Tuesday, August 26, 2008

All sorts of Celebrations....this calls for a special guest.

LOok, it is the Birthday Wisher Thingy. He must be here to wish somebody a very speical Happy Birthday or some thingy. Oh, it is Jilly Bean Perry's Happy Birthday. HAppy BIrthday to Jilly Bean Perry from ZAck and ANna and the Thingy.


Art by Deborah Burt / Medium: Ink and Colored Pencils Circa 1980s

Wee have a very speical spot in our hart for Jilly Bean Perry. WHen ever Sharoonie and Debber go out of town Jilly Bean Perry CAt Sits with us. Wee let her do her lawndry when she is here CAt Sittting us. SHe rubs our tummy, plays with us and sometimes wee watch T.V. together. ANd she always makes sure wee have enuff water and fud. WEe love our Jilly Bean. Y

So HAppy Birhtday and thingy!!!
THe sHOUT OUT of the DAY: Wee said that this is a time for celebration and tonite the UVU Turning Point class of 2008 celebrated the compleetion of the Personal and Professional Development Management Courses.
The program tonite started out with a "Shoe and Tell" demonstration. Following the demonstration a board game was played and wee really don't understand how it is played however wee do know that there arr these wonderfull magical numbers that one must play to win.
There was a dinner and time set a side so everyone could share his/her collage which depicted the "umph" of each individual collage maker. Then there was time to hug and say our thanks and goodbyes with the hope of seeing each ohter again soon.
Tonites dinner had a Mexican theme and everything was delicious (thanks to the students). One student brought a big pot of spaghetti (must be because she is from Germany). Debber said that the spaghetti was extra yummy and she ought to know casue she is a spaghetti lover and was telling us just last nite that she sure wished she has a big pot of spaghetti) Ooooh!
A special thanks to Gaila for organizing
the greet dinner for this evening's celebration.
You did a supercalafragalistic job!
Very special worm harted thanks from teh students were given tonite to the three wonderfull teachers, Peggy, Shauna, and Ruth, who made the Turning Point experience meaningful and memorable for the students. (And that certainly was the case!)
The students who attended tonite's closing social were (names arr given in alphabaptize order):
...and a fun time was had by all.
PSSSS.PSSSS. Debber would like us to encourage everyone to stay in touch. You can always leeve comments on our bloog or e-mail Debber in care of us at: thezackandannablog@yahoo.com.
You sure take care now!
Hugs anb BUgs,
Zack and ANNA
(=^.^=) (=^.^=)

Monday, August 25, 2008


Art by Deborah Burt / Medium: Ink and Water Color Circa 1990s

Hi there, my name is Leroy. I am usually off pretending that I am a Ninja Turtle, however Zack and Anna asked me to take a moment to make an announcement for them. So here it goes: If any of you out there want to send a "Shout Out of the Day" via Zack and Anna's blog all you have to do is e-mail Zack and Anna at thezackandannablog@yahoo.com and tell them who you want to shout at and what you want to shout to him/her. Let's keep all the shouts positive and uplifting. That is all for now from, Leroy, the Announcement Guy.

THe SHOUT OUT of the DAy:

HOPPy HOPPY BURTDAy to Stooney Burt in IDEEHO. Wee think you are the CAT'S MEow, Stooney Burt. How awesome is it that you have a day each year to celebrate that you are a BURT. Wee hope you have a WONDdERFUL time celebrating your BuRTDay.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stress Reduction Techniques - Cats Know How to Chill

by Debber
Medium: Digital Art (Paint and Adobe Photoshop) 2008

Hi there (wee arr back),

Yikes, life can be stressful. Don't you agree? You may find your life is soooo full of stress that you arr struggling to stay healthy and on top of things. (Do you ever find yourself falling of your refrigerator?) Stress can interfere with one having a clear and sharp mind as well as having good health and the ability to function well. So what can you do?

Here is a LiST of some great ideas to help you get startED in reducing stress symtoms in your life and as well as developing daily techniques and hobbits to increase good health.


