6th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway


Today is our 6th anniversary! This is a huge milestone for Allegra, Ruby and me, but this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.

6 years, 2,100 posts, 57,500 comments, and 3.5 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 2,100 new posts. 57,500 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with 3.5 million page views, our site is reaching an ever growing audience of cat lovers who want the best for their feline family members.

The Conscious Cat has become the “go to” site for cat guardians looking for reliable information about cat health, behavior and nutrition, as well as new cat products, book reviews, and more. Our Conscious Cat Sunday feature provides feline wisdom and inspurr-ation each week.

175,000 Facebook Fans

Our community extends to our Facebook page, which, at 174,400 and counting, attracts new cat lovers every day who enjoy sharing their love for cats with a group of like minded people. We post unique content and lots and lots of cat photos there several times each day, and we love seeing your photos and contributions on the page. We’re also represented on Twitter and Pinterest. The internet is truly a wonderful place when it creates thriving communities like ours.

Happy, Healthy Cats

But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Behind these numbers are countless cats who live happier and healthier lives thanks to information their guardians have found on this site. There’s nothing that makes my day more than receiving a message from a reader whose cat has been helped by the information found here.

To celebrate all of this bounty, and to thank all of you for reading, commenting and sharing, we have our most amazing giveaway yet.

6th Anniversary Giveaway: 6 Grand Prizes, 6 Winners

We’re giving away a Peach Industries Kitty Lounger, a Sugarboy’s Paca Pet Pouf Bed, a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, a Pet Fusion 3-Sided Vertical Scratcher, a Critterzone Air Purifier, and a Custom Portrait by Michelle Wolff. For instructions on how to enter to win, see the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.


Peach Industries Kitty Lounger

Inspired by a commitment to style, safety, and sustainability, the Peach Industries’ Kitty Loungers are chic, modern hammocks that cats just cannot resist. Each hammock is made in the USA using the highest quality, 100% USA sourced materials. From the VOC-free birch plywood to the finely woven, machine washable cotton, each element of our Kitty Loungers has been carefully selected to please the most discerning of felines. For more information and to purchase, visit http://www.PeachIndustries.com.


Sugarboy’s Paca Pet Pouf Bed

The Paca Pet Pouf by Sugarboy’s is a unique handmade pet bed and quite possibly the best bed your feline companion can have! These beds were inspired by the creator’s three cats, Poni, Beemer and Mowgli, who discovered the fabulous plush qualities of alpaca while she was sorting fiber. Alpaca provides ultimate luxury and comfort year round; lightweight fibers that are five times warmer than wool; and, air pockets that possess cooling properties in the summer. The Pouf is machine washable provided you have a wool setting on a front-load washer. You can also hand soak and machine spin, then air dry, or, use the top rack of the dishwasher on a delicate or top rack only setting, then air dry. For more information and to purchase, visit Sugarboy’s Etsy Shop.


Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

The Sleepypod is more than a pet bed, more than a carrier or car seat. It’s your pet’s personal space, designed to fit his or her needs. Sleepypod pampers your pet in luxurious ultra plush foam, providing comfort and security. In times of fear and stress, the dome top can be closed by unzipping the center and adjusting the sides. An extra warmer is available for extra coziness on chilly nights or when a human lap just isn’t available. Available in six vibrant colors to match any personality. For more information and to purchase, visit http://www.Sleepypod.com.


Pet Fusion 3-Sided Vertical Scratcher

PetFusion’s Cat Scratcher Lounge serves double duty as both a cat scratcher and lounge. The unique sloped design is perfect for cats who like vertical scratchers – it adds a little extra interest to the traditional “straight up” vertical models. The scratcher is very sturdy on carpet, and it comes with a pack of silicone floor grippers to prevent movement on hard floors. The Pet Fusion 3 Sided Vertical Scratcher is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

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Critterzone Air Purifier

The Critterzone is a powerful air naturalizer in a deceptively small package. This little unit gets the job done. Effective even on the toughest odors, including urine soaked carpeting, this air product will get to work as soon as you plug it in, cleaning up any unpleasant odors in your home. With the Critterzone, litter box odors will be a thing of the past. For more information and to purchase, visit http://www.CritterzoneUSA.com. Critterzone offers an exclusive discount for Conscious Cat readers: Get $10 off every Critterzone unit. Use code CONSCIOUSCAT at check out.


Custom Portrait by Michelle Wolff

Michelle Wolff paints stunning custom portraits of pets and wild animals. She became fascinated by the challenge of capturing the essence of an animal through charcoal, graphite, pastel and some home made watercolors, which she makes from coffee, tea and onion skins. She spends a lot of time trying to tune in and really grasp the emotional tone of the subject. I treasure the absolutely amazing colored pencil drawings of Allegra and Ruby Michelle did for me. For more information about Michelle’s art, please visit Michelle Wolff’s website.

Enter to win one of 6 Grand Prizes
6 Winners

For up to seven ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Sunday, March 15. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*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.

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the brands providing the prizes, which means that I was paid to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will never see products or services featured on this site that I don’t either use or would use myself.

139 Comments on 6th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway

  1. Michelle S
    March 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Such amazing products that I know my cats would love!

  2. Lorraine
    March 15, 2015 at 8:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on 6 years and thank you for sharing. I have also appreciated your help with getting my two on a healthier diet

  3. Jean
    March 15, 2015 at 7:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on 6 years! I read your posts every day and have learned so much from you. My kitties would love to win any of the prizes especially the sleepypod.

