A Moment of Thanks for all Things Makin’ Biscuits

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From myself and Jazmine, the ultimate biscuit making kitty in our house, thank you so much for your support of Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them! Illustration by Stephanie Piro exclusively for Makin’ Biscuits.

Writing and publishing a book is a bit like having a baby. It takes several long months before the book is completed and once it is, you share the news like a proud parent who has just delivered a newborn baby. That’s how I feel with Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder habits of the Humans Who Love Them. Now that the book is done, it seems all I do is post pictures about it on social media and talk about it in nearly every conversation. Read more

Monday Motivation – What Inspires You?

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Here’s to another week, bright and full of possibilities…as long as I have my cats and caffeine!

It’s Monday and I don’t know about you, but for me, the two things that get me going and help keep me motivated for the week ahead are my cats and coffee! Here’s to a good week everyone – and if you happen to celebrate the holidays and are looking for that purr-fect gift for that cat loving, caffeine guzzling person on your list, stop by at RCTees where you can find not only the great shirt I’m wearing, but a whole host of cat-related clothing!

I have several shirts from RCTees and love that they come to you new, but with that already soft, broken-in feeling. You know what I mean – the kind of shirt you put on that instantly feels like a warm, comforting hug! I guess I need add that to my list – cats, caffeine, and a comfortable shirt motivate me…

Sunday Selfies – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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It’s that time of year when the Christmas decorations come out of storage. Mia seems to think I took them out just for her enjoyment…

Sure, life is stressful and far from perfect, but it’s that wonderful time of the year when I try to take a break from it all and focus on what’s truly important to me…my family. My book is done, blogging will be at a minimum, and most of my time will be spent doing what I love – getting the house ready for family and friends who will be coming by for the holidays!!

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In a house like mine, I’m never without a cat or two wanting to help out!! Thanks Kizmet – nice job knocking the decorations over!

I’ve been checking my list to see who’s naughty and nice. I’ve decided to forego the naughty and focus on the nice…especially when it comes to my cats…as what might appear to be naughty to some, is actually them trying to be nice by “helping” out!!

Happy Sunday all – and on a more serious note, our heart goes out to those that have lost a beloved companion in the past few days. R.I.P. to dear Fiona of The Cat on My Head and sweet Sammy of One Spoiled Cat.

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A Looking Glass Moment of Time for a Cat Writer

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A quintessential moment in time captured – this is me.

We’ve all seen questions like this, whether in social media, magazines, interviews, etc. where you’re asked what three words best describe who you are. I’ve seen numerous variations of the question and despite the simplicity of it; it’s actually a difficult question. As human beings, we have so many different facets of our life that determine who were are, and often they can change like the direction of the wind. I’m typically coined creative, compassionate, and determined, but that’s only scratching the surface. The same with a photograph – a photograph captures an image in time, but depending on who is looking at the picture; it will conjure up different connotations. And then there are the moments where the sun and the moon perfectly align and purity is revealed. That’s what happened to me when Dan took a random picture of me. I looked at it and realized in an instant that it captured the essence of me. Read more

Feeling Grateful and Happy Thanksgiving from Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles

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From our table to yours, we wish you the most blessed of days. L to R – love and purrs from Peanut, Rolz, Mia, Zee, Zoey, Kizmet, and Jazmine.

Years ago, Thanksgiving was one of those family holidays for me deep rooted in time-tested routines and traditions. But as I get older, I find it nearly impossible to recreate the past. Some traditions remain, some are replaced, and some quietly drift to the wayside, parked as private memories, tucked into the back recesses of my mind. Read more