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Deb Barnes
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Attended College of Saint Rose
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Chocolates, roses, romantic dinners and all of that is nice, but don’t forget about the simple joys of love that is all around us on Valentine’s Day - like a purr, a hug, a kind word, or a smile from those you love. I share that message today at Zee and Zoey's along with some wonderful pictures of my feline gang that inspire lots of kitty love!  
http://zeezoey.com/blog/a-heartfelt-meowy-tines-day/
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Figuratively and literally, I think we all could use a bit of sunshine right about now. For Wordless Wednesday we deliver a mega-dose of cats and sunbeams at Zee & Zoey's today that are guaranteed to brighten your day!
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In case you haven’t done it yet, don’t forget to nominate your favorite pet bloggers for the #BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Social Media Awards! I’ve made some recommendations at  today (based on serious consultations with my cats) for some of our favorite choices this year and we wish all our fellow blogging friends the best of luck!  http://zeezoey.com/blog/nominations-open-for-the-blogpaws-2015-pet-blogging-and-social-media-awards/
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I received my advance copy of the March issue of Cat Fancy magazine that turns out will be the last issue ever published after a 50 year run to be replaced by the newly created Catster magazine – a magazine that promises to be fun, hip, and edgy. Having contributed to this last issue as well as several others, I find myself deeply saddened by the news and I share my thoughts today at Zee & Zoey's. Please stop by to comment – I’d love to know how you all feel about the subject as we lose yet another icon of the publishing world.  http://zeezoey.com/blog/my-personal-farewell-to-cat-fancy-magazine/
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Sharing a picture of each of my feline gang today at the blog. All of the images have been taken within the past couple of months and it is startling just how much older they have all gotten in what seems like only a matter of minutes in the scheme of time… Seen here is Jazmine – believe it or not, while this photo makes her look enormous, it’s just the camera angle! http://zeezoey.com/blog/close-up-cats-for-wordless-wednesday/
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The holidays bring a range of circumstances and emotions that are unique to each and every one of us. I respectfully wish all of you the best of the season and sincere wishes for a peaceful and content upcoming New Year. For those of you that celebrate Christmas, may your day be joyous tomorrow – I probably won’t be online too much and just wanted to extend my greetings and love today from all of us at Zee & Zoey's. http://zeezoey.com/blog/meowy-catmas-and-happy-holidays-from-all-of-us-at-zee-and-zoeys/
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It’s Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and at Zee and Zoey’s today I’d like to invite a roundtable discussion on the subject – we are all cat people here – but what if we weren’t? Is mainstream society being appropriately educated on the importance of spay/neuter to helping control cat overpopulation or is there room for improvement? Stop by for this question and many others as I ponder the larger implications of what Spay/Neuter Awareness Month actually means in the overall picture. http://zeezoey.com/blog/a-roundtable-discussion-on-cats-for-spayneuter-awareness-month/
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It’s Super Bowl weekend and I share some insight on the event at Zee and Zoey's today as well as my take on #GoDaddyPuppy, #Deflate-Gate, commercials, and the sport in general. Oh yeah, and I talk about cats too - it’s a "food for thought" post and I’d love to have you stop by to share yours!  http://zeezoey.com/blog/cats-puppies-deflated-balls-commercials-and-more-its-gotta-be-super-bowl-weekend/
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Today is National Answer Your Cat's Question Day - stop by our blog to see what compelling questions this gang of seven asks! http://zeezoey.com/blog/a-compelling-q-a-at-zee-and-zoeys-for-national-answer-your-cats-question-day/
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Yippie!! It’s finally here - National Squirrel Appreciation Day! We love these furry little creatures and share a bunch a great pictures that you are sure to go nuts over if you love squirrels too at our blog today! http://zeezoey.com/blog/going-nuts-happy-squirrel-appreciation-day/
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Cat lovers – mark your calendars! All the 2015 dates for the special days, weeks, and months devoted to feline causes and awareness campaigns have been posted at the Cat Writers' Association blog – click link for information and if you have any days (or revisions) that you would like to recommend we add, please submit a comment for consideration.  http://catwriters.com/wp_meow/the-2015-cat-writers-calendar-for-the-special-days-weeks-and-months-devoted-to-feline-care-and-awareness/
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Some heartfelt reflections about cats, life, perceptions, and family at Zee and Zoey's today as we venture into this New Year. I hope it will be a year in which dreams come true, inner peace is achieved, and that good health, happiness, and kindness abounds…  http://zeezoey.com/blog/new-year-wishes-and-reflections-from-deb-and-the-zeezoey-kitties/#more-13835
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  • College of Saint Rose
    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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Writing, Blogging, Marketing
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  • ZeeZoey Partners LLC
    Author, present
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Florida
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Upstate New York