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. I love your blog. I have learned so much and look forward to reading it all the time. Thanks and Happy Anniversary!

  2. Congrats on four years and for creating a wonderful community for cat lovers. I would love to win this $50.00 VISA debit card with Allegra and Ruby on it! Even after I spend it I will keep it as a souvenir because they are so cute and full of tortitude.

  3. I love the blog, been reading it since I met Ingrid at the National Capital Cat Show in Sept. 2009. I would donate the prize to my favorite cat rescue – The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington.

  4. Cali, Duncan, Luci and Brooke would love the prize and they all benefit from your blog. Thanks to Ingrid, Allegra and Ruby.

  5. The kitties and their friends are glad you’ve been working to improve felines lives for the past 4 years. here’s to many more! Sharinf on FB & twitter

  6. Thank you for all the anniversary wishes! It means so much to hear from all of you. Allegra and Ruby have had their party hats on all day. 🙂

  7. Thanks for all the wonderful info and pictures! Thanks for sharing Ruby & Allegra with us – they are beautiful.

  8. Happy Anniversary! I’m not sure what’s cooler, the $50 on the card or the fact that the visa card has Allegra and Ruby on it!!!

  9. Happy 4th Anniversary and thanks for havign such a great website. If I won, I promise to use all of the money on cat food and cat toys, and to cherish the image of Ruby and Allegra. Thanks!

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