February 12th 2014 9:57 pm
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Well, imagine that! Dogster isn't closing the Community after all! This is great news! We love Dogster, and we were SO SAD when they said it would go away. It's hard to know right now who rescued it, and how much of it they rescued, and whether evfurrything will stay the same. And we're sorry that some of our pals have already packed up and pulled down their own pages. Mommy felt like doing that sometimes, but just couldn't. We kept hoping, and we kept pawraying, and we said we would stay and go down with the Dogster ship on March 3. But now someone has put a cork in the hull, and we have more time.
We've learned some important lessons. Like save evfurrything as you go, back-up all your photos and diaries, and collect off-Dogster addresses from all your pals if you can. And some of our mommies and daddies have gone to work to make us new homes, like P4P and Pupsters and Kitsters. We won't be leaving those, even if we spend most of our time at Dogster, just like we have been.
Most of all, we were reminded how important evfurry one of our pals is, and how much smaller our world would be without all of you. We were reminded how much we count on you being there, and how much we value your knowledge and experience and support, and the way you make us laugh, and the way you challenge us to be the best doggies (and doggie pawrents) we can be. And we showed Say Media and the world that a real Community can nevfur be destroyed. AroooOOOoooooOOOO!!!! fur US!!!
You are a like minded woofer, Hershey!
Amen to all of your woofs here!
Runs off barking and wiggling and barking...
It's good news, but I's not sure I can trust it - after all, dey say dey don't know what'll happen to our pages, groups, etc.
What a pity they threw us away 2 years ago... they didnt have to let it come t this...
Every one of us who stayed saved this site... and even if it were to vanish tomorrow .. WE saved its heart.
The Evil Empire of Toxic light are owed nothing.. they forfeited all respect 2 years ago when they let us rot...
What IS indisputable is the love of our friends... and our love for them in return.
HI HERSHEY!!! I am SOOOOOOOO HAPPY dat Dogster is staying! When my mommie saw da news her cry.. Me.. well I was doin da WIGGLE BUTT DANCE! BOL!!! I sure am keeping my prayers up dat everything works out! But fur now, its WONDERFUR NEWS & my wings are up high & my tail is wagging! WOOFS! I LOVES YOU HERSHEY & WINKIE! I LOVES ALL MY PALS HERE & I LOVES DOGSTER!
Woo Hoo! This is what we wanted, so lets make the most of it and play, play, play!! We are so happy. We were so scared that we were all gonna ge separated all over the place and lose contact with each other. *hugs* Now we can stay together.
Love and hugs,
I am very happy too Hershey. I feel like we got to keep our home! and our dear friends.
It is awesome this community has been saved. We will sit back and see what changes, if any, are done, but hopefully it will stay much the way we like it. Thanks to everyone that stayed here and continued to use the site and show them how much we loved being here.
I r bein' 'cawshuswy optimistik' 'bout dis, bud I r feewin' WOTZ bedder knowin' dat, mabbe, sumone weally wuz wissenin' tu us aftur all.
Thanks, pals! Here's what I hope: I hope Slay Media sold Dogster to someone who will love it. Because I expect Slay Media to go under, and I don't want to go down with THEM. I hope John and Lori get to keep their jobs, if they want to. I hope anyfur who fled Dogster in a panic or a huff will come back home. And I hope that Dogster as we know and love it will thrive fur a furry, furry long time!
A lot of hard work went into letting SAY Media KNOW that we could actually do without them. The Forum pages and blogs that were developed within days of their nasty announcement of the pending shut down of the Community pages showed that we could and would survive without them.
We all own Abby and Buddy's daddy lots of licks and bones for helping us to copy our pages from Dogster/Catster; Fizzy and Rudy for making the awesome forum pages; Whitley and Finley for helping everyone with their blogs; Zoe for barking the word out on all the sites that were developed so we could all continue on as before.
I hope this is a good lesson for SAY Media that shows them we value or Community pages, groups and forums, etc. They stood back and watched the site fall apart and then decided to walk away leaving it in ruins. How many pups are willing to let bygones be bygones? That's yet to be determined. We are going to continue on with our BLOG and then develop our own web site (daddy did pay for the web address so we have no choice in the matter) - BOL, BOL.
