Friday, March 02, 2007

Is it over yet?

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


The Meezers or Billy said...

Mommy figured it out - it's a full moon and a lunar eclipse coming tomorrow - so people are acting a little more, um, different than normal. we is shur that efurryone will calm down and fings will return to normal by Monday. you guys is great and we luvs you!

Lone Star Purrs said...

Furry well put! We kinda missed out on all of the goings-on the past few days....sounds like that was a good fing. We agree wif the Meezers 'bout the full moon! We's runnin around and fightin' wif each ofur more than usual (which is ALOT). Sorry that we haven't commented much, we DO stop by though.
~Meeko, Kiara, Emmy, & Momma Becca

Tara said...

I've never visited your blog, but saw your wonderful words both on the Mr. Litter box voting comments on Skeezix, and the comments to the post from Zeus saying he might leave. Very nicely said. I hope they listen!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Very well said, Mattingly. I agree with everything you've said. I hope no one stops blogging over this. Things just got out of hand.

Here's a hug for you!

You can find out about the hugs at Mu Shue's blog

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer mattingly,
yer not only a grate baseball player ... but yer smart! i agree wid wut u sed an i hope evreecat lissenz.
wut would da cat blogosphere be widowt owr grate frendz?
thank u.
luv--yer grate frend--jh

Daisy said...

Mattingly, you are so sweet.

Hot(M)BC said...

Fanks for your nice note in our comments :) We hope all this blowz over fast too!
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree and MomRobyn

Victor Tabbycat said...

I fink the Meezers are onto somefing. It's the full moon an e-clips makin cats act like mere beans.

Fanks so much fur the comment on our blog! We don't get round to efurryone as much as we'd like to. You guys are grate. Oh, Harlie? Bonnie says to keep werkin on the hairballs. They's a powerful weapon.