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Deb Barnes
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My cats “help” me in many different ways around the house – in this picture, they share a not so subtle message that it’s time for me to feed them…. To see more ways they help me, please stop by Zee & Zoey's to see the fun photo gallery I share of my feline gang. And on that note, how to your kitties "help" you around the house? http://zeezoey.com/blog/helpful-cats-caturday/
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I loved this, such good and beautiful help. It's great seeing the photos too that include Mr. Jazz and Harley. Jazmine is so pretty, really stands out in a leopard world! lol
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For today's #WordlessWednesday post we share a classic and timeless image of Jazmine. http://zeezoey.com/blog/wordless-wednesday-watercolor-cat-in-black-and-white/
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Gorgeous 💝
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I will be off-line tomorrow, so wanted to wish all that care to partake, an early Happy Mother’s Day! I did a post at Zee & Zoey​'s in honor of all the different types of Mom’s in the world and wish everyone a wonderful day.  http://zeezoey.com/blog/the-meowiest-of-mothers-day-wishes/
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There are certain people I know in my life that have such a talent for writing, that they render me speechless. Bernadette Kazmarkski of The Creative Cat is one of those people – she writes with such intensity that her words go to the very core of your soul and bring you to tears. She has just graced me with the honor of writing a review of Purr Prints of the Heart and all I can say is that the nearly two years of love, sweat, and tears I put into the story shines through her deeply touching and eloquent review. Please stop by to read it if you have a moment.  http://thecreativecat.net/book-review-purr-prints-of-the-heart/#comment-67544
Our animal companions have many lessons to teach us humans, and they know the most difficult for us to learn is to recognize, understand and accept when they tell us they are ready to leave this li...
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There are some books we read, where the story stays in our heart forevermore. For me, that book was Buckley’s Story by award winning author and blogger, Ingrid King. Now, years later, she reviews my newest book, Purr Prints of the Heart, and I am happy to say I believe my book will forevermore stay in her heart. For anyone that has ever loved and lost a pet, her touching and eloquent review at The Conscious Cat is a must read.  http://consciouscat.net/2015/05/01/review-purr-prints-of-the-heart-a-cats-tale-of-life-death-and-beyond/
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My cats, Zee and Zoey, have been a couple in love since they first met one another in 2008. As time has gone on, they remain in love, but the love has mellowed and softened. Please stop by my blog to read about the transition – and how about you – do you have any pets that have bonded and remain true friends throughout the test of time?  http://zeezoey.com/blog/zee-and-zoey-a-purr-fectly-comfortable-love-story/
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So sweet, this love story
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It’s that time again – National Hairball Awareness Day – that special day where we try to spread awareness about why hairballs are no laughing matter in our cats. Please stop by   for some grooming tips on how to keep your cat healthy and happy and why hairballs in your cat can be dangerous.  http://zeezoey.com/blog/national-hairball-awareness-day-the-furry-facts-and-a-little-help-from-furminator/
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Cool Shades
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Do your cats have any tricks to con you into giving them treats? Jazmine does this thing where she plops on her side and looks at you with her head pulled back… so ridiculously cute it works every time… To read more and to share your story, please stop by Zee and Zoey's.  http://zeezoey.com/blog/mimic-me-wednesday-cat-training-human-or-human-training-cat/
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To help get more shelter cats adopted into homes with dogs, along with +Hill's Pet Nutrition  #FoodShelterLove  Program, we are sharing some tips at our blog today on how it is possible to have cats and dogs living together in peace in harmony. If you live in a bi-petual home, we’d love for you to share a picture of your cat and dog together like the one we have shared. This was our cat, Mr. Jazz snuggling with our Golden Retriever rescue, Lexi. #sponsored http://zeezoey.com/blog/cats-and-dogs-one-big-happy-household-foodshelterlove/
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Such a sweet,loving photo
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When it comes to new seasons in television, it’s all about getting high ratings. With kitten season, we need to hope for the opposite. Close to 20 million kittens will be born in this spring season alone and shelters are already overcrowded as it is – let’s get those numbers down by spreading the message of the importance of spay/neuter and TNR.  http://zeezoey.com/blog/kitten-season-a-time-when-we-hope-for-low-ratings/
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A book doesn’t just happen. While a labor of love, it’s a lot of hard work. Now that Purr Prints of the Heart  is finally completed, I share my journey of how it all unfolded for me at Zee & Zoey's today along with my thoughts on how I thought the book would initially be a story to help people with the grieving process after losing a pet, but ended up being so much more…
http://zeezoey.com/blog/coping-with-pet-loss-and-grief-purr-prints-of-the-heart-a-cats-tale-of-life-death-and-beyond-by-deborah-barnes/
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I'd love to read it, need to later when my life isn't quite so hard. I'd
cry, I do enough of that now, though I realize it will also have his good
times too. Will Harley have a book?
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Melissa Lapierre of the blog Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows lost her beloved cat, Tara, around the same time I had to say goodbye to my Mr. Jazz. After reading Purr Prints of the Heart, Mr. Jazz’s meow-memoir written in his wise and comforting voice from the afterlife, she shares a touching and poignant review of the book for the Cat Writers' Association.   http://catwriters.com/wp_meow/purr-prints-of-the-heart-book-review/#comment-22707    #grieving, #petloss
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Great review!
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    Education, 1990 - 1993
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"The Leopard Lady"
Introduction

