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
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!
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.
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.
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).
I think by now it’s been made more than abundantly clear that the cats in my house are spoiled… well, not necessarily spoiled… I would say well-loved. But guess what… in our house even the cat toys are spoiled! Just take a look to see what I mean!
How about your house? Do the kitty toys get special treatment too?
There is no doubt the loss of a pet is heartbreaking under any circumstances, but when the loss of a pet comes without warning, the grieving process is unspeakably difficult to convey and bear. Unlike with Mr. Jazz whereby Dan and I were given precious months to say goodbye to him and prepare ourselves for the inevitable, when it came to crossing Harley to the Bridge last week, we were given but a few brief minutes. It was not a beautiful Hallmark moment and there was no pretty pink bow to tie up the loose ends in a poignant and touching package so that we could put our minds at ease as we remembered her. Read more
Today is a very special day in our household – not only is it the day we celebrate the independence of our country, but it is the day we say Happy 2nd Birthday to our sweetie-pie, Kizmet!! We honestly don’t know if July 4th truly is his birthday since he was found abandoned on the side of the road as a tiny kitten, but based on his extraordinary personality we would wager a strong bet it is accurate and so it only seems fitting! Read more