Breaking Down the Funny – An Interview with Author, Blogger, and Humorist, Angie Bailey and Whiskerslist/Texts From Mittens Giveaway!

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The first picture Angie and I ever posed for together was in 2011 at the Cat Writers’ Conference in White Plains, NY. While much has changed for her since then, one thing that remains the same is her warm nature and beautiful smile.

I met author, blogger, and humorist, Angie Bailey of Catladyland in 2011 when I attended my first BlogPaws conference in Tysons Corner, VA. We were both nominated for a prestigious Dogtime Media Pettie Award – she for Funniest Blog and me for Best Designed Blog. She won and I didn’t, but our friendship began to blossom as we caught up with each other a couple times a year via the Cat Writers’ Association Conferences and subsequent BlogPaws conferences.

In getting to know one another, we have shared some very personal connections and I was actually one of the first people to find out that her dream of writing her first book, whiskerslist, was going to become a reality. She came and sat down next to me after meeting with a potential agent and whispered to me that they loved her concept and signed her on!

Her life has been a cat loving whirlwind ever since then and I thought it would be fun to interview her and share a bit of her life with you all. I hope you enjoy the interview, and as a special treat, Angie has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader an autographed copy of  whiskerslist as well as a signed postcard from Mittens, the newest feline entity in Angie’s life from Texts from Mittens. Just leave a comment to be eligible (sorry, U.S residents only). The contest will be open until Monday, April 7th, midnight PST, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 9th. Read more

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Jazmine – Where the Boys Are…

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“Hi Everybody,” says Jazmine. “Welcome to my world!”

As you know from last Saturday’s post, we brought Jazmine home from the Global Pet Expo with the intention of keeping her in sequester in the guest room for at least a week or two before she would be introduced to the rest of the feline gang. Kizmet, of course, barged into her room within the first hour of her stay and changed our plans significantly. As mentioned, the instant he met her, he employed himself her indentured guardian and literally would not let Dan or I walk into her room without following us in. When we would physically remove him from the room and close the door, he just figured out how to open it on his own and would go back in, lest he not be by her side for a single second. Read more

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Catify Your House With the Wave Perch From Urban Pet Haus – Product Review and Giveaway!

I wowed you all a few days ago with a man in California, Peter Cohen, who remodeled his house into a feline paradise for his 18 rescue cats and told you I would have a great giveaway opportunity for a product that would get you on your way to creating your own paradise for your cats!

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Marvin Watts, creative entrepreneur and co-owner of Urban Pet Haus, a pet products company devoted to creating designer pet products that balance the needs of our furry friends with our human lifestyle is generously offering one of his most popular items for cats –a large wave perch, to one lucky winner!  Read more

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The Ultimate Dream House Remodel for Cat Lovers – Meet Peter Cohen of Trillium Enterprises and His 18 Rescue Cats

Welcome to the stunning home of Peter Cohen – named “Nekko” which is the word for cat in Japanese, inside you will find a cats paradise! Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Home Builders Trillium Enterprises, INC.

For those of you that frequent my blog, you know I have an affinity for not only cats and writing, but for design and creativity. I love to find the beauty in everyday things and the very premise of the Zee/Zoey brand started with the tagline of their book – finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. As you can well imagine then, when I happened up an article in the Laughing Squid entitled “California Man With 18 Cats Remodels His Home Into An Amazing Feline Playground Paradise,” I had to find this man to learn more about this feline oasis, because well, because he has 18 cats (all of them rescues) and turned his house into an amazing feline playground paradise for them. Let’s be honest people, he had me at the headline… Read more

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Jazmine’s First Days… Kitty Knows Best…

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Inspiration, Jazmine, Kizmet77 Comments

Editor’s Note - By now you most of you have heard Dan and I have adopted a new kitten – a beautiful Maine Coon Ginger Princess we named Jazmine that we happened upon while visiting the Imperial Cat booth at the Global Pet Expo. She has already been living with us for a full week but due to a variety of reasons such as travel lag, a day job, a raging migraine that lingered for days, and losing email service for two days, I am severely behind in my blogging schedule. So, rather than jump right into the here and now with her, let’s rewind a bit to last Friday, the last day of the expo, as we ease into her story… Read more

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