8th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway


Today is our 8th anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been eight years since I started this blog, inspired by Amber, the original Conscious Cat. And while this is a huge milestone for Allegra, Ruby and me, this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.

8 years – 2,938 posts – 75,705 comments – 9.3 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 2,938 new posts. 75,705 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with 9.3 million page views, our site is reaching an ever growing audience of cat lovers who want the best for their feline family members.

The Conscious Cat has become the “go to” site for cat guardians looking for reliable information about cat health, behavior and nutrition, as well as new cat products, book reviews, and more. Our Conscious Cat Sunday feature provides feline wisdom and inspurr-ation each week.

214,725 Facebook Fans

Our community extends to our Facebook page, which, at 214,725 and counting, attracts new cat lovers who enjoy sharing their love for cats with a group of like minded people every day. It’s truly a joy to curate this page. We post unique content and lots and lots of cat photos several times each day, and we love seeing your photos and contributions on the page. We’re also represented on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. The internet is truly a wonderful place when it creates thriving communities like ours.

Happy, Healthy Cats and Humans

But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Behind these numbers are countless cats who live happier and healthier lives thanks to the information their humans have found on this site. There’s nothing that makes me happier than receiving a message from readers whose cats have been helped by the information found here.

To celebrate all of this bounty, and to thank all of you for reading, commenting and sharing, we have a BIG giveaway for you!

8th Anniversary Giveaway: 8 Grand Prizes, 8 Winners

This giveaway is sponsored by the brands providing the prizes*

We’re giving away a KIT-TY Tree Deluxe from Pet Tree Houses, a Vesper V-High Base from Hagen, a U J I Tunnel Set, Neko Flies and Katatrantula Rod from Nekochan, a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, a prize package from Cats Rule, a handcrafted fountain from Wet Whiskers Fountains, a Cubitat from Hauspanther, and a gift certificate from Triple T Studios. For instructions on how to enter to win, see the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.

KIT-TY Tree Deluxe with Topper


This fabulous cat tree is a DIY (Do It Yourself) re-assembly Tree Kit. It has the same great quality materials and craftsmanship as Pet Tree Houses’ other trees, featuring real trees and silk foliage to bring the outside in for your cats. Providing 4 levels of pure fun, this tree stands nearly 72″ high. The real bark acts as a natural scratching post. The natural scent of the real trees is used to focus on the heightened sense of smell that all cats have. The sound of the leaves as the cats jump and play awakens their heightened sense of hearing. The carpets and leaves are removable for easy maintenance. Retail value: $495 plus $75 shipping.

Exclusive offer for Conscious Cat readers: Free shipping on the KIT-TY Tree Deluxe or KIT-TY Tree Standard (a $75.00 value!). Shipping in the Continental USA only. Enter Code CC8FS. Offer good through 6/30/2017.

Visit http://www.PetTreeHouses.com for more information and to purchase.

Vesper V-Double


The V-Double from the Vesper cat furniture line by Hagen has two caves and is ideal for 2 or more cats. Its multi-level design provides a space to rest as well as offers the opportunity to climb, jump and play. The cozy cubed dens are perfect for both relaxing and playing. The cubes have two openings so your cat won’t feel cornered. The memory foam cushions are made out of soft baby plush and come in a creamy white color. The memory foam inside the cushions molds exactly to the body shape of your cat, providing your beloved feline with extra comfort. The cushions have been bordered to prevent fraying.The Vesper scratching mats are made out of high-quality sisal for a great scratching experience. In addition, the mats have been bordered to prevent fraying. The cushions and mats attach to the wood with velcro and are easily removed for cleaning. Retail value $99.89.

The entire line of Vesper furniture is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members. It is also available from Unleashed by Petco and other big and small retailers.

UJI Tunnel System, Neko Flies Rod and Katatrantula Rod


The U J I Tunnel System from the makers of the super popular Neko Flies toys comes in three unique interlocking shapes that allow you to make 20 different configurations to keep your cats entertained and happy. The system can accommodate different size rooms and play areas. The tunnels are made from a super soft plush curdoroy fabric. They feature sturdy, heavy duty zippers on several of the openings, allowing you to create almost endless configurations so your kitties will never get bored. Comes with a compact stylish carry bag for easy storage and travel. Enhance your cats’ play by stimulating their natural hunting skills using the neko flies wand toys with your tunnels.

