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Deb Barnes
"The Leopard Lady"
"The Leopard Lady"

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Makin’ Biscuits for Mother’s Day!! Got a cat lover on your list? Consider Makin' Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them. Here’s what some Amazon readers are saying:

“I accidentally left the book at my doctor’s office. When I returned a couple of days later, the doctor’s staff didn’t want to give it back because they were having such a good time reading it!”

“Amazon only allows a 5 star rating – I wanted to give it a 10!”

“Absolutely incredible book - I could easily read it over and over again!”

“I adore this book! It's truly a must-have for anyone who's lucky enough to love a cat - insightful, kind, and full of humor.”

“My son has been absolutely crowing nonstop about HIS new book and how HIS kitties are featured in it. He carries it everywhere, sleeps with by his bed and reads it every moment he can. Many of the stories must be hilarious; he is always busting up laughing. On a scale of 1 - 10 of great gifts, this is a clear winner at a 15.”

“If you are a cat lover, this is the book for you. I laughed out loud at times and found myself brought to tears at others. This book should be in every cat lovers home, as well as veterinary offices and animal rescue shelters.”

To order your copy, please visit here: #mothersday #catlover #makinbiscuits #books

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While getting ready for the +BlogPaws  conference, I realized business cards can be a metaphor for our life. Mine were hopelessly outdated – I’ve traveled down a path with many twists and turns since I began blogging nearly 6 years ago and I realized they need a major overhaul. Not just the cards, but an overhaul on how I thought of myself – had I met the goals I had set for myself or am I still on a journey for something greater?

Check it out – it’s a post that will get you to thinking about your own life and how you want others to perceive you.

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If you're anything like me, the worst part of traveling is figuring out the transportation to and from the hotel. Well, I've got fabulous news for those of you going to +BlogPaws  and flying into ‪#Phoenix.

+Uber  is the OFFICIAL official transportation service for bringing attendees to the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

The basics are:
• You should download the Uber app beforehand, if you do not have it already.
• You will receive a promo code to use for Uber from the PHX airport to the hotel. The code will only be good for travel from the airport to the hotel and it will cover your whole fare with UberX.
• Most Uber drivers will welcome pets. But, just in case, if you are traveling with a pet you should call your Uber driver and make sure it's okay.
• You are welcome to carpool

For transportation back to the airport, BlogPaws will be providing shuttle buses that will make rounds on Sunday from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM every 20 -30 minutes. The buses are pet friendly.

Be on the lookout for the dedicated email with the specific Uber transportation details about a week before the event!

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Cute cat pictures on the Internet - as a society, we can't get enough of them. But there's another side to the story - please join me at +BlogPaws  today to read my provocative take on the subject. I'd love some conversation and ideas so we can help make a dent in cat overpopulation and get more cats adopted!

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This is the best +BlogPaws  post ever as we count down the days to the 2016 conference that will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, June 23 - 25!!

Everything you can possibly think of is covered - who was nominated for a Nose-to-Nose award or a Certificate of Excellence by the Cat Writers' Association. What to wear to a BlogPaws conference, who the speakers are, what's included in registration price, hotel and transportation information, how to schedule seminar events, and what you can expect to learn. You can also find out if you can bring a pet, if in-room internet is included, if there will there be a cat lounge, exhibit hours, and so much more!!

If you still have a question, please don't hesitate to ask! My only question is, are you going, and if not, why not!!

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Got cat weird? Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles is in the process of publishing book number 3 and we want you to be a part of it! Odd, silly, strange, bizarre - bring it on! Whether it's you, or your cat, we'd love to hear your story! Stop by our blog to read full submission details.

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In case you missed it, a fantastic discussion at +BlogPaws  on how to handle negative blog comments. I've had a handful and I try to use them as a learning tool rather than take them too personal. Would love to have some interaction!

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Visibility, reach, and revenue - a successful bloggers dream come true! +Kathleen Gage will be speaking at +BlogPaws  2016 on this very subject! To find out more, please visit the BlogPaws schedule for details on not only Kathleen, but all the great speakers!

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One of the most common reasons cats are brought to shelters, or are not adopted, is cat allergies. Here are 10 fantastic tips to manage those allergies so you can adopt that cat and live together in peace!
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