  4. DD
    March 15, 2015 at 6:38 pm (5 years ago)

    My cat really likes finding a cozy spot to curl up in and relax. She would definitely love a catpod!

  5. Holly
    March 15, 2015 at 6:31 pm (5 years ago)

    it would be so much easier when I need to take them to the Vet, rather than the big clunky cages!

  6. Laurie and the "Girls"
    March 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm (5 years ago)

    We really love your blog! And we all know tortie girls rock!

  7. Nancy Blue Moon
    March 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm (5 years ago)

    WOW..What a giveaway!!!!..Happy Anniversary and Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. SJ Roragen
    March 14, 2015 at 10:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Both of my cats were strays and they deserve to be spoiled with a Catpod. 🙂

  9. Deborah G
    March 14, 2015 at 9:54 pm (5 years ago)

    My cat cuddles likes to go into cozy places and nap, she would love it! Congrats on 6 years!

  10. Cathy
    March 14, 2015 at 9:54 am (5 years ago)

    I would love to win any of these great prizes, but the widget is not working properly …

    Congratulations on your Sixth Anniversary. Love your blog!

    • Ingrid
      March 14, 2015 at 9:59 am (5 years ago)

      Please try a different browser, Cathy. Unfortunately, the widget has been a bit temperamental.

  11. Cat Mama
    March 14, 2015 at 4:43 am (5 years ago)

    We have rescue cats (are there any better kind?) and some like the extra security of an enclosed, comfy place to rest or nap. The Sleepypod mobile cat bed offers everything our kitties would like. Thanks so much for providing reliable, helpful information about all aspects of cat care. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary and may you have many, many more!

  12. Jana L
    March 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm (5 years ago)

    My cat would love the cat pod! Happy Anniversary! Thanks!

  13. Steve howard
    March 11, 2015 at 10:44 pm (5 years ago)

    I joined early last year and browse here often so I’m really pleased that you’ve been here for six years. I hope you have many, many more as I could not have made it through the sudden loses of two very special kitties last year.

  14. adriana
    March 11, 2015 at 10:38 pm (5 years ago)

    my cat would love this

  15. Glogirly
    March 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm (5 years ago)

    We LOVE the cat pod we already have. We would love to give one to a friend in need.

  16. Gremmy
    March 9, 2015 at 9:52 am (5 years ago)

    Congrats on your six year anniversary. I would love to win one of these fantastic prizes for my three rescue kitties.

  17. Sarah Oswald
    March 9, 2015 at 1:49 am (5 years ago)

    My cat loves getting into stuff to sleep and hide so I think he would love this thanks for tyhe chance to win.

  18. Mary Gregory
    March 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm (5 years ago)

    I wanna win, so many great kitty prizes!!

  19. Dar
    March 7, 2015 at 11:22 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you for helping me to love my cat more!

  20. Heather
    March 6, 2015 at 3:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Would love any of this stuff! Ellie would be super excited!

  21. janice
    March 6, 2015 at 9:31 am (5 years ago)

    Our cats would love this. Two of them like to sleep in hideaway places so this would be purrfect!! Happy Anniversay

  22. Susan P.
    March 5, 2015 at 11:08 pm (5 years ago)

    My kitty boys love boxes and soft cushy surfaces so would love a Sleepypod Catpod. It combines both!

  23. Spencer the Goldendoodle
    March 5, 2015 at 10:47 pm (5 years ago)

    First off, congrats on the huge milestone!!! I would love to win so I can give my pal Callie the Cat a great surprise!!! 🙂

  24. GK
    March 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm (5 years ago)

    It’s not easy to find nice carriers. This giveaway has interesting things. Thank you

  25. Stephania Ebony
    March 5, 2015 at 5:11 pm (5 years ago)

    I read The Conscious Cat every day. Even though I just discovered you last year, I enjoy catching up through your archives. Congratulations on six years, Ingrid! My four kitties would love the scratcher. The deoderizer would be very useful if I won. Best Wishes to you, Allegra, and Ruby

  26. Robin
    March 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm (5 years ago)

    My kitties love comfy beds. After a day of hard play, a nap in a comfy spot is purrrfect.

  27. Rachelle Busser
    March 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! My cat would love a Catpod.

  28. Kitty Cat Chronicles
    March 5, 2015 at 10:58 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on six years and so many accomplishments! Here’s to many more anniversaries!

  29. Nancy
    March 5, 2015 at 8:16 am (5 years ago)

    Happy,HappyAnniversary and thanks for all you do in the name of our furry friends

  30. Jeanne Melanson
    March 5, 2015 at 2:24 am (5 years ago)

    My Jessie would love a sleep pod. Like all cats, she like to get into boxes and bags and other small, cozy places. I know she would love one of these. Thank you for the opportunity to win one. Good luck to all the entrants!

  31. Michelle Wolff
    March 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Yay! So glad you are here for all us cat folk!

  32. Lynette
    March 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm (5 years ago)

    We are grateful!

  33. Cleopawtra
    March 4, 2015 at 3:58 am (5 years ago)

    Congrats on the six years of friendship and teaching about our gorgeous kitties. It would be a honor to win any of the products offered. Especially the beds

  34. Laura Rossell
    March 4, 2015 at 1:42 am (5 years ago)

    congrats on 6 years

  35. Safepethaven
    March 4, 2015 at 12:25 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on the kudos on the 6 year achievement!
    Any of these quality products/items would be so welcome and well used in this home full of longterm rescue cats.

  36. beth
    March 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm (5 years ago)

    congrats on 6 years!

  37. Tiger
    March 3, 2015 at 10:35 pm (5 years ago)

    It looks comfy!


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