Cats for the GENIUS by Ramona Marek – A Comprehensive Roadmap to Understanding Your Cat

2D-WEB

Cover image courtesy of Cats for the GENIUS.

While it was enjoyable and completely fulfilling, the process for writing my most recent book, Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them, turned out to be far more work than I initially anticipated. I had originally thought the book would be a collection of funny and cute stories from assorted cat lovers, sharing the wild and crazy antics of their feline companions. When I determined the book should also be a resource to share tips and advice on understanding cat behavior, that’s when it got serious. If only I had known about Ramona Marek’s recently released book, Cats for the GENIUS, before I found myself knee-deep in kitty-facts research. Read more

Keeping it Calm, Cool, and Creative with Cats and Apps for Sunday

Mia

For this image of Mia, I applied a black and white paint sketch filter to it. I then brought the image into Photoshop and layered it with the original color photo to design my own creative masterpiece by touching it up with spots of color!

While it’s only a couple weeks into January, life has already hit me full speed. My day job has been especially tiring – from doing physical inventory counts to special projects that require an enormous amount of mental application. I’ve also had to take a road trip the past two consecutive weekends (averaging between  6 to 8 hours in the car each time) and as a consequence my brain is pretty fried right now. When I get both mentally and physically drained, sometimes the writer in me disappears and I find I need to channel my creative side as an outlet to help center my mind. Read more

Cat Zen for Selfie-Sunday

Mia and Rolz show us how cat zen works!

Mia and Rolz show us how cat zen works!

We’re just a little over a week into the New Year and I’m already exhausted! Lots going on mentally and emotionally, so rather than let it overwhelm me, I’m going to step back and follow the example of my feline gang who are wise masters in the art of zen. This picture is just what I need to bring some peace into my day and I hope it does the same for you! Have a lovely Sunday and if you missed last week’s post where I shared my outlook and perspective for 2017 I hope you’ll take a minute to stop by. There’s some great pictures with inspirational quotes to help frame the year.

Reflections and Mindsets for the New Year With a Little Help From my Cats

newyear6

Timeless words to remember and live by as we begin 2017.

It’s 2017 and as we venture into a new year it’s time once again to reflect on life. Rather than focus on resolutions, I like to focus on a particular mindset to guide me through the days. I’ve been doing it for several years now and having a clear focus helps me to balance my mental and physical health,  emotional clarity and well-being, and the direction I want to take my professional and personal life. Read more

Meowy Catmas from Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles

christmas

Sharing a lovely photo moment with my sweet Jazmine.

From our house to yours, holidays wishes from all of us at Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles for a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, or whatever you may celebrate this time of year. We hope you are blessed with a beautiful day and wishes for a happy, content, and peaceful upcoming New Year.

Love from all of us – Deb, Dan, Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Kizmet, and Jazmine.

christmas-2016-card-blog

Some of you may have already seen this, but for those of you that haven’t, I thought I’d share our holiday card from this year. This is Rolz and Jazmine.