~ Zaidie's Howse ob Haggis and Scotch ~

~ Da 5 stages ob gwief ~

January 26th 2014 12:12 pm
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I wuz jus' messin' 'wound on dis Dogster-fing an' weadin' diawies in which pupses wuz weminiscin' 'bout da gud old days an' da deer old fwiends we all hab maded here. It maded me sad.(After I typed that last sentence, Zaidie heaved a huge sigh over on his end of the couch!) It maded me fink 'bout gwief an' da 5 stages Ewisabeff Kubwer-Woss wited 'bout in hur book, On Deaf an' Dyin'. I kno' dis sounds weel depwessin' an' junk, bud werk wif me, 'kay, pupses?

Da furst stage r denial. Dat wuz whut all ob us wuz finkin' wast week fur a day or 2 (or fore or elebenty-seben) aftur we heered da nues dat Dogster r bein' cwosed down.

Aftur dat comes anger. Wotz ob us r still dere, at weast in part. It feeled wike sumone bery meen an' nastee kickded us in da belly an' now, eben more dan a week later, we can still feel it an' it hurts.

Aftur anger comes bargainin'. Dere hab beened wotza dat goin' on all ober dose innernetses, on FB an' on Twidder, tu. "Hey, SAY Media! Whut if we gib yu more moneys??? Den will yu keep Dogster awive???" I gess eben dat r nod 'nuff tu make dem change dere minds. "Nope. We r shuttin' yu pupses an' kitties down! Bwahahahahahaha" Mabbe it did nod habben quite dat way, bud it r MY diawy an' I can say whuteber I want! BOL :D

Nexx stage r depwesshun. Momma wuz awweady dere cuz dis r part ob hur life. Hur takes med'cine tu helb an' hur habs a wunnerful ferapist (dat r whut we du on woadtwip day. Dadda an' me dwive hur tu Towonto tu see him. No, hur r nod 'bawwassed fur anypup nor peeple tu kno' dat.)
Sumtimes I can helb Momma feel bedder fur a while, bud sumtimes eben da fot ob habbin' tu take me out tu 'pwibacy, pweeze' r oberwhelmin'. Sumtimes hur jus' wants tu go away an' neber come back.

Dis hole Dogster debacle hab maded fings werser, bud it WILL ged bedder. Our nu forum, Pupsters an' Kitsters, r helbin' a wot. I r werkin' on my bwog an' when it r weady fur pubwic biewin', I will tell yu where tu find it, 'kay? Wite now, dere r nuffin 'cept a title. Momma r NOD gud at multitaskin' an' dere r so much goin' on all ober da pwace.

Da final stage ob gwief r acceptance. Sum ob yu pupses mite be dere awweady. Sum ob yu pupses can nod eben bewiebe yu will eber ged tu dat point, bud yu will, ebentuawwy. Life goes on an' fings change. It r sad an' can make us feel all kindza junk, bud I fink it r twue dat sumtimes dat which duz nod kill us makes us stwonger.

Da forum r a weal bizzy pwace wif ober fwee hunnerd members now! If yu wanna head ober an' chek it out, yu can find it at www.dogsterfriends@freeforums.net. It r fun! It r nod Dogster, bud nuffin r eber gonna take da pwace ob da kewlest spot fur pupses on dose innernetses. Dogster will always hab a pwace in all our hearts cuz fur yeers, dis wuz where our fwiends lived. Sumtimes fwiends send 'change ob addwess' cards tu us an' we DU NOD shwed dem, wite???

I wuff yu pupses

Barked by: ☕ Finley ☕ (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 12:33 pm

Oh, HunBun, when we figgered out dat da Dogster community wuz bein' shut down, we wuz sad, but not really surprized cuz of all da stuff dey wuzn't fixin' no more... dey just kinda neglected in for yearz, not havin' da photo contest and other things dat could bring in da money...

Da first thing dat crossed our mind wuz we wuz worried about losin' contact with our furiendz... and we knew dat a lot of our bestest buddiez wouldn't be goin' onto da FB place. We went ovfur there with us pups name on da page cuz we kinda feelz about it like you and da other pups do... just not our cup of tea, we likes bein' able to bark like a dog, and da blogz and Fizzy's forum are great fur dat. We wuz worried about all da other pawrents who struggle with da depression or who is goin' through hard times right now-- losin' a parent, like Ebby's momma, or losin' a fur or a friend-- dey sure didn't need to lose their dogster friends' support, too...

