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01/16/14 Bark about just giving up...

January 16th 2014 5:48 pm
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Hi pals,

I guess it was only a matter of time before Dogster/Catster (SAY Media)decided to toss in the towel and walk away from finding solutions to problems. How in the world did they think a small staff of Technical Dogs could handle all of the issues that occur with codes, various browser, other media sites, etc...?

Not having the community area is going to be a terrible blow to this site, if not the complete death of it. I for one do not really venture to other areas on Dogster/Catster as all I really play on is the community page (except to play the Survivor game at several of the groups). I love reading the diaries, looking at some really wonderful photos, and cheering on ailing pals when they need some extra attention and prayers.

We have become a community of friends who told others about our pups and cats. Although the site was geared towards the animals, let's face it, it was really the friendships we made with the humans who care for the animals.

Will we be getting that same friendliness when we read the Dogster/Catster magazine? I doubt it as articles will most likely be planned and edited to suit the needs of the parent company. We will not hear about Ebby stealing a hotdog during a parade march; Buttercup's family fostering Molly; Doo's latest doctor visit; General Fluffy Lee's crossing the Rainbow Bridge; Zaidie's MEATZ emporium and the adventures of Blake the party planer; The Papillion pack with their word of the day, weather forecast, and other words of wisdom that they tend to issue; What about the kayaking, camping and chickie catching that Ali, Crystal, Toto, Beanie, Harvey, Barney, Jethro and the rest of the pack write about? Who will be there to hear Zoe and Tux bark their heads off if they can't write about it on Dogster? How will we know that Buddha is adjusting well using the wheelchair?

There are so many other examples that I could write about but at this time, I confess, I have a very selfish issue - who am I going to get support from when Coco, Puffy or Simba cross the Rainbow Bridge? Dogster helped me through the difficult times when Logan passed away and I admit, I do NOT do well with death.

Dogster has taken up a lot of my life giving me happiness and sadness but most of all companionship with others. I'm going to miss everyone.

Hugs and kisses,

Marilynn - Coco Rose, Puffy and Simba's human momma

 
Barked by: Abby CGC (Dogster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 5:51 pm

this is killing us...we love you all...

here is moms..

sheri914@yahoo.com

xoxox

mom is just crying herself sick
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 7:04 pm

Coco.. has your Momma thought about starting a blog for you and Puffy? If you go to my diary you can see the blog addresses for my blog and Whit's.. they work a lot like diaries do.

The Mommas would help with any questions in setting one up...

Just an idea...
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 7:21 pm

Coco, a LOT of Dogster moms are on Facebook. I can help you if you feel uncomfortable using it. Please consider joining. I'm so sad and I don't want to lose touch with people. My name there is Chrissy DeLuca Hunter.
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 3:49 am

I have a blog - http://whitleywestie.blog spot.com (remove the space) and will be joining da Faceybooks too.
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 3:51 am

I have a blog - http://whitleywestie.blog spot.com (remove the space) and will be joining da Faceybooks too.
Barked by: Wendy G

January 17th 2014 at 8:31 am

I r nod shur whut tu du. Momma usta be on FB an' hur r wewuctant tu weturn cuz hur weasun fur weavin' hab nod gone 'way. I du nod fink hur cood handle da 'pwesshur' hur wood put on hurselb wif a bwog. FB makes da most sense fur us, bud we still need fink 'bout it.
Barked by: Toto, CD, RN, CGC (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 8:45 am

We're not on Facebook... it is way, way too public with ANYONE getting access to your info, including the spambots!!! Dogster was the best at keeping our privacy!
Barked by: Mini Mischief (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 12:57 pm

Maybe we could all start blogs at the same blog space, and then friend each other? Mommy is on facebook, look for her at www.facebook.com/birdiegirl, her name is Sarah Moore. We are heartbroken too.
Barked by: Charlie (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 1:19 pm

Mum is going to start a Facebook page just for me. She is going to get an email address just for me to use to open the account. Thought that might make it safer.
Barked by: Ch. Ali, CGC (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 7:25 pm

I suspect none of us shall be in a pawty mood now that this has happened, gah, my love life is over before it even got started!!!!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 10:19 pm

I'm hoping that over the next month, all the effort being made to find us a new home will be rewarded. If everyfur can just hang on and keep our ears and nosies open, we might be able to re-assemble our community.

Meanwhile, mommy is collecting contact info from everyfur who wants to send it. If we don't already have yours, you can send me a pmail.
Barked by: Little CoCo Puff (Dogster Member)

January 18th 2014 at 6:31 am

Just a couple of things: you can create a private group on Facebook and members have to be approved by the admins of the group. If you decide to create a page on Facebook for your animal(not talking about a group here) just make sure it is a PAGE and not a profile. Facebook will delete profiles of dogs because they are not real people and several of my friends have lost all their posts, photos and one of kind creations. If you create a PAGE it is linked to your own profile on Facebook and that is the proper way to do it.
Barked by: Little CoCo Puff (Dogster Member)

January 18th 2014 at 6:32 am

Marilyn, THIS IS WHAT I POSTED ON SAY MEDIA'S FACEBOOK PAGE. PERHAPS IF WE ALL VOICED OUR CONCERN...
Dogster started as an online community of dogs, cats and the owners who love them, and has evolved into an award-winning source for all things canine related, offering knowledge, laughs and trustworthy points of view, as well as fiercely held opinions, advice and wisdom for our four-legged friends.
Does SAY Media recognize the above comment? Too bad SAY Media ever acquired Dogster/Catster because now both are history as of March 3. Yeah, sure you will have the magazine but that was not the intent of Dogster in the first place. Digital media is having a tough go of it so they have to axe something, be it people or sites and Dogster/Catster got the axe. So sad that this is happening to a site that was created by people because of their love of dogs/cats. It is all about the almighty dollar!

 

Coco Rose


 

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