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    Comments on POTD/DOTD/COTD...?

    It seems we have been slipping as a community to congratulate and comment on the daily pets that people have taken the time to share with us. I know, I for one, have not been posting enough comments in those sections.

    I was shocked to open DOTD threads and see such little replies. I know if it was one of mine I'd hope to see more replies (and I know when it's a PT dog they do get more replies.)

    Can we all try to comment more often, if not, atleast once in a while? Life has been busy and rough for a lot of us but it won't take much to make three small replies a day that will most likely make the pet owner smile. I'm certainly going to try harder.

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    Thank you, Kay! I appreciate it!
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    I really never reply to POTD, DOTD, or COTD. COTD I never reply to, though. I am rarely on the cat side. I will try and reply to them. It's a simple, easy way to make someones day a little bit better. Thanks for the reminder, Kay.
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    I've gotten lots of notes from people who's animals were the POTD or COTD. It really means a lot to people. I'm always touched when they take time to thank me for posting.
    I'm guilty of hardly going to the DOTD. I will try to mend my ways.
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by momoffuzzyfaces
    I've gotten lots of notes from people who's animals were the POTD or COTD. It really means a lot to people. I'm always touched when they take time to thank me for posting.
    I'm guilty of hardly going to the DOTD. I will try to mend my ways.
    Have you really? I very rarely have seen any kind of acknowledgment anywhere, unless they are PT animals. I am not saying that to be nasty; I just came to think that the people who submitted their pets forgot about the entry and never knew their pet was selected. I go through spurts where I try to post as much as I can, but then I really start thinking that my time can be better spent posting on threads where the people whose pet it is will actually see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginger's Mom
    Have you really? I very rarely have seen any kind of acknowledgment anywhere, unless they are PT animals. I am not saying that to be nasty; I just came to think that the people who submitted their pets forgot about the entry and never knew their pet was selected. I go through spurts where I try to post as much as I can, but then I really start thinking that my time can be better spent posting on threads where the people whose pet it is will actually see it.
    Yes, I do get them from time to time. Here is the most recent:
    Hello! thank-you very much for saying such sweet things about Leroi, COTD on 07-06-07! She says hi and thank-you! ,LeroiLover
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    There is only one reply to Today's Dog and it is already afternoon here on the East Coast. I feel sorry for this pup's humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by momoffuzzyfaces
    I've gotten lots of notes from people who's animals were the POTD or COTD. It really means a lot to people. I'm always touched when they take time to thank me for posting.
    I'm guilty of hardly going to the DOTD. I will try to mend my ways.
    Yes, MOFF, I have gotten PMs too from owners who wanted to thank me for my comments.

    I hope we all can do a little better in the future.

    EDIT: Two posts now. Thank you Sandra!

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    One thing is that Pet/Cat/Dog of the day don't get many replies anymore, but the height of lazyness is when a member start a thread for one of them, that is already there. One thread may get 6 replies and the other 4 - that is plain stupid!
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    Good reminder! Reading the wonderful comments Zsa-Zsa received when she was COTD was precisely what made me join Pet Talk in the first place.

    I try to post in them every now and then, but of course I'm online in stops and starts at the moment as I seem to be finding less and less free computer time, but when I am here, I'll make sure I do.

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    I've noticed the Pets of the Day are really sadly lacking in posts. Often only two or three a day. So sad!
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    I used to post to almost all COTD, but as Ginger's mom, I got a feeling that the owners didn't even know their pet had been selected and would not see the replies. I find it more important to post on threads that I know members will see.

    But in any case, when I'm not too busy, I'll try to post more on those threads. After all, it was COTD that got me here in the first place.

    Thanks for reminding us.
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    I do tell people ahead of time, except in the rare cases when their emails bounce back for some reason.

    Remember that many people whose pet is featured are not members of Pet Talk, but can read the threads. The threads always have many more views than posts, and I do hope the owners read them. Some are then moved to join Pet Talk and reply, some don't, some just email me, and some I never know.
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    Something I wanted to add - when the pet is submitted by a child, I do not encourage them to join Pet Talk, as of course, people cannot join until they are at least 13 years old. In the future, I will put more emphasis on folks joining Pet Talk when I notify them about a pet being featured if they seem to be old enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    I do tell people ahead of time, except in the rare cases when their emails bounce back for some reason.

    Remember that many people whose pet is featured are not members of Pet Talk, but can read the threads. The threads always have many more views than posts, and I do hope the owners read them. Some are then moved to join Pet Talk and reply, some don't, some just email me, and some I never know.
    I will try to comment on these more. There are some great stories on the dog/cat/pet of the days that are chosen.

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    Karen, today's Pet of the Day (Pepsi, the bunny) is beautiful! What a great choice! I love it when a bunny is the Pet of the Day. Yesterday's horse and young rider were a terrific pick too.
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