BarkWorld/MeowWorld – Cat Writers’ Conference 2014 Recap


This is the pandemonium that is MARTA… Need I say more?

Typically we associate spooky things such as ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and candy corn with Halloween. After returning last Sunday from the BarkWorld/MeowWorld Cat Writers’ Conference in Atlanta, I have found there are other things even more spooky, such as the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) system I took to get from the airport to the Westin hotel where I was staying and where the conference was held. Read more


Happy Meow-O-Ween and a Vintage Cat Image From Deb!

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Blogging, Cats11 Comments

To see this image in its full, spooktacular glory, please click to enlarge… If you dare! Bawahahahahaha….

It’s officially Halloween and on behalf of the whole spooky gang at Zee and Zoey’s, we’d like to wish those of you that participate in the creepy, crawly, and frightening festivities, a safe and fun day! For those of you that don’t participate, we wish you a safe and fun day as well, just minus the creepy crawlies! Read more


Taking it Easy on Sunday and Catching up With Deb and the Cats!

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Blogging, Cats, Family30 Comments

Of course I’m fine… why do you ask?

Some of you may, or may not have noticed, but I have not been able to blog for a while. I continue to burn both ends of the candle, but relief should be in sight soon. After 5 years of employment, I left my day job to join efforts with someone I had worked with about 10 years ago. While my previous day job had more than its share of stress and issues, including the grueling hour long drive each way, my employers were like family to me and I did not want to be disrespectful by leaving them in a lurch.

That is why I have been burning both ends of the candle – I needed to give them a proper two-week notice to wrap things up for them, but my new job needed me immediately due to an emergency that had unexpectedly cropped up – to compromise, I worked both jobs as best as I could juggle them for the two weeks and as a consequence my personal life that includes my cat stuff, literally took a standstill and I was emotionally, mentally, and physically frazzled at the end of each night. Read more


Life Takes an Unexpected Turn and We Have a Winner!

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Cats, Caturday Adventures15 Comments

Treats, naps, looking cute, chasing bugs…That’s my thing, okay? Not doing blog posts…

Hmmm… Let’s see. A couple of weekends ago I had to fill in for human Mom and do her Caturday blog post because she claimed she had a migraine or some lame excuse like that. Now, she claims she’s too busy and overwhelmed – another lame excuse if you ask me. Apparently out of the blue she was contacted by someone she used to work with and he offered her a job that was too good to refuse – since she already has a job, she had to commit to helping out at her old job while working at her new one. She calls it burning both ends of the candle. Whatever… all I know is that when I was rescued, I didn’t sign up to write blog posts, so I’m going to do what any respectable cat would do on a Caturday (or any day of the week now that I think about it…) Read more


National Feral Cat Day and Raising Awareness About Community Cats

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Feral Cats, Informative12 Comments

Feral cats have different degrees of human tolerance – this beautiful boy with his left ear clipped (a universal sign he has been altered) lives at Flamingo Gardens in S. Florida and is part of a well managed outdoor cat community on the premises. He stays in the background and runs if you get too close to him. He does not want to hurt anyone and just wants to be treated with respect. Click image to enlarge.

Years ago I never knew this, but cats were living outside all around me in places like abandoned buildings, empty parking lots, parks, alley ways, retail establishments, rural, city, and suburban neighborhoods and just about anywhere that offered shelter and a food source for them that you could think of. I have since learned that these cats are called ferals, a cat that has primarily only known a life outdoors with little to no human contact. Read more