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


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


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 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. Happy Birthday to The Conscious Cat! Thank you to you Ingrid, for all the beautiful things you’ve done for kitties and all the wonderful help you’ve given me through the years! Here’s to many, many more!

  2. Today is my older cat (SIMON) birthday, he is 3 today so he will be very happy to receive a gift jejej… Also Congrats on your anniversary!

  3. Congratulations! And thank you for the great articles, advice, and the adorable pics of Ruby, Allegra, and all of the kitties!

  4. Yours is one of the most educational & thoughtful blogs when it comes to improving the lives of our sweet kitties. Congratulations and thank you for your time and dedication, Ingrid!!!

  5. I’d like one because several of my carriers are getting so old, and if I have to take all seven of them out of the house at once, it would be nice to do it in nice carriers

  6. OMGosh, congratulations. This is my favorite cat blog (and I frequent a few cat blogs!). Leonardo would like a SleepyPod to take some of the stress out of going to the vet!

  7. This would be something that I could use to keep my fur babies happy and healthy! They would have such fun with this.

  8. I would like to win a catpod because it will help keep my cats safe and less stressed while traveling.

  9. Happy Anniversary and congrats!!! My kitty gets very stressed when traveling and the catpod would help her to feel secure and comfy. This would be wonderful for vet visits 🙂

  10. Happy Anniversary! Your blog is my favorite and I have been reading it since September 2009 when I met you at the National Capital Cat Show.

  11. My cat Squeakers hates our current carrier, if she even hears the metal cage door she hides all day! I think the Catpod would be more comfortable and comforting for her to ride in, plus I can hold her during the ride 🙂

  12. Happy anniversary! I’ve always wanted the sleepypod for my kitties but it’s out of my price range. It would be nice for my Mugi since he had ricketts when he was rescued as a young kitten and still has joint issues and he never seems comfy in regular carriers.

  13. Congratulations! You and your kitties are part of my daily life. Thank you for all your wonderful pics and information. I share a lot of your info and I so appreciate you passing on your knowledge.

  14. Congratulations Ingrid, on six wonderful years!! You know you are my “go to” cat blog when I have any Abby questions. You have helped me more times than you can imagine. Keep up the amazing work! Cheers to many more years!! ♥toni (and Abby)

  15. Catpod….the fancy round box for all my cats that prefer round over square. And it would look nice when I leave it out.

  16. Sarah is a very nervous kitty, and I think the cat pod would be perfect for her! Congratulations on your 6th year!

  17. I would love to win for my cat Nacho as he was thrown from a car as a 5 wk old. I rescued him and gave him a loving home he so deserves. Nacho is now 11 months d and very happy. Nacho would appreciate a gift for having a rough start in life. Thank you

  18. I would love to win for my rescue kitty nacho, as a 5 wk old he was thrown from a car and i rescued him and gave him a loving home. Nacho would enjoy a gift and be very appreciative. Nacho is now 11 months old and a very happy kitty☺and he deserves this gift having a rough start in life. Thank you!!

  19. Happy Anniversary! I would like to win because my wonderful kitty-boy is getting on in years and I like to provide him with new things that catch his interest and keep him engaged!

  20. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary! Love reading your blog and articles . Thank you for everything you do. What an amazing giveaway!

  21. Congratulations on your 6th year anniversary! I would love to win the cat pod because I have one cat that gets sick all the time and it would make his trip to the vet easier than using a regular carrier. he tends to stress really easy and this would help keep him a bit more comfortable.

  22. Not only would the Catpod be a comfortable and safe way to transport my cats (to the vet, etc.), but one of our cats doesn’t particularly get along with another one and Moko loves having a “safe” place to retreat to when my daughter’s cat, Arata, bothers her. This would be the perfect thing for Moko.

  23. I think a catpod would be beneficial for Zoe since she has arthritis and enjoys being comfy and cozy. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary!

  24. Congratulations. Thanks for celebrating by giving US gifts 😉 I would love to win the critter zone. My critters really need it.

  25. Happy Anniversary! Those are incredible statistics, I’ve learned so much from your posts and I want to thank you. 🙂

  26. Your blog and your daily insights are so helpful, informative, and inspiring to a couple of new cat parents. Congratulation on your 6th anniversary. Here’s to many more to come!

  27. A BIG congratulations on your anniversary – AND for becoming such a huge presence in the cat community! You are such a force for feline good.

  28. Congratulations! The Rafflecopter blurb states this even ends on FEB 15. I hope that was supposed to say MARCH 15?

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