Wishes for a Safe and Happy Easter from Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles

Happy Easter from all of us at Zee & Zoey’s!

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic this Easter. I remember years ago, when my kids were young, how we’d have a house full of company. My brother, Dave, and his wife, Kathy, would visit from up North and they’d bring their 3 kids, as well as Kathy’s parents. My Mom lived nearby and we also had a revolving door of resident cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more. We’d spend the time coloring eggs, swimming, going for walks, going to the beach, grilling outside, and whatever else we could think of.

No matter the event, there was always one of my cats helping out. This was Jazz along with my youngest son, Joe, and my niece, Allison back in 2000.

It was hectic and crazy and all kinds of nutty, but it was also wonderful. It seems everyone is all grown up now – my kids are long since moved out, Dave and Kathy’s kids are all in college, and the extended family I now share with Dan are also all grown up and we normally don’t see them around Easter. I’ll still be celebrating the day – thankfully my boys both live near me, as well as my Mom, and they’ll be coming by for dinner, but it’s a much quieter time now.

My sons, Chris and Joe, back in 1998 when we were in the backyard preparing for an Easter egg hunt. Also with us is Bailey and Bandit – no matter what we were doing, we always had a parade of dogs following us!

The cats will probably be the only ones crazy – typically signified by jumping up on the counter while I’m trying to cook, or on the dining room table while we’re trying to eat (insert feigned shock that the cats do this – “oh my goodness, I’ve never seen them do that before!”). And of course, if Chris brings his dog, that will also cause some nutty behavior with my cats, along with a few nose swats, hisses, and general displeasure from one or two of them.

Cats on the table? I don’t see any cats on the table…

It doesn’t mean we won’t have a good time, or that I’m unhappy, it’s just different, that’s all. I guess I had imagined by this point in my life I’d have grandchildren as opposed to grandpets, but as long as I have love in my life, that’s all that matters, and I’m surrounded by lots of that – both in human and fur form!

Easter is a calmer time now and instead of a house full of kids, we celebrate with a house full of furbabies!

And much as my cats might appear to be annoyed by the company, deep down they’re not. Zee and Peanut revel in the attention (obsessively so) and Rolz and Jazmine have quite cleverly figured out that having a dog in the house increases the chances of treats and snacks happening more frequently.

Keep Easter safe for your cats by avoiding dangerous temptations such as curling ribbon, cellophane grass, chocolate, and Easter lilies.

What kind of day will you all be having? Whatever you’re doing, I hope it’s a day filled with blessings. And don’t forget how curious our feline friends can be  – Easter is a wonderful time but there can be many things dangerous to cats. Curling ribbons and cellophane grasses if ingested could become entangled in their intestines, causing them to twist and close off requiring dangerous surgery. Chocolate is highly toxic to cats and so are those beautiful Easter lilies we are all familiar with. And if a cat eats a small toy or decoration, they could possibly choke on it, so really the best thing to do is keep these types of temptations away from your cat. To be safe, keep both the phone number of your veterinarian and the pet poison helpline programmed on your phone in case of emergencies (poison helpline is 855-764-7661).

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  1. Happy Easter to you all from the Gang at the Felinc Cafe!

  2. Dear Miss Deb and Kitties……..we hope you and your family have a beautiful Easter!!!

    Hugs and love, Teddy and Mom Pam

  3. Happy Easter, Mommy says she misses dying eggs with the boys.

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and www loved your post! You know that is such a FUNNY picture with the easter egg making and Jazz the cat just casually sitting nearby as if she were part of the activities~ That was a neat poster you made about the perils of Easter for cats. Holiday hugs from all of us~!

  5. Brian Frum says:

    Y’all look wonderful! Happy Easter from all of us!

  6. Ingrid King says:

    Happy Easter! Jasmine makes such a pretty Easter bunny kitty!

  7. Hmm, we don’t have visitors here as a rule and never dogs, though if there is a chance of extra treats, I might just give it a go MOL
    Wishing you all the very best Easter ever
    Toodle pips and purrs
    ERin

  8. We’ll spend the day with Momo, Claire and Grandpa, and have a nice family dinner. Happy Easter to you all ! Purrs

  9. jmuhj says:

    We don’t have holidays now, but wish you and your loved ones happy times and thank you for reminding everyone that caring and safety for our loved ones needs to be top priority!

  10. Hoppy Easter to all of you guys!!!

  11. Happy Easter to all of you!

  12. oh what a festive and pawesome post!! Happy Happy Easter to you and your entire family, 4-legged and 2-legged!

  13. Ellen Pilch says:

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Happy Easter! XO

  14. I hope you had a wonderful (quieter) Easter. I’m glad that you’re surrounded by love, be it feline or human!

  15. meowmeowmans says:

    What great memories of Easters past! Hqppy Easter to you, dear friends. 🙂

  16. What a nostalgic Easter celebration!

    We hope you had a good Easter this year1

  17. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    happee bee lated easturr guyz….we dinna noe ewe getted a D.A.W.G. !!!

    🙂 ♥♥

  18. We’re not allowed to jump up on the counters when peeps are tryin’ to cook, at my house. *sighs* It’s so very sad for us, you know. *SIGHS*

    What? What’s that, Peepers?

    FINE.

    I have been informed that I must clarify my initial statement. Not bein’ allowed to and not doin’ so are, APPARENTLY, two very different things.

    MOUSES!

  19. Cathy Keisha says:

    Hope you had a nice Easter. It’s just the 3 of us here. I’m always on the table when the peeps eat too.