A Momentary Cat Panic at Zee & Zoey’s on a Relaxing Sunday

Hey everyone – we just wanted to take an extremely brief second from our delightful sunlit infused nap to revel in the glory that is Sunday. There’s nothing better than being a cat and spending the entire glorious, wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous day relaxing and taking it easy. It truly doesn’t get any better than this…

Wait a minute…there seems to be a distinctively ominous change in the air…is something going on?

Yes kitties, you are right. There is a distinctive change in the air. It’s me. I’m already feeling anxious knowing this upcoming week will be the last one before the onslaught of chaotic, nightmarish bumper-to-bumper traffic, and horrendous driving to work delays will happen because school starts again on August 21. My normal 20 minute drive will now escalate to 45 minutes or more and no matter how hard I try to remain calm and unaffected by it, I can’t. Traffic delays make me nuts and despite my relatively peaceful nature, it gets my blood boiling.

But honestly guys, I don’t know what the panic is. You don’t drive. You don’t work. And for that matter, you don’t go to school. Your life will remain exactly the same – living the life of deeply spoiled cats who are loved and adored by their humans to the ends of the earth and back.

Actually, I take that back. You’ll lives will chance slightly. Rather than me coming home from work my normal grumpy self, I will be even more grumpy! I will grab my glass of wine quicker than normal, but I promise, you will still be fed nearly two seconds after I walk in the door, and you will be able to look forward to me brushing you, playing with you, and giving you treats like I do any other day…

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you have a day that is as great as the one my cats will have! If you live in Florida like I do, chances are school will be starting within the next week or so for you, too. School starts earlier here than it does in the Northern states, but it also ends earlier, too, so it all evens out in the end!

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The Art of Easy Sunday – Cat Style!

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Kizmet, Sunday Selfie11 Comments

Take one gorgeous cat who is completely relaxed, add a great font and some matching borders – voila – Sunday art with style!

Preparing for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 2017

Macro of rainbow rose heart flower and multi colored petals

As some of you may be aware, I founded Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day (RBRD) in 2015 as a special day for pet guardians to honor the memory of those beloved pets in their life they have loved and lost, but never forgotten – whether fur, fin, feathers, scales or something else. It’s held every year on August 28, in honor of the day I had to say goodbye to my precious Ragdoll cat, Mr. Jazz, the meow author of Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond.

I’m mentioning it early for those of you who might want to participate in some manner. For those that plan on doing a special blog post, I will be hosting a RBRD blog hop. The post will go live at 12:00 a.m, EST, on August 28 with the code and linking information available at that time. I have also created a Facebook event page for those who want to post a picture, write a poem, share a favorite memory, upload a video, or share a blog post link. This is the event link http://bit.ly/2h0NXUU – please feel free to invite others you think might want to be a part of the day. And as with every year, there is no pressure to participate and I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. I know it’s a sad day. But it’s also a beautiful day. The outpouring of love I see is so touching, as people share in the love they had (and still have) for their pet(s) and it’s a time when we can all take a moment to collectively come together and comfort one another.

I’ve created a new logo for the event and if anyone would like to use it, please email me at info@zeezoey.com and I’ll forward it to you, as I’d prefer not to post it on my blog at the moment. I will also be doing something special this year with several companies that specialize in products for pet loss and grieving. If you’ll be sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social venues, there is a hashtag #rainbowbridgeremembranceday that was trending last year if you care to use it, and if you’re crediting me for founding the day in any of your posts, please reference me as Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles, author of Purr Prints of the Heart and founder of Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Thank you in advance and have a wonderful Sunday!

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Peekaboo – I See Mew and Other Hide and Seek Cat Behaviors

Cat under the curtain? What cat?

Peekaboo – that simple form of play with an infant where someone hides their face, then pops back into view, causing the infant amusement – is a fundamental, universal concept in an infant’s inability to understand object permanence. Swiss clinical psychologist, Jean Piaget, known for his pioneering work in child development conducted experiments with infants, concluding object performance was typically achieved at eight to nine months of age. I bring this up because cats also have a peekaboo mindset and Jazmine reminded me of this the other day when she was hiding behind a sheer curtain, convinced I couldn’t see her. Read more

Easy Like Sunday Morning Every Day of the Week

No one in our house does “Easy Like Sunday Morning” better than Jazmine. Actually, she does it best Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning as well. When that girl is out, she’s out! Anyhow, taking a cue from her, I’m looking forward to an easy-going kind of day myself. Maybe visiting a wetlands nature park with Dan so he can practice with his new camera taking pictures of Florida wildlife. I’ll also be making a big batch of homemade macaroni and cheese so I’ll have several meals prepared in advance for the week ahead and I’ll be using up some over-ripe bananas to make bread as well. How about you all, what kind of easy-going plans do you have for today?

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