Positive self talking
Daily affirmationing

Deep breathing
Jump ropping
Planting flowers
Listing to music
Playing with bugs
Yogi Bearing
Riding a shinny new red bike
Playing in a sandbox
Singing loudly silly songs
Venting to your pet :-)
Reading something funny
Watching a movie that has a cult following

Licking slowly your favorite treat
Rolling up in a ball and napping (a cat nap)
Playing drums....
(pots, pans and wooden spoons work greet)
Dancing (with leaps and bounds)....
throughout your house & neighborhood
Chasing balls...
and then kicking the heck out of them
with your hind feet when you catch one :-)
Laying on a window cell and basking in the sun
Exercising to a Richard Simmons'....
" Sweating to the Oldies" VHS
Bubble baths (if you like that sort of thing)
Humming while doodleing
Rocking your pet while singing to them
Climbing trees....
then sprawling out over the branches to snooze
Finding a special hiding place and visiting it often
Curling up on your bed with, oh I don't know,
....maybe with FIVE TO EIGHT PILLOWS!!!
Putting up a swing in your back yard and SWINGING
Decorating your place with hair balls
Laying in a hammock....
dangling your legs, arms and head
Playing with your pet (Ooooh, that is a good one!)
Swimming (dooggy paddle if you must)
Eating cookie dough....
baking what is left of the dough if any
Coloring in a coloring book....
(it is okay to color outside of the lines)
Gliding in a glider on your deck
Walking your doog
(oooh, I can't believe I just wrote that)
Staring down a gopher hole for hours
Batting and pouncing at sunbeams
Doing something special for someone...
(like buy them yarn and catnip)
Massaging your pet....
(actually proven to lower blood pressure)


STRETCHING is GOOD for you too!!!
(wee know A LOT about stretching!)

by Debber

Medium: Digital Art (Paint and Adobe Photoshop) 2008


a) stretch big in the sun light
b) stretch big before you lay down for a nap
c) stretch big when wake up from a nap
d) stretch big when someone rubs your tummy
e) stretch big on a nice warm deck
d) stretch big as you stare into sunbeams
e) stretch big before you take that first bite of fud
f) stretch big when you are done playing with your toys
g) stretch big outside in the tall grass
h) stretch big while playing with your catnip
I) stretch big by reaching high into the sky (w/all 4 of your limbs)
j) stretch big when you wake up in the morning
k) stretch big when you bath
l) stretch big before taking out on any adventure
m) stretch big after a long day of hunting grasshoppers


Also check out our "link section" of our bloog to find helpful information on how to reduce the stress in your life and find healthy living tips for you and your family.


SHout OUT of the DAy: Yeah to The Babe (our Gramie) for putting up pet fud in her 2 Year Supply of Fud. WHY COOL!


Remember, wee love you, you are special to us anb wee appreciate you because there is no one else in the world just like you. :-)

~@" ~@" ~@" (snails just chilling out)

Hugs and bUGS,

ZAack and Anna

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Looking a like....


Photo by Barbara Glick and Adobe Photoshop Effects by Deborah Burt 2008


You hear about pets and their owners who
look a like. WEll, I thinketh me Mom

(Debber) anb I, Zack, resemble each
other quite loverly soooo! Isn't that

something? Cause I was adopted.

Art by Zack / Medium: Graphic Design Paint Program circa 1990s

The ShOUT OUT of the DAy: Hoppy Birdday to Cathy Peshlakai. Hope your celabration last all year loooooooooooooong. Know you are loved and apreciated by the humuns and animals in your life. HOPPY, HOPPY BIRDDAY TO CATHEY!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baby Anna the Pooh

Princes Anna
TIP of THE DAy: It is soooo important to receive adequate sleep every nite. Believe it or not "cap naps" during the day will not make up for missed sleep during the nite. (More to come on this subject...)
Shout OUt of tHe day: To all you wonderful peoples who adopt, foster anb care for animals!!! YOU make this world a better place. You will be bleesed and receive lots of catnip and doogy biscuits in heaven.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Baby Pictures as Promised

The day after our adoption.
In a new bed at a new home with a new family.
We had just been fud and bathed and put down to nap.


We love each other!


I am too sleepy to smile.

Visiting Gramie
The 40 minute ride wore us out.

