Book review and giveaway: The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey by Deborah Barnes

The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey

The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey: A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary is a love story. It’s the unlikely love story of Zee, a lovable Maine Coon cat, and Zoey, a high-spirited Bengal. It’s also a story of love’s consequences and human fallibility, when the author, a strong proponent of spaying and neutering pets, gets sidetracked by a busy holiday season and misses the window of opportunity to get Zoey spayed in time. The subsequent birth of Zee and Zoey’s kittens is a truly extraodinary journey for the human and feline members of the author’s household.

Most people who adopt kittens aren’t able to bring them home until they’re at least 10 or 12 weeks old, because ideally, kittens shouldn’t be separated from their mothers any sooner than that. In The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey, the reader gets a rare glimpse into what a kitten’s life is like during the first eight weeks of its life. And what an adventure it is!Continue Reading

Giveaway: Dewey’s Nine Lives by Vicky Myron

Dewey's Nine Lives Vicky Myron

In Dewey’s Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions, Vicky Myron offers nine stories about some very special cats, inspired by the thosands of letters and e-mails she received from readers around the world after the phenomenally successful publication of Dewey: The Small-Town Libary Cat Who Touched the World.

The new paperback edition, which will be released November 1, includes two new stories about Dewey himself and features seven new real-life tales of friendship including the story of a Vietnam veteran whose heart was opened by his relationship with a rescued cat and the story of a woman who vows she will never love another cat until a special one unexpectedly comes into her life. The book also shares the love story of author Vicki Myron and Glen Alberton, and their unexpected connection through Dewey himself.Continue Reading

Product review and giveaway: Cat apparel from Three Dogz

yin yang purple cat shirt

You may wonder why I’m reviewing products from a company called Three Dogz on a cat blog, but they don’t just offer dog products, they also have a wide range of products for cat lovers. Three Dogz offers unique and fun apparel and products for humans and their furry family members, including cats. When owner Deborah Larocque offered to send me a product of my choice to review, I had a hard time deciding. There was so much to choose from on their website!

I decided on the t-shirt pictured above. I love the Yin Yang design and nobody should be surprised that I picked purple (although pink was a close second). Continue Reading

Book review and giveaway: Cooking with Clyde by Sue Cassidy

Cooking with Clyde cover

I came across Sue Cassidy’s Singing Sue Chef blog via a Google search a while back, and the cute logo caught my eye. Even though I don’t cook, I enjoy reading recipes. Weird, I know. Anyway, I investigated a little further, and it turns out that Sue was in the process of writing a book about cooking with the feline love of her life, Clyde. Now I was really intrigued.

I connected with Sue on Facebook, and realized that she lived in Northern Virginia, so we decided to meet for lunch one day. Sue picked my brain about publishing, and I enjoyed getting to know a fellow cat lover and soon to be published author.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Temporary cat tattoos from Cattoo Design

temporary cat tattoos

I’ll admit it: I’m a wimp when it comes to pain, so there is not a chance that I’ll ever get a real tattoo. I do, however, like the look of tastefully done tattoos, and if I ever were to get one, it would, of course, be a cat tattoo.

And thanks to Kate Benjamin’s latest venture, Cattoo Design, I was able to get my very own cat tattoo! Kate recently launched a line of temporary cat tattoos, and she sent me a few to try.Continue Reading

Cat Calls giveaway winner

Cat Calls Susan Logan Jeanne Adlon

Congratulations, Azar! You’re the winner of our giveaway of Cat Calls: Wonderful Stories and Practical Advice from a Veteran Cat Sitter by Jeanne Adlon and Susan Logan!

Look for an e-mail from The Conscious Cat.