As a new website (universalcats.com) entering the cat universe, a.k.a. “cativerse”, we have come across tons and tons of blogs and websites about cats. There was one however that caught our attention – www.ZeeZoey.com, not just for design and well written content, but for the fact that this site was very expressive of the love Ms. Barnes has for cats. As we explored deeper into the site and did more background research, Ms. Barnes is really a true lover of cats and she supports and contributes to the overall cat community. Her work is endless and I think it is an honor to feature her website on ours and I would urge you to check out her website: www.ZeeZoey.com. She also published a a great book: The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary. Also, we highly recommend reading her blog, she has won numerous awards and her book has many excellent reviews.
So who is Deborah Barnes?
Deborah Barnes currently resides in Florida and is the author of the book, The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary, that was inspired by the relationship she shared with her family of seven cats and lessons learned from them after a life changing event in 2009. She is also the creator of the award winning blog, Zee & Zoey’s Chronicle Connection, that not only continues to follow the everyday journey she shares with her cats, but covers topics from the humorous behaviors of cats to very serious subjects on pet responsibility. She has also rescued her newest family member, a Maine Coon mix named Kizmet, after writing the book, bringing her feline family to a total of eight!
About the book
The reader is invited into the magical world of Zee, her lovable male Maine Coon cat, and Zoey, her high-spirited female Bengal cat who fell madly in love and subsequently had a litter of kittens together, complete with a magnificent gallery of photos and custom illustrations to make the story even more enticing. The author is able to retell the details of the pregnancy and birth with amazing detail and realism, but with such a refreshing honesty and humor that even a “non cat lover” will appreciate and enjoy. It is a very warm, heartfelt, honest, humorous, sometimes sad, but very compelling story that people will easily relate to, as the story of the cats is wrapped into the general context of everyday life. But, most importantly, the story inspires the reader to look and learn from our feline friends as they perceive the world – to them, on each and every day, even the most ordinary of events or situations can become extraordinary through their minds eye.
While the Chronicles are clearly all about Zee and Zoey, they have begrudgingly admitted that there are other cats in the story that also live in the same house and are also very beloved and spoiled by the author and her photographer: Jazz – their beautiful Ragdoll and resident patriarch who they prefer to address as “Mr. Jazz” out of respect to his dignified age; Harley – their shorthaired Tortie and spinster extraordinaire whom they affectionately call “Aunt Harley;” and the offspring of the infamous King and Queen – Mia, who is their sweet, shy, petite girl who looks most like Mama; Peanut, their obsessively compulsive affectionate middle child and daughter number two; and Rolz, the reigning son and perpetually laziest cat on the earth.
Check out her blog for interesting news and articles and a huge thanks goes out to Ms. Barnes for her hard work in the cat community.