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Elisa’s Top 10 Cat Articles For 2013 — 17 Comments

  1. What is useful about this top ten articles is how they focus in on what is going on, from your perspective, in the US with reference to shelters and cat welfare.

    The best article for me is probably “An Animal Shelters Responsibility To The Community”. This is because the shelter is so important as a place to save the lives of cats or where they can be killed. Managing them better saves lives and it could be hundreds of thousands of lives saved. Transparency about what is going on improves management.

    • This will be my year for making influential friends in social media. The ones who can help get laws passed to create stronger animal cruelty laws. And I’ve recruited one friend to help with telephone interviews, since I have trouble understanding phone conversations.

      My goal for the year across all topics is 1000 articles. I checked yesterday and I’m #1 Examiner under family and parenting issues.

      • Good objectives for the year. You are setting a very high bar – 1000 articles. That is a lot. Are you working in security still? I don’t see how you can work ordinarily and do all that writing.

        • My job in security ended at midnight. I had an easy job where I walked 10 minutes each hour and sat at the computer the rest of the time. I’ll be writing more from. Home than I did at work.

          I did around 800 articles across all topics in 2013 so 1000 isn’t out of reach. Articles to help rescues raise donations for vet fees only take about 15 minutes to write. So do lost pet articles. It’s all about time management 🙂

    • I don’t always have time to read your long articles Elisa or comment but I want to say I think you do a good job and I’ll try to make more time for POC when I can.

  2. Oops! Sealy joined us in February 2012 :). And I’d like to say my favorite PoC is the posters from Ruth. They make my day anytime she does one.

      • Michael I don’t know whether its a browser glitch or not but using Opera it says this article page not found. Using the browser that came installed on the phone the page works fine. So I don’t know whether others will have trouble.

          • Opera loads faster on a cell phone but I’ve noticed on Facebook it doesn’t give as much info on a friends wall as the pre-installed phone browser. So while being faster it does have its own set of problems.

            • Opera is little used, old web browser software. Very few people browse the internet using Opera. That may be relevant. Is the code updated?

              • Mine is only on my cell phone. I love it because of the speed. From what I’ve read it would be a very poor choice for a pc. Very outdated and many programs aren’t compatible. I use Chrome or Mozilla on the pc.

    • Thank you Elisa, I love making posters, I really wish now I’d gone into design instead of vet nursing, it wouldn’t have been such a harrowing career. I worked for a while at a wallpaper shop until a vacancy came up to train at a vets, I hated it! But in my lunch hour I had a go at designing wallpaper and the manageress was very impressed, she said forget animals, go to night school and learn design, it’s much nicer and far better paid.
      I didn’t listen, but never mind, I ended up where I was needed.
      But little did I know I’d be able in the future after I’d retired, to design posters for PoC to educate about cat welfare and promote the truth about the cruelty of declawing, so I’m still helping animals in a way 🙂 thanks to PoC and Michael and it’s lovely to know that other visitors like my posters 🙂
      Happy New Year to you and Laura and all your furry ones xx

      • Ruth, your posters are a trademark of yourself and of PoC ; ) And I am mightily pleased. They tell a story on their own. This is very useful today because people, particularly young people, have shorter attention spans through extensive use of the internet. Web surfers like easy/quick to read stuff which gets the message across fast.

        • Exactly Micheal those posters tell the story and to busy people like me I don’t have time to read long involved articles so only skim them but I read Ruths with interest because I know what it’s all about from the pictures and that makes it easy to read.
          I think POC is unique in this.
          BTW my pages are loading very quick now and makes it more pleasant than ever coming here.

          • I completely agree with you Rose that good informative images like Ruth’s are important in today’s busy world. I am pleased that the site loads faster for you. It does for me too. It is expensive to have an entire computer dedicated to one website 😉 It is worth it though.

        • It’s so hard for me to write short articles. I’ve gotten better at it, especially on my breaking news and on helping raise vet expenses. All important info ideally is in first 2 paragraphs. A lot of people ask me about article length and I just tell them my articles are as long as they need to be.

          I don’t have time to comment on much these days but I do try to read most of the PoC.

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