Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday, March 31 late edition!

This is a late edition to today's blog! I would like to say thank you for all your comments and thoughts. We're going to start back on a clean slate tomorrow and continue to do what we love to do.....share the cats and kitties! I jotted down some comments made by various people and would like to share some of them with you.

For the most part, people are very supportive of FFRC--I am deeply grateful for this.

For the most part, people are very supportive of our moderators and admins. I am too and I thank you for this too! Mods do their jobs with care and grace, was said by one person.

Negativism is draining emotionally and no one likes that! Many comments on being positive!  Good thoughts on if a person has the desire to say something that will knowingly hurt another person's feelings, to just NOT say it at all. There is not a place at FFRC for purposely hurting anyone's feelings.

Many feel this group has become an FFRC-family. It's been written several times today that this closeness is special and appreciated. 

We all need to respect each other--that means with the mods, the admins, the chatters/lurkers, the facebook people. Respect sets boundaries--knowing what is right, what is wrong, what is hurtful and knowing that we are all different and come from many different backgrounds. This can make for a great web-family. 

To realize we are not just an American kittycam--we are watched all over the world. And in knowing that, we need to be respectful of other people's beliefs, cultural differences, vocabulary differences. Variety is fun!

All mods and all chatters can have privacy about their name.We do NOT have to know who that exact person is. Just as it's not right to ask "WHO are you to a chatter", it is not right to ask a moderator WHO they are. Many use different names for privacy and that is just fine. (One note on the moderators--I make the final decision, after listening for suggestions from the mods, as to who would be a good moderator. Many factors are figured into this--it is not made lightly. Our mods have integrity and are representatives of FFRC. We all need to respect each other's privacy and without question, accept each other as a person who cares about FFRC.) 

The most heard comment was that people WANT this chat and cam to continue. I do too. Let's keep uppermost in mind--this cam is for THE CATS. We sincerely love what we do here--to be a part of a cat rescue is so absolutely rewarding. To see a cat with a terrible fracture learn to walk again, to see a cat that is so scared and won't look at you and then one day you realize he's enjoying your company, to see a cat with a horrible eye injury see thru that eye again, to see the kittens play, to watch an adoption, to take in a cat who has never known love enjoy being petted and petted, to have a cat found in the middle of a road all snowy and wet to be warm again, to watch a blind cat move about comfortably--these are the things we love to do. Let us do these things without having to worry about what else is going on.We love to share these cats with you--our supporters, our cheering team, our people who have our backs. Tomorrow is a new day--let's be joyful in it. Tomorrow, I will tell you about our Saturday adoptions!