Memorial Weekend With the Zee & Zoey Kitties – A Little of This and a Little of That…

by Deb at 5:50 AM • Cat Humor24 Comments

Kizmet says that we have a little of this and a little of that planned for this holiday weekend. How about you, what plans do you have?

Now that all the dust has settled from returning home from BlogPaws, I am looking forward to spending a much needed three day holiday weekend with Dan and the kitties. What do we have in store you might ask? Well, to start with, today I will actually be spending an hour in the pampered flat table of luxury getting a professional massage which is just about one of my all time favorite things to do ever. And just how many professional massages have I gotten? Well, counting the one today, it will bring the total up to a mind boggling two…

Cat massage - picture is all over the internet so must be in the public domain

Sigh… if only I could get my cats to give me back massages. Sure, they “make biscuits” on my soft tummy all the time, but it’s not the same as a great back massage. When my cats massage my tummy, all that happens is that they jiggle my innards so that my stomach ends up growling and gurgling like some weird plumbing device… Photo courtesy of

Yeah… I have chronic lower back pain and a massage is about the only time I don’t feel an ache in my back, but who can afford massages on a regular basis? I know I sure can’t and the one I am having today is courtesy of a Christmas gift voucher that expires on May 27th! Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Oh well, I know I will love it and since the first massage I got last year, I have smartened up and this is what I ask for as my annual Christmas gift from my mother, so at least I know to mark my calendar for next year!

Next on the agenda is something I am both looking forward to and dreading at the same time…. Dan and I will be looking for a car since his is over 22 years old and is literally disintegrating as we speak. Sure, it still runs, that is when it starts, but sometimes a car just needs to be retired to the Car Rainbow Bridge and put out of its misery. Our plan is simple – try everything humanly possible to find a reliable used car on our own before we have to resort to pulling into an actual car lot that requires us to talk to a car salesman. For those of you that know me, you know that I am a relatively soft-spoken and mild mannered person… Dan, however, when it comes to car salespeople and himself are like a mega dose of oil and water… they don’t mix well and I’ll just put it this way, is it too early to have a couple stiff drinks in the morning before we hit the car lot? It’s 5:00 pm somewhere, right?


Sure… maybe this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for me, this car is right up my alley! Anyone know where I can find a used Lamborghini for cheap? Photo courtesy of Google images.

Aside from looking for a car, there will also be lots of catching up on laundry, commenting on blogs, replying to emails, and even some outdoor barbecuing, hanging out in our tiki, gardening, and maybe even reading a book or two and some cat napping! Honestly I don’t care what I do. I am just thrilled to have an extra day off to spend with Dan and the kitties and chill a bit after the whirlwind of BlogPaws.


Zee gets the weekend started out in the tiki…


I don’t know if she is biased considering that most of the book is about her, but Zoey happens to love The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey so much that she won’t leave the book alone and it is on her “must read” recommended book list for all of you! She also wants you to know that between now and May 31st, for any book sales generated through our website, $5.00 of the proceeds will be donated to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to help the animals affected by the recent tornadoes.


Mia says are the fish off the grill yet?


Harley has the act of playing and napping down to a purr-fect science! Sigh… to be that relaxed… what a luxury!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and that you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. Blessings to all and a special thank you to all the men and women who died while serving for our freedoms in this great country of ours.

Oh, and as a side note, I accidentally left my camera case at BlogPaws in case any of you found an extra one that you don’t know where it came from. The last I seem to remember seeing it was right before someone took a picture of me with Terry Frum wearing a pair of my cat ears. Oh, and also, I lost my 600 million dollar winning Powerball ticket. I would appreciate it if whoever has it would return it to me as soon as possible… Thanks!