Exclusive offer for Conscious Cat readers: 15% off all wand toys. Use code CCAT2017 at checkout. Open to US residents only, offer expires March 31, 2017.

Visit Nekoflies.com for more information and to purchase.

Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed


The Sleepypod mobile pet bed helps make travel with your cat easier because it is packed with features to make travel a breeze. It transitions from a pet bed to a carrier, thereby helping to alleviate travel stress and anxiety because your at is always traveling in his or her everyday pet bed. The Sleepypod mobile pet bed even converts into a crash tested car seat. Other features include durable, non-abrasive mesh panels that enable air to circulate on three sides, machine-washable Ultra Plush bedding, water repellent liner for easy cleanups, and a padded shoulder strap. The Sleepypod mobile pet bed is available in Medium (MSRP $189.99) and Mini (MSRP $169.99) sizes.

For more information and to purchase, visit Sleepypod.com.

Prize Package from Cats Rule


Cats Rule salutes The Conscious Cat and the great work they do on their 8th Anniversary! Cats Rule provides smart solutions for cats and cat owners. They’ve put together a full suite of products including their open litter pan and matching scoop set; litter box liners and clips; their mat that traps cat litter; and their signature elevated cat bowls and coordinating food mat. This is a $100 value!

For more information, and to purchase, visit http://www.CatsRule.com.

Exclusive offer for Conscious Cat readers: subscribe and save an additional 10% on your order with code CATSRULE10OFF.

Handcrafted Fountain and Two Whisker Friendly Dishes
from Wet Whiskers Fountains


Wet Whiskers Fountains’ motto is “A Healthy Cat is A Happy, Loving Cat.”  They use high quality stoneware ceramic and glazes, and all of their fountains are always 100% food safe. The fountains are handmade and decorated in their studio/workshop. The fountains keep water cool, circulated and filtered for continual freshness, using a long lasting activated carbon pellets satchel to remove odors, colors and bacterial elements from the water. The fountains are easy to care for, beautiful to look at and listen to, and enticing for your cats, which encourages them to drink more water, enhancing their health and vitality. The fountains will easily sit on a counter top or on the floor.

For more information and to purchase, visit their website. You can also find Wet Whiskers Fountains on Etsy.

Hauspanther Cubitat by Primetime Petz


The Cubitat Multi-Level Cat Bed and Hideway from the Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz features a raised perch on top and a covered hideaway below. It provides cats with options for lounging and gives multiple cats a space they can share comfortably, all with a compact, sleek form to compliment your decor. The Cubitat has thick felt pads on the upper and lower lounging surfaces, raised sides create a backrest on the upper lounge surface, and openings on all four sides prevent cats from being trapped.

The entire Hauspanther Collection is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

$100 Gift Certificate from Triple T Studios


Triple T Studios creates and curates uniquely designed handbags and accessories with feline finesse. Shop their cat inspired handbags, jewelry, scarves, and cat toys. Triple T Studios donates to global conservation projects including Lion Guardians Project, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, Panthera, and select domestic cat non-profit organizations. Triple T Studios motto is Fashion with a Passion™.

For more information and to purchase, visit http://www.triple-t-studios.com.

Exclusive 20% discount for Conscious Cat readers: use code ConsciousCat20. Code does not expire.

Enter to win one of 8 Grand Prizes – 8 Winners

For up to 11 ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Friday, March 31. Winners and prize will be chosen by random drawing.**

a Rafflecopter giveaway

FTC Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the brands providing the prizes, which means that I was paid to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will only see products featured on this site that I believe are of interest to my readers. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about products and services we’ve either used or would use ourselves.

**No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you understand that you are providing your information to The Conscious Cat, and not to Facebook. We will never sell, rent or share your information with third parties. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

168 Comments on 8th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway

  1. Laurie and the "Girls"
    March 4, 2017 at 7:41 pm (8 months ago)

    I love your blog! Especially the ones you wrote about Tortuetude!

