every
thing is connected in our little bodies....
We want to once again thank all my pals for their prayers,
positive thoughts,pmails,get well cards and pressies.
Your the BEST! You made this difficult time much easier
on our furmily. We're still trying to send thank yous to
all of you...Some go through and some don't....Mazy cries!
Dryer buzzed! Time to put the clean sheets on the bed.
While fighting with dogster, we did up all our laundry.
We sure hope things are better on site tomorrow. we won't
count on it.....
Huggies and Kisses,Mazy and Gma Keda
January 27th 2014 4:18 pm
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Well this is the hogwash Gma is trying to get
me to swallow!:? The only thing,I'm positive of,
is how Cold it is! I ran out for 2 seconds when
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PRAYERS FOR GMA KEDA.
THANK YOU FOR THE MAILS AND ROSIES TO SEND
Off they went yesterday morning,leaving me home
for a pre-op..whatever that is?
Must have been important cuz it was -22 without
the windchill...Gma doesn't poke her nose outside
She left me yummy treats in a metal can of toys...
as usual! I'm nibbling away and they drive off,
leaving me behind.
They brought some groceries home with them.
I checked out all the baggies and nothin'
HONEY for ME! I am so POOOO'd!
Then Gma tells me they put little stickies
all over her chest and did an EKGggggggggggggggggg's
or something like that??? A piece of paper comes out
of a machine with scribbles on it! Not even a good
set of dog tracks.
Like My living room artwork on the picture window...
Now that is true art!
She says, they charged her big bucks for these
thingies!!!!! I do bootiful stuff for you everyday
and I don't charge you! Who are these hoomans?
Then she said, they stuck her with a needle and
stole 2 tubes of blood.
Made her pee in a tiny cup instead of a potty
station like we have at home. What kind of
place is this hhhhhhhhooooooooosssspital?
They made hug a big machine,half naked for a
chest print on funny film.
She said, they looked in her ears,nose,throat...
with a lighted funnel thingy....Listened to her
chest with the cold thingy, the Fur Doc uses on
us guys. She got weighed again! They sure did that
alot since September
Do you think, they told her she has a cookie butt???
That's what she tells me!They gave her a big SHOOT
called a DTP.Hers was 15 yrs. old.
She laughed....Gpa's never gets old,cuz,he is always
tryin' to shorten his fingers and smush his hands.
She is registered to visit this hospital placy
on Thursday. They will call her with her reservation
time. Can you believe it? They tell her when to come
and she has to pay them for this????????
After all that Gpa took her to Red Lobster for dinner.
She had grilled shrimp skewer and fried clam strips,salad,
broccoli,rice pilaf and coffee.
They stopped at the store and drove home to me.
The clinic,hospital,restaurant and store weren't
busy, cuz it is too freaking Cold to be out there.
That's her story and she says,she sticking to it!
I still want to know why there was nothing for
Miss Mazy in all those baggies??????? Are we Poor
and someone forgot to tell me??????????? I know,
Gpa about had a fit over the $450. electric bill
with all the cold weather.
Takes alot of juice to keep those old tractors warm
in the frigid weather.
If they are cold they won't workie!Moos have
gotta have hay bales or they won't stay warm either....
That was her story and I think, it is HOGWASH!
I think, they went off to play somewhere without me????
What ya think??????
hugs and kisses,mazy
January 24th 2014 12:02 pm
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ZANEY PANEY BARKDAY SPECIAL CARD FROM US ALL
HIS ID IS: 1290580
DROP IN AND WISH HIM A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
SORRY, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO A LIVE LINK?????????
MAY THIS BE THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!!!
ZANE IS 1 TODAY....HE IS HEAD PUP AT
PUPS AND PURRS! HE KEEPS US ALL LAUGHING,
PLAYING AND ENJOYING EACH OTHER!!!!
WE LOVE YOU LITTLE PAL....
HUGGIES AND KISSIES,MAZY
January 23rd 2014 10:45 am
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HOWDY PALS-Thank you for all the pressies,pmails
and networking information shared. Thank you for
all the Fun and Good times had in our groups. The
joys of sharing our lives through our diaries.
The wonderful journey, the last 4 years has taken
our pack on. The furiends we've made, we will
We are scurrying here and there...To connect with
other furpals through Dogster and Catster Friends
started by the Amazing Fizzy and Rudy! They've
accomplished so much,in such a small amount of time.
So that we can gather together and stay connected.
We thank you from the bottom of our Hearts for
all the hard work. So many pals have registered
The other place we have found many pals is
http://www.petster.com. Saying that, we have
registered at both places.
We also set up a furbox for e-mails to come
to our house. If you want this addy, pmail
us and we will sent it too you. We needed a
box that has nothing but our fur stuff....
So we don't have to wade through business
mails and such. We try to answer all mails
If you are trying to save your furs stuff
our pals Buddy and Angel Abby's Daddy has
a quick way to do this. The link for the
info is here: http://madscientistlabs.blogspot.
COPY AND PASTE IT and you will be on
your way. Thanks Daddy K.,you are a genius!