As far as Dogster goes, we are going to wait and see what happens...
Well pals, we agree with all of you! I am Cautiously optimistic... We do pray, whoever stepped in loves Dogster and this pawtastic community. We're happy to be able to stay here for now and hold our pals close to heart.
We will keep our paws in all those other places. I hind leg in the suitcase...The part of me that watches hoomans...is leery!
Someone that tromps on your paws is most likely to do it again... I don't like seeing all my furpals hurt.
Trust has to be earned, once it is destroyed. My Gpa would be out of business, if he had Say Media Ethics. I certainly hope they realized, they shot themselves in the foot by messing with this pawtastic community of furs.
We know without a doubt, that the furship around here is the best, any paw will every find! We love you all,hugs,mazy
I didn't leave in a panic or huff... just thought 'bout whut we liked most here and how to get it without Dogster. And did. I plan on keeping my blog--I likes writin' diaries in it better, it's easier to put in photos, etc.-- and da bloggin' community is pretty cool with their blog hops and stuff. And I plan on keep on going to Fizzy's Forum and a westie forum that wuz set up. I'll be on here, but I doubt I'll feel like investin' da time and effort I dids before..cuz dey's showed me they could take it aways just like dat!! Snap, poof, gone! I feel like my chain was yanked, I wuz kicked in da ribs, and I don't trust dem no more. I sure ain't gonna pay for anything on here untils I sees whut is happens once all da dust settles.
I understand how you feel, Fin. No dog likes to be kicked, and it makes us wary. As long as we keep in touch, that's the important thing.
I'm very happy that Dogster isn't closing, but I feel like Finley, too. I dunno if I can trust them. I for sure will stick around, because I love this place and all my pals, but I'm very very interested to see what will happen now. People sure were upset...
I know, Fizzy. We'll have to wait and see. But I'm a dog, I always expect the best, BOL!!!
"We all own Abby and Buddy's daddy lots of licks and bones for helping us to copy our pages from Dogster/Catster; Fizzy and Rudy for making the awesome forum pages; Whitley and Finley for helping everyone with their blogs; Zoe for barking the word out on all the sites that were developed so we could all continue on as before." Coco Rose
"We've learned some important lessons. Like save evfurrything as you go, back-up all your photos and diaries, and collect off-Dogster addresses from all your pals if you can. And some of our mommies and daddies have gone to work to make us new homes, like P4P and Pupsters and Kitsters. We won't be leaving those, even if we spend most of our time at Dogster, just like we have been." Hershey part of diary entry
"Thanks, pals! Here's what I hope: I hope Slay Media sold Dogster to someone who will love it. Because I expect Slay Media to go under, and I don't want to go down with THEM. I hope John and Lori get to keep their jobs, if they want to. I hope anyfur who fled Dogster in a panic or a huff will come back home. And I hope that Dogster as we know and love it will thrive fur a furry, furry long time!" Hershey's comment
Hi everyone -
Mama copied and pasted how she feels about the latest announcement of Dogster and Catster not shutting down the community site from other posters.
Mama also has been the victim of losing her job due to corporate America greed in the past. So she has a pretty good idea how Lori and John must be feeling right now.
Anyway, this is how my family and I feel about the latest turn of events.
(The Other) Hershey (and siblings Kaci, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey)
This whole scene has been an enlighten experience!!!
We all know how important our furry furiends on Dogster and families are to us.♥...and of course how much POWER...
THE POWER OF THE PAW REALLY HAS!!....WINK!!!
Hershey, you copied my diary into my diary. Are you you or am I me?? I'm all mixed up! BOL!!
This is the "mature sister." Hershey was quoting part of your diary entry because you expressed our feelings in that paragraph.
And one of your comments summed it up pretty well.
She is still on cloud nine being the DOTW. The stuff not in quotes is what we added in ourselves. Hope this clears up the confusion and mix-up.
BOL, Bosco! I'm glad to know that we Hersheys are barking with one voice!