  2. Laurie and the "Girls"
    March 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm (8 months ago)

    I love your blog!

  3. Cat Fleming
    March 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm (8 months ago)

    I think it would have been great if you divided up the grand prizes & given away each prize individually. That way more people would have had chance to win something. Just a thought.

    • Ingrid
      March 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm (8 months ago)

      That’s exactly what I’m doing, Cat. Each of the eight winners will win one of the eight prizes.

  4. Rem D.
    March 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm (8 months ago)

    Pictures and posts from The Conscious Cat on facebook brightens up my day with so much tortitude! 🙂 I have two tortoiseshell baby girls (siblings) as well!

  5. Nancy D
    March 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary, love conscious cat read it every day. Hope for many more wonderful years

  6. Brian
    March 4, 2017 at 12:36 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! good luck to all. remember you can’t win if you don’t enter

  7. Elle
    March 4, 2017 at 11:22 am (8 months ago)

    I love and always welcome new review posts!

  8. Lorraine
    March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am (8 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary.

  9. Ellen Wexler
    March 4, 2017 at 10:40 am (8 months ago)

    Oh, WOW! I just saw this. What an amazing giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win and a big Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!! My three sweeties are swooning.

  10. Dana Rodriguez
    March 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Blogiversary!! I love the articles!

  11. Sue Farrell
    March 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm (8 months ago)

    I come to your blog to read about understanding the behavior or my cats and also to check on different types of cat health problems.

  12. Cindy A.
    March 3, 2017 at 11:03 am (8 months ago)

    My favorites are giveaways, cat behavior, and feline health.

  13. Jana Leah
    March 3, 2017 at 8:50 am (8 months ago)

    I especially like the advice on cat health & care.

  14. Cynthia Southern
    March 3, 2017 at 12:55 am (8 months ago)

    Happy eighth anniversary The Conscious Cat and Ingrid. All of these prizes look wonderful. I would love to win any one of them.

  15. Amy Orvin ♥
    March 3, 2017 at 12:41 am (8 months ago)

    My favorites are the giveaways and posts on nutrition and health.

  16. Meow Connection
    March 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm (8 months ago)

    Congratulations on 8 years of great information to all cat lovers!

  17. Elise
    March 2, 2017 at 5:03 pm (8 months ago)

    These prizes are great! I’ve only begun reading your blog recently, but I really like it so far.

  18. Beth Bartels
    March 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm (8 months ago)

    I love all the things I read and learn about on Conscious Cat. This is a great giveaway! Con’cat’ulations on eight years!

  19. Katherine Barrett Zywan
    March 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm (8 months ago)

    Congratulations on 8 great years

  20. jayedee dewitt
    March 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm (8 months ago)

    i adore The Conscious Cat! I’d love to see more articles on the challenges that special needs cat guardians go through!

  21. Heather
    March 2, 2017 at 3:26 pm (8 months ago)

    Would love product recommendations for a cat who chews EVERYTHING!

  22. Ashlee
    March 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm (8 months ago)

    I love conscious cat! Very informative.

  23. Lori D.
    March 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm (8 months ago)

    I’m new to the blog but I can tell you I already love it! My cat is going into the hospital tomorrow for radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism and I am beside myself. I am somewhat comforted in knowing that I am not alone in that I will miss my cat so much for the 5-7 days he is gone.

  24. Nancy Dloughy
    March 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm (8 months ago)

    This is a fantastic giveaway! I have been reading The Conscious Cat for a long time now, and have enjoyed the posts as well as learning a lot of things I didn’t know. I feel like I know Ruby, Allegra and you personally. I would love to win one of these fantastic products. And I look forward to reading your blog for many years to come. Congratulations for 8 years, and hope to see many many more!!

  25. Amy
    March 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm (8 months ago)

    Awesome prizes. I can’t wait to find out which one I get. 😉

  26. Natalie
    March 2, 2017 at 9:15 am (8 months ago)

    My favorite part of the conscious cat is all of the education about feline nutrition. I learned a lot about my cats’ nutritional needs from this blog and found my go-to brand of cat food for my kitties (weruva).

