Yikes! While things over at Mr. Litterbox got a bit out of hand, I hope nokitty will really stop blogging because of it. We all make mistakes and I think everyone understands that. There were a bunch of misunderstandings that have been clearing up the past two days, and soon we will have talked and blogged this thing out. Can we move on after that? I hope so. The blogs that are thinking of shutting down and are going on hiatus are some of our favorite blogs. I hope you won't deprive us of the laughs and good times, and even some of the tears they have helped us to cry. We have learned so much, not only about cat stuff, but also about the type of kitties and humans we would like to be... and all of that is meant in a GOOD way. Beau, Zeus, and Skeezix are three outstanding cat bloggers who have done so much good for the community as to far outweigh any negativity from this experience. And we love Triple S (Scooby, Shaggy and Scout) so much that we would be so so sad to see them go as well... even for a little while.
I hope as a community we can say a collective "I'm sorry" followed by a collective "I forgive you". I think no less of anyone after this ordeal. As I said, we all make mistakes... no one is immune from that, kitty or human. Lessons have been learned, and that is what is important. But to just run away from it all after this would be tragic. I think we can be a stronger community because of this, but only if we all stick around and continue to work together.
I am leaving the post below about Skeezix up, because the things I said about him are true. They are also true about many other kitties (except possibly the actually litterbox stuff), and I'm sorry that I singled one cat out and didn't recognize all of you. Beau and Zeus, as well as so many other kitties, have done so much to welcome other kitties into the blogosphere, acted as ambassadors and been extremely generous is so many ways. In the next few days, we are going to be going around and letting cat bloggers know why we appreciate them, because we think all of you are special.
I hope no kitty or their humans act too rashly in this situation. Emotions are high right now, but time will heal all.
Love and purrs and headbutts from Mattingly, Harlie, and their Mom