Thursday, August 14, 2008



Kitty Massage

The Shout oUt of the DAY: Thanks Debber! Yesterday Debber gave us (ZAck and Anna) a full body kitttty massage. Ooooh, we just love it when she doos that. She takes her time and makes sure she massages arr joints and tail too. Oh yeah, the ears - the ears arr our favorite. WEe feel like we are in kitty heaven. Wee can tell you right NOW that your pets will love it when you give them a massage. It is such a nice expression of love as well as an aid in stress relief....for both you and your pet. Check out our Amazon link to search the book HOW TO MASSAGE YOUR CAT by Alice M. Brock. It's FuNY!
On a more serious note for the TIP of THE DAY go to amazon.com and check out other books on "Pet CAre." Search words like, pet massage, pet care, playing with your pet, happy pets, first aid for pets, etc. Remember that us pets need a LOT of taking care of.....a lot of attention. We need more than fud and water. Much more than fud and water. If you are not sure what your pet needs talk to a veterinarian, read an animal care book, check out animal care weebsites on the Internut. Your pets will appreciate it. Parents, make caring for the family pets FUN and remember YOU set the example and this will help your family to have happy-healthy pets and happy healthy children. YYY

Come back soon and view our photo show.

Wee will be displaying photos of when we were babies and on the day after our adoption.

Wee were very pretty babies.

See yoU soon.

Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement

Please note that this is a dramatization.
However this could happen in real life.
Yes, this could happen to you.

Self Portraits

Zack and Anna

Smart, healthy, non drug using cats.

Remember the following
two pictures are a dramatisation.
They have been digitally created to help
communicate an important message.
Oh No! Zack and Anna on drugs.

This could be YOU on drugs.
Be smart and do not take drugs.
Do not let your cats or dogs
take drugs either.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Math is so much fun!!!

(and Adults)

Check out the "Cool" links
we have added to our

Zack anb Anna Bloog.

Cool Cat, Cool!

Art by Deborah Burt/ Medium: Ink 1985

Debber (one of the wonderful humans who adopted us) takes these Turning Point classes through UVU. We understand they are awesome. Just totally awesome. She tells us tonite that in her class her teacher, Miss Ruth, gave the class a math problem where the real objective was to see how well the class could negotiate. Well, we won't go there other than to say that Debber said that the class was a blast as well as a really eye opener for her. Yeah, sHe found out that she gets really excited when she plays "math games".

SHOUT OUt of THe DaY: Definitely the shout out of the day goes to Debber's really cool awesome teachers (Peggy, Ruth and Shauna) and her fellow classmates in the Turning Point Program at the newly named UVU! The students arr being taught to "center" themselves. What ever that means - hopefully Debber will stop walking into door jams and running into walls (literally).

You GUYs ROCK!!!

Tip pf the DAy: Keep thunking happy thoughts and smile real big. (Smile at someone who "really needs it." :-) Wee promise it may bring a smile to that person's face and heart and it will make your daY.

See ya soon,

Zzack aaaaaaaand Anna

HUgs and Bugs from one Cool Dude and a Cool Dudedette.

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Long Tail

See, I told you that I have a long tail.

I have big feet too.

I am quite a handsome specimen If I do say so myself.

Tip of the day: Think happy thoughts! (You can think about how handsome I am.)
Shout OUt of the DAY: Today's shout out goes to Mooly and Alley. Wee hearded that the doogs down the street (Mooly and Alley) had to be given baths today. Read it and weep: Cats bath themselves. Go CATS!!!

By by,

ZAck and ANna

HUGs and BUgs from one COOL DUDE and a COOL DUDEDETTE

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Baby Rhonda

Art by Zack / Medium: Digital Art Piant and Adobe Photoshop 2008

I have never seen anything like it!
She splashes, she wiggles and dashes!
She goes up and down and all around.
She acts like she's out on the town!
She is faster than a daster!
Oh my, gosh! This is hog "wash."
She not only splashes, but she splishes!
I am getting dizzy and she is turning kapishisses!
Who am I talking about?
You would think it is a trout!
But, no! It is Baby Rhonda! Baby Rhonda?
When she takes a bath in her bathtub...
That's right.....A rub, a dub, dub.
It is like magic, she turns into a FISH.
I guess that is dandy, just like candy.
As long as she....in the tub....doesn't go "pish."

The End
"glub, glub, glub"
Auntie Nanny
(Debber 2006)
SHOUT OUT of the day: Hay, the shout out of the day goes to the Perry Family. Cortty, Willie and Dee Wayne, form Roosevelt, droove three hours just to see me (ZAck). You guys looked greet! Thanks for stopping by. Sorry that Anna was having a shy day and hid under the bed. What can I say other than my tail is much longer than hers. I appreciated you noticing that I have lost weight. That Sharoonie has been fuding us this really healthy fud - the nutritious and low cal kind. I guess it is doing the trick.

