Riley"s Big Adventure

Tremendous Sadness

January 16th 2014 2:48 pm
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I have just learned that Dogster will not be operating in the capacity that we know after March 3rd.

Sad? No I'm outraged!!!

It's no secret that for the last few years they have lost sight of what made Dogster great. It has always been about the dogs and the families that love them.

I can't begin to describe how this site and our friends have changed me, supported me, and inspired me. Losing that . . . well, I can't say what it makes me want to do.

Many of my dogster friends have moved to Facebook, and I'm thankful for that. Yet many more are only on Dogster. The thought of not being able to follow the dogs and the families leaves me empty. I have grown to care and love these dogs and the families.

I beg all of my friends that aren't on Facebook to send me their emails. I want to somehow keep in touch with you.

Friends like Zaidie, Whitley and Finley, Flicka and Lucas, Freckles, Redford and pack . . . the list goes on and on.

In 2008 I was devastated by the loss of Cookie. I found comfort and friendship in my Dogster friends. Many of my day-to-day friends couldn't understand me, and further couldn't understand my love for Dogster. None of that mattered to me. I understood why I loved it and it has always been about the dogs and people that love them.

I want all my friends to know that I have cherished each of you. I have had the pleasure of meeting many and hope that I will get to meet many more.

I don't know . . . a place that has brought me such joy and escapism is now filling me with anger and sadness.

I guess nothing in this world can stay pure . . . expect the love we receive from our dogs.

 
 

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Barked by: Ernie George (Dogster Member)

January 16th 2014 at 11:00 pm

Amen, brofur. This is real grief. Anger and sadness are both a part of that. ((HUG))
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 12:29 am

We will be gettin' a Facebook soon... right now everybuddy who is on Facebook could send us a message on the Tawdry Terrier Facebook page and we'll contact you when we get on Facebook.

We both have blogs... mine is..
http://finleysfables.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]

And Whitley's is http://whitleywestie.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]

We would post links, but Dogster has a problem with g spots!! (BOL!)
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 12:30 am

We will be gettin' a Facebook soon... right now everybuddy who is on Facebook could send us a message on the Tawdry Terrier Facebook page and we'll contact you when we get on Facebook.

We both have blogs... mine is..
http://finleysfables.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]

And Whitley's is http://whitleywestie.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]

We would post links, but Dogster has a problem with g spots!! (BOL!)
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 12:30 am

We will be gettin' a Facebook soon... right now everybuddy who is on Facebook could send us a message on the Tawdry Terrier Facebook page and we'll contact you when we get on Facebook.

We both have blogs... mine is..
http://finleysfables.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]

And Whitley's is http://whitleywestie.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 12:31 am

We will be gettin' a Facebook soon... right now everybuddy who is on Facebook could send us a message on the Tawdry Terrier Facebook page and we'll contact you when we get on Facebook.

We both have blogs... mine is..
http://finleysfables.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]

And Whitley's is http://whitleywestie.blog spot.com [take out the blank spaces]

We would post links, but Dogster has a problem with g spots!! (BOL!)
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 3:24 am

We love you Norm and Co.

In your amazing writing you gave me back Cleo.. you gave so many back those who were at the Turtle Pond.

I have the words... but more.. I have the love you put into them.

This isnt the end. I refuse to allow a two bit snake in the grass company to destroy ANYTHING.

We will stay in touch..... and we WILL rise again above this

Love and HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 4:52 am

Well said Riley... Well said... You said what exactly what mommy been wanting to say cause that are exactly how she feels.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 5:12 am

Ditto from us, Riley and your furmily.

We don't do FB...but we do have email...and maybe growlmy might start a blog if she can learn how.

Too sad to woof...
...sniffs...
HUGS!
Adieu
Barked by: Zack (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 7:41 am

Norm,
Today is a sad day and your words are well expressed. I do spend more time on Facebook these days, but some of my Dogster friends are also active on Facebook. It's not the same community, but we can still stay in touch.
And thanks for remembering my dogs. When my dogs were ill and passed away, it was my Dogster friends who were there for me. I will miss the support and laughs that we've shared through the years.

Z a c k
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 11:15 am

You all mean so very much to us, too.
We are utterly devastated to lose it
all after being here for almost eight
years.
We love you all-
~Redford & pack~

(My mom has been crying on and off all
day. She's come here every day since
2006. She feels a bit lost right now.)
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 11:57 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 4:37 pm

I r nod shur whut I r gonna du, bud cuz my Momma can nod stop cwyin' I kno' I need tu du sumfing.
Barked by: Braun Boy (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2014 at 6:37 pm

Great post, my friend. I have cried several times when thinking of what a loss this will be to our family...furry and non-furry. I do not know what we will do to continue to provide support to those pals that need us and when we need them. Heartbreaking. I think we are already friends on Facebook. I am Deanna End Bsl Coleman Smith. If not, please search me and we can connect. Thank you for all of your amazing diary entries which have filled our days with laughter, tears, comfort, etc.
Barked by: Tallulah (Dogster Member)

January 24th 2014 at 3:35 am

Hi Riley! We just learned about this! We're quite sad because we really like Dogster, even if we haven't been here as much as we used to lately. Dad on the other hand is frantic trying to download our diary entries, he didn't have a backup and he says it's like our journal! with plenty of fond memories.

We'll send you our contact info so we can stay in touch, you've been really good friends to us and we'd hate to drift away.

Cheers!
- Tallulah


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