Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Taking a Break

Now we are taking a break from blogging for real, but this time I had to let you know why I was doing this.
Couldn't miss Missy's Birthday, and I thank everyone for the many comments.
She celebrated the day with a bit of her favorite snack, air-popped popcorn.

A few days before, I received several really mean hate-emails.
To think that someone on the CB -- and I really don't know that they were -- 
could write such things shook me up a bit.
That's all I want to say about it, except they weren't signed and I did delete them immediately without thinking, just sort of a reaction.

Anyway, KC will be running the CB and I will be involved in the auctions.
We have a real sweetheart we are trying to help.
Her name is Shell, you can see her on the sidebar.
~Mom ML


Lynx217 said...

You do what u gotta do we will be here for you through it all. My Cod you all have been there for us through thick and thin, especially the last couple days! You're ALL wonderful, screw what anyone else says!


Marilynn said...

I agree with Lynx217 -- "You're ALL wonderful, screw what anyone else says!" Please know that we love you and are here any time you want to vent!

Marilynn, Grace, Audace, & Ruse

Katnip Lounge said...

Well that just is the pits about the hate mail. Mean people suck.
We loves you very much and will miss you lots. Mommy says that Karma will find those people, and that all you need to do is keep on being the great person that you are.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Ok, I am just so sad about everything that has been happening since the begining of the year. I just don't understand it. I can't belive that anyone would send you hate emails after all of the wonderful things you have done for the CB and all in it.I can't believe anyone would send you hate emails - and then to be so cowardly as to not sign them is just wrong. Please know that there are so many of us out here that appreciate and love all of you. I understand why this along with everything else going on at your place would make you want to take a break - and honestly with all you do you deserve one! But knkkow we will miss you TONS and will be here when you get back (and at least in our case we will probably be late with how far behind I keep getting - but we will get here eventually :) ) We are sending you all lots of hugs and purrs!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We hope that you can enjoy your break. Mean people are just...well MEAN.

OKcats said...

ML, I can't even tell you how sad I am to hear that you of all people would receive hate mail. I gave up reading internet forums because of the pure stupidity and hatefulness of people - anonymity really brings out the worst in people. I know you have a lot going on, and you don't need the extra stress of that crap. As we've said before, we're fairly new here, but we have seen you be nothing but kind and fair. Take care of yourself, and know that people who have never met you love you dearly.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, Missy's birthday was important. And so are you. We can't imagine anyone sending unsigned hate mail to anyone but certainly not to you.

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

Rest up. Then hurry back. (Everybody needs a break sometimes.)

Angel and Kirby said...

It is so sad when people are mean and hateful. Enjoy your break and we pray all of this will pass.

Mr Puddy said...

That's terrible !
Me and my mom don't understand this kind of people. We want to tell them get a life !
We love your blog even me we just found your blog.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We are out of da loop (yeah, big surprise mom) but we don't know why ANYONE would send yoo hate emails! Please tell us dis is not a member of da CB doing dis. We can't imagine dat one of our frends could be doing something like dat. If yoo gots a gripe den state it, and sign yoor name!

Meowers from Missouri said...

dear friends--we loves you so furry much, an' wishes we could comfort you in purrson! what dastards could possibly be so evil as to hate-mail some of the kindest, most helpfullest folk (an' cats) on earth??

we deplores them, an' if we efur finds out who dun this, they better guard their pillows carefully . . . . an' mom sez lots werse stuff than that!! it makes us sick to think that someone we knows is a cowardly hate-monger.

we hopes yer hiatus will be a healin' time, an' that you'll come back to us in good spirits. we can't imagine that this absence could possibly make our hearts grown any fonder of you!

may god's grace soothe your souls an' give you peace.

love an' many headbonks an' HUGS from the meowers & meower mom

Sparkle said...

I am so sorry that you've been harassed by some anonymous cowards. I don't know why humans have to be like that. Their cats - if they have any - must be very embarrassed for them. The Cat Blogosphere is such a positive place, there should be no room here for that kind of behavior.

Peggy's Place said...

AAaaaah ML, Ignore the idiots. They need to get a life. Think of the hundreds that love you, compared to the one or two with nothing to do.

KnottedFingers said...

ML I'm so so sorry that you are dealing with jerks! I love CB and it's been amazing since I found it! Even though I'm a n00b I've made so many friends

Au and Target said...

Why would anyone do that? How mean some people are. Just ignore them. We like this blog and the CB is great!

Karen said...

We are so sorry people are mean and nasty. I know people would never do that face to face. You are a wonderful person and everyone knows that your heart is big and helpful.


Karen, Pixel and Samba.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so sorry that a few #%$&*$# hurt your feelings ML. They deserve worse than poop on their pillows! You are such a precious person & a wonderful friend...we will miss you while you're on break. And we will be waiting when you come back. Sending you lots of love & purrs.

Sweet Praline said...

Why are people so hateful sometimes? Take all the time you need and I'll be here when you are ready to come back.

Kea said...

We had hoped that there had been an end to all of this nastiness...The CB has been such a wonderful "place" come for love and support, we're very sorry to read that an unknown person or persons has/have the emotional maturity of a 2-year old and are so filled with anger and unkindness. Katnip Lounge is right in that what you put out to the Universe you get back.

