Advice from the Experts – The Most Effective Strategies to Increase Shelter Cat Adoptions


Good graphics, a great photo, and a catchy, relevant slogan are wonderful tools to help get cats adopted. With the current popularity of the NetFlix series, “Orange is the New Black,” this cat-centric spin is sure to get some attention!

If you’re part of the cat world, you’ve probably heard it a thousand times – there are millions of cats in shelters waiting to be adopted. With June being Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, you’ve probably heard the message a thousand more times via assorted social platforms. Adopt a Shelter Cat Month is a great concept, but what exactly does Adopt a Shelter Cat Month mean? Cats don’t magically get adopted just because we bequeath a special month to them. Read more

Purr Prints of the Heart – A Special Conversation Shared on


Once again, even though I am a writer at heart, I will be wearing headphones! This picture was of me in 2011 when I was conducting my first ever phone interview… with none other than Jackson Galaxy of My Cat From Hell. Was I nervous… you bet!!

Despite insisting I am not a good public speaker, Robert Hudson of has invited me to co-host his show today… Bless him, some people are just gluttons for punishment! He has also been kind enough to let me spend some time talking about my new baby – my book Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond written in the voice of my beloved Mr. Jazz. If you would like to learn more about how the book evolved, or if you have general questions on the grieving process after losing a pet, please be sure to tune in.

Also appearing on the show will be a segment Robert taped earlier in the week with Richard Christianson, a man from Arizona who saved the life of a cat stuck on the center divide of a freeway. The show starts at 1:00 pm EST – to listen in, please click here.

Have a great weekend everyone!




Writing and Publishing – How It All Began: My Interview with

Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey

Cats and computers… yeah, that would about sum me up. Add chocolate and coffee and we can call it a day. Seen here, I am with Kizmet along with my sweet angel cat, Harley.

I think it would be safe to assume that you all know I am a cat lover. Perhaps fanatic would be the better word, but regardless, some of you might not know the background story as to how my love of cats evolved into me becoming an author, award winning blogger, and publisher. Read more

Caturday’s Meow Mix Roundup!

It’s been a busy and full week so I thought I’d share a meow-mix smorgasbord of stuff today for our Caturday edition at Zee and Zoey’s.

The week began with some pawsome news for Dan and I – thanks to my oldest son, Chris, we are grandparents again!! Yup – you heard me right – a stray cat happened his way a couple of weeks ago and after determining she was homeless, he brought her into his two-dog home as a permanent family member! Read more

Happy New Year’s Eve and Winner of the Purrk! Playfuls Feline Silvervine Toy Giveaway!


Kizmet is the purrfect spokescat for Purrk! Playfuls – he LOVES his Deep Sea Bug Toy and knows Chester will love his too!

Well, here it is – it’s officially New Years Eve and we are thrilled to be able to end the year with some good news! Concatulations to Amy Orvin and her cat Chester – they are the winners of our Purrk! Playfuls silvervine cat toy giveaway (Deep Sea Bug) and we just know Chester will love, love, love his new toy!

Thank you again to Purrk! Playfuls for such an entertaining giveaway – our cats are definitely hooked on the feline silvervine and thank you to all of you – we are so grateful for your love and support and hope you have a safe and peaceful New Year’s Eve. We also hope you will take a minute to stop by the blog tomorrow – we will be sharing a special post along with some wonderful family photos of our Christmas festivities that we think you will really enjoy.

Until then, peace out…