Happy BFSBSCM! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday Book Savings for Cat Lovers!


Yes, from this point forward, I hereby bequeath those shopping days after Thanksgiving that are defined by blockbuster, super-mega sales as BFSBSCM. As in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. I’m not certain how it’s pronounced, but in the world of Zee & Zoey, it simply means savings on what we love (cat stuff) without getting in a car to drive and deal with crowds, parking, and hassles.

We only have two products – our books – The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary and Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life Death, and Beyond – but they are REALLY GREAT BOOKS and if you are looking to buy for yourself, or for as holiday gifts for others, now is the purr-fect time!!

If you are interested, just email me at info@zeezoey.com and we can figure out the payment and shipment together. All books ordered directly through me for this special include a designer bookmark and custom tissue wrap. They can also be inscribed with any sentiment you like and drop shipped if it is a gift for someone.

Here’s a small snippet of what people are saying:

Purr Prints of the Heart 

Purr Prints of the Heart takes the reader on a journey that is like a salve in book form that offers comfort to all who have to deal with,(or have had to deal with), the inevitable loss of a beloved and cherished pet. Written with eloquence, grace, humor and a love that transcends the pages, I defy any pet lover not to see themselves depicted in this literary treasure.”

~Caren Gittleman – Cat Chat With Caren and Cody~

“I highly recommend this book for anyone who is having difficulty dealing with the illness or loss of their beloved pet. And for anyone looking for a warm, fuzzy story filled with a lifetime of happiness, sadness and all of life’s ups and downs and experiences, through the eyes of a cat of course, this is a wonderful book.”

~Pam Hilton Harvey~

Purr Prints Of The Heart, as told by Jazz the Cat, is a wonderful book telling about Deborah’s journey with Mr. Jazz, from the time he entered her life to the time where he had to cross over to the Rainbow Bridge. It is a touching story of the beauty of being staff for a beloved cat (and dog too). If you are a pet owner, it is a must read. Deborah dearly loved Mr. Jazz and had to learn how to deal with deep grief when he passed away. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from reading this book – one being that our time with beloved pets is precious, but even death can’t separate that love.”

~Mary Roever – Mario’s Meowsings~


Purr Prints of the Heart is not only a wonderful story, but it is a helpful book that comes with a guide for coping with pet loss. When ordered directly from me, it will come with a heart medallion sticker, tissue wrap, and a bookmark.  (Regular Price $15.95 / Special Price $7.95)

The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary 

“I do believe that anyone who has a cat or cats should read this book. I am 70 years old and I could not put this book down once I started reading it. I laughed, cried and everything else that could be emotionally brought out of me. How would I rate this book? Amazon only has 5 stars, I would give it 10 stars. Great, great book.”

~Amazon Customer~

“I just finished this book yesterday and I am still overwhelmed. The book is written with so much love and passion and I could not put is aside. It is really encouraging to realize that in our selfish world there are still many people who care about our environment and the animals. Love and respect for those courageous cats. The story about Deborah Barnes and her animals is heart warming and just beautiful.”


“After reading the description, I expected to be enchanted… but the experience of reading the book was so much more… the book exceeded my expectations… the best way to describe it would be to say that it felt like I was invited to be part of their lives while I was reading the book… so to come to the end of the book was like saying good-bye after spending a long holiday with a close family friend…”



The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey is not just an inspirational story, it is a work of art. Filled with custom illustrations and stunning photographs, anyone can be proud to give this book as a gift. All books ordered directly from me come with my trademark leopard print tissue paper, a Zee/Zoey sticker, and a designer bookmark. (Regular Price $21.95 / Special Price $10.95)

Thank you in advance for your patronage and Happy Shopping!!!

Holiday Wishes and Some Simple Tips on What Foods You Can, and Cannot Feed Your Cat For Thanksgiving

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Cats, Family, Informative, Inspiration17 Comments

From our table to yours, we wish you the most blessed of days. L to R – love and purrs from Peanut, Rolz, Mia, Zee, Zoey, Kizmet, and Jazmine.

We love Thanksgiving for exactly what the word means – to give thanks for what we have. Sometimes what we have is not perfect, or easy, or fair. But, no matter what, we have the friendship and support of one another and to us, that truly is something to be thankful for. So in that spirit, from all of us at Zee and Zoey’s, we wish you the best day possible.


While not here in the physical sense, my beautiful angels – Jazz and Harley – will spend Thanksgiving in my heart, as they do each and every day.

Give all your kitties extra special loving, and for all our beloved fur angels watching us from above, please know that you remain forever in our hearts and we are so blessed and thankful for the memories of the time we shared together.


For the safety of your cats who will be participating in Thanksgiving in the physical sense, we created a simple to read graphic of the “do’s” and “don’ts” of what to do when it comes to feeding kitty (who will be looking at you with those irresistible eyes, begging ever so adorably for table scraps). Kitty can enjoy the day with you, just with safety and moderation in mind.

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My Cats and Our Shared Water-Cooler Moments

the week begins

The window in the guest bedroom seems to beckon to me to grab the camera each time I walk past it – the cats love to congregate to either soak up the sun, bird watch, or just have a delightful catnap. This is Jazmine, Mia, and Rolz.

I shared some photos of my cats last week for Selfie Sunday in which I elaborated about the downfalls of both my photographic abilities and the capabilities of my camera. Despite the shortcomings, I continue to be drawn to taking pictures of them – quite frankly I’m obsessed with it, but this week I have come to not only accept my limitations, but embrace them, because they are a loving scrapbook come to life of the treasured moments I have shared with them. Read more

#BetterWithPets Summit – Part 2 – The Lessons Learned and Putting Them Into Action

This post is sponsored by Nestle Purina® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated to help spread the word about the third annual BetterWithPets campaign but Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Purina is not responsible for the content of this article.


Photo credit: Nestle Purina

Attending a Purina Better With Pets Summit, while an amazing experience, is also an overwhelming one. So much insightful information shared in the span of a day by so many experts – how could I possibly come back home and do justice to all I had learned in a mere blog post or two? The theme centered on the emotional connection between people and their pets, especially as being defined by the new generation of millennials. Rather than debate what to discuss, I decided to go with the obvious – my favorite subject – cats. Read more

Sunday Selfies – A Sampler of This, That, Cats and More!

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Blogging, Cat Humor, Cats, Zee & Zoey26 Comments

Editors Note: I decided to abandon my usual Caturday post, and instead participate in the super fun and wildly popular Sunday Selfie Blog Hop that was created by the talented Janet Blue of The Cat on My Head. Rather than be a traditional selfie post, I’m sharing some recent pictures I have taken (many of which some of you have already seen). There are good and bad, winners and losers -take a look to see what I mean and I’d love your opinions, insight, and suggestions as to what works for you with your cameras!  


My obsession with picture taking started when I saw Rolz grooming his sister, Mia. The look of pure contentment and adoration just radiated from her sweet little face and I knew I had to try to capture it for eternity. Camera: iPhone 4

So now that I’m home all day and night with the cats, I find that I’m drawn to them more so than ever. EVERYTHING they do fascinates me and I’m constantly feeling the need to photograph them as if I am under some sort of hypnotic spell to do so.

This is all well and good… except for the one glaring flaw to the whole equation… I DON’T TAKE GOOD PICTURES. Or I should say, with the current technology at my disposal, I am unable to manage my cameras to take good pictures. Read more