Now we like to say: When things are Tough,
the Tough get Going! We REFUSE to be like
Prairie Sand Thrown Into The Wind! We've
decided we REALLY AREN'T DOGSTER ORPHANS
cuz, we have found and connected with many
Pawtastic Dogsters and Catsters. As a Group
FURS: WE ARE NOT ORPHANS! We have EACH OTHER!
The Journey we are on will makes us Stronger
than before. We will find a new home...We
are amazed at how Everyone has rallied to
Help each other. This is the TRUE SPIRIT
BEHIND DOGSTER AND CATSTER. So we will
continue to hang here until the very last
day. While we hang out at the other places
We Will Enjoy the Present,Embrace the Future
and Remember Fondly the Past 4 years. Like
everyone,we ran a gambit of Emotions,when
the news of the shutdown arrived. Now We
Will Persevere...My old Grandma looked
at options,while I ran under the bed to
She wouldn't let me stay there,cuz, I
needed to be out here pawing and playing
with my pals! She says, it is funny,4 yrs.
ago...she found dogster by accident! I
was a precocious little doxie. Giving her a
run for her money! She had time on her hands
as she was healing up from back surgery.
She was intimated by Dogster Plus,but furs
came from every corner to welcome us. They
Helped us find our way...Now, as we shutdown
she will have extra time once again. An
unexpected surgery is scheduled for next week.
The Dr. says: NO WORKIE!!!! She can cook
for us,that is the only thingy Gpa and I
worried about. OUR FOOD and TUMMIES!!!
WE THINK,WE WILL LEARN ALOT WHILE SHE CAN
BE A FULL-TIME DOGATARY!!!!! Lunch is calling
me....Catch ya later, Mazy
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 16th 2014 1:50 pm
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Today we are announcing some changes at Dogster and Catster. While the Dogster and Catster sites will continue to exist as daily magazines that serve the worldwide community of dog and cat families, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that we will be closing the Community areas of the sites effective March 3. This means that members of the Dogster Community will no longer be able to see Pet Profiles, Forums, Groups, Answers, Local Listings, Photo Galleries, Games, Quizzes, Adoption, Dog of the Day, Diary Central, the Gift store, and the Community homepage past that date.
I am no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of Dogster and Catster, but I am writing this to you as one of the founders, as one of the developers who built the features of the sites, as the first community manager, and as a member (Trouble, Porter). Ten years of my life have been about Dogster and Catster and I’ve invested a lot of time, money, sweat and tears. It’s been a great ride and I have no regrets. But all good things must come to an end.
We originally created Dogster because there was no place on the internet to share the joy of having a dog or a cat member of the family. There was no place to share tips on taking care of the furry ones. There was no place on the internet to support each other in times of turmoil, sickness and journeys to the rainbow bridge. We, and I truly mean “we” in the community sense, created this space. We’ve made great friends, told inspiring stories, helped many pets find their furever homes. It was a great success and something I will remember and take pride in for the rest of my life.
That said, 10 years on the Internet is forever. There have been massive changes in the industry -- Facebook and Twitter didn’t exist when we started Dogster and Catster. Finding advertisers and developing those relationships was simpler and revenues were easier to come by in the early days. The backend technologies that power websites have been revolutionized three times over since then. It’s amazing to me that the sites we developed in 2004 and 2005 have lasted this long. But, as every regular user knows, the community areas aren’t working like they used to. Features are broken. Spammers are relentlessly invading our forums. The dog house and cat tree are starting to crumble.
SAY Media is a great company. Their hearts are in the right spot. There was a lot of pressure from financial and strategic points of view to close down the community areas of the sites three years ago. But since the sites were holding up and people loved them, they continued to keep these areas up even though it was at a cost.
At the end of the day, our parent company is all about creating great editorial brands. As the community features on Dogster and Catster degrade, as users become unsatisfied, it amplifies the fact that the Dogster and Catster community sites are not aligned with Say’s mission. It seems unwise to continue to operate them at a loss while aggravating users. Please believe us when we say we’ve gone through every possible option. Could we invest more in revamping the sites? Could we spin them off into their own or another entity? Could we leave them as is and slowly see them degrade further? The answer was “no” to all of these. We just cannot find a way that is honorable to the community, true to the business, and in good conscience.
I know many of you will be upset. I know many of you will think this is the wrong call. We’re truly sorry for that. Sometimes putting something you love to rest, while difficult, is the right thing to do. That is what we must do now with the community areas of our sites. Thank you for being the best community ever.
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The Next Steps
If you have purchased a Plus subscription or zealies in the past 60 days, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to be refunded. We will do our best to refund you within a week of your request.
Dogster and Catster HQ will be on hand at the All-Paws group. We invite you to join the conversation and come to us with any questions over there. We’re sad too, and we’re here to listen and help as best we can.
We unfortunately don’t have export functionality to help you preserve your pet pages, but we encourage you to save your photos and diary entries before March 3, when they will be taken offline.
As always, you can reach us with questions, comments and concerns at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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