The Joys of Adopting an Older Cat wins award at Cat Writers Association Conference

2011 Hartz Chewable Vitamins Award

I am honored and excited to announce that my article The Joys of Adopting an Older Cat won the 2011 Hartz Chewable Vitamins Award at the annual Cat Writers Association conference this past Saturday in White Plains, NY.

The award is sponsored by Hartz Mountain Corporation and honors the highest-quality entry on the topic of older cats. According to contest judge Letrisa Miller, MS, DVM, owner of the Cat Clinic of Norman in Norman, OK,  “this article was a joy to read and was an excellent article with a strong, clear voice. The purpose of the article was clear throughout the piece and was very entertaining while educating people on the advantages of adopting senior pets. This is a well-balanced, educational and entertaining example of great cat writing. The decision was not an easy one, but in the end this article was the most outstanding.”

Hartz Everyday Chewable Vitamins Award 2011

Even though I’m the proud mom of two young cats, senior cats are a topic that’s always been close to my heart. Buckley was the first cat I adopted as an older cat, and if you’ve read my book, you know that she changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. Even though we only spent three short years together, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss even a minute of that time.

It seems fitting that I won this award during Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month, an initiative sponsored by Petfinder. Look for a post tomorrow which will introduce you to some beautiful senior cats who are looking for their forever homes.

Photo ©Layla Morgan Wilde

17 Comments on The Joys of Adopting an Older Cat wins award at Cat Writers Association Conference

  1. Esme
    November 24, 2011 at 11:56 pm (6 years ago)

    Ingrid, you should be quite proud of yourself. Kudos to you.

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  2. nancy west
    November 24, 2011 at 9:32 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations Ingrid! Thank you for all you share about your wondeful cats!

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  3. Tammy
    November 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm (6 years ago)

    This is awesome news. So glad you have become so successful. I can brag I worked with you. Thanks Ingrid for all your contributions and making aware of the animal community. Your doing a super job. Have a great thanksgiving…. Tammy

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    • Ingrid
      November 23, 2011 at 7:18 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Tammy! So nice to hear from you! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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    • Ingrid
      November 23, 2011 at 7:17 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Teri!

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  4. Amy Shojai, CABC
    November 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm (6 years ago)

    So pleased for you–it’s a wonderful award and I saw your article at the “after” party. Great job and well deserved!

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    • Ingrid
      November 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Amy – this means so much, coming from you!

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  5. Deb Barnes
    November 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm (6 years ago)

    It was an amazing night and how wonderful to be sitting next to you as well (hi Layla) when you won this very deserving award!! Congratulations!

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    • Ingrid
      November 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm (6 years ago)

      I had two good luck charms! Thanks, Deb!

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  6. Layla Morgan Wilde
    November 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Ingrid, I was so thrilled sitting next to you when you won this award, on a subject close to my heart.

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    • Ingrid
      November 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm (6 years ago)

      I told you you were my good luck charm, Layla!

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  7. Darcy and Bingley
    November 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm (6 years ago)

    we are with you on the senior front… until my current little two, we always had older ones… and I will go that way again… when the time comes. Helen x

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    • Ingrid
      November 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Ann!

      Reply

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