Inspiration & Happiness

Happy Thanksgiving 2017 from Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles!

From big things, like my friends, family, and my cats, to the little things, like popcorn and leopard print, I’m grateful for so much in my life!

I love Thanksgiving – it’s a wonderful day of good food, good football, not working, counting blessings, and sharing time with my family. But honestly, I try my very best to live every day being grateful for what I have. It’s not always easy, even with the best intentions; life can be messy, complicated, stressful, and downright disagreeable. Despite that, there is always something to be grateful for if you look hard enough. And usually, you don’t have to look too far – this is just a sampling of what I mean, but here are some of the everyday things I’m grateful to have in my life:

My cats, my family, my friends, coffee, chocolate, sweat pants, wine, Cheez-Its, a great book, board games, the good health of my loved ones, when the Miami Dolphins win (this one is happening less and less), when a cat gets adopted, my fitbit, leopard print, nature, trips to the beach, Netflix, feeding my birds and squirrels, Facebook, talking to a real person on the phone (this is also happening less and less), Photoshop, riding our Harley, wearing cat ears, Christmas cookies, chia seeds, family photo albums, my iPhone 7plus, yarn & crocheting, popcorn, music, when people are kind to one another, fun fonts, having a job and being able to pay my bills, the privilege of having food to eat every day, a safe home to live in, and the freedom to be me.

How about you all? What are some of the everyday things in your life you’re grateful for? Have a blessed day from all of us at Zee & Zoey’s, and as I do every year, here’s my favorite picture of my gang for Thanksgiving and a visual reminder that despite what certain kitties might tell you, NOT ALL FOODS ARE SAFE FOR THEM TO EAT!

Can someone please hurry up with this blog post and say grace so we can eat!

The most miraculous part of Thanksgiving? That Rolz and Peanut were behaving and DID NOT even touch this turkey!

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Thank you to Brian’s Home for putting together this Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Please join if you can.

CAT LOVER from MEOW to Eternity T-Shirt Special with Bonus Book!

Are you a CAT LOVER from MEOW to eternity? We’ve got the shirt for you!

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Available in raspberry, black, or grey, ultra-soft “CAT LOVER from MEOW to eternity” tri-blend tee in ladies fashion fit style is made of 50% poly, 25% combed and ring-spun cotton, and 25% rayon. Each whimsical shirt comes with a copy of the custom-illustrated, full-color, limited edition book, The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Ordinarily Extraordinary. The book is the story of the powerful and inspirational relationship between author, Deborah Barnes, and her family of cats, in particular, the charismatic cat stars of the book, Zee and Zoey. A true keepsake, it’s a work of art with over 200 stunning full-color photographs and charming custom illustrations. For more about the book, please visit here.

Each shirt is printed in the USA and comes in either black, raspberry, or grey.

More than one shirt can be ordered, but special book offer is limited to one book per order, U.S. residents only. Please allow 2 – 3 days processing, as each shirt is custom printed in the USA as ordered to ensure unique and quality apparel. Delivery after production will take between 2 -3 business days.

SHIRTS ARE A SLIM FIT AND RUN SMALL – if you prefer a looser shirt, order a size up. To determine what size is best for you, take your favorite tee, and with the shirt flat, measure from armpit to armpit, and from top of the shoulder to the hem – then compare it to the specs below:

♦ Small – Width approx. 15.75″ / Length 26″ (Size 2 – 4, bust 31.5”)
♦ Medium – Width approx. 16.5″ / Length 26.5″ (Size 6 – 8, bust 33”)
♦ Large – Width approx. 17.5″ / Length 27.13″ (Size 8 – 10, bust 35”)
♦ XL – Width approx. 18.5″ / Length 27.75″ (Size 10 – 14, bust 37”)
♦ XXL – Width approx. 19.5″ / Length 28.38″ (Size 14 – 18, bust 39”)


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For other great items from our collection, including books, greeting cards, mouse pads, and more, please visit our extended site at www.zeezoey.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at info@zeezoey.com. Thank you and enjoy!

Is It Time For Another Saturday Night Live Moment, Or Can We Smile Again?

Is it time world? Is it time to be funny again?

It was the season premiere of the 27th season of Saturday Night Live (SNL) on September 29, 2001, 18 days after the horrific September 11 attacks that took place in New York City. The show featured an opening with Rudy Giuliani, then Mayor of New York City, along with the firefighters and police officers of New York, declaring that despite the terrorist attack, New York City would run as normal and SNL would go on as planned, with producer Lorne Michaels asking Giuliani, “Can we be funny?” and Giuliani replying in perfect sync, “Why start now?” Read more

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day Winners and Concern for Hurricane Irma

Love and kisses from Mr. Jazz for the outpouring of love shown on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.

First off, on behalf of Purr Prints of the Heart, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day on August 28. The encompassing circle of love from those sharing memories of their beloved pets was so beautiful and I’m touched beyond words. My angel Jazz, the inspiration for the day, clearly lives on and he would be humbled by the outpouring of love.

I had offered several keepsake giveaway items for the day and I’m pleased to announce the following winners:

1. Carol Bryant of Fidose of Reality has won the Bianca Heart Necklace by My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads.
2. Dianna Keen has won the Rainbow Bridge Sympathy Bracelet from Auntie Angel Designs.
3. JaneA Kelley of Paws and Effect has won the $125 Gift Certificate from Nine Lives Twine.

Thank you again to My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads, Auntie Angel Designs, and Nine Lives Twine for their support and generosity. Congratulations to the winners and peace, love, and blessings to everyone. I’m not certain what the immediate future holds for me right now – Hurricane Irma appears to be heading my way and keeping my family safe and secure is my number one priority.

I continue to send prayers to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and I pray for the safety for everyone in the path of Irma. Take care – I love you all and if I haven’t said it in a while, I want you to know I truly appreciate all the kindness and support you’ve shown over the years.

Sunday Selfie – Doing Nothing Like a Cat and Feeling Good About It

Jazmine is the perfect model to share what Sunday’s should be all about…

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. I found this quote to be especially perfect to share this Sunday, for it is one of those lessons from my cats I aspire toward because they are masters at doing nothing. Relaxing does not come easy to me and I find the older I get, the more forgiving I have to be with myself. It’s a hard truth, but the fact is, I can’t possibly achieve everything I want to in one day. At least I can’t if I want to keep my health, sanity, and peace-of-mind.

So, I’m getting better at it. Walking away from the computer. Walking away from household chores and endless “to-do” lists. Walking away from self-induced stress. I went in our pool last weekend for no reason other than to bask in the beauty of the day. I read more books. I worry less about keeping up with blogging and social media and concentrating more on spending time with Dan, the cats, and my family. I’m far from perfect, but I’m getting there. I hope you all find inspiration in your cats and find some time for yourself as well today. Be kind to one another and enjoy the day!