Cats and Halloween – Having Fun While Staying Safe!

Happy Meow-o-Ween! Have fun, but please keep it safe!

Happy Meow-o-Ween meow-valus friends! All of us at Zee and Zoey’s hope you have a spooktacular day, but don’t forget with cats it’s not about tricks or treats, but basic safety:

1. No candy, especially chocolate, as it’s toxic to cats and could be extremely harmful if ingested. If you think your cat has eaten something dangerous, contact your veterinarian or call the Pet Poison HelpLine at 855-764-7661.

2. If you expect a lot of traffic at your door, consider locking your cat into a room until the festivities wind down so they don’t get spooked and accidentally run outside.

3. Halloween costumes and decorations can have lots of strings, buttons, and tiny parts your cat might decide to eat that could cause harm. Be very mindful of what you leave out, especially if you leave to go to a party or trick or treating. Pumpkins with real candles are dangerous too – don’t ever leave a candle burning while unattended.

4. Costumes on humans might scare your cat, and putting costumes on them might scare them, too. Respect that cats are creatures of habit and that what we think is fun or cute might cause stress or anxiety to them.

 

Understanding the Mystery of Why Cats Don’t Like Us to Close the Bathroom Door

Close the door? How dare you!

Bathrooms are meant to be that one scared and intimate place in our home where we can shut the door and retreat from the world to our own blessed sanctuary of aloneness and privacy. Unless you have cats, of course. There is literally nothing that will make a cat magically appear from thin air to break that privacy code than a closed bathroom door. You’ll hear that mournful, repeated, and frantic “Meeoooooooooowww” in tangent with a paw, paw, paw, dig, dig, dig under the door and a scratch, scratch, scratch on the door.

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A Happy and Adorable Sunday!

It’s simply impossible to look at Jazmine without smiling…

Jazmine would just like to take a quick break from her regularly scheduled all day snooze-fest to give us one of her purr-fectly trademarked shots in which she is irresistibly adorable! Job well done, Jazmine! Happy Sunday everyone – wishes for a beautiful and peaceful day!  

Surrendering to the Cat Nap on Sunday for a Day of Rest and Relaxation!

Rolz and Mia getting ready for a typical day of Sunday rest and relaxation…

For a cat, nearly every day is a surrender to a 16-hour a day nap, but for Sunday it seems even more poetic, as that is traditionally a day of rest and relaxation for us humans from the stresses of the work week. But we live in a different world now. For me, my day job is a nonstop whirlwind of critical deadlines that must be met in a challenging environment and my weekends, including Sunday, are a blur of laundry, running errands, cleaning the house, and trying to get caught up on blogging, social media, and issues related to overseeing the Cat Writers’ Association (something I’ve determined in my overwhelmed state will never happen!). I’m exhausted just typing about it, let alone living and breathing it!

But that’s okay. My day will come. My day of cat naps, relaxing, and just enjoying the “day” in Sunday is something I’m moving toward. My cats remain my all-inspiring mentors and I hope you’ll all take a cue from them and take a moment for yourself to enjoy the day! Happy Sunday everyone!

Plunk…one down…one to go…

And there we have it…sweet dreams precious babies…

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Happy 5th Birthday to Sweet Jazmine!

Happy Birthday sweet Jazmine!

 

Unbelievable, that cute little pipsqueak that Dan and I fell head over heels in love with when we first saw her up for adoption at the Global Pet Expo in March of 2014 and subsequently adopted (how could we not?) is 5 years old today! How is that possible? It seems like just yesterday she was a tiny, puff of diva fur ruling the household. Now, here she is, a giant puff of diva fur, ruling the household!

My beautiful bundle of ginger fur! She really is one cool cat!

Anyhow, Happy Birthday to my dear, precious Jazmine. I wish I had the time to do a long post in your honor, but it’s just not in the cards for me right now. But I can promise you that you’ll be spoiled even more than you already are. I love you and cherish every second of love, laughter, and sunshine you bring into my heart and the hearts of others.

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To read Jazmine’s full adoption story, please click here.