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

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. Christine Michaels
    March 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! We’re very excited for you, Allegra & Ruby! Looking forward to many more years.

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  2. Carolyn Schellhardt
    March 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy anniversary!!!! Hope there are many more to come!!!!! Shared on Facebook!!

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  3. Sherry Hensley Black
    March 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm (7 years ago)

    I have learned so much through The Conscious Cat.
    With 5 new kittens in the house I could sure use a $50 Visa card!

    Reply
  4. Maria Day
    March 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm (7 years ago)

    I am very impressed with your blog and its honors!

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  5. kendel mineo
    March 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm (7 years ago)

    i shared on facebook too. 🙂

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  6. kendel mineo
    March 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm (7 years ago)

    Congrats on 4 years.

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  7. Kelly Ann T.
    March 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm (7 years ago)

    Shared on facebook.

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  8. Kelly Ann T.
    March 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm (7 years ago)

    I tweeted 4/7/2013. Happy Anniversary

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  9. Natalia L
    March 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm (7 years ago)

    I can’t believe I just found out about this blog this year! So much great information. Thanks for putting it together!

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  10. Carolyn Kristof
    March 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm (7 years ago)

    It would be hard to use, given the lovely photo! But I’m sure that the boys would put it to good use!

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  11. Michelle S
    March 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm (7 years ago)

    I Pinned too! I just LOVE the Visa card pic! Of course I love the Visa card too! 🙂

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  12. Michelle S
    March 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm (7 years ago)

    I shared on Google+

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  13. Michelle S
    March 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm (7 years ago)

    I shared on Facebook.

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  14. Michelle S
    March 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm (7 years ago)

    I tweeted!

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  15. Michelle S
    March 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on 4 years and the well deserved awards! I absolutely love your blog!

    Reply
  16. Denise
    March 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm (7 years ago)

    I love reading about Allegra and Ruby (my granddaughters name as well). Great page.

    Reply
  17. Sheree
    March 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations!!

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  18. Celia G
    March 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your posts and pics 🙂

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  19. Amy
    March 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations to you, Allegra and Ruby! You have a fantastic blog here and offer such informative interesting posts, great book reviews, funny, adorable stories and lovely giveaways.
    My cats are so happy I found your blog.

    Best wishes for a wonderful 5th year!

    Amy
    ‘Meow’ from Bob abd th whole kit and caboodle

    Reply
  20. Marilyn
    March 5, 2013 at 8:10 am (7 years ago)

    I look forward to your emails every single day. You have taught me so much about caring for my beloved cats, and I and Gordon and Jasmine thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Marilyn

    Reply
  21. Joanne
    March 5, 2013 at 12:32 am (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary! Our family absolutely loves your blog and we enjoy all of your adventures with your lovely girls! The gift card is adorable! I love the pictures of the girls! I’d love to win the card just because its so cute!! Here’s to many more years of The Conscious Cat!!

    Joanne

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  22. Kelly Ann T.
    March 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary and thank you so much for all you do for cats and cat lovers!

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  23. Fisher
    March 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy 4th Anniversary! Many more successes and many more years!

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  24. Chris Davis
    March 3, 2013 at 11:56 am (7 years ago)

    Four fabulous years – congratualtions, Ingrid! Here’s to FORTY more!

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  25. Brooke Bumgardner
    March 3, 2013 at 4:33 am (7 years ago)

    Just now coming across your blog. Really enjoying it, and going to subscribe before I leave. My cats and I will be back often! Happy Anniversary!

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  26. Shelbie Johnston
    March 3, 2013 at 3:06 am (7 years ago)

    twitter share

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  27. Shelbie Johnston
    March 3, 2013 at 3:05 am (7 years ago)

    facebook share

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  28. ellen beck
    March 3, 2013 at 3:03 am (7 years ago)

    pinterest share

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  29. Shelbie Johnston
    March 3, 2013 at 3:03 am (7 years ago)

    Happy anniversary, this car would help so much on feeding my rescues and feral colonies!

    Reply
  30. ellen beck
    March 3, 2013 at 3:02 am (7 years ago)

    facebook shared

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  31. ellen beck
    March 3, 2013 at 3:02 am (7 years ago)

    tweeted

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  32. ellen beck
    March 3, 2013 at 3:01 am (7 years ago)

    Concatualtions on 4 great years! May you be here for 4 more and many afterwards!

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  33. Emi
    March 2, 2013 at 10:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on year four! Its so good to have a trusted source for the info i need. And if i do win a very special (and very possessive) tortie named Eve and I are going to make some kitties at our local shelter very happy.

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  34. Nancy Blue Moon
    March 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy 4th Anniversary Ladies! Wishing you all the best and thank you for sharing your cat wisdom!

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  35. Debra
    March 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m a late-comer to the party, but I and my 7 kitties decided early on that we love your blog!

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  36. Kristina
    March 2, 2013 at 7:59 pm (7 years ago)

    Shared your blog anniversary on twitter.

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  37. Kristina
    March 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on the fourth year! Your blog supplies such great kitty information. Keep it up!

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  38. Michelle
    March 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary!

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  39. Lori
    March 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on the blogiversary!

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  40. Marni Greene
    March 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary from Fizgig and Twitch!

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  41. Mallory H.
    March 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Pinned on my pet contest board on Pinterest

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  42. Mallory H.
    March 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm (7 years ago)

    Shared on Google+

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  43. Mallory H.
    March 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm (7 years ago)

    Shared on Twitter

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  44. Mallory H.
    March 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Shared on Facebook 🙂

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  45. Mallory H.
    March 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm (7 years ago)

    Congrats on the 4th year! We would love to win! Yippeee!

    Reply
  46. Lisa Barrett
    March 2, 2013 at 10:18 am (7 years ago)

    Congratulations! So very happy you are here to share your knowledge, experiences and insights. Reading your posts is something I look forward to daily and your information has helped me provide better nutrition to my beloved cats. Thank you very much!! Looking forward to many more years spent w/ you 🙂

    Reply
  47. Jo Louise Klein
    March 2, 2013 at 9:09 am (7 years ago)

    Shared on Facebook.

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    • Linda Landowski
      March 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm (7 years ago)

      What a nice page! I love Cats! I love all Cats. Thank you for all you share! If I win I sure could use this gift card for some cat food. Congrats on your website and may you achieve much success in everything you do! Long live the kitties!!

      Reply

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