Lost… my winning 600 million dollar Powerball ticket… Reward for returning ticket to me…

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  1. Ingrid King says:

    That leopard print Lamborghini definitely has your name on it! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  2. Kathryn says:

    Deb, not sure where you live but check to see if you have a chain called Massage Envy. You pay a monthly fee and get a massage a month with this fee. Any additional massages you schedule that month are at the member rate. I’ve been a member for over 5 years and get two 90 minute massages a month. It is my special treat for myself. Not only is it a mental retreat, it also works out all the aches and pains I have.

    Good luck on your car search.

  3. OMC we love that car!!

    Have a fun weekend!

    The Florida Furkids

  4. What in the world is it with you and cameras/cases at BlogPaws???!!! lol!!! This time I can’t help! 🙂
    LOVE the photo of Harley…too adorable and YES that car has YOUR name all over it!

    • Deb says:

      I know, Caren… I am pathetic!! This time I think it was the distraction of Christine and Tamar yelling at me that we had to catch a cab for dinner while I was in the midst of wrapping up my book signing and taking a picture of Terry in cat ears… it was just too much stimulation all at once and the camera bag got lost in the fray!

  5. Brian says:

    Such wonderful photos! Good luck hunting the car, that doesn’t sound like too much fun but I love the one you had here today. Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone!!!

  6. Marg says:

    Sounds like you all have a great week end planned. We plan on doing nothing except maybe mowing a little bit of grass. Hope you have a wonderful time.

  7. Massages….! LOVE them! But I agree, so hard to justify that kind of expense. Wishing you a relaxing weekend – have you recovered from BP yet? What a wonderful whirlwind time. And oh yes, that Lamborghini…totally you.

  8. Sounds like a perfect weekend, Deb. …though it sounds like you could fill a whole week with all that relaxation. (oh…and the dreaded car shopping.)

    You know…I’ve got some connections with a company that does graphic vehicle wraps. Just thinkin’!!!

    Enjoy! …and have a nice cocktail under the Tiki for me.
    ; ) GG

  9. The adorable pic of Harley made my day, although I’d love a massage too! Odin could use some purrs 🙁

  10. What a busy weekend you have planned. May we suggest you emulate Harley and do some serious cat napping. After your message that’s probably all you’ll feel like doing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  11. Flynn says:

    That is a gorgeous picture of Harley! I treat myself to a hot stone massage when we are on a cruise. Expensive but pure bliss.

  12. It sounds like you have a busy weekend planned. We hope you enjoyed your massage…the mom is a little envious. She’s only had one massage in her life and she loved it…she felt like jello afterwards. 🙂

  13. Liz says:

    So happy to hear you’re getting a massage! you have to let us know how it goes. Massages are my all time favorite way to treat myself! Good for the body and soul…enjoy!!!

  14. Cathy Keisha says:

    Didn’t see no camera case and lottery tickets. Pop won $3. Now he can retire! We don’t like war but we’ll be remembering some troops tomorrow like Grandpa and Uncle Kenny. The only massage TW ever got threw her whole system out of whack and that was when she was at her fighting weight of 96 lbs about elebanty hunnert years and 50 lbs ago. heh heh.

  15. Harley! Best Picture EVER!! Also, nah, I didn’t REALLY get to play with those fire sticks. The party pooper Human took ’em away from me as soon as I posed for my picture. Spoilsport.

  16. Sammy says:

    That cat massage pic would win first place in a photo contest! Maybe the cats ate your ticket.

  17. Jane Abston says:

    “If only I could get my cats to give me back massages.” – LOL! 😀 You’re right! I laughed so hard when I saw the cat photo having a massage. It’s so cute!

  18. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    my stars harley; you ARE looking FABulous !!!!!!! I hope you enjoyed the weekend, I so hope you were waited on paw & paw ~~~~~~~~ and please tell your brother jazz he is looking EVER so handsome …..

    hugs to you from dai$y =^..*= queen of cats; royalty of trout towne

  19. I hope your back pain has went away and you got a leopard print car (probably didn’t but it would be pawsitively pawsome if you did) . Hopefully you got in plenty of cat naps too!
    Have a wonderful week.