So's we glad to have Fizzy's forum... here's da link...
Puspster and Kitster Forum
and look forward to having some parties dere... and all our friends' blogz...we can steer ya to a few other really neat pups we've met on the blogosfear... like some Aussie scotties and a cute lil fox terrier in the UK...

So yeah, change can be skeery, but it can also be a good thing in the end...

Just know that we luvs ya, and we will always be there fur ya...
After all, we already found your blog, Hun Bun-- you knew us groupies would...bol!!
Barked by: Zoe (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 12:41 pm

Dang, Z. You are a Deep pup. You are a real stinker, I mean, thinker type dood.
We will make it! We will survive! We will be stronger 'cause of all this! We don't need Dogster, we're pals 'til the end o' time.

Hold on, I gotta go outside to tinkle.
Barked by: ❅ Whitley ❅ (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 12:42 pm

Yeah, and momma sayses my nose are not too good, but I sniffed out da HunBun blog.

Momma are still real sad about dis whole thing. It were a real nice place for her to come when some things were not goin' too good in her life and everybody here was so nice, not like a lot of da peoples she knew. And everybody was so supportive when Charlie died, when lotsa people woulda just said "it's just a cat." But most of da peoples here got it. Dis are a place made ups of very special pupses and peoples and kitties over on Catster.

So we is glad dat we are gonna be able to stay in touch through Fizzy's forum and da blogs. And even FB, which are mine and not momma's since she do not want her name on it.

We luvs ya and your momma HunBun.
Barked by: Zaidie (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 12:46 pm

BOL, Zoe! an' fanks ! Yu, tu, Finwey!

I can dewete dis if yu fink it r tu much. I jus' started witin' an' dat r whut camed outta my LWD paws. Mabbe now I can wite sumfing more awong da wines ob da usooal Z-Pup stuff! I dunno. Maybe I shood call Bwake da pawty pwanner an' mabbe Barf, da channel 5 nues guy!
Barked by: Zaidie (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 12:48 pm

Fanks, Whitwey. I wuff all yu pupses an' yur peeples
Barked by: ☕ Finley ☕ (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 12:57 pm

Don't delete dis, Z-pup... it are ver ell-oh-kwent and says whut lotz of us been thinkin'...

Did someone mention a party with meatz™??
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 12:58 pm

*sniff* That's why me and Momma made the forums...cause we couldn't stand the thought of losing touch with peeps who don't like the Book of Faces. Love my pals!
Barked by: Milton (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 1:11 pm

Well said Zaidie! The heart will always guide us to our friends, and we will never be alone. I can't wait for your blog thingy!
Mom tried Fizzy's web site 3 times and got nothing. She has given up on it. But we are on blogspot, so look for me there.
Momma and me love you and Mrs. Zaidie.
Barked by: Cleo (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 1:36 pm

Oh NOOOOO! I jus' saw 'bout our Dogster community being down! Could we set up a Facebook group or sumfin?
Barked by: Rudy (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 2:00 pm

Zaidie, you sed eggsactly what Mommy was thinkin' in her heart. You are da best, and your momma is da best. And all our furiends are da best. We WILL stay connected! Through pupsters and kitsters, and through blogs. I can't wait to read ur's! We wuff you. And we unnerstand about da depression thingie, cuz Mommy has it too.
love Rudy
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 2:57 pm

Z-pup please don't delete what you said here. We wuv all our pals and their peeps. We understand what your Momma goes through sort of. My first Mom has some issues which is just a tiny bit of the reason we all live together. We will all stay in touch. Not sure we'll do blogs since Mum is so busy at this work thing. But we'll be om Pupsters!
Barked by: Hobo (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 3:31 pm

Oh Zaidie and Mrs. Zaidie, We love you both so much. We don't ever want to be separated from you both. You are making our momma leak again. She hasn't decided what to do yet. She doesn't like the Facebook thing. She finds it confusing to follow. She has followed some of the blogs but she is not sure if she wants to make one of her own with us being the stars. So we will wait. We don't want to be separated from any of you. Oh, woe is us.
Barked by: Bacon (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 3:32 pm

This Dogster place were the safe place for a lot of our Mamas who loved us so much that othfur peepole couldn't understand. You are a very smart lady, Mrs. Cakes. And Bacon are sending you some big hugzes and smoochies.
Barked by: Zaidie (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 3:42 pm

Fank yu, ebery pup an' peeples!! An' F.U.S.M. fur nod fixin' da comment fing so dat now, when we weally, weally, WEALLY need da contak, we r nod geddin' it unwess we wemember'xactwy where we weft comments!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRR...An' BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK. SAY Media, yu S*CK!!

