Got Cat Weird? Open Submissions for Upcoming Zee/Zoey Publication!

Let's face it - cats get a reputation for being independent and aloof, but we know them for the funny, silly, crazy clowns they are!

If you’ve got a cat with a great story to tell, we’d love to hear from you!

Cat sleep on your head? Bring you gifts at night? Act like a dog? Steal your food? Cause you to LOL or scratch your head in puzzlement with whatever funny, strange, silly, or oddball behavior they are exhibiting at the moment? The weirder the better and I say bring it on! As a matter of fact, I’m reaching out to you, my dear Zee/Zoey readers, with an opportunity to be featured in my next book (title to be disclosed at a future date) to share the zany!

I know you’ve seen it firsthand – let’s face it, if you read this blog, you’re already an expert in cat weird. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to be featured in a book about cats?! It’s simple – all I need is a few sentences or a very brief paragraph (75 words or less) describing either the weirdest habit your cat has (or had – this can be an angel cat), OR the weirdest habit YOU have as a result of being a cat parent.

Let me give you a cat parent example – regardless of the fact I know I lock the front door when I leave the house for work, I will still shake on the handle several times to make sure. Then in an act of complete paranoia, after I walk a few steps away, I will walk back to the door to check it again to make sure it’s locked. I know, weird, huh?

How about a weird cat habit? Hmmm… my cat Mia likes to jump up on top of my head to settle in for a nap after I get out of the shower and wrap my head in a towel.

So, you tell me – what weird do you have to share? Strange stuff your cat eats, litter box etiquette, weird toys your cat likes to play with, outrageous stuff your cat has done to your boyfriend, or odd places your cat likes to nap. Or maybe your cat has done something heroic, like woken you up to let you know you left the stove on. Or how about you – just what crazy lengths have you gone to for the love of your cat – the sky’s the limit when it comes to stuff we can share and I welcome thoughts across the board.

Now that you’ve got an idea of what I’m looking for, I’ll fill you in on the basics. I’m writing the book – the input I get from you is to compliment the story and is not the book itself – that’s why I only want very brief examples to pepper within the book. The bottom line is, with over 70 million cats living on the streets and in shelters, I want to bust the myth that cats are too aloof and independent to make good pets (a reason they are often passed up for adoption) by writing a book that exposes all the wonderful personality quirks cats have that make them so endearing!

I’m hoping for a fall/winter 2016 publication date, but I really won’t know for sure until I get closer to completing the project. If you’d like to participate, please send me your crazy to for consideration. Be sure to include your name and how you would want me to credit you in the book if chosen. For example, Your Name, Title/Occupation, City, and State. And if you have a picture to document the weirdness, even better! I can’t say it will be used, but you never know (high-resolution photos only 240dpi or 300dpi).

I’ll keep you in the loop as things progress – I’m super excited for this new project and I think you’ll love it too!! Submissions are open world-wide – if you are chosen, I will send a standard follow-up permissions form for you to sign and we can go from there!

Thanks everyone! I look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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  1. Ingrid King says:

    Congratulations on your new project – what a fun idea!

  2. I have a couple of interesting ones for you! I can’t wait to read your new book!

  3. That sounds like a fun idea ! We’ll think about it ! Purrs

  4. Chirpy Cats says:

    Mmmmm, let me see….I’m sure that I can find at least one “weird” from among my crew of ten! Sounds like a book I would read 👍

  5. Hannah nearly always sleeps on my pillow with me – I (Mum) get about a quarter of the space and Hannah has the rest of it!

  6. What a fun idea! I’ve got a laundry list of weird things my cats do! And I had to LOL at you having the compulsion to double and triple check that your doors are locked. My husband and I do the same thing. I have actually pulled out of the driveway and then turned around to go back home and check the doors… again. MOL! Will be sending you a submission shortly!

  7. what fun. Daiquiri loves to play fetch, but we’ve discovered that isn’t as weird as mom thought it was 🙂

    • Deb says:

      Yeah… my Jazz played fetch, then I found out Kizmet did too, and Jazmine… but it’s still book worthy in our opinion!

  8. This sounds like fun! I need to put my thinking cap on 🙂

  9. jmuhj says:

    A dear friend of mine always did the same thing with checking the door 😉 It’s a good habit!

    My tiny Sahra, who is 17 and kitten-sized, often yowls at the top of her lungs. It could be a “senior thing”, but I don’t know for sure. I think she’s deaf, so I try to go and find her when she does this and reassure her that her loyal servant is still here and will not leave her alone in the vastness of the house 😉

    • Deb says:

      jmuhj – I once had a cat I thought was lost… turns out she was on the onset of deafness and was in the house and just didn’t hear me calling her…

  10. How exciting! I will think on it and see if any of my cats’ quirky habits are worth sharing. 🙂

  11. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    Deb; what a great idea and the best of fishes to you with this project; I hope
    you get so many submissions books 2, 3 and 10 are “in the works” ♥♥♥ wishing
    this endeavor much success ♥♥♥

  12. Deziz World says:

    Sounds really innerestin’. Good Luck to you and all those wacky cats.

    Luv ya’


  13. It’s gonna be hard to choose just one weird thing that we do. 😉

  14. Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles says:

    Hmmm, we will have to stop being weird fur a bit so meowmy can think about which weird behavior is *The Weirdest*…

    Fun idea:)

  15. Love the concept for sure, but Cody does way too many weird things for me to even send anything.

  16. Mimi says:

    My cats sleep on my head, on my chest, spooning with me! Anywhere near me is where they want to be. Sometimes I feel like a cat sandwich. lol

  17. meowmeowmans says:

    What a great idea for a book, Deb! We may have something that falls under the “eats” category. 🙂

  18. Cathy Keisha says:

    Hmmm, does playing with foam rockets designed for human kids count? I don’t shoot them; I chase after them or bat them back at TW. If it does, we’ll submit it along with Nicky taking his turds out of the box and playing hockey with them.

  19. What a great idea! Oh do I have two good ones to share–but alas I only have video. Will have to figure out how to grab screen shot from the video for the book.

    • Deb says:

      Christine – I personally know you… you have several good stories on a daily basis!! Can’t wait to see what you decide on!

  20. Funny how we grow accustomed to behavioral quirks and no longer consider them weird, until we have to explain something to someone outside the apartment. We have one or two that may be fun but don’t have any photo documentation of them. Even if they aren’t selected, just getting to submit them for consideration is an honor! Can’t wait to see the finished product…great concept!

    • Deb says:

      I’m so happy you’re going to participate Laura!! Can’t wait to see the submissions and don’t worry about pictures, they are not necessary.