What a Typical Summer Day for a Cat is Like in South Florida

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Rolz and Mia celebrate the new day with a toasty warm sun puddle to nap in!

For us Zee and Zoey kitties living in South Florida, our typical summer day begins with us eating breakfast and then we retire to the closest sun puddle for a much-needed and glorious all day nap. At some point that nap will be interrupted like clockwork with a thunderstorm that will cause all of our wonderful sunbeams to go away. The storms come at least once a day and typically they will occur at some point between 1:00 pm through 5:00 pm, all depending on what time the human mom is scheduled to leave work for the day and has to drive home in the torrential downpour or if we are planning to grill outside. Read more

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Cats, Crocheting, and Reading… A Forever Calming Influence in My Life…

yarn-2I shared with you on Wednesday some of the ways I like to disconnect from the world to give my mind a mental recharge – stepping away from technology, reading a book, and listening to soothing music were some of the things I mentioned. Another activity that I did not mention is one that has been a cherished favorite of mine that stems back to when I was a little girl – crocheting warm and cozy afghans. Read more

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Unplugging From Stress and Finding Inner Calm and Peace With the Help of Our Feline Friends!

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Guess what folks, try as we might, we can’t control the world, so why not just focus on the life you are blessed to have around you…

I don’t do it nearly enough but this past weekend was a serious exercise in unplugging myself from all things technological. I found my brain being surrounded by a dizzying array of unhealthy karma and so boom, just like that, I walked away. I picked up an Anne Rice novel I had gotten for Christmas to read (The Wolf Gift) and I also situated myself with a red pen to start the editing process with the rough draft of my book. Read more

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Jazmine – A Special Cat Worthy of Her Own Breed…

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This was a photo of Jazmine (L) taken at the Global Pet Expo and we immediately thought she was a Maine Coon like our handsome boy, Zee (R).

When Dan and I adopted Jazmine she was a former feral kitten and her paperwork coined her as a “DLH,” meaning that whoever rescued her determined her to be a domestic long-haired cat of mixed ancestry. Since her parentage is unknown, that is a fair assessment, but based on our own Maine Coon, Zee, we thought she was also a Maine Coon. That is until Dan posted a picture of her last week on Facebook and someone asked us if she was a Siberian. Read more

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Zee and Zoey’s Blog Nominated for Two Prestigious Dogtime 2014 Pettie Awards

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In light of all that has been going on lately, I could easily be hired for an acting role on the Walking Dead without the need to audition… Even with makeup on I look like a Zombie and despite that I know I am supposed to be taking care of myself, that falls into the category of “easier said than done.” My emotional state is beyond fragile, so when I found out Zee and Zoey’s blog had been nominated for two Pettie Awards, you can only imagine that I broke down in a flood of humble gratitude for all of you that have supported us along the way…

We have been nominated for Best Designed Blog which we always appreciate – we want our stunning kitty photographs, charming graphics, and compelling writing to entertain you each and every time you visit our blog and we are happy to know that we have achieved that goal since you supported us in that category!

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Rolz says think what you want, but he knows he’s the creative genius at Zee and Zoey’s!

But even more touching is the nomination for Best Blog Post for the post we did to honor the passing of our beloved Mr. Jazz who went to the Rainbow Bridge on August 28th, 2013, entitled “A Tribute to Mr. Jazz – The Dignity of Life and Death and Finding the Beauty in Letting Go.”

The outpouring of love and support you all shared with us during that difficult time will never be forgotten and it is especially poignant as we struggle to come to terms with the unexpected loss of Harley a couple of weeks ago.  As with Jazz, the support and friendship you have given us to help ease the pain as we mourn Harley’s passing has been overwhelming and it makes this Pettie nomination all the more special to us because win or lose, we know what true friendship is and we are forever grateful to have all of you in our lives.

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Sure, the human thinks she is responsible for the stellar writing at Zee and Zoey’s but Peanut and Mia spill the beans and show everyone who’s really running the show… (Side note – this picture is from 2012 and if you look closely, that is a picture of Harley on the computer screen)

Thank you again to everyone for your love and support – we fully admit that the competition is stiff and that we don’t expect a victory. We love everyone we are up against and wish all of them and everyone else the best of luck.

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So how do you nominate Zee and Zoey and your other favorite bloggers? It’s easy – you are able to vote once a day through Thursday, August 7, 2014 midnight PST and winners will be honored with a personalized Petties trophy and a $1,000 donation to a non-profit 501c3 shelter or rescue of their choice. If we win we would donate the money in honor of Mr. Jazz and Harley to our favorite organization, Pawsitively Humane, Inc. that was founded by our dear friend and animal lover, Christine Michaels of Riverfront Cats. Please click here to vote (Finalist Voting Tab).

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Thanks for the memories dear Jazz and until we meet again you will always be in my heart…

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