Welcome to the Conscious Cat

The Conscious Cat is an award winning website published by writer and cat expert Ingrid King, author of Buckley's Story and Purrs of Wisdom. Here at The Conscious Cat, we're passionate about cats. Our mission is to educate cat guardians so that every cat, and every cat's human, can have a happy, healthy life together.


On this site, you will find expert advice from a seasoned cat consultant. The Conscious Cat features articles on cat health, cat nutrition, cat behavior, cat lifestyle, pet loss, and, of course, pictures of cats. We'll bring you product and book reviews, as well as news from around the cat world.

We'll also share Purrs of Wisdom: lessons in conscious living, inspired by the cats who share our lives. Other features include our Mews and Nips; fascinating feline stories from around the globe, and Allegra's World and Ruby's Reflections; written from the perspective of Ingrid's two feline companions. After all, who better than a cat to teach us a thing or two about how to live a joyful life!

And let's not forget, we have a soft spot for tortoiseshell cats and their unique personalities, also known as "tortitude."

We hope you'll enjoy our site. Please join our community of cat lovers: sign up for our newsletter and join us on Facebook. Your comments and feedback are always welcome.

Mews and Nips: Stray Kitten Claims Cyclist As Her Human


Madison Kelly had just finished a bike race in Chicago when she noticed a group of other bikers holding a small, dirty kitten that they found underneath a car. When she went to check things out, the kitten immediately crawled up on her shoulder as if to claim her as her forever human. “I didn’t win the race but won a stray kitten’s companionship,” Madison said. See the full story of how Madison adopted the kitten, along with some wonderful photos. on Lovemeow.com.

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Christmas Cat Books for Your Holiday Reading List


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For my entire life, books have been an integral part of my Christmas traditions and memories. Even before I could read, Santa would always leave a book or two under the tree for me, and I have beautiful memories of sitting in my mom or dad’s lap as they read the books to me. Later memories find me curled up by the tree with my new books. To this day, one of the things I do every Christmas is to treat myself to a special book to enjoy sitting by the tree. Continue reading…

Six Ways to Care for Yourself When You’re Grieving the Loss of a Cat


Guest post by Sarah Chauncey

As painful as it is, grief is a universal human experience. There isn’t a person on the planet who has not, or will not, experience the loss of a beloved family member. Our culture ranks humans above animals, and therefore, grieving the loss of an animal friend is often not recognized for the painful experience it is. This disenfranchisement can leave people feeling isolated and misunderstood—which compounds the grief. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Cat Who Survived Camp Fire Reunited With His Family


The devastating wildfires in California are no longer at the top of the news cycle, but the people and animals affected by them will be dealing with the effects for a very long time. Countless animals are still waiting to be reunited with their humans, while others are adjusting to being in unfamiliar environments after losing their homes. Grey tabby Mason was one of the lucky ones who has been reunited with his family. Mason busted out of his carrier when he was startled by the noise of a propane tank exploding just as his family was evacuating. They saw his photo on UC Davis‘ social media feed. Visit The Dodo for the story of this beautiful reunion. For information on how to help the victims of the Camp Fire, click here.

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