Purina’s #BetterWithPets Summit – Part 1 – The Experience

This post is sponsored by Nestle Purina® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated to help spread the word about the third annual BetterWithPets campaign but Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Purina is not responsible for the content of this article.


From the moment I entered the beautiful Brooklyn Expo Center for the Purina Better With Pets Summit to the time I left, the entire experience was engaging, compelling,  and thoroughly enjoyable. Photo credit: Brooklyn Expo Center

When someone starts an event by stating cats and people are better together (said by Nina Leigh Krueger, Chief Marketing Officer for Purina North America), well, let’s just say you had me at meow. As a matter of fact, whether discussing cats, dogs, having a scrumptious gourmet lunch, participating in interactive exhibits, or anything else, Purina had my undivided meow during the entire duration of the 2015 Better With Pets Summit (BWPS) that was held in the Brooklyn Expo Center on November 3rd. Read more

The Real Deal Before and After the Purina Better With Pets Summit


The last time I was in NYC was in 2010 – I was attending a writing conference that had nothing to do with cats. A few months after that, I found the strength and resolve to start Zee & Zoey’s blog and write my first book! 5 years later… wow… so much of my life has changed!

I had not mentioned this earlier, so it may come as a surprise to some of you to find out I have just returned from a two day, all expenses paid trip to New York City!! I was selected by Purina to attend the 2015 Better With Pets Summit and it was an opportunity too good to pass up. Not only would I be learning about ways to improve the emotional wellness between pets and the people that love them, but I would also get to hang out with some of my fellow blogging friends, meet new ones, and get paid to write about it. What?!!!!!!

I will be blogging about my experiences over the next couple of weeks, but for now, I just want to share all the eclectic, behind the scenes kind of stuff that won’t be making the professional editing cut! Read more

Setting Back the Clocks does NOT Change Dinner Time for the Cats

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Cat Humor, Cats, Informative16 Comments


It’s that crazy time of the year when we set our clocks back by an hour so that it’s nearly pitch dark by the time lunch rolls around… Maybe it’s just me, but psychologically, it really messes with my mind and can be a bit depressing. Not to mention, I always forget to change the clock on my car, so I never really quite know what time it is when I drive…

Luckily my cats have no problem with the time change – regardless of what day of the year it is, they always know when to come wake me up in the morning for breakfast and they always know when it is time for dinner!


Peanut is our official ambassador of “I’ll go get mom and drag her away from the computer so she will come and feed us all”

How do you all feel about the time change? Is it just another day for you, or do you feel the affects of it getting dark earlier in the evening? Do your cats react differently?

Meow-O-Ween Greetings from Deb and the Zee/Zoey Kitties


To see our special scary graphic in it’s full glory, please click  image to enlarge!

Halloween!! A day to dress up as a cat… oh wait… that’s every day for me! Well… I guess it’s a day to dress up like a cat, but without any excuses!

Have a great day everyone – if you go out, please be safe, especially as this is a weekend and goodness knows how long the festivities will last. Keep your cats and dogs (and other assorted species of pets) out of harms way – keep your critters indoors if you can and if you have pets that like to sneak out the door, please keep them locked up for the night so that they accidentally don’t get out. No one wants to loose a pet on Halloween (or any day)… that would be the worst trick ever…


Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to the Riverfront Cats Fundraiser and Giveaway. As a result of your kindness, Riverfront Cats will be able to spay and neuter newly discovered cats and also provide veterinary care for those cats that are sick or injured.

I am also pleased to announce the winner of our giveaway is Laura Zaccardi of the blog Squeedunk Whiskers & Warehouses. Laura is one of the kindest, most compassionate, devoted, and humble people I know and I am so happy for her. She is also the co-founder of PAD PAWS –  a non-profit organization specializing in abandoned and injured animals who have taken refuge along the Hudson River (between Battery Park/NYC and Jersey City, NJ). The majority of their rescues include TNR along with re-homing if animals are in a dangerous situation (due to construction sites, urban development and busy city streets) and they also handle all medical costs, adoption, education, rehabilitation, as well as assisting with other local community organizations in rescuing animals and wildlife.

As winter is nearly around the corner, with frigid temperatures eminent, my heart reaches out to Laura. She was so kind to donate to Riverfront Cats, especially as her own organization desperately needs help. If anyone can make a donation to PAD PAWS, please consider doing so. What they really need right now is housing for the rescues until they can get them into foster homes – but that requires cash upfront.  The construction in her neighborhood is taking away all safe havens, creating more opportunity for cats to get hit by cars or tortured or killed at the hands of cat haters (I wish I did not have to write that, but unfortunately it’s the truth).

Thank you again all – you truly are the best!

Lots of Love for National Cat Day!

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Cats, Zee & Zoey11 Comments


I’ve been blogging since 2010, so I think I know all of you pretty well by now… That said, no point in preaching to the choir… I know you all know how wonderful cats are and I know that as far as you’re concerned, just like me, you think every day should be National Cat Day!

Have a good one all and enjoy the day with your precious ones… And if you come across someone that doesn’t know how wonderful cats are, in honor of the day, help spread the word! Let’s make it a world where one day all cats have a furever home!