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 About.com. 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. Oh, how I love my tortie cat! She looks a lot like your cats. I have 4 other cats and a chocolate lab too.

  2. Congrads! I enjoy your emails keep up the good work. I need to win my handicapped cat needs a ramp to get on the bed and sofa,.

  3. Happy Anniversary! I love The Conscious Cat – there are so many great articles and information here. Best wishes on another great year!

  4. I so love your blog and FB page. If I win, I would like to donate the card to an FeLv cat sanctuary in So. Carolina.

    I have learned so much from you :-).

    Caroline in CA

  5. Big Bad Baby Twinkle and Sweet (Tortie) Cee Cee both eek-skweek to their Meowmie: “Oh Meowmie Meowmie!!! Enter da Kontest! We are poor leedle kitties hoo are so hungry!!” they say as Meowmie staaares at their storage bin full of canned foodies, and then staares back at BBBT and Cee Cee who then demurely drop their gaze and say :”heh heh….well, if yoo win, then maybe YOO can go owt and get sumpin NICE for yourself and remembpurr to pick up sumpin for us, like organic chickun livurs, on the way home, OK???”
    Meowmie shares this blog on FB and then gives her kitties a soft (cuz Cee Cee just had two toofies pulled) treat.

  6. Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary! I am so thankful that I found your blog:-)

    I have wonderful news of my own! I had asked you for advice on getting my Mario kitty back from North Carolina to our home in Florida. Thanks to the Underground Railroad Rescue Kitty Transport, Mario is coming home on March 9th! It’s the answer to my prayers and I don’t remember where I heard about this group, maybe, from you?

    I’ll be sharing the Conscious Cat on Facebook!

    Love & hugs, to you, Allegra & Ruby,
    Lois & Kitties – Mario, Angel & Kensey

  7. I love your blog! And I love that you are among the growingnumbers of people who are aware of feline nutritional needs and how bad a lot of mainstream commercial food is.

  8. Happy anniversary from all of us. Thank you for all of the helpful, insightful and touching posts. (and all of your generous giveaways-like this one!) We’ve learned a lot and hope to follow you into another wonderful milestone.

  9. Happy Anniversary to Ingrid and the kitties!!!
    What an amazing accomplishment…gosh, somehow I thought you had been at this much longer. You are the consummate professional and your blog is tops!
    Congratulations on a very successful four years of connecting with the hearts of so many pet lovers.
    xo, Glogirly

  10. Happy Anniversary! Thinking of Amber today too as well as Allegra and Ruby! What special tortie cats! Looking forward to lots more fun, inspiration and knowledge!

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