The Zee & Zoey Cats and Family

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!

Goodbye Daylight Saving, Hello Darkness!

Time sure does fly by…it’s already time to set the clocks back when it seemed like just yesterday, we set them forward!

It’s that time of year again. That time when we have to set our clocks back an hour, meaning it gets dark a heck of a lot earlier in the evening hours. We all have different opinions on how we feel about it – me, I’m not a fan. I like the freedom of being able to go outside after dinner while it’s still light and I appreciate every ray of sunshine I can get. Darkness seems to signify the day is over, when it’s really not, and it gives me a closed in, claustrophobic feeling. Read more

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

Surviving Irma and the Emotional Trauma of Putting Life Back Together

Seeing scary images like this on your TV screen is not uncommon during hurricane season. This one was Irma’s path 2 days before she was expected to hit South Florida. Photo from Fox News.

Living in Florida since 1994, I’ve been through my share of Mother Nature at her worst. 1999 alone gave us Hurricane Floyd, Tropical Storm Harvey, and Hurricane Irene. 2004 brought Hurricane Charley and 2005 was the year of Hurricane Wilma – a hurricane that destroyed much of South Florida, knocking my power out for two weeks during sweltering temperatures and destroying my fence and trees, as well as cracking the front windshield of my car and damaging the roof of my house. Read more