We're thinking of you and sending love and Light and kitty kisses.

-Nicki, Derry and Mom Kim

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that you have been the target of some nasty coward. I really do hope that it wasn't anyone who really belongs to the CB. I admire you so much and you do so much good for others that it is just inconceivable to me that someone would send you hate mail. Rest well and we will be here when you get back.

Daisy said...

It makes me very sad (and mad!) that someone would send you a hateful email, and it is sort of skerry, too. I hope you will feel re-charged and eager to get back after taking a break. Don't let the mean peoples win!

ps: We have been following Shell's story. What a brave kitty!

pps: We just found out this morning that sweet Yuji (from Kitty Trio) went suddenly to the Bridge at only 3 years of age. We read about it on their Facebook page, so I do not have any details about what happened.

Ginger Jasper said...

I wanted to say that I cant believe what people will do but yes I can because although there are so many realy good people out there there are always idiots who seem to get off on causing hurt. The thing is dont give them the sdatisfaction as they are not worthy off that. You do so much good here and that is recognised in all the lovely comments left. Take some time to heal and repair and then say what the heck to the bad ones as there are far more good. Barrie has a saying that he uses a lot and that is " what goes around comes around " How true is that because they will get there's eventualy. Love carol and GJ xx

Cat said...

I don't know the entire story of what has been happening, but I am shocked and saddened that someone in our wonderful CB community could do something this heartless and cowardly! Please don't be gone too long, we love you.

Eric and Flynn said...

It is despicable that anyone could even think to send you hate emails. You do so much for everybody that we just can't understand why some cowardly person would want to do that. Surely it couldn't really be someone from the CB? Maybe it is a troll who found the site and sees how much everyone helps each other, and trolls don't like happiness, they like to cause trouble and sadness. Take the time off that you need but don't let them win. They are pathetic and should crawl back where they came from. You are a thousand, no, a million times better than they could ever be. We love you and don't like to think that you have been hurt.
Purrs and hugs
Jackie, Eric and Flynn.

cwcwccw said...

ML We love you, prays & purrs for you.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from singapore

Brian said...

Lynx217 nailed it! We have nothing but love and respect for all that you do...enjoy the break, we're missing you already!

Rose and the Royals said...

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.


We find it inconceivable that a Current True Member of the Cat Blogosphere has been behind these malicious cowardly emails. We have no doubt that they suffer from a gross sense of self-loathing - As They Should!
We who love you with all Our Hearts, Our ML, would wish that The Universe sees fit to deal with this individual promptly, and with force.
As an aside, whoever this pathetic "person" (and We use that term loosely) is, has no idea who they are dealing with.

You are right to remove yourself for a time, and not linger at the sewer-level this cretin dwells in.
We will stand guard, along with KC and the Sherwood Bunch whilst you tend to things of real meaning in your life!

We will be right here when the time is right for your return.

With All the Love We Have to Give,

and the Karma-Believing-Royals

pansylovr said...

We are sorry that someone is so small and mean spirited to send you hate-mail. It's simple, don't like something, leave or make a constructive comment. Unsigned mail is wrong to start with. If someone feels that strongly, sign it!
So, take your time. Know that you will be missed and that you are appreciated here at our house.
Sending snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Like all who have already posted here, we are shocked that you would receive hate email!!! That is just sad.
Please do not let this harm your spirit. There are far more people who appreciate you for all that you do. We all think you are a wonderful person with such capacity to help others :)
Remember,you have tons of support out there!!!
Thank you!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Marg said...

Oh gosh, I am so sorry that you got hate mail. That is just awful since you and your family are some the nicest kitties and hoomans that we know.
We are so excited that you are having an auction for Shell. We would like to put some things on there to auction.
We sure will miss you and the donkeys want to send you a huge HeeHaw to tell you that all of us here love you a lot. You are just a wonderful person to do all that you do. Take care. Lots of purrs coming your way too.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

ML, darlin', I've been sick for the past few days. Please give me a call.

Love you!


Admiral Hestorb said...

Sending love and hugs and feeling sorrow that anyone would do that.

Cloon said...

Wow, that is so awful for that to have happened to you. We really appreciate KC and Mom ML being so kind to us and helping us when we have been so new to the CB. You do such an amazing job with the CB. We hope you will get some rest and feel better. (And Clooney says if anyone is mean to you again, he'll take care of them with some "cement shoes"...)

AttieCattie said...

in all likelihood it was not a loyal CB-er. at least we hopes it was not. we finks it was just some mean peoples wandering through, making fun of silly catbloggers and "crazy cat ladies." we has gotted a few comments and emails like that, but we just deletes and ignores them. do not lets it crush your spirit, Mommy ML. you does so much for everybuddy around here. teh CB would not be able to get by wifout you. we all loves you and your furfamily.

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Please don't let rude and ignorant people run you off.....there are too many of us out here that love you bunches and bunches......please start posting again soon, please, please, PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Show them they can't get the best of you!!!!!!!!

We love y'all bunches and miss you.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are always here for you MommyML - how anyone could send mean email to you is beyond us. but we loves you LOTS and LOTS