My cat is outside all the time...eats chocolate too!
Now that I have your attention...of course my cats are not outside all the time. The only time they are outside is if they are chaperoned by my husband or me. And no...they don't eat chocolate. They don't like it. Plus...I don't share my chocolate easily - not even with my cats! ;):p
Please, please, please, please!!!! stop ruining the Cat of the Day experience for people! If you cannot say anything nice - don't say anything at all! The person who submits his/her cat wants to hear how pretty/clever/adorable/smart their cat is. They do not want to hear about the bad experiences you have had with cats...or your philosophy on how they should raise their cat - or your opinion on anything except how pretty/clever/adorable/smart their cat is.
I feel so sorry and sad whenever I read a Cat of the Day and it says anything about the outside because I know the lectures will come - and I think how sad the person will be. I really doubt someone on the island of Cyprus will say..."Oh...what good advice...I will change how my cat lives now!"
Can't we just make it a nice experience for people...please??
For those who just don't get it
What I think was meant by starting this thread is that:
It is not appropriate to recommend, suggest, mention, or type your thoughts on how someone is raising their pet, when the pet is being honored as the cat/dog/pet of the day. If the person had posted anywhere else, then yes, but NOT when they are presenting their beloved pet and telling their story etc. It just isn't a good time to bring up your sad stories and how much danger YOU think THEIR pet is in, after reading their story.
I never really noticed that people were doing that until it was just now mentioned.
I think you mean well - but it just isn't the right time or place to offer your opinions and comments that are not complimentary to the owner(s).
I am not trying to offend anyone, just trying to get the point across.