TIP of the DAY: You can not loose weight on "maintenance" cat fud. If you buy the stuff that helps you not gain weight, but only maintain your weight it won't work. Trust us -we know. It has to be the low calorie stuff....like less calories than what you have been eating. I will be the first to admit it isn't easy. What you do is start out by mixing a little bit of the new fud with the custom fud and eventually end up with all the new stuff. This works - be patient and give it some time. Wee have a wonderful site to share with you to help your cat or dog loose weight if need be. Check out it out on the rite: "Overweight Dogs and Cats" Enjoy and remember to limit the number of mouse tidbits you eat. (Mummm, I love them little feets!)

By by,

Zack and Anna

HUGs and BUgs from one COOL DUDE and a COOL DUDEDETTE

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate! There will be dancing in the street...

Art by Deborah Burt / Medium ( pencil-drawn in sixth grade)
Present work: Digital Adobie Photoshop 2005

It is the time to celebrat-big time!!! Wee are celebratting the XXIX SUmmer Olympics being held in the host country of the Siamese

The last wee looked it up we saw that
USA has the most medals with


Wee have added the weebsite of the latest news on the 2008 Beijing Olympics to our bloog for your convenience. Just look to your right for "ONE WORLD ONE."

Our favorite sports to watch arr gymnastics and Wally Ball. Oh yea, we also enjoy watching bad mittens (bad, bad, mittens) and table ball. We do nut like the Running of the Bulls and wish the Olympics' committee wood disqualify that sport as an Olympic eVent.

Hay, "Wally Ball" at the Olympics is now showing live on T.v. . Look at all that sand. WOW, talk about one giant litter box - it wood be Kitty Heaven!!!

Just thunk if dogs were allowed in the Olympics World GAmes there wood have to be an event called "Chasing Your Tails." How funny it that? LOL

Today's Tip: Be sure to keep clean between your toes. The best way to do this is to spread your toes as far apart as you can (really stretch those toes) and lick in between each of your toes until sparkly clean. Then let your toes air dry or shake those toes like super duper if so desired until dry.

Shout oUT of the day: Hay you DEEGAN celebratting your first birthday. What a big guy you arr. This SHOUT OUT is sent with soooo much LOVE to our cuzon in Idaho. You go boy - goo, goo , goo! Hop you enjoy your very first birthday. Wee have a gift for you. Oh boy! (Do you like catnip?) Hugs and bugs (little guy) form, ZAck and Anna YYY


By by for Now,

Zack and Anna

Hugs an d BUgs form one COOL DUDE and a COOL DUDEDETTE

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Pic of the DAy!

ANNA the Pooh and Zackaroo
Art by Anna / Medium: Graphic Design Paint Program 2008

Hi Folks!

This is ANna the Pooh reporting in for the "Zack and Anna Bloog." Every-one's favorite "We Cool CAts" site on the World Wide Weeb. I was asked to drew a picture of me and my brother for our bloog. What do you thunk? Wee are HOT!!!! Chugga, chugga, chugga.... Lovin that milk! Those are some cool leggins I am wearing - aren't they? Oh yeah, ZAck looks cute, two.

Art work, photos, stories, posts
on this blog are copyrighted by
"The Zack and Anna Blog - We cool cats"

The Tip of the DAy: ENJOY LIFE! Make sure you do everything to help your pets enjoy their lives. Make sure you give HUGS and Bugs (depending on if your pets likes buGS of course) to your pets everyday. It just takes a littttle time to hug, pet, brush and play with your pets. Your animals will love you back tenfold. While loving your pets and attending to there needs everyday you can use this time to teach your children compassion and responsibility. Make caring for your animals FUN and rewarding for both your family and your pets. :-)

I, Zack, loves to chases after things. Whooo, it is fun. I run fast and do jumps in the air. I am good! I love it when my family plays with me by throwing little balls and toy mice. Well, I, ANNA, loves to be brushed and spend time outside (in our fenced yard) with my family. I also love that catnip. It makes me really really really HAppy! What do some of you pets out there enjoy? Wee wood LOVE to hear form you!!!

P.S. Our family changes arr litter boX twice a day. Once in the morning and once at nite. Now that is really LOVE. (It also keeps us clean and our home clean.) Try it and you will find your pets and you are happier and healthier.

