How to Increase Steps With Fitbit by Incorporating Cats Into Your Routine!

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Fitbit – check. Cat – check. Ready, set, go – find out how you can increase your steps by exercising with your cat!

Much as I would prefer to work from home, I have to admit the company I work for isn’t so bad. My co-workers are awesome (many of them are cat lovers), and management is always trying to come up with new ways to encourage group activities. We’ve had several company sponsored lunches since I started back in March, and they even shut work down early one Friday so everyone could go bowling together, including food and drink. But their most recent attempt is my favorite by far. Because most of us have desk jobs, for those that wanted to participate, they bought us Fitbits to encourage exercise and set up quarterly step challenges with prizes to boot! Read more

Editing and Hanging Out – It’s a Perfect Sunday for a Cat Writer!

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Enjoying Sunday with some of my favorite editors – Mia, Zoey, Rolz, Zee, and Jazmine.

Happy Sunday Everyone! Between working my day job and trying to finish my book in the evenings, I feel like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth! But I have good news – I received my first draft copy of Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them and I’m super-excited with what I’ve seen!!

This is picture is of me in all my glory – hanging out with my gang as I do some last minute editing. Despite the scowl on my face, all is good, I’m just concentrating really hard on what I’m doing! If everything goes as planned, I should be on track for a pre-Christmas release!! And just wait until you see the cover – it’s unlike anything I’ve done before and I know you’re going to love it!!

Have a great day all!

October 16 – National Feral Cat Day: Any Cat Can Be a Feral Cat… Even Yours

Editors Note: This post was originally published in 2015 for National Feral Cat Day. I chose to republish it because the importance of the message remains the same. This post was also selected as the 2016 winner of the Adopt a Shelter Cat Award sponsored by AdoptASheter.com at the Cat Writers’ Association annual communications contest and also inspired the award judge, Peggy Atkerson, Executive Director of BarnCats.org to sponsor a new awards category beginning next year in honor of feral cat awareness. 

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This cat is from Flamingo Gardens – a South Florida tourist site. It was originally dumped by someone on the property and is now part of an outdoor community of a dozen or so cats that are taken care of by the employees of the business.

All of my seven cats come from different circumstances and each of them has a distinctly unique personality, but one thing is common to them all – I love them from the bottom of my heart and they are my life. They are indoor cats and if one of them ever accidentally got outside and was lost, I don’t know what I would do. Nor do I know what they would do. Could they manage on their own? It’s easy to say it will never happen – I’m neurotically careful – but even with the best of intentions, accidents can and do happen. With this being National Feral Cat Day, it makes the point even more relevant. Read more

Hurricane Matthew Update

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know everything is okay with us. We were spared the brunt of Hurricane Matthew and my heart goes out to all those up the Florida coast, Georgia, and the Carolina’s where Matthew did the bulk of his damage here in the U.S.

If you’ve never been through a potential hurricane, it’s a surreal situation. Hurricane coverage is on 24/7 for days on end on nearly every television channel, cars are lined up bumper-to-bumper for gas, there is a constant faint noise of hammering in the background as people rush to put up shutters, grocery shelves are nearly bare as people stock up on food and water, and your phone is bombarded with texts from people worrying about you. I know it might seem weird to say, but it’s almost like a holiday – there is a certain common buzz in the air and all people talk about is what could happen, and what did happen if you’ve been through hurricanes in years past. Read more

Touching Base and Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

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Don’t worry guys – your needs are at the top of our list!

I normally don’t post mid-week anymore, but Hurricane Matthew is heading our way and I just wanted to touch base in case I can’t communicate for awhile. Dan and I have been busy preparing the house to make sure we have a safe area to stay while we ride things out. It looks like we’ll be hit some time on Thursday and I pray everything will be okay.

Our prayers also go out to those already affected in areas of Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. I also pray as the storm moves up the eastern coast that everyone will be okay.

Blessings to you all and I’ll post updates on Facebook if and when I can.

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We’ll be creating a safe haven in our bedroom to ride out the storm…looks like the cats have approved the arrangements!