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Ginger Interruptus – The Unwinding of a Cat Legacy

Blogging in the early days. Always with the help of my feline gang.

I started blogging in October 2010. That’s a long time. Since then, the journey has changed. When I began, it was a small climate of bloggers, newly emerging and growing together, each with our unique voices and personalities. But now, many of us in that initial clowder have quietly stepped aside or changed direction, including me. I have several reasons, but it boils down to three: my ginger cat, Jazmine, an oversaturated amount of cat-related facts and information on the internet, and my day job. Read more

Letting the Fur Down for Mother’s Day!

Since Zoey gave birth to her four kittens on February 12, 2009 (apart from Zeuss, who went on to his forever home with a family friend in Boston), they have been bonded to her like glue. There is rarely a time she is not surrounded by one, two, or all of them.

Zoey, a few days after giving birth to her kittens on 2/12/09.

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Happy Easter 2024 from Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles

Our lovely model for Easter this year is Jazmine.

Hi everyone and Happy Easter from all of us at Zee and Zoey’s! Remember, it’s okay to Photoshop bunny ears on your cat(s). And some cats might even be tolerant enough to sport a pair of fake bunny ears (not mine!). But it’s not okay to give our kitties any of the goodies associated with Easter, such as chocolates, Easter lilies, cellophane grasses, small toys, and more. These things can pose a significant danger to our feline friends, so it’s best to keep them away from anything that could tempt them.

Love, peace, and purrs.

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For a detailed post on cat safety protocol, please visit our previously posted article, “Spring Cleaning, Covid, and Easter Safety Tips for Cats for Poison Prevention Awareness Month”

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It’s a Blog Hop!

Dear Senior Cat – a Poem by Deborah Barnes

November is Adopt a Senior Pet month, and with five of our seven cats officially seniors, it’s hard not to dwell on their age. International Cat Care states, “Feline ages and life stages have been redefined. Cats are elderly once they reach 11 years, with senior cats defined as those aged between 11 and 14 and geriatric cats 15 years and upwards.”

That means my Zoey, who was just a tiny kitten a mere fraction of a minute ago in my mind, is now geriatric at 15 years of age. It’s tough to wrap my head around the notion, as she looks and acts as young as ever. Age is but a number to her. Her most recent checkup came back with great results, and she’s as spry, alert, and overly vocal as ever. The only thing the vet recommended was some B-12 to help support her metabolic processes, and thankfully, she happily eats her Cobalequin chewable tablets with no fuss. Her eyes remain bright and clear, and her fur is as soft as silk, too, with no grooming issues. Read more

Classic Zee for Sunday and a Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day Reminder

Sunday can be a day for quiet reflection. And with Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day coming upon us this August 28, I think that’s why my mind has been thinking of my precious angel, Zee, all the more. He’s been gone for well over a year but remains strong in my heart. This picture of him is classic Zee. Happy and content with those beautiful, kind eyes.

I hope everyone has a lovely day and I also want to share with you that this Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day I’ll be featuring a poignant, custom-created giveaway opportunity from a talented artist from Etsy. If you have an angel pet, you’d like to remember, I hope you’ll stop by for details on how to enter.

Take care – Deb

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