Dere I feel bedder now, I gess.

Oh, an' I du hab a bwog, bud so far it r onwy a title. When I wite sumfing, I will wet all yu pupses kno' 'bout it,'kay? Hab no fearz. *big hugz fur all ob yu an' speshul swoppy wet kisses fur yur Moms cuz dem seem tu wuff dat kinda junk :D*
Barked by: Hobo (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 3:46 pm

Momma just signed us up on Fizzy Facebook page. We are waiting for approval.
Barked by: Missy CGC (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 4:12 pm

Zaidie it isn't the end at all. My Mom has been following the blogs of the pups that have them and just signed up for Fizzy's boards and we are now waiting on approval. We will find ways to keep in touch.
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 5:15 pm

Zaidie, this is wonderful. If it is meant to be, we will all reconnect somehow. Thanks for the memories!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 6:37 pm

Definitely do not delete this Zaidie.

Its what we all feel and think.

This IS big stuff. Its a very special place... Always and Forever.

Nasty corporate neglectful types cannot take Love and Caring away.... not EVER


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

January 26th 2014 at 9:53 pm

Zaidie, you hit the nail on the head (as the peepoles say). Every pup has to go through the grieving process in their own time. It will get better even if it doesn't seem like it now. We are tough pups and will survive! As my Mommy says, "A door closes and another door will open". We are now entering the new open door and it can be exciting.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 11:29 pm

OMD Zaidie! At almost 230AM, Growlmy couldn't sleep due to too much work junk...so Dogster and things like that are helping to make her feel better...so that when the yawns come, she will know that at least for some of us things are going to be OkieDokie...not the same, but well, you know.

Thanks for woofing those thoughts,you are a wise pup!
We will watch fur that blog you are getting ready for ua other pups to invade...BOL!

Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 26th 2014 at 11:29 pm

And growlmy & I 'wuf' you and your furmily!
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

January 27th 2014 at 12:37 pm

Yes, a lot of us pups are currently going through the grieving process. Momma is still in the confusion process with our blog but is sure once she can actually sit down and play around on it more that she will get the whole thing more or less figured out. We love you Zaidie and mom and are glad you have decided to do your blog.

Hobo, you NEED a blog!!!!
Barked by: Lynn S

January 27th 2014 at 4:14 pm

Barked by: Charlie (Dogster Member)

January 27th 2014 at 4:14 pm

Crikey Zaidie .... Mum's leaking everywhere again!!!!!!!
You and your Mom do have a way with words, aye???? You have put into words just how WE ALL feel. You just have to look at all the replies to see that. There is so much love and kindness out there and help and understanding for all of us.
You blokes are THE BEST!!!!!!!
Say Media is THE WORST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barked by: Charlie (Dogster Member)

January 27th 2014 at 4:15 pm

Crikey Zaidie .... Mum's leaking everywhere again!!!!!!!
You and your Mom do have a way with words, aye???? You have put into words just how WE ALL feel. You just have to look at all the replies to see that. There is so much love and kindness out there and help and understanding for all of us.
You blokes are THE BEST!!!!!!!
Say Media is THE WORST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barked by: Zaidie (Dogster Member)

January 27th 2014 at 4:29 pm

Fank yu, Charwie. I jus' wite whut r in my LWD heart. Yur Mum need sum isshooes? Ooops, I meen tisshoooes! BOL!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

January 27th 2014 at 10:00 pm

Thanks fur this, Z-pup. You read our minds. When mommy heard about Dogster, the furry furst thing she did was to write to all our pals she could think of and ask fur their mommies' e-mail addresses! (Did we get yours?) But then Fizzy set up his forum, and we all met up ovfur there, and it didn't seem QUITE as much like the end of the world. And now we have Pets4Pals to look furward to. They say in a few months or years or something it might look a lot like Dogster did. We can't know that yet, but it's good to know that someone is trying. There are ovfur 200 pups (and kitties) signed up there already, and the site hasn't even launched. Slay Media CANNOT destroy our Community!




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