THe Shout out of the Day goes to: Mooly and Alley the two doogs who left us a comment and said that they live up the street. You guys live down the street (down) the street. Get it? WEE are shouting at you - can you hear us? "Eat beans" to Mooly and Alley form two cool cAts, ZAck and Anna.

Wee wood love to hear form you. Please leave us a comment.
Happy Kittys, happy kittys, happy kittys...

By by - see a soon,

Zack and Anna

Hugs anb BuGS from one COOL DUDE and a COOL DUDEDETTE

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dog and Cat Diary

Which way do I go?
Which way do I go?

Where's the ball?
Where's the ball?

Art by Deborah Burt / Medium: Ink 1985


7:00 AM - Outside! My favorite thing!
8:00 AM - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 AM - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 AM - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 AM - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 PM - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
2:00 PM - Looked out the window and barked! My favorite thing!
3:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
4:00 PM - Chased a bird out of the tree! My favorite thing!
5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
6:00 PM - Watched my people eat! My favorite thing!
6:20 PM - Table scraps! My favorite thing!
7:00 PM - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Day 983 of my captivity: My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Day 985: Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Day 986: Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog continues to receive special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return.

He is obviously a goofus head!


Ohhhhhh, yes! Wee wood like to THAnk, Lor form CA, for sending this informative empirical study to us today. I think there is a lot we can all learn form this study. THAnK you again, LOr, for the important piece and your time to send iT to us.

The Important Tip of th e DAy: 3 words: nutter, nutter, nutter, nutter and nutter. If you have your pets nutterred and sprayed you will be showing them Greet LOVE and CAre. Note only will there be less homeless petS you will be giving your pets a chance for better health and a longer life. SOOOO please nutter and spray your pets. In the long run they will thank you for it.

The SHout Out of the day: Hey you, Wendy Sue of UT, for sharing your backyard and babysitting your neighbor's goat, mule and Shetland pony. We hear you adopted a stray cat in your neighborhood too (think in came with the house you bought.) You and your daddy have a GOOd heart. Keep up the good life! You will be bleesed!

By By for NoW,
Zack anb Anna

Hugs a nd BUgs from one COOL DUDE and a COOL DUDEDETTE

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Welcome to our new blog. The Zack and Anna Blog -We COOL Cats!!!

Zack and Anna Baby Picture
"Sleeping in the Round"

It is the Zack and Anna Bloog!

WEe arr so happy to have soooo many
family and friends
"old and new"
come and visit arr bloog.

Just as the tittle implies

"Wee arr Cool cats."

Wee arr the Coolest of catS! Wee arr twiners. Arr story started out to be a sad one. Wee came form a ferrell neighborhood and wee siblins were snatched up when wee babies were just 3 weeks old. Our mama had gone to live with the angles in Kitty Heaven. What a traumatic experience! However because of what happened neXt wee have had wonderful lives. Wee were "adopted" by a wonderful family. For many weeks we were bottle fud kitten formula every 2 too 3 hours (day and nite). Kitten formula cost around $4,87o.50, we think (tHat is just how much our new family loved us!). Our neW Mudder would go to our local pet supplies store for arr kitten needs. Wee have growed up to be BIG and healthy COOL cats!!! Wee (Zack) weighs 17 pounds and (Anna) is 19 pounds. (I am an "IT" girl!) Wee think we have the breed "Rag DOLL" in are bloods. (Well, I am Zzack and I am ALL That!) We arr both hoT!!!

Please come back soon and visit us again. Wee have soooo much more to tell you about ourselves. Wee will be sharing really really really great stuff on our bloog. We would love to hear about all you other COOL animals. ANIMALS ROOK!!!

We would like to leave you first with arr tip of the day: When ever you go to a pet store (like Pet's Mart or Petco) for your pet's supplies be sure to ask about the donation program to help the adoption of animals. Remember even a dollar or 2 will add up and help bring much happiness to animals and humans in your community. Donating at the pet supply stores makes it so easy and fun to HELP!

Now for the SHOUT OUT of the day: Hay you, Sig and Babe (adopted Gay Hounds) living in SAn Diego, CA. Wee arr soooooooo happy for you and your new family the Underwoods. Keep up the good work by sharing your adoption stories with everyone and all.

By By for NoW,
Zack anb Anna

Hugs and BUgs from one COOL DUDE and a COOL DUDEDETTE