The Petties Part Two: Please vote for The Conscious Cat!

The Petties 2011 DogTime Media

You did it! We are thrilled to have been nominated for not just one, but two categories in Dogtime Media’s 2011 Pettie Awards: Best Cat Blog and Best Overall Pet Blog! Thank you so much for your support – it means so much to know we have so many loyal readers and fans!

And now we need to ask for your support again: we need your votes! Please take a moment to vote for us. And when you’re done, please ask all your cat loving friends to vote for us, too!

Click here to vote

You can vote once or twice a day – voting closes July 29.

Voting more than once or twice a day is not allowed. According to DogTime’s Christina Kwan, “we aren’t capturing email like we were in the nominations phase.  However, my tech team has assured me that there is something in place to prevent someone from sitting at the computer all day long submitting votes. Telling readers to go and vote once or twice a day is fine, but not excessive voting.”

The Petties will be presented at an awards ceremony on August 26 at BlogPaws in Tysons Corner, Virginia. BlogPaws is the largest pet blogging conference in the country.

Please help make my dream of hearing the words
“And the winner is….The Conscious Cat!”
come true!

The Conscious Cat - Allegra and Ruby cats in front of computer

Allegra, Ruby and I thank you for your support!

I would also like to congratulate all the other wonderful bloggers who were nominated for awards! I encourage you visit all of the blogs, and vote in the other categories, too. Since many of these bloggers are good friends, I couldn’t possibly recommend who to vote for. I want everyone to win!

Pettie winners will receive a $1000 donation to a shelter or rescue group of their choice. Deciding which shelter to choose was tough – there are so many deserving groups out there. After careful consideration, I decided to split the prize money between two rescue groups if I win.

Casey's House cat rescue TNR

Casey’s House is a small private rescue group in Bluemont, VA, and is home to many elderly and hard to adopt cats.  They are also dedicated to the promotion of Trap-Neuter-Return to help end the plight of feral and other abandoned cats. My connection to Casey’s House is very personal: Cindy Ingram, the founder of Casey’s House, rescued my precious little Buckley from a farm in southwestern Virginia, where she and about twenty other cats were kept in marginal living conditions.  Since it all started with Buckley – the book, this blog, and so much more – it just feels right to donate a portion of the prize money to Casey’s House. You can find out more about Casey’s House on their website, and you can also read about my visit to this very special cat sanctuary here.

Kitten Associates is a Connecticut based group founded by Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair fame, whose blog was also nominated for Best Cat Blog and Best Social Integration Blog. I am in such awe of Robin’s huge heart and exceptional dedication to the welfare of all cats, which makes Kitten Associates a perfect choice to receive the other half of the prize money. Kitten Associates is dedicated to saving the lives of cats (and dogs, too!), supporting animal rescue organizations with powerful online marketing tools, and championing legislation for spay/neuter programs to end pet overpopulation. You can learn more about Kitten Associates here.

26 Comments on The Petties Part Two: Please vote for The Conscious Cat!

  1. Cats~Goats~Quotes
    July 30, 2011 at 9:08 am (6 years ago)

    We’ve been voting twice every day for you and CiCH.
    Hope both of you win!!

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  2. Layla Morgan Wilde
    July 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m voting twice a day, and if Merlin, Gris Gris, Domino and Odin could, they would!

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm (6 years ago)

      But, but, but – Merlin, Gris Gris, Domino and Odin all know how to blog. How come they can’t vote???

      Seriously, though – thank you so much for all your support, Layla.

      Reply
  3. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    July 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Ingrid – you know that Zee, Zoey, myself and our entire feline clan are big fans of you, Rudy, and Allegra! We are sending our support your way and are so thrilled that you were nominated for not just one, but two categories!!! I am also certain that Buckley is voting in spirit for his beautiful human Mom!

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Deb and feline clan! And I have no doubt that Buckley is voting in spirit.

      Reply
      • Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
        July 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm (6 years ago)

        Ugg…. here I am claiming to be a writer and I forgot to proofread my post…. RUBY, not Rudy!!! XOXO

        Reply
  4. Julia Williams
    July 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats on your well deserved nominations! I just voted for ya.

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Julia! Please continue to vote once a day if you can.

      Reply
  5. caren gittleman
    July 7, 2011 at 7:54 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations and best of luck!! Voted

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Caren! Please vote once a day if you can!

      Reply
  6. Deborah Julian
    July 7, 2011 at 7:21 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations Ingrid! Just voted for you and will be happy to vote daily.

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Debbie!

      Reply
  7. Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
    July 7, 2011 at 6:35 am (6 years ago)

    Mom helped me cast my votes for today but we’ll be voting REGULARLY until the final day! I love working on the keyboard……LOL Best of luck Miss Ingrid.

    Sammy

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 7, 2011 at 6:57 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Sammy – that’s pawsome!

      Reply
  8. Esme
    July 7, 2011 at 12:48 am (6 years ago)

    You have our vote-I hope you win.

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 7, 2011 at 6:25 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Esme – please stop back to vote once a day if you can.

      Reply
  9. Avalon Cat Cartoons
    July 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Sure, I’ll do that for you. Purrrrrrrs to our future winner 😉
    ~Avalon

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Avalon!

      Reply
  10. Debi
    July 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh cool! Will do that! Thanks Ingrid!

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Debi!

      Reply
  11. Debi
    July 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I just noticed there is an error on the date that voting closes. Shouldn’t it be July instead of June? I just voted and hoping you win in both categories.

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm (6 years ago)

      Oops, thanks, Debi! Fixed! (Maybe I’m in denial that the year is half over). Thank you for voting! Please keep coming back and vote once a day if you can.

      Reply
  12. Catsparella
    July 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Yay!! Congrats, Ingrid! Good luck, and I can’t wait to see you at BlogPaws! 🙂

    Reply
    • Ingrid
      July 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Stephanie, and good luck to you, too! I’m looking forward to seeing you again at BlogPaws, too!

      Reply

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