By Ruth aka Kattaddorra
I’ve been visiting PoC for around 5 years now and I reckon it’s the best cat web site on the internet. People visit from all over the world, but mainly from the USA and the UK. It is very interesting to meet so many like-minded people.
Sometimes we have to agree to disagree because of our different cultures and the different circumstances in our countries, because no one is right and no one is wrong, as long as we all do our best to ensure our cats have happy fulfilled lives.
I think most of the regulars who come to PoC care not only about our own cats, but about cats worldwide too.
We can read about the various breeds of cats and we can learn more about cat welfare and the different illnesses which can affect cats and about the best diet for them. Even if we think we know all we need to, there is always something new to learn.
We can read visitors questions about cats and try to help worried cat caretakers find a solution to their problems and it’s wonderful when someone new comes along and keeps on coming back because they have found others who love cats as much as they do.
PoC has achieved a huge amount in the education of people in the anti declaw campaign and I know for a fact has saved many cats from this cruel unnecessary surgery. Of course there are people who come and disagree, who think the amputation of a cat’s last toe joints is acceptable, but after reading the truth and seeing the pictures of cats suffering, they must know at the bottom of them that they are wrong and that one day declawing will be banned worldwide.
I’m sure there are people too who read the articles but don’t comment and that is fine because not everyone likes to join in. Unfortunately there are also lurkers who enjoy swooping on anything they don’t agree with and who try to force their views on others. They can be sarcastic, rude and sometimes just downright nasty, I think we all know of Woodsman and his numerous aliases, but he/they will never win their argument because they are biased and bitter and this comes through in their comments!
I don’t really know why these people visit, why not go to a website they approve of, where there are like-minded people to them? Why do cat haters come to a cat lovers website? It doesn’t make sense!
I’d like to round off this article by saying a HUGE thank you to Michael for creating PoC and for taking everything we write in good part, even when we don’t agree with him.
Also thank you to the friends I’ve made here on PoC who write interesting articles and comments and post wonderful pictures and who say they enjoy my posters and articles too.
Cat lovers are the best people you can ever meet!