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

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

  3. 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!

    ‘Meow’ from Bob abd th whole kit and caboodle

  4. 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.


  5. 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!!


  6. 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.

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

  8. 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 🙂

    • 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!!

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