Deborah Barnes currently resides in the tropical paradise of South 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 and author of the popular 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 the misconceptions of feral cats and the critical need to create public awareness on pet responsibility.  All of Deborah’s venues – from books, to blogs, to website are done with her signature style of combining stunning photographs with custom artwork to give the reader not only a literary work, but a visual treat of unique style and craft.

 

 While her first work was not published until 2011, Deborah has a background in marketing and has been writing for over 20 years in various capacities. Her current circle of works has brought her to where she is today – a serious cat advocate and Secretary of the newly created Pawsitively Humane Nonprofit organization of Miami, Florida, whose mission is to create public awareness and reduce the numbers of animals on the streets and in shelters through an extensive educational campaign.

 

Her efforts to educate mainstream society on the issues of cat overpopulation have led her to conduct critically acclaimed interviews with Jackson Galaxy, Hollywood Cat Behaviorist and author of Cat Daddy and star of My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet, Karn Meyers of FixNation Los Angeles, and Steve Dale, multi-award winning pet expert. She has also worked instrumentally with the Alley Cat Allies organization and Vox Felina and has made several video documentaries about the misconceptions of feral cats and the importance of TNR programs. Her most recent series of interviews have been about the abandoned cats in Japan as an aftermath of the devastating tsunami/earthquake/nuclear disasters of last year and she has been integral to spearheading the efforts of saving the outdoor cats that were once safely and peacefully residing on the Loews Orlando Universal resort properties that has garnered national news due to the inhumane and cruel removal of them from the premises.

 

Bragging rights
• 2013 Friskies “Writer of the Year” Award • Petties Finalist 2013 – Best Designed Blog • BlogPaws 2013 Nose to Nose Social Media Awards Finalist – Best Blog Writing • 2012 Pettie Award Winner - Best Designed Blog – Resulted in $1000 won for Abandoned Pet Rescue • 2012 Pettie Finalist - Best Blog Post – The Controversy of Pedigree Cat Breeding • 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence – Online Article / Rescue: The Japan Disasters and the Surviving Cats • 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence – Online Article / Rescue: Mainstreaming Feral Cats • Created the innovative marketing concept - “Zee & Zoey’s Cat Ruler of the World Contest and Campaign for a Cause 2012” that raised over $10K in prizes and donations for shelters across the country • BlogPaws 2012 Nose to Nose Social Media Awards Finalist – Best Blog Design • BlogPaws 2012 Nose to Nose Social Media Awards Finalist – Best Twitter Page • First Place Award – BlogPaws Photo Caption Contest 2011 • Petties Finalist 2011 – Best Designed Blog
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Award winning author, blogger, and cat advocate
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  • ZeeZoey Partners LLC
    Author, present
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Upstate New York