that recently some anonymous person put a rather unpleasant comment on my blog regarding my treatment of Enrico, the feral cat we took in a couple years ago. It wasn’t even on the post which it criticised but on a non related one. Said person obviously hadn’t read or chose to ignore the full story, accused me of abandoning the poor cat for 8 months. Obviously the fact I also leave Grigio our other cat didn’t merit mention.
I am not deleting this comment, not defending myself or responding to it in any way, I am simply acknowledging it. I know what happens to the cats, you may know too, while the situation sadly isn’t ideal that’s how it has to be, we all do our best, we survive.
I know that other blogs I read occasionally get less than welcome responses, some have banned certain people from commenting, some moderate comments before they appear. What the hell satisfaction these trolls, as apparently we call them, get from lurking around and being provocative I have no idea. It seems to be a form of bullying. Fortunately I am doing fine in semi lockdown and coping with isolation but imagine if I wasn’t. I could be feeling depressed, anxious, frightened or alone and such public criticism would be very damaging to a vulnerable person. This thought never crossed the small mind of my critic.
My blog, apart from my many rants, will always be positive and never controversial. Especially in these Covid times we need to be entertained, distracted, uplifted, to see a future and to support each other. I won’t try to influence how you live your life and will only give you edited glimpses into mine, my blog is my journal and it’s written as much for me as you. Visitors and comments are very welcome here, I received some wonderful support after this incident, but if you are just looking for a fight it’s not going to happen, I am far too nice for that and so is Enrico, we’ll both take it lying down.