  27. Michele
    March 2, 2017 at 6:49 am (8 months ago)

    Love conscious cat & the GREAT information! Thank you for a FAB giveaway!

  28. Tina W
    March 2, 2017 at 4:07 am (8 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your reviews: I know all cats are different but it’s nice to get good firsthand info on a project.

  29. Margot C
    March 2, 2017 at 1:21 am (8 months ago)

    I love The Conscious Cat. Once, years ago I decided to search for cat blogs and there are some nice ones, but this is head and shoulders above the rest for good cat owner info., good vibes and (yes!) contests too!

  30. ellen beck
    March 1, 2017 at 11:54 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy anniversary! I actually like the range of subjects you cover from health and nutrition to of course your fun contest. I am a crazy cat lady, so anyone who liikes and posts about cats is A OK by me and the gang here!

  31. Laurajj
    March 1, 2017 at 10:59 pm (8 months ago)

    Oh I love it all! I love the variety, and always enjoy the posts! Love seeing reviews of new products! Happy Blogiversary!

  32. Rust
    March 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm (8 months ago)

    There’s such a variety of helpful posts, everything cat! Love it all!

  33. Barbara Sampson
    March 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm (8 months ago)

    What great prizes. I would be thrilled to have any one of them.
    Wonderful way to celebrate your 8th.

  34. Donna Edwards
    March 1, 2017 at 10:08 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary Allegra and Ruby! You guys have enriched my cats’ and my lives so much! Here’s to 8 more happy years!

    • Cat Fleming
      March 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm (8 months ago)

      Happy Anniversary Ingrid, Ruby & Allegra! I enjoy everything I read on your post, but especially the cat health info, & reviews.

  35. Rachel
    March 1, 2017 at 9:58 pm (8 months ago)

    I love the reviews on the site and informational posts.

  36. Nicole Martin
    March 1, 2017 at 9:47 pm (8 months ago)

    I like the variety of topics!

  37. Heather
    March 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I love all the posts on The Conscious Cat, but especially the ones on Feline nutrition and new product reviews!

  38. Brian Frum
    March 1, 2017 at 8:58 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Blogoversary from all of us! As usual, you’re rockin’ the Blogosphere!!!

  39. Shelley P
    March 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Blogiversary!! 🙂 I love reading about and seeing pics of Ruby and Allegra. I also enjoy the posts about cat care and health.

  40. Cheryl
    March 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy 8th ladies, I get so much pleasure visiting your sites and blogs…This is an amazing giveaway, good luck everyone 🙂

  41. Michelle
    March 1, 2017 at 8:32 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary!!! I’ve learned so much by reading your posts.

  42. Joan Saliskas
    March 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm (8 months ago)

    I love all your posts but especially love when you talk about your cats and other torties. Torties rule!

  43. Deb Barnes
    March 1, 2017 at 7:38 pm (8 months ago)

    Fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great prizes and Happy 8th Anniversary! Purrs from the Zee/Zoey gang

  44. Melissa & Mudpie
    March 1, 2017 at 7:36 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy blogoversary! We love all your posts, but especially when Ruby and Allegra take over 🙂

  45. Jodine Turner
    March 1, 2017 at 7:36 pm (8 months ago)

    all wonderful products. thank you for your blogs!

  46. Michelle S
    March 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm (8 months ago)

    Happy anniversary!!!

    I love that you cover such a broad range of topics. I don’t think that I could pick just one – I love everything cat, and that’s what you have here.

  47. Ann
    March 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm (8 months ago)

    If that SleepyPod can take the stress out of traveling anywhere except room-to-room, I’d love to try it!

  48. Dianne Casey
    March 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm (8 months ago)

    I have been following Concious Cat for a while now. I had an ederly cat at the time and found a lot of articles that helped me to understand what was happening with her and how to deal with kidney disease and other conditions of older cats. I lost her in December and now have two kittens and find a lot of tips to help with raising my two new pals.

  49. Will G
    March 1, 2017 at 6:52 pm (8 months ago)

    This is my first time here.


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