Wednesday, February 4, 2009
After checking my email this am I discovered an unhappy shihtzukisses visitor that was quite annoyed with the butterflies that fly around my website.
The email was as follows:
I didn't want to steal your images or text, I just wanted to make those annoying butterflies go away so I could better read your page.
I was concerned about the annoying butterflies and decided just because I like them, what if they do bother my visitors. I decided to take a poll of the 50+ Shih Tzu lovers on my email list. I sent a mass email asking everyone for their opinion as to the butterflies annoying habits. The emails that followed were quite amusing. I chuckled at each opinion as they rolled in. Never in a million years would I have imagined butterflies would cause such a stir. I got the biggest chuckle out of many of the responses. I love my clients!!!!!
Some of the responses follows:
I love them!! I love all of it! - Shirley
Hands down KEEP the butterflies. If I were you I would be Leary of anyone who makes comments like annoying or distracting, I don't know if I would want to allow a puppy to go to them. I think you are not only a wonderful breeder but a talented web site creator and the butterflies have always been such a sweet welcome to your beautiful web page. - SUE
I am a professional web designer and I find them part of your image and NONDISTRACTING. They are not enough of an element to be distracting. I learned that if your are going to have animation it must be brief and/or subtle and I don't believe you violated this web design rule. That's my thought. Keep the little butterflies! - Ginny
Although at first glance I thought the butterflies were cute, I did find them very distracting. You have done such a great job on the website and all the photos and information you provide to us. I think the butterflies detracts from that. Just my opinion. - Carol
GOOD MORNING LESLIE.......WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO COMPLAINING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES.....I LOVE BUTTERFLIES TOO....I FEEL IT MADE THE SITE MORE INTERESTING AND WELL...HAPPY...LIGHT HEARTED AND SPECIAL......SOME PEOPLE NEED TO GET A LIFE....I MEAN IT....WHAT WITH EVERYTHING ELSE WRONG IN THIS WORLD ALL THEY CAN FIND WRONG IS BUTTERFLIES....WOW...WHAT HAS THIS WORLD COME TO???? I SAY LEAVE THE BUTTERFLIES.....WOULD THEY RATHER HAVE SADNESS THAN A FEW BUTTERFLIES....PLEASE!!!! KEEP 'EM....... - Gail
love them so much. Jim hates them but what does he know. He never goes into your website. Oh excuse me he does not hate them. He said they are distracting. They are not - Barb
I personally like butterflies and they really did not distract me at all - Donna
I honestly love the butterflies. I do not find them distracting at all. I think you should keep them. - Jane
The butterflies are lovely, but what you said about being a distraction, you might be correct. A lot of people might not like them. I do like butterflies myself, but I know people who don't. I really don't think it is the butterflies themselves, but the movement of them that might be distracting? Try leaving them on and keep them still, if you can? - Carolyn
We think they are perfect...shows how beautiful our babies are and what care you take with them! - Candace
We love it - Janet & Family
If you like the butterflies, then by all means keep them. Those who feel compelled
complain about every little thing can go take a flying leap off the nearest cliff. When
those complainers start paying for and maintaining the website, then they can have it as they
want. - Laura
For me, any animation on a website that requires me to focus primarily on text, is distracting. Your butterflies are not annoying for me. - Stu
As you can see many feel very passionately about the butterflies. Some do not really like them. These posted are only a fraction of what I got back. This email was responded to more than any other email I sent to my fellow Shih Tzu lovers.
The final consensus is .............
WERE KEEPING THE BUTTERFLIES!!!
Oh and the person who sent the complaining email, after responding back, I was sorry and the reason I have a no right click script on my site was to keep other Shih Tzu breeders from stealing. The emailer kindly said:
Sorry you've had trouble with your images being taken. I've been sick with the flu, so am more easily annoyed than usual. I did enjoy your site very much. I have a sweet rescued Shih tzu/poodle mutt and was looking for information on grooming her.
As you see it was all blown out of proportion. :o)
I got a great laugh and I had feedback in the past that the butterflies could be a little distracting so I had to ask. And now I know. KEEP THE BUTTERFLIES!!!!!!
For those who are distracted.......... Im sorry.
For those who love them............... So do I!!!!