Birthday cupcake

Today is our 4th blog anniversary! And while this is a huge milestone and cause for celebration for Allegra, Ruby and me, this day really belongs to you, our wonderful readers. Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing every day!

It’s been an exciting year for The Conscious Cat. In March, we were voted Best Website About Cats on In October, we won the Pettie for Best Cat Blog. We won four Certificates of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association for four individual articles, and in November, The Conscious Cat won a Muse Medallion for Best Website.

We’ve come a long way in four years. The Conscious Cat has become a trusted site for cat guardians looking for reliable information about cat health, behavior and nutrition, as well as new cat-related products, books and services. Our Conscious Cat Sunday feature provides feline wisdom and inspurr-ation each week.

But most of all, this site, as well as our Facebook page, have turned into a wonderful community of cat lovers – and that’s what I love most about blogging. I love connecting with our readers, and with other bloggers. I treasure the friendships that have resulted from these connections. The most amazing example of how a blog can connect people is a post I wrote in August of 2009 titled Tortitude – The Unique Personality of Tortoiseshell Cats. The post has generated almost 12,000 comments, and has turned into the online home of a community of tortie lovers.

To celebrate, and to thank all of you for reading, commenting and sharing, we’re giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card – and it’s a very special gift card, featuring Allegra and Ruby!

Anniversary Visa card

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared (do not post the link to your share). This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Friday, March 8. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

I can’t wait to see what our 5th year brings. I know it will be exciting, and we’re so delighted to have all of you along for the ride.

A note to our international readers: please know that I am constantly working on finding giveaways that will be open to all readers, not just those in the United States!

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. 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.

218 Comments on It’s our 4th anniversary, and we have a giveaway to thank you!

  1. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for all the great articles, information and giveaways. I’m looking forward to reading for many more years.

  2. I am so proud of you for how great you’ve become over the past 4 years! I greatly enjoy your entertaining and insightful kittie content! Here’s looking forward to the next 4 years, and beyond! 🙂

  3. Happy Anniversary! And, may you and the girls have many more! I enjoy your posts, and I’ve become a more informed cat guardian because of you!

  4. Happy 4th Anniversary and thank you for the opportunity to win a gift card which will be put to good use for my Jynxx.

  5. Congrats on being voted best website about cats! That’s so awesome! Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a good one!

  6. Happy Happy Anniversary! We cannot believe that it is ONLY your 4th!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I am gonna kill myself……my blog is going to be 4 this year too…….think I will go and crawl in a hole now…..


    In all seriousness……..WE LOVE YOU!!!

  7. Happy anniversary to you and your girls! Thank you for writing such helpful, informative, and entertaining posts!

  8. Happy anniversary!! I love your site. I shared on Facebook. Hope u have many more!
    Kitty Hugs
    Sharon Mittens Sassy Lilly and King Spot

  9. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for all that you do. (And what a gorgeous pic of the girls on the Visa card)

  10. Congrats on your 4th Anniversary & here’s to many, many more years of cat love and knowledge. Thank you for creating this blog & sharing your wealth of information and sources.

  11. Happy 4th Anniversary! Hope Allegra and Ruby are getting some extra special goodness today in celebration. Love the personalized gift card… how cute is that?! 🙂

  12. Congratulations on the 4 year anniversary!! You have acheived such great accomplishments and we look forward to what the years ahead will bring. We love what you had to say, but especially agree with the part about making great friends!

  13. Dear Ingrid, Blessings! What I shared on Facebook says it all: ” ~*~ The Best Website For Our Feline Family! ~*~ The day my 23 year-old Kitty crossed the Bridge, severe grief. Immediately ‘Conscious Cat’ came up & I found solace & support. No coincidence! ‘Buckley’s Story.’ Thank you, Ingrid King. R.I.P., My Kitty <3 & <3."

  14. Well congratulations on your fourth Anniversary. And thanks too for the wonderful giveaway. We already shared on Facebook. Going to Twitter now.

  15. Congratulations on the anniversary! I’ve learned a lot reading your blog and Lindsey, Vir and Galen have been the better for it!

  16. Happy Anniversary to All ! What a milestone. Love Allegra & Ruby and all the neat articles. All best wishes to you.

  17. Happy Anniversary Miss Ingrid and Girls! My Mom and I hope you have a bazillion more years ahead – we think your blog is fabulous. We’ve learned so much from you and we know you’re an excellent source for all cat parents everywhere when it comes to health, nutrition, and just plain useful information.

    All the best!
    Kitty Hugs, Sammy (and his Mom)

  18. big Congratulations….I so enjoy reading your blog, the ideas you post and talk about, and seeing the wonderful photos.

  19. I’ve learned so much by reading your blog. There’s always something interesting to share. Congrats on great four years and many more!

  20. Congrats on your 4th anniversary… how is it that I only just discovered your site today!? I sure do love it! I am amazed at all of the informative articles you provide. I’m sure I’ll be up late tonight and many other nights reading everything you have so generously posted! I am looking forward to being a devoted follower! Thank you for all that you do for us cat lovers…and for enriching the lives of our furry kids!

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